INEOS SELLS NORWEGIAN OIL AND GAS BUSINESS TO PGNiG FOR $615 MILLION
INEOS Energy announced an agreement to sell its Oil and Gas business in Norway to PGNiG Upstream Norway AS for a consideration of $615 million. The deal includes all INEOS Oil & Gas interests in production, licenses, fields, facilities and pipelines, on the Norwegian continental shelf.
INEOS E&P Norge AS produces around 33,000 BOE per day from the Norwegian Sea. A 93% gas ratio, from 3 non-operated fields, Ormen Lange (14%), Alve (15%) and Marulk (30%). The business also holds 22 offshore licenses, of which 6 are operated, and has equity in the Nyhamna Terminal (8%).
The sale, which has an effective date of 1 January 2021, is subject to approval by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Norwegian Ministry of Finance. It is expected to complete later this year.
All 52 employees of INEOS E&P Norge AS will transfer to PGNiG Upstream Norway AS following completion of the deal.
The PGNiG Group is the largest Polish oil and gas company employing 25,000 people worldwide. PGNiG Upstream Norway AS is an integrated exploration and production company established in Norway in 2007 and plays an important role in the supply of gas to Poland.
Brian Gilvary, Executive Chairman of INEOS Energy said, “This represents another positive step in the INEOS Energy journey. The deal allows us to monetise a non-operated, predominantly gas portfolio at an attractive price compared to our hold value. This will further balance our portfolio of oil and gas and open up new opportunities to reinvest further into the energy transition. These assets are a very strong strategic fit for PGNiG and significantly extends their position in Norway.”
The deal quickly follows the announcement of the acquisition of the HESS business in Denmark, which consists of operated assets. These deals begin reshaping INEOS Energy as it progresses a strategy to position the businesses strongly in the coming energy transition.
(Source: Ineos – Image: Nyhamna terminal on Gossa Island, Norway)