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Shell acquires US private East Resources for US$4.7 billion in cash


Shell acquires US private East Resources for US$4.7 billion in cash

Report summary

Shell's acquisition of East Resources is the latest and largest in a string of recent transactions focused on the Marcellus Shale gas play. The Marcellus is the hottest play in the upstream M&A market right now. Acquisition spend for 2010 has already surpassed US$13.5 billion, equivalent to nearly 20% of global investment year-to-date. Shell joins a list of new entrants to the play which includes Mitsui (of Japan), Reliance (India), BG (UK) and Statoil (Norway). Unlike its ...

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The upstream oil and gas industry conducts activities against a backdrop of growing energy and environmental challenges. Political instabilities, international conflicts and government and environmental regulation have all impacted the production process.

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

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

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Northeast region - Core Marcellus position
  • Deal analysis
    • Implied long-term gas price under different modelling scenarios
  • 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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