Shell to sell interest in U.S. GOM Caesar-Tonga asset for $965 million

Photo: Shell offshore platform, Ursa.

HOUSTON -- Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, signed an agreement to sell its 22.45% non-operated interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset in the US Gulf of Mexico to Delek CT Investment LLC, a subsidiary of Delek Group Ltd. The total consideration for this deal is $965 million in cash.

The sales and purchase agreement is subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approvals. The transaction is likely to close by the end of third-quarter 2019, with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2019.

“This transaction represents our continued focus on strategically positioning our deep-water business for growth and is consistent with our upstream strategy of pursuing competitive projects that deliver value in the 2020s and beyond.” said Andy Brown, upstream director, Royal Dutch Shell. “The sale will contribute to Shell’s ongoing divestment program and allow us to direct resources to the areas where we see the most value in the longer term.”

Shell’s global deepwater production is expected to exceed 900,000 boed by 2020 from already discovered and established reservoirs. The portfolio includes growth opportunities in our US Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and Malaysia heartlands, as well as in emerging offshore basins such as Mexico, Mauritania and the Western Black Sea.


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