Chevron sells Azerbaijan assets to MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas
Chevron Corporation announced yesterday that its affiliate companies have sold their non-operating interests in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) oil fields (including interests in the Western Export Route Pipeline) and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline located in Azerbaijan, to MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas PLC for a consideration of USD1.57 billion.
“Chevron regularly reviews its global portfolio to assess whether assets are strategic and competitive for capital,” said Jay Johnson, executive vice president of upstream. “This sale is an important part of our divestment program, which is targeting before-tax proceeds of USD5 billion to USD10 billion between 2018 and 2020.”
Chevron Global Ventures Ltd. sold its 9.57% interest in ACG, which had a daily net production of 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2019.
The remaining interest holders in ACG are: BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Limited (Operator, 30.37%); SOCAR (25%); Inpex Southwest Caspian Sea, Ltd. (9.31%); Equinor Apsheron a.s. (7.27%); Exxon Azerbaijan Limited (6.79%); Turkiye Petrolleri A.O., (5.73%); Itochu Oil Exploration (Azerbaijan) Inc. (3.65%); ONGC Videsh Limited (2.31%).
In addition, Chevron BTC Pipeline, Ltd. has completed the sale of its 8.9% interest in BTC. Other shareholders in BTC are: BP Pipelines (BTC) Limited (Operator, 30.10%); SOCAR (25%); Equinor BTC Caspian AS (8.71%); Turkish Petroleum BTC Ltd. (6.53%); ENI BTC Limited (5.00%); TOTAL (BTC) B.V. (5.00%); ITOCHU Oil Exploration (BTC) Inc. (3.40%); INPEX BTC Pipeline, Ltd. (2.50%); Exxon Azerbaijan Limited (2.50%); ONGC BTC Limited (2.36%).
The transaction closed on 16th April 2020.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California, U.S.A.