Talos Energy is a production and exploration firm with most of its operations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Coast of Mexico. The company’s main focus is the acquisition, exploitation, and development of assets.
Talos Energy Acquisition of Whistle Energy II
On September 4th, 2018, Talos Energy Company announced that the firm had initiated and completed an acquisition transaction of Whistler Energy. The purchase price was about 52 million U.S dollars and, as part of the agreement, Talos Company discussed the release of about 77 million U.S dollars of cash security that had been used to secure Whistler’s security bonds that the firm will not be asked to replace. As a consequence of the total cash security released, Talos earned 31 million U.S dollars, while the seller was entitled to earn the remaining 46 million U.S dollars. Moreover, Talos Energy also earned an additional 7 million U.S dollars cash balance that was available at Whistle Energy at the time of the negotiation.
The acquisition transaction is a significant win for both Talos and Whistle Energy. This is because the seller earned about 100 million U.S dollars, but the net cash payment advanced by Talos energy was only 14 million U.S dollars. This figure represents an acquisition metric of about 9,333 U.S dollars per Beopd.
The acquired properties include working interest in all blocks in the Gulf of Mexico. These blocks are Green Canyon 18, Green Canyon 60, and Ewing Bank 988. Collectively, the blocks encompass 16,494 acres of land.
The Green Canyon 18 block originally belonged to ExxonMobil and sold to Whistle Energy in 2012. The field has a cumulative production of more than 100 million barrels of oil. The field’s production facility, which is about 18 miles north of Talos’ production facility, has a capacity of close to 30,000 barrels of oil every day.
The strategic benefit of this purchase encompasses more than the producing leases currently in play. Talos had, in the past, licensed vintage wide azimuth seismic data around the locale. The data will be processed again to help in re-mapping of the production reservoirs and generate more drilling prospects.
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