Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG) (the “Company” or “NOG”) today announced that it has entered into an acquisition agreement in the Williston Basin and provided additional updates on operations and guidance.
NOG has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire non-operated interests in the Williston Basin for an initial purchase price of $170 million in cash, subject to typical closing adjustments. The Seller may earn an additional $5 million in contingent payments in 2023 if WTI oil prices exceed $92.50 on December 30, 2022. NOG expects to fund the acquisition with cash on hand, operating free cash flow and borrowings under NOG’s revolving credit facility.
At closing, production on the assets is expected to be greater than 2,300 Boe per day (2-stream, ~85% oil) and NOG expects average production of approximately 2,500 Boe per day over the next twelve months post-closing (2-stream, ~83% oil). NOG expects approximately $15 million of capital expenditures to be incurred post-closing in 2022. These high-quality properties have operating costs lower than NOG’s corporate average on its Williston Basin properties.
The acquired assets are primarily located in Dunn, McKenzie and Williams Counties, ND and include approximately 3,500 acres, 9.2 net producing wells, 2.6 net wells-in-process and 14.9 net engineered economic undeveloped locations. NOG expects 0.8 net wells to be turned-in-line in 2022 post-closing. The assets are operated primarily by Marathon Oil, Continental Resources and ConocoPhillips, and NOG owns existing interests in approximately 50% of the acquired property value.
The effective date for the transaction is April 1, 2022, and NOG expects to close the transaction in August 2022. The obligations of the parties to complete the transactions contemplated by the purchase agreement are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.
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