Sanchez Production Partners (SPP) has engaged Lantana Energy Advisors to assist with the possible divestiture of SPP’s assets and operations in Oklahoma and Kansas.
The assets considered for sale encompass the partnership’s operations and interests in the Cherokee Basin in Oklahoma and Kansas, the Woodford Shale in the Arkoma Basin in Oklahoma, and the Central Kansas Uplift in Kansas, which covers approximately 207,000 developed and 15,000 undeveloped acres with exclusive rights to lease and develop almost 500,000 additional acres in Osage County, Okla.
The assets include the partnership’s interests in 2,337 producing wells, 76% of which are operated. The wells have a net working interest of approximately 85% and provided average net production of 3,449 million barrels of oil equivalent (MBOE) per day in December 2014, of which approximately 24% was oil and liquids production. Based on forward prices as of Dec. 31, 2014, the assets show proved reserves of 14,879 MBOE, of which approximately 77% are developed, and probable reserves of 15,751 MBOE.
“As we develop plans for the future of SPP, we look to refocus our efforts on opportunities that are more closely aligned with Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation’s operational platform,” Charles Ward, chief financial officer, SPP, said in a statement. “With other sales announced and underway in and around the areas where we operate our legacy assets, we see a unique opportunity to participate in a process that ultimately leads to basin consolidation.”