ConocoPhillips Announces Agreement to Sell United Kingdom E&P Subsidiaries
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced it has entered into an agreement to sell two ConocoPhillips United Kingdom (U.K.) subsidiaries to Chrysaor E&P Limited for $2.675 billion, plus interest and customary adjustments. Together, the subsidiaries indirectly hold the company’s exploration and production assets in the U.K., as well as associated decommissioning liabilities. ConocoPhillips will retain its London-based commercial trading business and its 40.25 percent interest in and operatorship of the Teesside oil terminal. Proceeds from this transaction will be used for general corporate purposes.
“We are extremely proud of the legacy we’ve built in the U.K. over the last 50 years and are pleased that Chrysaor recognizes the value of this business,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer. “This disposition is part of our ongoing effort to hone our portfolio and focus our investments across future low cost of supply opportunities.”
Full-year 2018 production and year-end 2018 proved reserves associated with the U.K. assets being sold were approximately 72 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOED) and approximately 99 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), respectively.
The effective date for the transaction will be Jan. 1, 2018. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other specific conditions precedent. The sale is expected to be completed in the second half of 2019.
The company has posted an investor table that summarizes the impact of this transaction. The table can be accessed at www.conocophillips.com/investor.
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ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.
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