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Carrizo Exits DJ Basin; Sells Off Assets for $140MM

Announced Date
November 27,2017
Deal Value  $mm
Net Acres
Transaction Type
Not Disclosed
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.
Price Per BOE $
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DJ Basin

United States



DJ Basin

Production & Reserves
2,427 Boe/d

Deal Metrics
$/Daily BOE


Transaction Details: 

[Summary: Carrizo has agreed to sell its entire non-p DJ Basin property $140 million in cash to an undisclosed buyer

Property Highlights:

  • Production                : 2,427 BOEPD (69% oil)
  • Land & Leasehold      : 30,600 net acres
  • Resource Potential      : 125 MMboe
  • Locations                  : 640 Well Locations

The transaction is currently expected to close in January 2018.

This sales marks the end of the transformation for the company that saw it selling off the Marcellus, and Utica properties. ]


Original Release:

On November 20, 2017, Carrizo entered into an agreement to sell substantially all of its assets in the DJ Basin for $140 million in cash, subject to customary closing terms and conditions. Additionally, Carrizo could receive contingent payments of up to $15 million in the aggregate based on crude oil prices exceeding certain thresholds over the next three years. Net production from these assets was 2,427 Boe/d (69% oil, 84% liquids) during the third quarter of 2017. The effective date of the transaction is September 1, 2017, and the transaction is currently expected to close in January, 2018.

S.P. "Chip" Johnson, IV, Carrizo's President and CEO, commented, "With the announced sale of our DJ Basin assets, we have now executed on the non-core divestiture program that we announced to the market earlier this year. The sale of the DJ Basin assets is another step towards achieving our leverage reduction goals and positioning Carrizo to be able to deliver strong, high-return production growth within cash flow."

DJ Basin Deal Activity In Last 12 Months

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Nov-08-2017 SRC Energy Inc  Noble Energy, Inc. 568 Colorado  E&P Details
Sep-25-2017 PDC Energy, Inc.  Bayswater Exploration and Production 210 Colorado  E&P Details
Apr-03-2017 Not Disclosed  Lilis Energy Inc. 2 Colorado  E&P Details

Price History

Date Deal Headline Price$/acre
Mar-02-2017 Bill Barrett Acquires DJ Basin Property for $11 Million $11.80  Million $908
Jan-12-2017 Synergy Unloads Non-Core DJ Basin Acreage; $71MM $71.00  Million $7,100
Sep-15-2015 Synergy Resources to Buy Wattenberg Property $78.00  Million $18,140

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Announced DateBuyerSellerDeal Value($mm)LocationCategoryDetails
Dec-12-2017 EP Energy Corp  Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. 245 Texas  E&P Details
Oct-06-2017 Kalnin Ventures  Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. 84 Pennsylvania  E&P Details
Sep-05-2017 Not Disclosed  Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. 62 Ohio  E&P Details
Jun-28-2017 Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.  EXL Petroleum LP 748 Texas  E&P Details
Oct-24-2016 Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.  Sanchez Energy Corp 181 Texas  E&P Details