American multinational energy giant Chevron is all set to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in a $33 billion cash and stock deal.
The deal is not just in line with the company’s strategy to expand its shale-drilling ambitions and places it just behind Exxon Mobil Corp. as one of the world’s largest publicly traded producers of oil and gas. But, it also helps the second biggest U.S. energy company to expand operations in U.S. shale oil and gas production, offshore drilling and liquefied natural gas exports business.
According to the terms of the deal, Anadarko’s shares has been valued at $65 per share – a 37% premium to its Thursday close and Anadarko shareholders will receive 0.3869 shares of Chevron and $16.25 in cash for each Anadarko share. Further, Chevron will adopt $15 billion of Anadarko’s debt.
With this deal Chevron not only gets relatively cheap large-scale production to take their Permian position a level up just behind Exxon (XOM), but it also gives them access to West and East African reserves. This in turn can help Chevron roll their Australian LNG development capability into Mozambique.
Representing the 11th biggest deal for an energy and power company, it’s expected to create synergies worth $1 billion for Chevron.
Chevron had hit 16.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) in 2018, while Anadarko clocked a production count of 4 billion BOE from the Permian region in western Texas and eastern New Mexico in 2018.