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Devon Energy acquires STACK and Powder River Basin assets for US$2.5 billion

Devon Energy acquires STACK and Powder River Basin assets for US$2.5 billion

Report summary

Devon will acquire 80,000 net surface acres in the STACK tight-oil play of the Anadarko Basin from Felix Energy for US$1.9 billion, and 253,000 net acres in the Powder River Basin (PRB) from an undisclosed seller for US$600 million. Our valuation, which ignores exploration upside outside of the core commercial zones, suggests Devon paid a net 5% premium across the two deals.

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Devon Energy
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 15 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
    • Executive summary: Table 2
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Devon will expand its STACK footprint further north into the updip portion of the Meramec
    • Devon Energy expands its footprint south in the Powder River Basin
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
    • Deal analysis: Table 4
    • Deal analysis: Table 5
    • Deal analysis: Table 6
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Benchmarking: WM new project returns vs. capital expenditures for Focused US peer group
    • WM net-debt outlook for Devon under various scenarios
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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