Occidental buying Permian portfolio

CrownRock transaction worth $12 billion

Occidental said it will acquire Midland-based oil and gas producer CrownRock L.P., a joint venture of CrownQuest Operating LLC and Lime Rock Partners, for cash and stock in a transaction valued at approximately $12 billion.

The company said the purchase complements and enhances Occidental’s Permian portfolio with the addition of approximately 170 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (Mboed) of high-margin, lower-decline unconventional production in 2024, as well as approximately 1,700 undeveloped locations.

Occidental said it would acquire CrownRock for $12 billion. (Image: Occidental)

It also increases Occidental’s Permian unconventional sub-$40 breakeven inventory by 33%.

“We believe the acquisition of CrownRock’s assets adds to the strongest and most differentiated portfolio that Occidental has ever had,” said Occidental President and Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub. “We found CrownRock to be a strategic fit, giving us the opportunity to build scale in the Midland Basin and positioning us to drive value creation for our shareholders with immediate free cash flow accretion.”

The transaction’s total consideration is approximately $12 billion. Occidental intends to finance the purchase with the incurrence of $9.1 billion of new debt, the issuance of approximately $1.7 billion of common equity and the assumption of CrownRock’s $1.2 billion of existing debt. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions and the receipt of regulatory approvals.

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