WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

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On March 28, 2018, WPX Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) completed the sale of certain of its oil and gas assets in the State of New Mexico (the “Assets”), under its previously disclosed Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Enduring Resources IV, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Buyer”), for proceeds of $700 million, before closing adjustments. The material terms of the Agreement and a description of the Assets were disclosed in Item 1.01 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 5, 2018, and a copy of the Agreement was filed as Exhibit 2.1 thereto, and all of the foregoing are incorporated herein by reference. The transactions contemplated by the Agreement are referred to herein as the “Transaction.” The closing of the Transaction completes the Company’s exit from operations in the San Juan Basin, though the Company has left in place a performance guarantee with respect to certain midstream obligations related to the Assets that were assumed by the Buyer. The Company believes that any future performance under its guarantee obligation is highly unlikely, given the strength of the Buyer’s credit position, the indemnity arrangements between the Company and the Buyer, and the declining size of the midstream obligations subject to the guarantee over time. As a result, the Company believes that the guaranteed midstream obligations will not be material to its financial condition or cash flows in future periods.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this Report that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this Report are made as of the date of this Report, even if subsequently made available by WPX Energy on its website or otherwise. WPX Energy does not undertake and expressly disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are urged to consider carefully the disclosure in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available from us at WPX Energy, Attn: Investor Relations, P.O.Box 21810, Tulsa, Okla., 74102, or from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

(b) Pro Forma Financial Information

Information required by this Item 9.01(b) was previously filed by the Company in Note 17 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on February 22, 2018, and is incorporated by reference herein.

About WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)

WPX Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploitation and development of long-life unconventional properties. It is engaged in the domestic development, production and gas management activities of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) segment. It is focused on exploiting and developing its oil positions in the Williston Basin in North Dakota, and the Permian and San Juan Basins in the southwestern United States. It operates approximately 700 wells in the Permian Basin and also owns interests in over 960 wells operated by others. It holds over 94,000 net acres in the Permian Basin, and specifically in the Delaware Basin sub-area, with operations located in Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in New Mexico and Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Ward and Winkler Counties in Texas. It holds over 84,740 net acres in the Williston Basin. It holds approximately 130,000 net acres in the gas window of the San Juan basin.

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