Vital Energy to increase Permian oil and gas production with second acquisition
(WO) – Vital Energy, Inc. announced the second acquisition of additional working interests in producing assets associated with the recent asset acquisition from Henry Energy LP, Moriah Henry Partners LLC and Henry Resources LLC (collectively "Henry") for approximately $78 million.
The purchase increases Vital Energy’s working interest in 54 producing, low-decline wells in the Permian basin by an average of 67%, increasing the company’s estimated 2024 production by approximately 1,850 boed (51% oil) and estimated 2024 Free Cash Flow by approximately $25 million.
This is the second transaction associated with the exercise of tag-along rights by owners of certain assets in the Henry acquisition. Vital Energy purchased and financed the assets on the same terms as the Henry purchase and sale agreement, which valued the company’s shares at $54.96. Vital Energy funded the transaction through the issuance of approximately 879,000 shares of its common stock and approximately 980,000 shares of its 2.0% cumulative mandatorily convertible preferred securities. The company does not anticipate any additional transactions related to the exercise of tag-along rights.
"We are pleased to have closed our second transaction to increase our working interests in high-value properties associated with the Henry acquisition," stated Jason Pigott, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Both transactions were attractively priced, accretive to Free Cash Flow per share and highly supportive of our deleveraging goals."
Vital Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Vital Energy's business strategy is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Permian basin of West Texas.
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