Completes Sale of Anadarko’s Mozambique LNG Stake to Total Seven Weeks After Closing the Anadarko Transaction
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (“Occidental” or “the Company”) (OXY) today provided an update on its divestiture and deleveraging initiatives following the recent close of its acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum (“Anadarko”) on August 8, 2019.
Occidental’s progress includes:
Sale of Anadarko’s Mozambique LNG Stake to Total: Occidental has completed the sale of Anadarko’s Mozambique LNG stake to Total S.A. (“Total”) (TOT), for $3.9 billion. As previously announced, Occidental entered into a binding agreement to sell Anadarko’s African assets to Total for $8.8 billion. Following the completion of the Mozambique transaction, Occidental and Total continue to work towards closing the remaining Africa transactions in Algeria, Ghana and South Africa pursuant to the definitive agreement signed in August 2019.
Ecopetrol Joint Venture: In conjunction with Occidental’s second quarter 2019 earnings, Occidental announced a strategic partnership with Ecopetrol to develop Midland Basin acreage for $750 million in cash plus $750 million in carried capital. The transaction is expected to close before year end.
Occidental remains on track to deliver $10 to $15 billion of planned asset sales and remains confident in its deleveraging strategy. Occidental will continue to take actions to drive value for all of the Company’s stakeholders.
“We have made progress quickly on our post-acquisition divestiture and deleveraging goals and remain confident in our ability to realize the full value of the Anadarko acquisition for our shareholders,” stated Vicki Hollub, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Upon completion of our recent initiatives, we will have reached approximately $10 billion of our targeted divestitures with more to follow.”
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