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Sasol acquires 50% of Talisman's Farrell Creek and Cypress A assets in the Montney Shale

Sasol acquires 50% of Talisman's Farrell Creek and Cypress A assets in the Montney Shale

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Talisman Energy and Sasol have entered into a strategic partnership in the Montney Shale of northeast British Columbia. In two separate US$1 billion transactions, announced in December 2010 and March 2011 respectively, Sasol has acquired a 50% share of Talisman's Farrell Creek and Cypress A assets. Sasol will pay 25% of the consideration up-front, and carry Talisman's development costs for the remaining 75%. The partnership has commenced a feasibility study to assess the economic ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
    • Farrell Creek
    • Cypress A
  • Deal analysis
    • Montney offers competitive development economics but resource is a major uncertainty
    • GTL economics hinge on the spread between oil and gas prices
  • Strategic rationale
    • Sasol
    • Talisman
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Deal analysis
    • Farrell Creek valuation sensitivity to reserve modelling scenarios and discount rate
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • 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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