Newfield – Anadarko Acquire TXCO Resources Eagle Ford Assets

Newfield Exploration and Anadarko Petroleum have emerged as the buyers now bankrupt TXCO Resources’ acreage in the Maverick Basin of South Texas. Anadarko will absorb approximately 80,000 net acres in the southern portion of the basin for approximately $93 million. Newfield gets the lion’s share of assets by acquiring over 350,000 gross acres (300,000 acres net) for $217 million.

The Eagle Ford is really beginning to heat up. South Texas will now become a core area for Newfield and major asset for Anadarko Petroleum.

“Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced today a joint transaction to acquire TXCO Resources Inc.’s (TXCO) assets in the Maverick Basin of Southwest Texas for up to $310 million. The final amount will be determined at closing, which is expected in mid-February 2010.”

“According to the terms of the transaction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko will acquire more than 80,000 net acres in this basin from TXCO for approximately $93 million and increase its operated working interest in these properties to 75 percent.”

“Newfield will acquire substantially all of TXCO’s remaining assets in the Maverick Basin, which include more than 350,000 gross acres (300,000 net acres), for approximately $217 million. Current net production of the assets to be acquired by Newfield is 1,500 BOEPD, of which two-thirds is oil. The acreage has multiple geologic targets, primarily in the Eagleford and Pearsall formations.”

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.