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Sinopec underpins Australia Pacific LNG

Sinopec underpins Australia Pacific LNG

Report summary

In February 2011, APLNG (a joint venture between Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips) signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Sinopec. APLNG will supply 4.3 mmtpa of LNG to Sinopec for 20 years from its Australia Pacific LNG project, whilst Sinopec will acquire a 15% interest in the venture.For APLNG, the deal is a vital step forward - it underpins the project, makes marketing the remaining volumes far easier, and provides greater project certainty. The APLNG partners have also ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Price concession, but a big step forward
    • Price Sensitivity
  • Upsides and risks
    • Almost there, but risks remain
  • Strategic rationale
    • Origin and ConocoPhillips
    • Sinopec
    • Discount rates and inflation
    • Pricing
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

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

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • APLNG operated acreage in Queensland
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Australia Pacific LNG - sensitivity to primary and secondary slope changes
  • 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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