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First deepwater GoM deal of 2011 as Plains sells 20% of its portfolio

First deepwater GoM deal of 2011 as Plains sells 20% of its portfolio

Report summary

EIG Global Energy Partners is to acquire a 20% equity interest in Plains E&P's Gulf of Mexico (GoM) subsidiary for an effective consideration of US$360 million. The portfolio comprises one commercial asset - Lucius - and exploration acreage spanning 100 offshore blocks, prospective for Pliocene and Miocene discoveries. The deal places a value on Plains' GoM portfolio of US$1.8 billion.This is the first deepwater GoM divestment in 2011. Plains E&P - the only company to have ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
    • Wood Mackenzie modelling methodology
  • Upstream assets
    • Exploration interests
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Plains
    • EIG
    • Implications for the region
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Plains western GoM acreage
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Upsides and risks
    • Inferred breakdown of value and reserves (commercial vs. upside) at base and high oil price scenarios
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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