LONG-TERM DEBT (Tables)
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Long-term Debt, Unclassified [Abstract]|
|Schedule of Long-Term Debt||
Long-term debt consisted of the following items as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:
(1) The Company has entered into a senior secured revolving credit facility, as amended (the "revolving credit facility"), with The Bank of Nova Scotia, as the lead arranger and administrative agent and other lenders. The credit agreement provides for a maximum facility of $1.5 billion and matures on December 13, 2021. On May 1, 2020, the Company entered into the fifteenth amendment to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. As part of the amendment, the Company's borrowing base and elected commitment were reduced from $1.2 billion and $1.0 billion, respectively, to $700.0 million. Additionally, the amendment added a requirement to maintain a ratio of Net Secured Debt to EBITDAX (as defined under the revolving
credit agreement) not exceeding 2.00 to 1.00, deferred the requirement to maintain a ratio of Net Funded Debt to EBITDAX of 4.00 to 1.00 until September 30, 2021, and added a limitation on the repurchase of unsecured notes, among other amendments.
On July 27, 2020, the Company entered into the sixteenth amendment to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. Among other changes, the Sixteenth Amendment amends the Credit Agreement to: (i) require that, in the event of any issuances of Senior Notes, including Second Lien Notes, after the effective date, the then effective borrowing base will be reduced by a variable amount prescribed in the Credit Agreement to the extent the proceeds are not used to satisfy previously issued senior notes within 90 days of such issuance; (ii) require that each Loan Notice specify the amount of the then effective Borrowing Base and Pro Forma Borrowing Base, the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount, and the current Total Outstandings, both with and without regard to the requested Borrowing; (iii) permit the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to enter into obligations in connection with a Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction or Permitted Warrant Transaction; (iv) permit the Borrower to make any payments of Senior Notes and Subordinated Obligation prior to their scheduled maturity, in any event not to exceed $750 million or, if lesser, the net cash proceeds of any Senior Notes issued within 90 days before such payment; (v) require that the Senior Notes have a stated maturity date of no earlier than March 13, 2024, as well as not require payment of principal prior to such date, in order for the Borrower to be permitted to secure indebtedness under the Senior Notes; (vi) permit certain additional liens securing obligations in respect of the incurrence or issuance of any Permitted Refinancing Notes (as such term is defined in the Credit Agreement) not to exceed $750 million, subject to the terms of an intercreditor agreement; and (vii) amend and restate the Applicable Rate Grid.
As of September 30, 2020, $279.9 million was outstanding under the revolving credit facility and the total availability for future borrowings under this facility, after giving effect to an aggregate of $320.0 million letters of credit, was $100.1 million. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries have guaranteed the obligations of the Company under the revolving credit facility.
At September 30, 2020, amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility bore interest at a weighted average rate of 2.90%. The Company was in compliance with its financial covenants under the revolving credit facility at September 30, 2020.
(2) Loan issuance costs related to the 2023 Notes, the 2024 Notes, the 6.375% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes") and the 6.375% Senior Notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes") (collectively the “Notes”) have been presented as a reduction to the principal amount of the Notes. At September 30, 2020, total unamortized debt issuance costs were $2.6 million for the 2023 Notes, $5.7 million for the 2024 Notes, $8.1 million for the 2025 Notes and $3.3 million for the 2026 Notes. In addition, loan commitment fee costs for the Company's construction loan agreement were $0.1 million at September 30, 2020.
Tabular disclosure of long-debt instruments or arrangements, including identification, terms, features, collateral requirements and other information necessary to a fair presentation. These are debt arrangements that originally required repayment more than twelve months after issuance or greater than the normal operating cycle of the entity, if longer.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef