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Long Run Exploration buys Cardium assets for $225M

Deal will add approximately 7,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.


CALGARY — Long Run Exploration Ltd. has an agreement to acquire strategic liquids-rich natural gas assets focused on the Cardium in the Deep Basin area of Alberta for $225 million.

Long Run said the deal with a company it identified only as an Alberta-based intermediate oil and gas producer, will add approximately 7,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day – 25% oil and NGLs – of concentrated, long-life liquids-rich natural gas production.

It will also and provide an additional core area that will expand its drilling inventory to support future growth, the company said in a release.

The consideration includes Long Run’s disposition of approximately 400 BOE/d of heavy oil at Lloydminster to the unnamed vendor.

Long run the purchase will be partially funded with a concurrent $120-million bought deal equity financing of subscription receipts, with the balance from the company’s credit facilities. Long Run anticipates the credit facilities increasing $100 million to approximately $575 million on closing of the acquisition, expected about May 30.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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