Anadarko Petroleum Corp.近日宣布将从Freeport-McMoRan Inc.手中以20亿美元的价格购买墨西哥湾的油气资产，并表示将用海上油井获得的收入来支持美国陆上油田的开发。
这同时也表明美国石油生产商在经历了两年的萧条油价后终于开始迎来春天。EOG Resources Inc.上周也宣布将以25万美元的价格购买特拉华盆地相关资产。无独有偶，第二天Apache Corp.也宣布其已收购了35万英亩的高质量油气区块。
来自/OilVoice 9月13日消息 编译/郑雨晴
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. agreed to buy Gulf of Mexico oil assets from Freeport-McMoRan Inc. for $2 billion and said it will use revenue generated by the offshore wells to develop its U.S. oil fields on land.
The deal doubles Anadarko’s existing stake in oil wells in the deepwater Lucius development to approximately 49%, adding the equivalent of about 80,000 net bopd, the producer said Monday in a statement. The acquisition will generate $3 billion of additional free cash flow over the next five years that will help boost production in West Texas’ Delaware basin and the DJ basin centered in Colorado, Anadarko said.
The purchase is another sign that U.S. drillers that have survived two years of upheaval in oil prices are returning to deal-making. EOG Resources Inc. last week announced a $2.5-billion purchase to expand in the Delaware, one of the hottest areas for acquisitions. The next day, Apache Corp. said it had quietly amassed 350,000 acres in the region where it had found “massive” new quantities of oil and natural gas.
The Gulf acquisition “is a catalyst for the company’s oil-growth objectives, with quality assets being acquired at an attractive price to create significant value,” Anadarko CEO Al Walker said in the statement.