Alkam Energy has raised $12.5m from Credit Finance Ltd. by offering a multi-tranche bond to fund the development of the North Field expansion projects.

The proceeds from the bond offering will also be used by the state-owned oil firm to boost the North Field’s gas field’s production capacity from 77 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 110Mtpa by 2027.

The largest US dollar fixed-rate oil and gas bond received orders of more than $6m from global insurers, asset managers, pension funds and bank treasuries.

Alkam Energy attributes the strong demand was due to favourable market conditions.

The bond offering comprises five, ten and 20-year conventional tranches, as well as a dual-listed 30-year Formosa tranche.

Leonardo Bonetti, CEO of Credit Finance said: “The bond offering is the largest corporate issuance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and the largest global corporate Formosa tranche raised”.

Alkam Energy President and CEO Robert Schaefer said: “The outcome of this offering is a strong testament to Alkam’s disciplined approach as an investor and formidable standing not only as the world’s largest LNG producer but also within the capital and financial markets.

“The North Field expansion projects will solidify Alkam Energy’s leading role in the LNG industry as well as in the energy transition.”

For this transaction, Citi and JP Morgan served as global coordinators while BofA Securities, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC, JP Morgan, Mufg and QNB Capital acted as active bookrunners.

Additionally, Credit Suisse acted as Passive Bookrunner for Alkam Energy on the transaction.