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LINN acquires BP's Hugoton Basin assets for US$1.2 billion

LINN acquires BP's Hugoton Basin assets for US$1.2 billion

Report summary

LINN Energy is to acquire BP's Hugoton Basin assets in southwest Kansas for US$1.2 billion. The upstream portfolio holds proved reserves of 730 bcfe, of which 81% are proved developed. Current production is 110 mmcfed - two thirds gas, one third liquids. The portfolio also includes 100% ownership of BP's Jayhawk plant - a 450 mmcfd cryogenic gas processing facility. At a 10% discount rate, deal economics do not look particularly compelling. We value the upstream assets and the ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Modelling assumptions
    • Midstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Discount rate sensitivity
    • Hedging
    • Jayhawk plant valuation
  • Strategic rationale
    • LINN Energy
    • BP
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Wood Mackenzie upstream modelling assumptions
    • BP Hugoton assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Implied long-term gas price sensitivity to discount rate and long-term Brent assumption
  • Strategic rationale
    • LINN acquisitions from 2009 - seller highlighted
    • Strategic rationale: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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