Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

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Long-Term Debt
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt
Debt
Credit Facility
On the Effective Date upon our emergence from bankruptcy, we entered into our credit agreement (the “Credit Facility”). The Credit Facility provides for a $200 million revolving commitment and an initial borrowing base of $128 million. The Credit Facility also includes a $5 million sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit. The availability under the Credit Facility may not exceed the lesser of the aggregate commitments or the borrowing base. The borrowing base under the Credit Facility is generally redetermined semi-annually in April and October of each year. As of December 31, 2016, the borrowing base was $128 million. In March 2017, we and the lenders under the Credit Facility began the process for the April 2017 redetermination but we have not yet finalized the borrowing base increase as of the date of this quarterly report. Additionally, the Credit Facility lenders may, at their discretion, initiate a redetermination at any time during the six-month period between scheduled redeterminations. The Credit Facility is available to us to pay expenses associated with our bankruptcy proceedings and for general corporate purposes including working capital. The Credit Facility matures in September 2020. We had outstanding borrowings of $30 million and $25 million under the Credit Facility as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. We also had $0.8 million in letters of credit outstanding as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.
The outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest at a rate equal to, at our option, either (a) a customary reference rate plus an applicable margin ranging from 2.00% to 3.00%, determined based on the average availability under the Credit Facility or (b) a customary London interbank offered rate (“LIBOR”) plus an applicable margin ranging from 3.00% to 4.00%, determined based on the average availability under the Credit Facility. Interest on reference rate borrowings is payable quarterly in arrears and is computed on the basis of a year of 365/366 days, and interest on LIBOR borrowings is payable every one, three or six months, at our election, and is computed on the basis of a year of 360 days. As of March 31, 2017, the actual weighted-average interest rate on the outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility was 3.915%. Unused commitment fees are charged at a rate of 0.50%.
The Credit Facility is guaranteed by us and all of our subsidiaries (the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”). The guarantees under the Credit Facility are full and unconditional and joint and several. Substantially all of our consolidated assets are held by the Guarantor Subsidiaries. The parent company has no material independent assets or operations. There are no significant restrictions on the ability of the parent company or any of the Guarantor Subsidiaries to obtain funds through dividends, advances or loans. The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of our assets.
The Credit Facility requires us to maintain (1) a minimum interest coverage ratio (adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization and exploration expenses as defined in the Credit Facility (“EBITDAX”) to adjusted interest expense), measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, of 3.00 to 1.00, (2) a minimum current ratio (as defined in the Credit Facility, which considers the unused portion of the total commitment as a current asset), measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter of 1.00 to 1.00, and (3) a maximum leverage ratio (consolidated indebtedness to EBITDAX), measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, initially of 4.00 to 1.00, decreasing on December 31, 2017 to 3.75 to 1.00 and on March 31, 2018 and thereafter to 3.50 to 1.00.
The Credit Facility also contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including as to compliance with laws (including environmental laws, ERISA and anti-corruption laws), maintenance of required insurance, delivery of quarterly and annual financial statements, oil and gas engineering reports and budgets, maintenance and operation of property (including oil and gas properties), restrictions on the incurrence of liens and indebtedness, merger, consolidation or sale of assets, payment of dividends, and transactions with affiliates and other customary covenants.
The Credit Facility contains customary events of default and remedies for credit facilities of this nature. If we do not comply with the financial and other covenants in the Credit Facility, the lenders may, subject to customary cure rights, require immediate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Credit Facility.
As of March 31, 2017, we were in compliance with all of these covenants.