CNPC Rumored to Acquire Barra Energia for US$2 Billion for Oil and Gas Assets in Brazil

Pages: 7 Published: May 01, 2013 Report Code: GDGE0459M&A

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is rumored to acquire Barra Energia do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda. (Barra Energia), Bloomberg has reported, citing unidentified sources. The transaction is expected to be valued at approximately US$2 billion (Cristiane et al., 2013). The negotiations are currently underway and the acquisition could be announced in May 2013. The transaction will enable CNPC to acquire to Barra Energia’s oil and gas assets in Brazil.


The report analyzes the rationale behind CNPC's plan to acquire Barra Energia

The report highlights the aggressive stance assumed by China's NOCs undertaking M&As targeting overseas energy assets

Geography Covered – Brazil

Reasons to Buy

To understand the rationale behind CNPC's rumored acquisition of Barra Energia's assets in Brazil

To know that CNPC’s acquisition of Barra Energia is part of the Chinese National Oil Companies’ plan to acquire overseas oil and gas assets

To know about the details about Barra Energia's oil and gas assets in Brazil

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

1.2 List of Figures 1

2 CNPC Rumored to Acquire Barra Energia for US$2 Billion 2

2.1 Deal Overview 2

2.2 Deal in Brief 2

2.3 Acquisition will Enable CNPC to Gain Access to Barra Energia’s Exploration and Production Assets in Offshore Brazil 2

2.4 Barra Energia is Focused on the Exploration, Development and Production of Hydrocarbons in Brazil 6

2.4 Barra Energia is Focused on the Exploration, Development and Production of Hydrocarbons in Brazil 6

2.5 Deal Financials and Valuations 7

3 Appendix 8

3.1 Abbreviations 8

3.2 Sources 8

3.3 Methodology 8

3.4 Contact Us 9

3.5 Disclaimer 9

List of Tables

Table 1: Oil and Gas Industry, Brazil, Details of BM-S-8 and BS-4 Blocks, 2013 2

Table 2: Barra Energia, Brazil, Details of Planned Production Fields, 2013 3

Table 3: Oil and Gas Industry, China, Gap between Production and Consumption of Crude Oil, NGPL and Other Liquids (billion bbl), 2008-2012 3

Table 4: CNPC, Mergers and Acquisitions and Asset Transactions, 2011 to Present 4

Table 5: Oil and Gas Industry, China, Select Overseas Mergers and Acquisitions, Partnerships and Asset Transactions of Chinese National Companies in South America, 2011 to Present 5

Table 6: Oil and Gas Industry, Brazil, Oil and Gas Discoveries in the BM-S-8 Block, 2008-2012 7

Table 7: Companies Involved 7

Table 8: Financials of the Deal 7

Table 9: Target Information 7

Table 10: Acquirer Information 8

List of Figures

Figure 1: Oil and Gas Industry, China, Gap between Production and Consumption of Crude Oil, NGPL and Other Liquids (billion bbl), 2008-2012 3

Figure 2: Barra Energia, Target Area for Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons in Offshore Brazil, 2013 6

Figure 3: Oil and Gas Industry, Brazil, Location of BS-4 Block, 2013 6

Figure 4: Oil and Gas Industry, Brazil, Location of BM-S-8 Block, 2013 7


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