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Tellus takes 15% of Gina Krog from Total in shrewd Norway deal

Tellus takes 15% of Gina Krog from Total in shrewd Norway deal

Report summary

In an uncommon structure for deals in Norway, Tellus Petroleum (a subsidiary of Sequa Petroleum) has acquired a 15% stake in the Gina Krog field from Total. Tellus will pay a completion payment of US$173 million (NKr 1.4 billion) to cover 15% of the total project costs for 2015 which effectively makes the consideration US$0. However Total will retain the tax balances related to all pre-2015 investment on Gina Krog thus increasing the value of the deal to the French Major.

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Gina Krog Area (15%)
    • Technical reserves - Gina Krog East 3 (15%)
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upside
    • Risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Tellus
    • Total
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Share of depreciation held by Total through tax balance retention
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Tellus' Norwegian production and cash flow pre- and post-deal
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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