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Mitsui to pay US$1.4 billion for a stake in Anadarko's Marcellus acreage

Mitsui to pay US$1.4 billion for a stake in Anadarko's Marcellus acreage

Report summary

In the latest of a string of recent deals in the US shale gas sector, Mitsui has announced the acquisition of a 32.5% stake in Anadarko's Marcellus acreage. The consideration is US$1.4 billion, to be paid as a carry of Anadarko's drilling and completion costs over the next four or five years. Our base case valuation of the acquired interests (excluding the cost carry) is US$1.5 billion. This equates to an Implied Long-term Oil Price of US$60/bbl, or an implied long-term gas price ...

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The upstream oil and gas industry conducts activities against a backdrop of growing energy and environmental challenges. Political instabilities, international conflicts and government and environmental regulation have all impacted the production process.

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Valuation Methodology
  • Upsides and risks
    • Technological upside could further reduce breakeven costs
    • Fiscal uncertainty and infrastructure bottlenecks represent tangible risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Mitsui & Co.
    • Anadarko
  • 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
    • Anadarko Marcellus Acreage
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
    • Wood Mackenzie modelling forecasts and assumptions for the interests acquired by Mitsui
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • 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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