Suncor Energy to Acquire Totalenergies' Canadian Operations for $1.468 Billion

Source Press Release
Company Suncor Energy Inc.TotalEnergies SE 
Tags Asset Deals, Deals, Upstream Activities
Date October 04, 2023
  • Includes a 31.23% working interest in the Fort Hills project, with Suncor now owning 100%
  • Adds 61,000 barrels per day of bitumen production capacity, 675 million barrels of 2P reserves
  • Secures additional long-term bitumen supply to fill Suncor's Base Plant upgraders

Suncor Energy (TSX: SU) (NYSE: SU) announced today that it has agreed to purchase TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd., which holds a 31.23% working interest in the Fort Hills oil sands mining project (Fort Hills) for $1.468 billion. The acquisition adds 61,000 barrels per day of net bitumen production capacity and 675 million barrels of proved and probable reserves to Suncor's existing oil sands portfolio. Regulatory approvals have been received and, subject to closing, the transaction will have an effective date of April 1, 2023.

"The transaction secures additional long-term bitumen supply to fill our Base Plant upgraders at a competitive supply cost, addressing a key uncertainty for the company and adding long-term shareholder value," said Rich Kruger, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With 100% ownership of Fort Hills we will pursue opportunities to create additional value through regional synergies and basin-wide management of our unparalleled, integrated oil sands asset base. This transaction is aligned with our strategy to wholly own and operate long-life strategic assets."

Specifically, upon closing of the transaction, Suncor will own 100% of Fort Hills, which along with its 100% ownership of Firebag and MacKay River in-situ assets, provides the company with additional long-life, physically-integrated bitumen supply to maximize the utilization of its wholly-owned Base Plant upgraders post the end of the Base Mine life.

The additional interest acquired in this asset will be subject to the company's objective of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions from operations by 2050.

Suncor engaged J.P. Morgan Securities Canada to act as its exclusive financial advisor and Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP as its legal advisors on the transaction.

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