BHP Completes Purchase of Genghis Khan Field

BHP Billiton, with its Shenzi field co-venturers Hess Corporation and Repsol YPF, completed the purchase of the Genghis Khan oil and gas development from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. The transaction, which was announced in November 2006, closed following completion of all remaining conditions to sale, with the net share to BHP Billiton at US$583 million after final purchase price adjustments.

BHP Billiton holds a 44 percent interest and is the operator of the Genghis Khan development. Hess Corporation and Repsol YPF each hold a 28 percent interest. The Genghis Khan field is adjacent to the Shenzi field, which is also operated by BHP Billiton and owned by the co-venture.

As one of the largest leaseholders in the Gulf of Mexico, BHP Billiton holds interests in more than 400 blocks.

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