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Noble sells northeast gas assets for up to US$1.225 billion

Noble sells northeast gas assets for up to US$1.225 billion

Report summary

Noble Energy is selling its upstream assets in West Virginia and Pennsylvania to an undisclosed buyer for US$1.225 billion. This includes US$100 million contingent upon annual Dominion South prices averaging above US$3.30 per million BTU from 2018 through 2020. The assets currently target the Marcellus Shale. Noble's acreage lies primarily in the Rich Gas Core and West Virginia Wet and Dry sub-plays in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. In October 2016, Noble dissolved its 50-50 Marcellus joint venture with CONSOL, and we suggested at the time that Noble may sell down or sell out. Our valuation assumes 120-acre spacing in the Rich Gas Core and West Virginia Dry sub plays and 140-acre spacing in West Virginia Rich. In total, we model roughly 1,000 remaining net locations. We see this deal at positive for both Noble and the undisclosed buyer.

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

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Noble's Marcellus position
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • 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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