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    Ithaca Closes Takeover of Chevron's UK Assets


Ithaca will net an output of 80,000 boe/day from the deal.

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Ithaca Closes Takeover of Chevron's UK Assets

Ithaca Energy, a North Sea-focused subsidiary of Israel’s Delek Group, announced on November 11 it had closed the takeover of Chevron’s UK offshore assets.

The $2n deal, first reported in May, provides Ithaca with stakes in 10 producing fields, netting it an output of 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day this year, of which 60% is liquids and the rest gas. It will take over as operator at four the fields – Alba, Alder, Captain and Erskine.

Ithaca’s CEO Les Thomas described the takeover as a major milestone in the company’s development.

“The significantly enlarged operations provide an excellent platform from which to maximise the value of our high-quality asset portfolio and establishes the company as a leading UK North Sea oil and gas producer,” he said in a statement.

Delek reported in a separate filing that Ithaca had signed agreements with BP on the distribution and marketing of gas and oil from the acquired assets over a five-year period.