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Maersk acquires SK Energy's Brazilian portfolio for US$2.4 billion

Maersk acquires SK Energy's Brazilian portfolio for US$2.4 billion

Report summary

The deal marks a substantial expansion of Maersk's Brazilian interests, and heralds SK Energy's exit from the country. The value in the portfolio is largely attributable to the producing Polvo field and the undeveloped Wahoo and Itaipu pre-salt discoveries. There is additional pre-salt exploration potential on both blocks. Both Wahoo and Itaipu are recent discoveries that have yet to be fully appraised. At present, there is significant uncertainty around the size and ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Polvo
    • Wahoo
    • Itaipu
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Reserves - upside & downside
    • Development challenges - project delay
    • Exploration potential
  • Strategic rationale
    • Maersk Oil
    • SK Energy
  • 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
    • SK Energy and Maersk Campos and Santos Basin Acreage
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Upsides and risks
  • 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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