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Premier acquires 60% of Rockhopper's North Falkland Basin interests

Premier acquires 60% of Rockhopper's North Falkland Basin interests

Report summary

Premier Oil has announced that it is to acquire a 60% stake in Rockhopper Exploration's Falklands/Malvinas portfolio. The total consideration is US$1 billion, comprising US$231 million cash to be paid upon completion of the deal, plus a commitment by Premier to carry Rockhopper through US$770 million of development and exploration spending. Rockhopper will take the lead role in any exploratory work, while Premier will operate during the development phase. This is the second notable ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Development assets
    • Exploration assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Development challenges
    • The disputed sovereignty of the islands
    • Exploration upside
  • Strategic rationale
    • Rockhopper Exploration
    • Premier Oil
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 6 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Wood Mackenzie forecasts of Premier Oil Development Capex and Production (including Rockhopper deal)
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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