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CNRL acquires Devon Canada’s assets for $3.8 billion

Canadian Natural Resources Limited announced this morning it has acquired substantially all of Devon Canada’s assets for $3.8 billion.

Devon’s land and production are located in Western Canada and are within Canadian Natural’s core areas.

It is unknown at this time how this transaction will affect the lakeland region.

“These high quality assets complement our existing asset base and provide further balance to our production profile, while not increasing the need for incremental market access out of western Canada, as it is already existing production,” said Canadian Natural’s President Tim McKay.

“The assets provide us the opportunity to add value through synergies, including facility consolidation and operating and marketing efficiency opportunities, with targeted benefits of C$135 million on an annualized basis. Through economies of scale, as well as complementary research and development efforts, we target to leverage technology advancements across the combined portfolio to drive continuous improvement, cost reductions and production optimization.”

Canadian Natural’s Executive Vice-Chairman Steve Laut continued “This acquisition is a great fit for Canadian Natural resulting in a win for both parties and provides further balance to our diverse portfolio. Canadian Natural will now have thermal in situ productive capacity of approximately 320,000 bbl/d, with targeted 2019 exit production of approximately 250,000 bbl/d. This productive capacity provides Canadian Natural with significant opportunities to grow production volumes at very attractive economics, through leveraging the significant existing infrastructure at each of Jackfish, Kirby South, Kirby North and Primrose.

The transaction is subject to normal closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Canadian Natural is a senior oil and natural gas production company, with continuing operations in its core areas located in Western Canada, the U.K. portion of the North Sea and Offshore Africa.