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Oranje-Nassau grabs bargain as distressed Sterling Resources sells its UK business at a discount

Oranje-Nassau grabs bargain as distressed Sterling Resources sells its UK business at a discount

Report summary

Canadian-listed Sterling Resources has announced the sale of the UK arm of its business, for US$163 million. This is the third notable North Sea deal announced in 2017, and will bring the total value traded to around US$4 billion, with further deals in the pipeline. Following shareholder approval and subsequent deal completion, Sterling Resources will be wound up. Conversely, Oranje-Nassau Energie has been looking to grow its portfolio in the Southern North Sea. This gas-centric deal follows the acquisition of an interest in the Sean field from Shell in 2015.

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  • Executive summary
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Strategic rationale
    • Oranje-Nassau Energie
    • Sterling Resources
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

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

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
    • Breagh gas production profile
  • Deal analysis
    • Wood Mackenzie valuation and consideration paid
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • 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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