ExxonMobil Completes Sale of its U.K Upstream Central and Northern North Sea Assets

ExxonMobil has completed the sale of most of its non-operated upstream assets in the United Kingdom central and northern North Sea to Neo Energy.

LEATHERHEAD, UK – ExxonMobil has completed the sale of most of its non-operated upstream assets in the United Kingdom central and northern North Sea to Neo Energy.

The sale price of more than $1 billion has additional upside of approximately $300 million in contingent payments based on potential for increase in commodity prices.

The sale includes ownership interests in 13 fields operated mostly by Shell, including Penguins, Starling, Fram, the Gannet Cluster and Shearwater; Elgin Franklin fields operated by Total; and interests in the associated infrastructure. ExxonMobil’s share of production from these fields was 38,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day in 2020.

ExxonMobil retains its non-operated share in upstream assets in the southern North Sea, and its share in the Shell Esso gas and liquids (SEGAL) infrastructure that supplies ethane to the company’s Fife Ethylene Plant.

ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years, and continues natural gas sales, refining and chemical operations, and the marketing of fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals.


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