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PetroChina acquires 50% of Encana's Cutbank Ridge assets

PetroChina acquires 50% of Encana's Cutbank Ridge assets

Report summary

In its largest acquisition to-date, PetroChina has acquired 50% of Encana's Cutbank Ridge assets for Cdn$5.4 billion (US$5.4 billion). The deal is PetroChina's first venture into the North American natural gas space, and the largest of an increasing number of acquisitions by Chinese NOCs in the region. The transaction substantiates two of our key messages for M&A drivers in 2011; unconventional gas and the voracious appetite for resource capture of the Chinese NOCs.The ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Focus on the Montney gas play
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upsides
    • Risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • PetroChina
    • Encana
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Wood Mackenzie valuation sensitivity to gas price, discount rate and 2P reserve modelling assumption
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Strategic rationale: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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