Maersk slukt av franskmenn

Maersk slukt av franskmenn

Total kjøper hele oljevirksomheten til Maersk for 7,45 millioner dollar.

Gjennom oppkjøpet sikrer Total seg 8,44 % av Johan Sverdrup.
Total avviser samtidig at kontoret i Stavanger forsvinner: – Det er helt feil, sier kommunikasjonssjef Leif Harald Halvorsen til E24.
Kilden for opplysningene synes å være en talskvinne for Mærsk i Danmark. Hun sa til Aftenbladet at Total nå vil gjøre København til et nytt hovedsete for visse aktiviteter, inkludert norske. Dette bekrefter Halvorsen, men avkrefter at Stavanger-kontoret legges ned eller flyttes.

Total overtar fra Maersk:

  • Around 1 billion boe of 2P/2C reserves, 85% of which are in OECD countries (more than 80% in the North Sea), contributing to Total’s continuous balancing of country risks of its portfolio to enhance shareholder value
  • The addition of 160 kboe/d of mainly liquids production in 2018, acquired at an average price of 46 k$/boepd, offering high margins with an estimated free cash flow break-even of less than $30 per barrel and growing to more than 200 kboe/d by the early 2020’s further strengthening Total’s leading production growth outlook
  • Total expects to generate operational, commercial and financial synergies of more than $400 million per year, in particular by the combination of assets of Total and Maersk Oil in North Sea, an area of excellence for both companies
  • The transaction is immediately accretive to both earnings and cash flow per share underpinning Total’s dividend profile.
Commenting on the transaction, Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman and CEO said, “This transaction delivers an exceptional opportunity for Total to acquire, via an equity transaction, a company with high quality assets which are an excellent fit with many of Total’s core regions. The combination of Maersk Oil’s North Western Europe businesses with our existing portfolio will position Total as the second operator in the North Sea with strong production profiles in UK, Norway and Denmark, thus increasing exposure to conventional assets in OECD countries.  Internationally, in the US Gulf of Mexico, Algeria, East Africa, Kazakhstan and Angola there is an excellent fit between Total and Maersk Oil’s businesses allowing for value accretion through commercial, operating and financial synergies.
We are also very pleased that we will have a new anchor point in Denmark which will host our North Sea Business Unit and supervise our operations in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. We intend to build on the strong operational and technical competencies of the Maersk Oil teams in the same way we managed to do it in Belgium with the teams of Petrofina in the refining & chemical businesses.«

Pressemelding Total
Pressemelding A.P. Møller-Maersk