Marathon Oil Signs Deals To Sell $950M Of Assets

Reuters

April 11 (Reuters) - Marathon Oil Corporation said on Monday it had signed agreements to sell non-core assets for $950 million, bringing its total sales through divestitures to about $1.3 billion since last August.

The oil and natural gas producer, which did not identify the buyers, said it will divest all of its Wyoming upstream and midstream assets for $870 million, excluding closing adjustments.

The Wyoming properties, mainly waterflood developments in the Big Horn and Wind River basins, averaged 16,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day in first quarter 2016 production. The deal, expected to close in mid-2016, also includes a 570-mile pipeline.

Marathon said it will also sell its 10 percent working interest in the Shenandoah discovery in the Gulf of Mexico, operated natural gas assets in the Piceance basin in Colorado, and certain undeveloped acreage in West Texas for a total of about $80 million.

Chief Executive Lee Tillman said the company had surpassed its targeted range of $750 million to $1 billion in total non-core asset sales.

With oil prices having fallen 60 percent since mid-2014 to around $40 a barrel, companies are using a mix of asset sales and financings to weather the down market.

(Reporting by Manish Parashar in Bengaluru; Editing by Terry Wade and Chris Reese)

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