The potentials and downsides of the biggest onshore Niger Delta asset sale in History
Oando’s ongoing purchase of the Nigerian assets of ConocoPhillips, the American independent, is a historical event. The price on the table is larger than the proceeds of any single bid round in the country in the last 10 years.
The invoice total comes to $1.79Billion, of which $1.6Billion will be paid by the Nigerian company for 20% stakes in four onshore assets, all of them operated by Agip and producing roughly 100,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day(BOPD) gross, which translates to 20,000BOPD net to Oando, on final purchase, around March 2013. The remaining $190Million is what Oando is paying for ConocoPhillips’ deep-water hydrocarbon properties. The $1.6Billion bill for onshore assets is the biggest price any one company has paid for an onshore asset or group of onshore assets in Nigeria.
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