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Hess sells 74,000 dry gas Utica acres for US$924 million to American Energy Partners

Hess sells 74,000 dry gas Utica acres for US$924 million to American Energy Partners

Report summary

Former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, Aubrey McClendon, returns to the Utica with a blockbuster deal in the dry gas portion of the play. McClendon's newly-formed company, American Energy Partners, is reported to have acquired Hess' 74,000 net acre position eastern Ohio's Jefferson, Belmont, and Harrison counties for US$924 million. This deal marks the largest acreage price paid to-date in the Utica's Lean Gas window, and signals a bullish outlook for well results in that area ...

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

In this report there are 9 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Strategic rationale: Table 1
    • Hess' Lean Gas acreage sale and nearby operator activity
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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