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

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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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Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 4 images and tables including:

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  • Northeast region - Core Marcellus position
  • Implied long-term gas price under different modelling scenarios

Tables

  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2

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