Reliance Industries sells stake in Marcellus Shale to BKV Chelsea for $126 mn
Reliance Industries held stakes in three US shale gas ventures - 45 percent with Pioneer Natural Resources in the Eagle Ford shale play; 40 percent with Chevron and 60 percent with Carrizo Oil & Gas in the Marcellus Shale play
New Delhi: Reliance Industries on Friday said it has completed sale of its interest in one of the three shale gas assets in the US to BKV Chelsea for $126 million.
Reliance Marcellus II, LLC, a subsidiary of Reliance Holding USA and RIL, closed the sale of its stake in the Marcellus shale gas asset operated by Carrizo Oil and Gas, the company said in a statement.
The transaction, which was announced on 6 October, will be effective 1 April, 2017.
RIL held stakes in three US shale gas ventures - 45 percent with Pioneer Natural Resources in the Eagle Ford shale play; 40 percent with Chevron and 60 percent with Carrizo Oil & Gas in the Marcellus Shale play.
The assets, which are operated by Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc, were sold to BKV Chelsea, LLC, an affiliate of Kalnin Ventures LLC, for $126 million.
"Additionally, under the definitive documents, a contingent amount of up to $11.25 million may be paid to Reliance between 2018 to 2020 based on certain gas price thresholds being achieved," it said.
The deal closed on 24 November and the company received the purchase consideration subject to usual and customary purchase price adjustments, the statement added.
The assets produce mainly gas and are located in Susquehanna, Wyoming and Clearfield Counties of Pennsylvania.
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The 30-share BSE index was trading 228 points or 0.44% higher at 52,600.69 in initial deals, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 69.50 points
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