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PetroChina joins Encana in the Duvernay for US$2.2 billion

PetroChina joins Encana in the Duvernay for US$2.2 billion

Report summary

The emerging Duvernay play has received another vote of confidence with the formation of a joint venture between PetroChina and Encana. PetroChina will pay Cdn$2.2 billion (US$2.2 billion), including a Cdn$1-billion cost carry, for a 49.9% stake in Encana's Duvernay assets. The Duvernay is an early-stage liquid-rich shale gas play and its ultimate potential is still unknown. Activity has so far been limited to delineation and test drilling. Its economics are challenged by high well ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Well cost reduction will drive up value
    • Liquid content critical to maintain value
    • LNG export may be the route to maximise returns
    • Duvernay acreage value reaches new highs
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upside
    • Risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • PetroChina
    • Encana
    • Historic deals
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Location of Encana Duvernay assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal valuation variance with discount rate and well cost (US$ million)
  • 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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