Triangle Petroleum Provides Outcome Of Borrowing Base Redetermination And Interim Production Update
Nov 9, 2015
DENVER, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Triangle Petroleum Corporation ("Triangle" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: TPLM) today announced that Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation's ("TUSA's") lenders recently completed their October 2015 semi-annual redetermination and the borrowing base under its senior credit facility was reaffirmed at $350.0 million. No terms of the credit facility were amended during this process.
Following this redetermination, Triangle had approximately $293 million of total liquidity (+2% QoQ) at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 (three month period ended October 31, 2015; "Q3 FY 2016"). This included approximately $36 million of cash on hand and $161 million and $96 million of respective available borrowing capacity on the TUSA and RockPile Energy Services ("RockPile") senior credit facilities.
Since July 31, 2015, TUSA and RockPile have reduced debt by $26 million, or ~4%, largely as a direct result of the decision to defer drilling activities until next fiscal year. The debt reduction includes the repurchase and retirement of $10 million of face value of TUSA 6.75% Senior Notes for $5.8 million and a net reduction in the outstanding revolver balance of the combined TUSA and RockPile credit facilities of $16 million. There are currently $416 million of TUSA Senior Notes outstanding.
We expect that TUSA and RockPile will continue to remain in full compliance with all financial covenants of their respective senior credit facilities when final Q3 FY 2016 results are reported. As a reminder, each of the credit facilities is non-recourse to Triangle and there are no cross default provisions between Triangle and either subsidiary or between the two subsidiaries.
Preliminary production for Q3 FY 2016 averaged approximately 13,590 Boepd, which brings average production volumes fiscal year to date through October to just over 13,600 Boepd. Triangle plans to complete 2-6 gross wells in the fourth quarter of FY 2016, which should support full year production in the range of 13,200-13,600 Boepd.
Triangle (NYSE MKT: TPLM) is an independent energy company with a strategic focus on developing the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. For more information, visit Triangle's website at www.trianglepetroleum.com.
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Triangle Petroleum Corporation
Joe Magner, Vice President, Capital Markets
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