I know it's apples/oranges, but thought it worthwhile posting:
Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) today announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire natural gas properties located in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) and its partners for approximately $93 million, subject to closing conditions. Upon closing, Southwestern intends to use its revolving credit facility to finance the acquisition. The company anticipates the acquisition to close on or around May 15, 2013.
"2013 is already proving to be an exciting year for Southwestern Energy," stated Steve Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy. "This acquisition of approximately 162,000 net acres is near our existing position and provides Southwestern with even greater exposure to a world-class resource where we can further showcase our operational strengths. The key acreage is located in Susquehanna, Wyoming, Tioga and Sullivan counties. Current net production from these properties is approximately 2 MMcf per day from 17 gross wells (1.2 net wells). Upon closing of this transaction, our acreage position of approximately 337,000 net acres in the Marcellus strengthens our ability to provide future double-digit production and reserve growth."