Anadarko Provides Information About Minerals-Interest Ownership
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today provided a financial update, including the establishment of a new unsecured five-year credit facility, the issuance of senior notes, and the sale of Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP) common units.
“We continue to enhance our liquidity, monetize asset value, and improve our financial flexibility,” said Bob Gwin, Anadarko Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. “We successfully entered into a $3.0 billion five-year unsecured credit facility and a $2.0 billion 364-day facility, at lower pricing, which will replace our $5.0 billion secured credit facility upon satisfaction of certain conditions. We also re-entered the bond market for the first time in four years, issuing $1.25 billion of 3.45-percent 10-year and 4.50-percent 30-year notes. In addition, we completed the first WGP secondary offering, selling 5.75 million common units held by Anadarko.
Anadarko received cash proceeds of more than $335 million from the WGP offering, and still owns more than 88 percent of WGP, with a current market value of approximately $11.5 billion.
“These steps reflect our commitment to maintaining financial flexibility and accelerating value through monetizations, as we continue to deliver differentiating value for our stakeholders from the tremendous opportunity set embedded in our portfolio,” added Gwin.
Among the expanding opportunities embedded in the portfolio is the company’s substantial minerals-interest ownership, which includes its Land Grant fee acreage, representing approximately 8 million acres in the Rocky Mountain region, highlighted by strategic positions in Colorado’s Wattenberg field and Wyoming’s Moxa, Wamsutter and Monell areas.
“In total, oil and natural gas revenues from both operated and non-operated production, as well as third-party coal, soda ash and other hard minerals operations on Anadarko’s fee-mineral acreage, resulted in approximately $675 million of revenue in 2013, and is trending higher in 2014 based on first-quarter results,” said Gwin. “Our extensive minerals-interest ownership significantly enhances our rates of return in key growth areas, with no capital burden, while providing future options for additional value acceleration.”