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Winds of Change: Admiral Sold Its Assets in Delaware Basin03/17/2022
In the Delaware Basin, Petro-Hunt Permian, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petro-Hunt, L.L.C., has acquired oil and gas production and leasehold properties in northwest Reeves and northeast Culberson counties from APR Operating LLC. The terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed as of yet.
The company on the other side of the deal is a privately held E&P. It specializes in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin. Its majority owners are funds managed by private equity firms Ares Management LP and Pine Brook. Admiral Permian Resources is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
APR's acquired assets include predominantly operated oil and gas production along with 21,430 net acres of leasehold located in the Delaware Basin. Oil and gas production from those assets amounted to 7,000 barrels/day (bbl/d) and 100 million cubic feet (MMcf/d) last year respectively. To take advantage of it, Petro-Hunt plans to begin an active development drilling program on these assets in the coming months.
When it comes to Petro-Hunt’s own circumstances, its origins date to the first quarter of the 20th century. They are also a privately owned E&P company. In addition to operating 775 oil wells and contributing to over 8,100 non-operated wells, it is ranked among the nation's top 10 private liquids (oil) producers. And with the acquisition of APR assets, Petro-Hunt now has approximately 57,000 bbl/d of oil production and 220 MMcf/d of gas production.
Kirkland & Ellis advised APR Operating LLC (Admiral) in its definitive agreements to sell its oil and gas in the Permian Basin to Petro-Hunt LLC (Petrohunt). The purchase and sale agreement was executed on Jan. 11, 2022, and closed on March 9, 2022.
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Great Western Petroleum's assets will be acquired by PDC Energy for $1.3 billion. Via this deal, PDC Energy’s position in the D-J basin increases roughly to 230,000 net acres. Denver-based Great Western has core operations in Weld and Adams counties in Colorado with 54,000 net acres and about 55,000 boe/d (42% oil / 67% liquids) of PDP. As part of the agreement, the acquisition will be financed by issuing 4 million shares of common stock to existing Great Western shareholders and by providing $543 million in cash to the company. All in all, PDC expects to increase its total production by 25% and its oil production by 35% as a result of the deal. The deal should also result in some synergies including a 15% reduction in overall cost per BOE.
Crescent Energy closed the acquisition of Uinta Basin assets in Utah that were previously owned by EP Energy for $690 million, a few hundred million dollars below the original price. The accretive deal increases Crescent's Rockies position and adds significant cash flow and a portfolio of high-quality oil-weighted undeveloped sites. In addition to its acquired Uinta assets, Crescent's pro forma year-end 2021 provided reserves totaled 598 million boe, of which 83% was developed, 55% was liquid, and its provided PV-10 was $6.2 billion.
In order to sell its part of the sprawling Eagle Ford Shale acreage, Chesapeake Energy Corp. on January 18 concluded an agreement to trade its Brazos Valley region assets to WildFire Energy I LLC for $1.425 billion.
On January 6, Phillips 66 announced that it plans to acquire more than 43% of DCP Midstream LP for $3.8 billion, expanding the business in the oil & gas business.
On January 5 Northern Oil & Gas (NOG) concluded a deal to acquire working interests in Midland-Petro D.C. Partners LLC (MPDC)'s Mascot Project in the Midland Basin, according to a January 9 press release. Firstly estimated at $330 million in cash, the deal was signed with an additional 3.25% working interest added to the 36.7% agreed upon when the transaction was announced on October 19. NOG paid $29 million more for the additional interests, which now totalled 39.958%. Finally, the deal closed for $320 million in cash and $43 million in debt at signing in October with the finance of Minnetonka, Minn.-based NOG with cash on hand, operating free cash flow, and assistance from its revolving credit facility.