Carbon Natural Gas Company Announces Acquisition of Natural Gas Producing Properties and Midstream Assets


Natural Gas & LNG - Oct 2, 2017

On September 29, 2017, Carbon Natural Gas Company (“Carbon” or the “Company”), through its affiliate Carbon Appalachian Company, LLC (“Carbon Appalachian”), completed the acquisition of natural gas producing properties, natural gas gathering pipelines and related facilities located predominantly in the state of West Virginia for approximately $41,300,000, subject to normal and customary pre and post-closing adjustments.

Current daily net production from the acquired assets is approximately 37,400 net daily mcfe of gas. The production is 99% gas. As of June 30, 2017, the Company estimates that the properties have 275 bcfe of Proved Developed Producing Reserves as determined by the Company’s qualified reserves evaluator using SEC pricing. The acquisition includes approximately 3,100 miles of natural gas pipelines and related compression facilities and approximately 780,000 net acres of leases, of which approximately 84% are held by production.


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The acquired assets will be integrated into Carbon’s existing Southern Appalachian Basin operations and midstream infrastructure. Carbon and its affiliates now have approximately 65,000 mcfe of net daily production from 7,900 wells, estimated proved developed producing reserves of 436 bcfe, approximately 4,700 miles of natural gas pipelines and 1,700,000 net acres of land, of which approximately 80% are held by production.

Effective with the closing of the transaction, Carbon increased its current ownership in Carbon Appalachian to 19.37%. Carbon has the ability to earn additional ownership interests of Carbon Appalachian after a return threshold is met. Carbon is the Manager of Carbon Appalachian, and is reimbursed by Carbon Appalachian for general and administrative expenses associated with the management of the assets.

Carbon Appalachian was formed in December 2016 by Carbon and two institutional investors to acquire oil and gas producing properties in Southern Appalachia and has an initial equity commitment of $100,000,000. The referenced acquisition is the third acquisition made during 2017 by Carbon Appalachian. Carbon will utilize the committed funds and its expertise in Southern Appalachia to pursue additional acquisitions in the region.

A description of the financing and acquisition transactions is available on the Company’s Current Report filed October 2, 2017 on Form 8-K.

Source : Carbon Natural Gas Company

Published on Global Energy World: Oct 2, 2017

 
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