EnerVest Ltd. acquires Barnett Shale properties from Talon Oil & Gas for US$967 million
EnerVest Ltd. is to acquire producing assets in the Barnett Shale from Talon Oil & Gas for US$967 million. The portfolio includes 212 active wells on 19,709 net acres in the core section of the play. We value the acquired assets at US$1.1 billion. The purchase price suggests an Implied Long-term Oil Price of US$61/bbl, or an implied long-term gas price of US$5.95/mcf (both NPV10, in 2010 terms). This is below the level seen in recent US shale gas transactions in the Eagle Ford and ...