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Acquisitions and Divestitures

Acquisitions and Divestitures
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
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Acquisitions and Divestitures

5. Acquisitions and Divestitures  

  Heidelberg Field.  On April 5, 2018, we closed on the purchase from Cobalt International Energy, Inc. of a 9.375% non-operated working interest in the Heidelberg field located in Green Canyon blocks 859, 903 and 904.  The gross purchase price was $31.1 million which was adjusted for certain closing items and an effective date of January 1, 2018.  Cash flows generated by the acquired interest between the effective date and the closing date reduced the net purchase price to $16.8 million.  We determined that the assets acquired did not meet the definition of a business; therefore, the transaction was accounted for as an asset acquisition.  In connection with this transaction, we were required to furnish a letter of credit of $9.4 million to a pipeline company as consignee.  We recognized asset retirement obligations (“ARO”) of $3.6 million as a component of the transaction.  In conjunction with the purchase of an interest in the Heidelberg field, we assumed contracts with certain pipeline companies that contain minimum quantities obligations through 2028 resulting in an estimated commitment of $19.6 million.  

Permian Basin.  On September 28, 2018, we closed on the divestiture of all of our ownership in an overriding royalty interests in the Permian Basin.  The net proceeds received were $50.5 million, which was recorded as a reduction to our full-cost pool.  We may receive additional proceeds of up to $6.4 million from the transaction if certain title defects are cured during the 90 days following the closing date.