W&T Offshore Completes Acquisition of Shallow Water GoM Oil Fields

February 2, 2022

Illustration - Credit: Scott Bufkin/AdobeStock
Illustration - Credit: Scott Bufkin/AdobeStock

W&T Offshore has completed the acquisition of shallow-water U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields from ANKOR E&P Holdings Corporation and KOA Energy LP, ahead of schedule.

The oil firm has bought oil and gas producing properties in Federal shallow waters in the central region of the Gulf of Mexico at Ship Shoal 230, South Marsh Island 27/Vermilion 191, and South Marsh Island 73 fields.

"After normal and customary post-effective date adjustments to reflect an effective date of July 1, 2021, cash consideration of approximately $30.2 million was paid to the sellers using cash on hand," W&T Offshore said. The proposed sale and purchase deal was first announced on January 10, when it was was said that the deal would include 53 producing wells and 16 structures.

W&T Offshore said the purchase added internally-estimated proved reserves of 5.5 million barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) (69% oil) and proved and probable, or 2P, reserves of 7.6 million Boe (75% oil) as of July 1, 2021, assuming strip pricing as of December 7, 2021; Estimated production of approximately 3.4 MBoe per day (74% oil); and adds over 50 gross producing wells (average working interest of 80%) across three shallow-water fields.

Tracy W. Krohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am pleased we were able to close this transaction ahead of schedule. As I noted when we announced the acquisition at the beginning of the year, the assets are very complementary to our existing asset base. 

"They provide a solid base of proved reserves with strong free cash flow and upside potential, without significant amounts of capital costs. Now that we’ve closed the transaction, we’ll begin working on realizing the synergies we’ve identified and maximized the value of these assets. We will continue to seek other accretive transactions that can further enhance shareholder value.”



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