Hess Acquires Additional Bakken Acreage

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 23 Nov 2010 09:23
Tags: bakken hess shale upstream usa


Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) announced today that it has agreed to acquire 167,000 net acres in the Bakken oil shale play in North Dakota from TRZ Energy, LLC for $1,050 million in cash.

The properties being acquired are located near Hess' existing acreage and have current net production of approximately 4,400 boe/d.

"This acquisition strengthens our leading land position in the Bakken, leverages our operating capabilities and infrastructure and will contribute to future reserve and production growth," said Greg Hill, President of Worldwide Exploration and Production at Hess.

The transaction has an effective date of October 1, 2010 and is expected to close by December 28, 2010.

Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration, production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of refined petroleum products. More information on Hess Corporation is available at www.hess.com.


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