Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Acquisitions and Divestitures

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Acquisitions and Divestitures
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Acquisitions and Divestitures [Abstract]  
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Divestitures 
South Texas Properties
In October 2015, we sold certain non-core Eagle Ford properties for $12.5 million net of transaction costs and customary closing adjustments. We recognized a loss of $9.5 million on this transaction.
Mid-Continent Properties
In October 2015, we sold certain properties in Oklahoma that were outside of our core Granite Wash operating region for approximately $0.1 million which represented their approximate carrying values.
East Texas Properties
In August 2015, we sold our Cotton Valley and Haynesville Shale assets in East Texas and received cash proceeds of approximately $73 million, net of transaction costs and customary closing adjustments. The effective date of the sale was May 1, 2015 and we recognized a gain of approximately $43 million. The carrying value of the net assets disposed in this transaction was $29.5 million, including oil and gas properties and other assets of $33.3 million, net of related AROs of $3.8 million. The net pre-tax operating income (loss), excluding the gain on sale and impairment charges, attributable to the East Texas assets was $1.3 million and $(27.5) million for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The net proceeds from this transaction were used to pay down a portion of our outstanding borrowings under the RBL.
Oil Gathering System Construction Rights
In July 2014, we sold the rights to construct a crude oil gathering and intermediate transportation system in South Texas to Republic Midstream, LLC (“Republic Midstream”) for proceeds of $147.1 million, net of transaction costs. Concurrent with the sale, we entered into long-term agreements with Republic Midstream to provide us gathering and intermediate transportation services for a substantial portion of our South Texas crude oil and condensate production. We realized a gain of $147.1 million, of which $63.0 million was recognized upon the closing of the transaction and the remaining $84.1 million was deferred. In September 2015, the gathering agreement with Republic was amended to reduce the number of wells initially required to be connected to the pipeline system, provide for alternative transportation in areas that would not be served by the pipeline and also reduce the gathering fees. As a result of this amendment, we recognized $8.4 million of the deferred gain in September 2015. We recognized $1.7 million of the deferred gain in the Predecessor period of 2016 prior to emergence. Prior to the Effective Date, the Bankruptcy Court approved a settlement and we entered into certain amendments to the agreements with Republic (see Note 16). These actions did not impact the amortization of any gain prior to the Effective Date. In connection with our adoption of Fresh Start Accounting, we accelerated the recognition of the remaining deferred gain of $74.1 million as a Fresh Start Accounting adjustment included in Reorganization items, net in our Predecessor Statement of Operations for the 2016 period.
Mississippi Properties
In July 2014, we sold our Selma Chalk assets in Mississippi for proceeds of $67.9 million, net of transaction costs and customary closing adjustments. An impairment charge of $117.9 million was recognized in the second quarter of 2014 with respect to these assets.
Natural Gas Gathering and Gas Lift Assets
In January 2014, we sold our natural gas gathering and gas lift assets in South Texas to American Midstream Partners, LP (“AMID”) for proceeds of approximately $96 million, net of transaction costs. Concurrent with the sale, we entered into a long-term agreement with AMID to provide us natural gas gathering, compression and gas lift services for a substantial portion of our South Texas natural gas production. We realized a gain of $67.3 million, of which $56.7 million was recognized upon the closing of the transaction and the remainder was deferred and was being amortized over a twenty-five year period. We recognized $0.4 million of the deferred gain in both 2015 and 2014. We recognized $0.3 million of the deferred gain in the Predecessor period of 2016 prior to our emergence from bankruptcy. In connection with our adoption of Fresh Start Accounting, we accelerated the recognition of the remaining deferred gain of $9.5 million as a Fresh Start Accounting adjustment included in Reorganization items, net in our Predecessor Statement of Operations for the 2016 period.
Other Assets
During 2014, we also received net proceeds of $2.9 million and recognized net gains of $0.2 million from the sale of various non-core oil and gas properties and tubular inventory and well materials.