New Source Energy Partners L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (NSLP) (the “Partnership” or “New Source”), today announced that its subsidiary, MidCentral Energy Partners L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“MCLP”), has sold all of the outstanding membership interests in Erick Flowback Services LLC, an Oklahoma limited liability company (“EFS”), and all of the outstanding membership interests in Rod’s Production Services, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (“RPS”), to Erick’s Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Erick’s Holdings”). The transaction closed on December 16, 2015. EFS and RPS specialize in providing services to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies that increase the safety and efficiencies in pressure-related processes during the completion phase of a well, with a specific focus on well testing and flowback services. EFS and RPS operate primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
The total purchase price for the transaction was approximately $44.9 million, consisting of cash consideration of $5.0 million, a promissory note from Erick’s Holdings in favor of MCLP in the amount of $8.0 million, and the assumption and elimination of $31.9 million of certain liabilities of MCLP and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
“Today, the Partnership announced the sale of EFS and RPS back to their founders,” said Kristian Kos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Structuring the transaction in this manner allows the Partnership to realize excess value through the elimination of significant liabilities. Applying the cash proceeds to other debt outstanding at the OFS level significantly de-levers the MCLP balance sheet, which we believe is necessary in the current commodity price environment. We view this transaction as a necessary positive step toward restructuring the Partnership, as we navigate difficult times.”
About New Source Energy Partners L.P.
New Source Energy Partners L.P. is an independent energy partnership engaged in the production of its onshore oil and natural gas properties that extends across conventional resource reservoirs in east-central Oklahoma and in oilfield services that specialize in increasing efficiencies and safety in drilling and completion processes. For more information on the Partnership, please visit www.newsource.com.