SHELL SELLS NORTH SEA ASSETS TO CHRYSAOR
Shell has agreed to sell a package of UK North Sea assets to Chrysaor for a total of up to $3.8bn, including an initial consideration of $3.0bn. The package of assets consists of Shell’s interests in Buzzard, Beryl, Bressay, Elgin-Franklin, J-Block, the Greater Armada cluster, Everest, Lomond and Erskine, plus a 10% stake in Schiehallion. The package represents total production of some 115kboe/d (Shell share) in 2016. Shell’s total UK North Sea production during 2016 was around 211kboe/d. Following completion, Shell will retain a significant, more focused and strengthened presence in the UK North Sea, with production from the Schiehallion redevelopment and Clair Ridge project expected to come onstream.
Chrysaor is a private company. Its current management team established it in 2007 with the aim of building it into a large-scale oil & gas (E&P) company focused on the unique opportunities provided by the North Sea. On completion of the acquisition, the company will become one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the UK. (Source: Shell)