Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1994 (Revised November 1994)

MW Petroleum Corporation (A)

by Timothy A. Luehrman, Peter Tufano and Barbara Wall


Amoco Corp. is negotiating to sell a wholly-owned subsidiary, MW Petroleum, to Apache Corp. MW owns large reserves of oil and gas comprising many properties at different stages of engineering, development, and production. The proposed acquisition is a large one for Apache and poses several important financing and valuation problems. This case focuses primarily on valuation.

Keywords: Acquisition; Business Subsidiaries; Mining; Cash Flow; Stock Options; Financing and Loans; Price; Negotiation; Production; Valuation; Mining Industry;


Luehrman, Timothy A., Peter Tufano, and Barbara Wall. "MW Petroleum Corporation (A)." Harvard Business School Case 295-029, November 1994. (Revised November 1994.)