Oasis Petroleum completes restructuring and emerges from Chapter 11

Oasis Petroleum completes restructuring and emerges from Chapter 11

Oasis Petroleum Inc. announced that it has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11. Oasis Petroleum has successfully restructured its balance sheet and reduced its prepetition debt by $1.8 billion and resolved the Mirada litigation, pursuant to its restructuring support agreement and “pre-packaged” restructuring plan (the “Plan”) confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court on November 10, 2020. Oasis Petroleum’s new common stock is expected to commence trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OAS at market open on November 20, 2020.


Chairman of the Board, Douglas E. Brooks said, “On behalf of the new board of directors, I would like to acknowledge our appreciation to our employees for their diligent work during this process.  Oasis is now uniquely positioned with a best-in-class balance sheet, a quality and sustainable long-lived asset base, and a rigorous new capital discipline that should translate into long-term value creation for our shareholders.  This new direction for Oasis will be executed within a strong ESG culture to provide value for all stakeholders. The offices of the CEO and Non-Executive Chairman have been separated to reflect the broader strategic issues including, but not limited to, balancing cash returns and growth initiatives while maintaining operational excellence and sound environmental stewardship.”

Restructuring Highlights


Oasis’ new capital structure includes a new $575 million reserve-based revolving credit facility (“New RBL Facility”) maturing in May 2024. Oasis’ unsecured claims, including holders of Oasis’ senior unsecured notes, received their proportionate distribution of 100% of Oasis’ newly issued common stock (subject to dilution).


New RBL Facility

  • $575 million borrowing base
  • $340 million drawn at emergence
  • First borrowing base redetermination scheduled for April 1, 2021
  • Matures May 2024
  • LIBOR + 300-400 bps rate with 100 bps floor

New Common Equity and Warrants

  • Equity allocated to unsecured note holders: Approximately 20 million shares of common stock outstanding
  • Shares authorized at emergence: 60 million shares
  • Shares reserved for Long Term Incentive Plan, which constitutes the Management Incentive Plan: approximately 2.4 million shares
  • Warrants to current Oasis Petroleum shareholders: Approximately 1.6 million warrants exercisable for one share of common stock at an initial exercise price of $94.57, expiring on November 19, 2024.

New Board of Directors

Oasis Petroleum has appointed a new Board of Directors effective today composed of experienced industry professionals with a clear understanding of the expectations and objectives of shareholders.  Douglas E. Brooks has been named Chairman of the Board.  The new Board of Directors consists of seven members (six of whom are independent) including: Douglas E. Brooks (Chairman), Thomas B. Nusz (CEO), Samantha Holroyd, John Jacobi, N. John Lancaster, Jr., Robert McNally and Cynthia L. Walker.  

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