Parallel Petroleum to Acquire Permian Basin Reserves
Parallel Petroleums says that its subsidiary, Parallel, L. P., has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with 10 unaffiliated parties to acquire producing and undeveloped oil and gas properties having an estimated 6.4 million equivalent barrels (BOE) of proved reserves, which will be a 29% increase compared to the Company's proved reserves as of December 31, 2004. Of the 6.4 million BOE, 1.8 million BOE are proved developed producing reserves (PDP), and 4.6 million BOE are proved undeveloped reserves (PUD) providing for future infill drilling and waterflood implementation opportunities. Current gross production from 35 wells is approximately 650 BOE per day, which will be approximately 440 BOE per day, net to Parallel. Parallel will acquire, own and operate a 90.0% working interest and 67.5% net revenue interest in the properties.
The purchase price is $44.5 million. Consummation of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and purchase price adjustments. Parallel expects to finance the acquisition through its existing credit facility provided by BNP Paribas, Citibank Texas, N.A., and Western National Bank, plus an increased borrowing base associated with the properties being acquired. Several separate closings are expected to occur during the period of November 15, 2005 through January 15, 2006. The effective date will be November 1, 2005.
The properties include approximately 6,100 gross acres in Andrews and Gaines County, Texas, an area of the Permian Basin that has seen primary San Andres development in recent years. Approximately 1,300 gross acres of the total leasehold have been developed through the prior operator's drilling of the existing 35 wells. Parallel anticipates the 1,300 acres will be further developed through "Phase 1" infill drilling and waterflood implementation. Parallel expects the remaining 4,800 gross acres to be field extension and lower risk exploration acreage.
The leases are approximately one mile from the Company's Carm-Ann assets and will be integrated into the Carm-Ann base of operations. Please refer to the Company's press release dated September 27, 2005, for recent production growth information concerning the Carm-Ann properties.
The Company has hedged barrels of oil associated with this Purchase and Sale Agreement. These new hedges are shown in the table below.
Calendar Barrels of Oil Total NYMEX Collar Year per day Barrels Floor Cap ---- --------------- -------- ------ ----- 2006 300 109,500 $55.00 $82.50 2007 300 109,500 $55.00 $79.50 2008 300 109,800 $55.00 $76.50 2009 250 91,250 $55.00 $73.00 2010 250 76,000 $55.00 $71.00
Larry C. Oldham, Parallel's President and CEO, commented, "We are very pleased with this acquisition because the properties are located next to our Carm-Ann properties and have many of the same characteristics that have made our Carm-Ann development project successful. As with Carm-Ann, we anticipate that these new properties will be accretive to cash flow from operations and earnings per share."
In a final comment, Oldham stated, "This acquisition is consistent
with our ongoing objective of acquiring properties with attractive
economics associated with future development potential. Based on our
current evaluation and assumptions related to these properties, we
have identified 23 PUD locations to be drilled in the 'Phase 1' area.
The drilling program is expected to begin mid-year 2006 at an
investment of approximately $10.5 million. We also anticipate
implementation of a waterflood program in the 'Phase 1' area by
mid-year 2008. The anticipated cost associated with the waterflood is
approximately $0.5 million. With the completion of this development
plan, the 'all-in' finding and development cost, including the initial
acquisition price and the first phases of infill drilling and
waterflood development, is expected to be less than $9.00 per BOE."
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