GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION (NASDAQ:GPOR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July10, 2018, Gulfport Energy Corporation (“Gulfport”) entered into Amendment No.2 (the “Amendment”) to that certain Amended& Restated Master Services Agreement for Pressure Pumping Services, effective as of October1, 2014, as amended effective January1, 2016 (the “Existing Pressure Pumping Agreement”), with Stingray Pressure Pumping LLC (“Stingray Pressure Pumping”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: Tusk) (“Mammoth”). Under the Existing Pressure Pumping Agreement, Stingray Pressure Pumping provides hydraulic fracturing, stimulation and related completion and rework services to Gulfport with two dedicated frac spreads and related equipment (the “Pressure Pumping Services”). The initial term of the Existing Pressure Pumping Agreement was schedule to expire on September30, 2018. The Amendment extends the term of the Existing Pressure Pumping Agreement until December31, 2021, unless it is terminated earlier in accordance with its terms, and expands the service area to include both Ohio and Oklahoma. The Amendment also provides that Gulfport has the right to suspend Pressure Pumping Services for up to one crew by providing Stingray Pressure Pumping with at least 90 days prior written notice. While such services are suspended, Gulfport will have no payment or other obligation to Stingray Pressure Pumping associated with the suspended crew. Stingray Pressure Pumping will be obligated to resume any such suspended Pressure Pumping Services upon 90 days prior written notice by Gulfport to Stingray Pressure Pumping, unless such notice is waived by Stingray Pressure Pumping. Unless the parties otherwise mutually agree, Gulfport’s request for the resumption of any suspended Pressure Pumping Services shall be for a minimum of 45 days. The Amendment also provides that monthly service fees payable by Gulfport to Stingray Pressure Pumping under the Existing Pressure Pumping Agreement will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis for any resumption period.
The Amendment also provides that for the period July1, 2018 through September30, 2018 (the “Initial Suspension Period”), the Pressure Pumping Services contemplated by the Existing Pressure Pumping Agreement will be suspended and Stingray Pressure Pumping may use the dedicated frac spreads for other customers; provided, however, if during the Initial Suspension Period Stingray Pressure Pumping’s use of the dedicated frac spreads for other customers does not reach a certain level, then Gulfport will pay agreed costs to Stingray Pressure Pumping and Stingray Pressure Pumping will perform services for Gulfport with respect to such amount. In addition, if during the Initial Suspension Period Stingray Pressure Pumping is unable to utilize the dedicated frac spreads for other customers, Gulfport will pay agreed recoupment costs to Stingray Pressure Pumping. Such recoupment costs, if any, will be paid by Gulfport, and the related recoupment services will be performed by Stingray Pressure Pumping, during the period October1, 2018 to December31, 2018.
Gulfport owns approximately 22% of Mammoth’s outstanding common stock. One of Mammoth’s directors is Gulfport’s designee to that certain investor rights agreement between Mammoth and Gulfport, dated as of October12, 2016, entered into by the parties thereto in connection with Mammoth’s initial public offering.
About GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION (NASDAQ:GPOR)
Gulfport Energy Corporation (Gulfport) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on the exploration, exploitation, acquisition and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil in the United States. The Company has an oil and natural gas portfolio of proved reserves, as well as development and exploratory drilling opportunities on conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas prospects. The Company’s principal properties are located in the Utica Shale primarily in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB), and Hackberry fields. In addition, the Company has interest in producing properties in the Niobrara Formation of Northwestern Colorado and the Bakken Formation. The Company also holds an acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC (Grizzly), and interests in an entity that operates in the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand.