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Total and CNOOC acquire a stake in Tullow's Ugandan portfolio

Total and CNOOC acquire a stake in Tullow's Ugandan portfolio

Report summary

CNOOC and Total are strengthening their African portfolios with a combined US$2.9 billion farm-in to Tullow Oil's Ugandan assets. The deal gives both companies a 33.33% interest in onshore blocks 1, 2 and 3A, home to 17 undeveloped oil discoveries, containing one billion barrels of oil. We value the acquired interests at US$2.8 billion (NPV10, under a long-term Brent oil price assumption of US$80/bbl). Furthermore, the realisation of substantial exploration upside has the potential ...

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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.

This has forced companies to re-examine their corporate strategy, moving away from high-risk exploratory drilling to lower-risk exploration in mature basins as they search for increased returns.

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Exploration upside has the potential to transform deal economics
    • Stakeholder alignment could be a complicating factor
  • Strategic rationale
    • CNOOC
    • Total
    • Tullow
  • 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
    • Albertine Graben Basin
    • Wood Mackenzie production forecast (gross)
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • 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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