SEC Filings

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


Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Forward-Looking Statements

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the notes to those financial statements included in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.  The following discussion contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“the “Exchange Act”). These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  If the risks or uncertainties materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, our results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.  All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, such as those statements that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future.  These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances.  Known material risks that may affect our financial condition and results of operations are discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors, and market risks are discussed in Item 7A, Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and may be discussed or updated from time to time in subsequent reports filed with the SEC.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  We assume no obligation, nor do we intend to update these forward-looking statements.  Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to “W&T,” “we,” “us,” “our” and the “Company” refer to W&T Offshore, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries and references to “Parent Company” are solely to W&T Offshore, Inc.


We are an independent oil and natural gas producer, active in the exploration, development and acquisitions of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.  We have grown through acquisitions, exploration and development and currently hold working interests in approximately 52 offshore fields in federal and state waters (50 producing and two fields capable of producing).  We currently have under lease approximately 750,000 gross acres, with approximately 490,000 gross acres on the shelf and approximately 260,000 gross acres in the deepwater.  A majority of our daily production is derived from wells we operate.  Our interest in fields, leases, structures and equipment are primarily owned by the parent company, W&T Offshore, Inc. and our wholly-owned subsidiary, W & T Energy VI, LLC.  

Our financial condition, cash flow and results of operations are significantly affected by the volume of our oil, NGLs and natural gas production and the prices that we receive for such production.  Our production volumes for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were comprised of 47.0% oil and condensate, 9.7% NGLs and 43.3% natural gas, determined using the energy equivalency ratio of six thousand cubic feet (“Mcf”) of natural gas to one barrel (“Bbl”) of crude oil, condensate or NGLs.  The conversion ratio does not assume price equivalency, and the price per one barrel oil equivalent (“Boe”) for oil, NGLs and natural gas has differed significantly from time to time.  For the three months ended March 31, 2017, revenues from the sale of oil and NGLs made up 75.3% of our total revenues compared to 72.0% for the same period in 2016.  For the three months ended March 31, 2017, our combined total production was 2.5% lower than the same period in 2016, with oil having the largest decline.  For the three months ended March 31, 2017, our total revenues were 60.1% higher than the same period in 2016 due primarily to significantly higher realized prices for all three of our commodities - oil, NGLs and natural gas.  See Results of Operations – Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 Compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 in this Item for additional information on our revenues and production.

On September 7, 2016, we consummated a transaction whereby we exchanged approximately $710.2 million in aggregate principal amount, or 79%, of our Unsecured Senior Notes due 2019 for new secured notes and common stock.  At the same time, we closed on a new $75.0 million, 1.5 Lien Term Loan and in conjunction, two amendments were made effective under our Credit Agreement.  See Financial Statements - Note 2 – Long-Term Debt under Part I, Item 1 of this Form 10-Q and Liquidity and Capital Resources in this Item for additional information.