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Pluspetrol acquires Argentina-focused Apco Oil & Gas in US$395 million deal

Pluspetrol acquires Argentina-focused Apco Oil & Gas in US$395 million deal

Report summary

Our US$396 million valuation (NPV10, October 2014) is based solely on the main fields involved in the deal - Entre Lomas, Las Violetas, Rio Cullen, Bandola, Samaria, and Maniceño. Our valuation does not account for the other minor fields, which mainly offer exploration upside. Pluspetrol is likely to have attributed material value to the latter.

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Entre Lomas
    • Las Violetas and Rio Cullen
    • Coiron Amargo
    • Llanos 32
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Unconventional
    • Incremental gas price
    • Currency devaluation
  • Strategic rationale
    • Pluspetrol
    • APCO
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 9 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
    • Argentina and Colombia portfolios
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Pluspetrol Argentina pre- and post- acquisition
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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