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Oil Search acquires 23% stake in Elk/Antelope (PNG)

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Report summary

This transaction follows the December 2013 deal between Total and InterOil for a majority stake in the same acreage. The Total/InterOil deal was dependent on InterOil acquiring these minority Pac LNG Group interests in PRL15, so we understand that Total's deal cannot complete in its present format and further negotiations are likely. Furthermore, as Oil Search now holds pre-emption rights it can influence any further transfer of equity on the block.

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    Oil Search acquires 23% stake in Elk/Antelope (PNG)

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Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 5 images and tables including:


  • Transaction details: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1


  • Gulf Region of Papua New Guinea
  • Comparison of Elk/Antelope deal metrics
  • Recent LNG feedgas deal metrics

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