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Sumitomo acquires a 30% interest in Devon Energy's Cline Shale and Wolfcamp Shale assets

Sumitomo acquires a 30% interest in Devon Energy's Cline Shale and Wolfcamp Shale assets

Report summary

Sumitomo has entered into an agreement with Devon Energy to acquire a 30% working interest in Devon's Wolfcamp and Cline shale acreage in the Permian Basin. The nominal consideration of the deal is US$1.365 billion, making this the largest transaction in the emerging Wolfcamp Shale to date.The Permian has always been a major oil producing Basin in the US, and as such, it has become the focus of operators as they abandon gas plays in a frantic flight to oil. The emerging Wolfcamp and ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Wolfcamp Shale
    • Cline Shale
  • Deal analysis
    • Modelling assumptions
    • Type wells
  • Upsides and risks
    • Improved well performance and increasing well inventory provide upside
    • Uncertain results and cost inflation increase risk
  • Strategic rationale
    • Sumitomo
    • Devon
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Wolfcamp and Cline shales in West Texas
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Wood Mackenzie modelling assumptions for Production and 2P Commercial Reserves
  • 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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