O’Melveny Advises Matador Resources Company in Acquisition of Summit Midstream Partners’ Lane Gathering and Processing SystemJune 22, 2022
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DALLAS—June 22, 2022—O’Melveny advised publicly-traded Matador Resources Company, an independent energy company (NYSE: MTDR), in its agreement for one of its wholly owned subsidiaries to acquire Summit Midstream Permian, LLC, which owns the Lane Gathering and Processing System of publicly-traded Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP), for US$75 million.
The all-cash transaction was announced on June 9 and is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022.
Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production, and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States. The company also provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural gas, oil, and produced water gathering services and produced water disposal services to third parties.
The O’Melveny team advising Matador was led by partner Jason Schumacher, partner and Dallas Office Head Chrissy Metcalf, and associates Kelsey French and Luke Ohnmeis, with support from partner Will Becker, senior counsel Hugh Hilliard, counsel Kathryn Turner and Brian Kenyon, and associate Eleanor Gilbert.
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Matador issued the following announcement:
Matador Resources Announces Strategic Acquisition of Midstream Assets in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador” or the “Company”) today announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into a definitive agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit Midstream Partners, LP (“Summit”) to acquire Summit’s Lane Gathering and Processing System (the “Lane G&P System”) in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico for $75 million, subject to customary transaction adjustments. In connection with the transaction, the Company will assume certain takeaway capacity on the Double E Pipeline, a FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline operated by Summit. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. A map of the Lane G&P System is included as Annex A to this press release.
Joseph Wm. Foran, Matador’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited to announce this strategic acquisition of the Lane G&P System, which includes a 60 million cubic feet per day cryogenic natural gas processing plant, three compressor stations and approximately 45 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines. This acquisition is a further extension of our strategy to control our midstream operations and to use our midstream assets to further enhance and assist our operations. To accomplish this, we expect to expand the Lane G&P System to support our environmental, safety, exploration and production efforts in northern Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico. We are also pleased to acquire additional takeaway capacity from the Delaware Basin to ensure our and our third-party customers’ natural gas is transported to market. We thank both the Summit and Matador teams for their diligence in negotiating this transaction and look forward to closing later this month.”
About Matador Resources Company
Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. Its current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Matador also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana. Additionally, Matador conducts midstream operations in support of its exploration, development and production operations and provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural gas, oil and produced water gathering services and produced water disposal services to third parties.
For more information, visit Matador Resources Company at www.matadorresources.com.
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