|2018-12-21 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据WENews 网站2018年12月19日伦敦报道，行业和银行业消息人士披露，英国石油公司(BP)日前已开始出售其在美国陆上的油气资产，此次资产出售可能为BP筹资30多亿美元用来帮助其支付10月份从必和必拓公司手中收购美国其它油田的费用。
李峻 编译自 WENews
BP Launches $3 Bln Sale of US Onshore Assets
Britain's BP has launched the sale of U.S. oil and gas onshore assets that could raise more than $3 billion to help pay for other fields in the United States it bought in October from BHP, industry and banking sources said.
The sale proceeds will partly fund the $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's onshore assets that are mostly around oil-producing fields in Texas and Louisiana. BP had said it would sell $5 billion to $6 billion to finance the deal.
The London-listed firm wants to focus on production from its holdings in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins to match rivals Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) whose production there is set to rise sharply in coming years.
BP's onshore business, which it has rebranded as BPX, sent out information packages last week on the assets it was selling and its representatives held a meeting in New York with the management teams of potential buyers, the sources said.
This follows a series of informal talks the company held with private equity firms since the end of November aimed at gauging interest in the assets, two of the sources said.
Interested parties include U.S. buyout funds Carlyle and Warburg Pincus, one of the sources said.
BP, which sources said was not using a banking advisor on the sale, declined to comment. Carlyle and Warburg Pincus were not immediately available for comment.
Investors have been stepping up pressure on publicly traded oil firms to curb spending and boost returns.