Woodside in $2.5b raising for LNG growth

Original article by Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 : 15-Feb-18

Woodside Petroleum has advised that its profit for 2017 rose by 18 per cent to $US1.024bn. Meanwhile, the group will have a 75 per cent stake in the Scarborough gas field after striking a deal to acquire ExxonMobil’s 50 per cent interest in the undeveloped asset for $US744m. Woodside will finance the acquisition via a $A2.5bn capital raising. BHP Billiton holds the remaining 25 per cent stake in Scarborough, and it could potentially exercise its pre-emptive right to buy ExxonMobil’s stake.

CORPORATES
WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, ALLAN GRAY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WATERMARK FUNDS MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC, BERNSTEIN INVESTMENT RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT, WOOD MACKENZIE, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, MORGAN STANLEY AUSTRALIA LIMITED

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