Magellan Petroleum公司（纳斯达克股票代码：MPET）今日宣布其已与Tellurian Investments Inc.签署最终并购协议，该公司是美国墨西哥湾沿岸一家成立不久的民营企业，专注于发展中等规模的液化天然气设施。Tellurian是由Cheniere Energy，Inc.的前创始人、董事长兼首席执行官Charif Souki以及BG集团前首席运营官Martin Houston建立的。
Magellan的总裁兼首席执行官J. Thomas Wilson称，“该交易是对战略方案评审过程的总结，我们相信在Charif Souki的领导下我们可以为Magellan的股东参与早期投资提供独特的机会，就像之前Cheniere Energy的成功一样。他和Martin Houston都是液化天然气行业的杰出领导。”
Tellurian的创始人之一Martin Houston说：“我们的团队经验丰富，曾经领导过路易斯安那Driftwood LNG26万吨液化项目，与Bechtel公司及其分包商、GE和Chart Industries有着商业上的密切联系，上述关键因素将极大地推动全球最具成本竞争力的液化天然气项目的成功开发。通过这笔交易，我们将获得更具吸引力的融资，预计到2022年液化天然气市场更加开放时，Driftwood LNG项目将正式投入生产。”
来自/OilVoice 8月4日消息 编译/郑雨晴
Magellan Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: MPET) today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Tellurian Investments Inc., a recently formed private company focused on the development of a mid-scale liquefied natural gas facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Tellurian is led by Charif Souki, former founder, Chairman, and CEO of Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Martin Houston, former COO of BG Group plc.
J. Thomas Wilson, President and CEO of Magellan, commented, ‘This transaction concludes our strategic alternatives review process and we believe offers a unique opportunity for Magellan’s shareholders to participate at an early stage in an investment potentially similar to Cheniere Energy’s remarkable success, under the leadership of Charif Souki. He and Martin Houston are proven leaders in the LNG industry.’
Martin Houston, co-founder of Tellurian, also commented, ‘Our experienced team leading Driftwood LNG, a 26-millon tonnes liquefaction project in Louisiana, and our deep relationship with Bechtel and its sub-contractors, GE and Chart Industries, are key factors that we believe will drive the successful development of one of the most cost-competitive LNG projects globally. With this transaction, we will be able to access more attractive financing in order to develop Driftwood LNG, which should come on stream in 2022, just as the markets for new LNG open up.’