Enron Mail

To:kenneth.lay@enron.com, jeff.skilling@enron.com, joseph.sutton@enron.com,cliff.baxter@enron.com
Subject:EGEP Sale Announcement
Date:Fri, 13 Oct 2000 08:26:00 -0700 (PDT)

Ken, Jeff , Joe & Cliff,

This is a copy a note I sent to PR(Steve Kean & John Ambler), IR(Mark Koenig)
and Enron India(Sanjay Bhatnagar & Jimmy Mogal) regarding our internal
announcement to EGEP/EOGIL employees in Houston and India on October 13,

On Friday (last night Houston time) we announced to employees Enron's
decision to sell Enron Oil & Gas India Ltd. (EOGIL), our subsidiary that owns
a 30% interest in the Panna, Mukta and Tapti concession areas. We now have
bankers involved and a data room is being prepared in Houston which made it
extremely difficult to keep the deal quiet any longer. There were numerous
rumors circulating through the office, but the reality of the announcement
was still a shock to most of the employees in India and Houston. Basically we
said the following:
1) Selling assets or companies is a routine part of Enron's strategy to
redeploy capital in the higher return opportunities. The company has
exposure to a number of tremendous opportunities today that were not
envisioned even twelve months ago. In line with this strategy, we are
placing EOGIL in the market.
2) Depending on the success of finding an acceptable buyer for EOGIL, we
will be reviewing the balance of our portfolio for transfer to other Enron
entities or for sale as separate packages. We anticipate closing the EOGIL
transaction and rationalizing the remaining portfolio by March 31, 2001.
3) Pending the success outlined in item #2, we will eliminate Enron Global
E&P as an Enron business unit on March 31, 2001.
4) We announced some interim staff changes to facilitate the process.
a) Jeff Sherrick would re-focus his time largely on the sale process
b) Mike Stewart will be responsible for all India activity except the sale
c) Steve Harper will be responsible for EGEP's sale activity and
coordination with our bankers and Corporate Development
5) Commented on the potential impact to employees in general terms. We told
them it was pre-mature to outline all of the possibilities until we signed a
PSA with a buyer. However, in general, there is a good likelihood that many
people will either have opportunities for future employment with the buyers
or through redeployment within Enron. Those people that do not remain with
the assets or are not redeployed in Enron will be involuntarily terminated
March 31, 2001 unless they are needed to close a transaction or to provide
transition services to a buyer.

I would like to keep this as low-keyed as possible. Last year when we were
for sale there were not a lot of comments, but you never know. If anyone in
the media picks up on this I would expect it to happen early next week. Mike
Stewart is currently in India in the Mumbai office (01191228395841) and can
be reached at the Mariott after-hours(01191228577878). He is fully briefed
on our position regarding the activities within EGEP and EOGIL. Mike will be
traveling offshore and to Baroda over the weekend and on Monday. I will be
available all weekend and next week at the following numbers; (work)
713-853-5934, (home) 281-320-2198, (cell) 713-569-4713. I would suggest
talking with Mike or I before making any comments to the media if possible.

This afternoon I notified our partners and the Gov't of India of our
intention to market our assets. I will be making a trip to India soon to
visit with the appropriate people in these organizations within the next two
weeks. While I wouldn't expect this to happen, please refer any inquiries
from our partners (ONGC and Reliance) or the GOI to Mike or me. As you might
expect, we want to be careful and consistent in our message to these

I will keep you informed regarding any changes to the above. If you have any
questions, contact me at the above numbers.