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W&T OFFSHORE INC filed this Form 10-Q on 05/04/2017
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Exchange Transaction

On September 7, 2016, we consummated a transaction whereby we exchanged approximately $710.2 million in aggregate principal amount, or 79%, of our 8.500% Senior Notes, due June 15, 2019 (the “Unsecured Senior Notes”)for: (i) $159.8 million in aggregate principal amount of 9.00%/10.75% Senior Second Lien PIK Toggle Notes, due May 15, 2020, (the “Second Lien PIK Toggle Notes”); (ii) $142.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.50%/10.00% Senior Third Lien PIK Toggle Notes, due June 15, 2021, (the “Third Lien PIK Toggle Notes”); and (iii) 60.4 million shares of our common stock (collectively, the “Debt Exchange”).  At the same time on closing on the Debt Exchange, we closed on a $75.0 million, 11.00% 1.5 Lien Term Loan, due November 15, 2019, (the “1.5 Lien Term Loan”) with the largest holder of our Unsecured Senior Notes (collectively with the Debt Exchange, the “Exchange Transaction”).  We accounted for the Exchange Transaction as a Troubled Debt Restructuring pursuant to the guidance under Accounting Standard Codification 470-60, Troubled Debt Restructuring (“ASC 470-60”).  Under ASC 470-60, the carrying value of the newly issued Second Lien PIK Toggle Notes, Third Lien PIK Toggle Notes and 1.5 Lien Term Loan (the “New Debt”) is measured using all future undiscounted payments (principal and interest); therefore, no interest expense was recorded for the New Debt in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2017.  Additionally, no interest expense related to the New Debt will be recorded in future periods as payments of interest on the New Debt will be recorded as a reduction in the carrying amount; thus, our reported interest expense will be significantly less than the contractual interest payments through the terms of the New Debt.    

The funds received from the 1.5 Lien Term Loan were used to pay transaction costs related to the Exchange Transaction and to pay down borrowings on the revolving bank credit facility.  The balance of the borrowings on the revolving bank credit facility was paid down from available cash.

The primary terms of our long-term debt following the Exchange Transaction are described below.    

Credit Agreement

The Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (as amended, the “Credit Agreement”), provides a revolving bank credit facility.  The primary items of the Credit Agreement are as follows, with certain terms defined under the Credit Agreement:


The borrowing base is $150.0 million.


Letters of credit may be issued in amounts up to $150.0 million, provided availability under the revolving bank credit facility exists.      


The First Lien Leverage Ratio limits are 2.50 to 1.00 through June 30, 2017, and 2.00 to 1.00 thereafter.


The Current Ratio must be greater than 1.00 to 1.00.


We are required to have deposit accounts only with banks under the Credit Agreement with certain exceptions.


We may not have unrestricted cash balances above $35 million if outstanding balances on the revolving bank credit agreement (including letters of credit) are greater than $5 million.


Borrowings primarily are executed as Eurodollar Loans, and the applicable margins range from 3.00% to 4.00%.


The commitment fee is 50 basis points for all levels of utilization.


The Credit Agreement terminates on November 8, 2018.

Availability under our revolving bank credit facility is subject to a semi-annual redetermination of our borrowing base that occurs in the spring and fall of each year and is calculated by our lenders based on their evaluation of our proved reserves and their own internal criteria.  The 2017 spring redetermination reaffirmed the borrowing base amount.  Any redetermination by our lenders to change our borrowing base will result in a similar change in the availability under our revolving bank credit facility.  The revolving bank credit facility is secured and is collateralized by a first priority lien on substantially all of our oil and natural gas properties.