U.S. oil major ConocoPhillips buys Canadian land from Kelt in $375 mln deal
The 140,000 acres in British Columbia are directly adjacent to ConocoPhillips’ own Montney lands, the company said. The oil resource amounts to 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent
The deal allows ConocoPhillips to extend its existing position at an attractive cost, Chief Operating Officer Matt Fox said.
It comes three years after Houston-based ConocoPhillips sold much of its Canadian assets to Cenovus Energy, part of a multi-year withdrawal of foreign producers from Canada. In April, ConocoPhillips reduced production at its Surmont Canadian site by 100,000 barrels of oil per day.
Kelt said in a statement that the sale would strengthen its finances during an uncertain economic time, while leaving it a large inventory of future drilling sites.