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Marathon acquires Eagle Ford assets in a deal worth US$3.5 billion

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Marathon has announced the acquisition of Hilcorp Resources' Eagle Ford shale acreage for a cash consideration of US$3.5 billion. This marks the largest and most expensive deal to date in the Eagle Ford and pushes 2011 acquisition expenditure in the North American shale space to US$16 billion. In keeping with recent trends in US shale M&A this is a liquids focused deal; more than 83% of the acquired acreage is within the oil and condensate windows of the play. With the split of ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

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  • Hilcorp and Marathon Eagle Ford acreage
  • WoodMac production assumptions (vs. MRO forecast), and capex vs. cash flow forecast

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  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
  • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Deal analysis: Table 3

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