Friday, January 3, 2020

Gulfport Energy Begins to Sell Off Some Utica Shale Assets

From a Gulfport Energy press release:
Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) (“Gulfport” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company has entered into agreements to divest certain non-core assets and provided an update on the continuation of discounted debt repurchases.

Non-Core Asset Divestitures 
Gulfport recently entered into a definitive agreement to divest its water infrastructure assets across its SCOOP position to a third-party water service provider. Gulfport expects to receive $50 million in cash upon closing and has an opportunity to earn potential additional incentive payments in excess of $50 million over the next 15 years, subject to Gulfport’s ability to meet certain thresholds which will be driven by, among other things, the Company’s future development program and future water production levels. The agreement contains no minimum volume commitments. The Company anticipates closing the transaction during January 2020. Scotiabank served as financial advisor to Gulfport on the divestiture of its water infrastructure assets. 
Separately, Gulfport also recently entered into an agreement to divest certain non-operated interests in the Utica Shale for approximately $29.0 million in cash. The Company anticipates closing the transaction prior to year-end 2019.

In addition, the previously announced sale of certain overriding royalty interests associated with assets Gulfport held in the Bakken closed on December 11, 2019 and, net of purchase price adjustments, Gulfport received approximately $7 million of total proceeds.
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