December 12, 2023

Occidental entered into a purchase agreement to 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 $12.0 billion, including the assumption of CrownRock’s debt.
Highlights include:
• Expected to deliver increased free cash flow on a diluted share basis, including $1 billion in the first year based on $70 per barrel WTI
• Complements and enhances Occidental’s premier 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
• Increases Occidental’s Permian unconventional sub-$40 breakeven inventory by 33%
• CrownRock’s over 94,000 net acres of premium stacked pay assets and supporting infrastructure are well positioned alongside Occidental’s legacy Midland Basin business
• Increased cash flow, along with proceeds from a new $4.5-$6.0 billion divestiture program, will enable Occidental to reduce its debt principal by at least $4.5 billion within 12 months and expect to retain its investment grade credit ratings
• Combined position builds upon Occidental’s subsurface understanding and leading well performance, while providing operational flexibility and upside
(Source: and image Occidental)