Riviera Resources Inc. has agreed to sell its interest in properties in the Hugoton Basin of southwestern Kansas, its largest producing asset, to an undisclosed buyer for $31 million.
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ExxonMobil Corp. will build its Permian Basin position to 1.5 million acres and Linn Energy LLC is becoming the biggest producer in the Hugoton Basin of Kansas after the producers agreed to a trade, sans cash, late Wednesday.
As part of a strategic review aimed at forming a smaller, more profitable company, Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s (Oxy) board of directors on Friday authorized pursuit of selected asset sales, including potentially some overseas and Midcontinent assets, alongwith a portion of a general partner interest in Plains All American Pipeline (PAAP).
Linn Energy LLC has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to acquire BP plc’s Hugoton Basin properties in Kansas, the largest conventional gas field in the United States. The agreement, set to close by the end of March, includes the 450 MMcf/d Jayhawk Natural Gas Processing Plant and 2,400 producing gas wells on 600,000 net acres. The properties have a decline rate of about 7% and are expected to provide 110 MMcfe of liquids production, Linn CEO Mark E. Ellis said. The wells are 98% operated, with an estimated 800 future drilling locations. The leasehold is 63% weighted to gas, and reserves life is estimated at 18 years. Proved reserves are estimated at 730 Bcfe, with 81% proved developed. Linn entered into hedging contracts for 100% of the natural gas production associated with the transaction through 2016 using a combination of 50% swaps and 50% puts. In addition, 68% of the natural gas liquids output is hedged through 2016.