Chesapeake Energy Corp. of Oklahoma City, OK, fully exercised ona cash-less basis the common stock purchase warrant issued to itfrom Gothic Energy Corp. in March 1998 and had thereby acquired2,394,125 shares of Gothic common stock. Chesapeake now owns about13% of Gothic’s common stock. The warrant for 2,439,246 shares hadbeen issued to Chesapeake as part of a transaction involving theacquisition by Chesapeake of shares of Gothic’s senior redeemablepreferred stock, a 50% interest in Gothic’s Arkoma basin gas andoil properties and a 50% interest in substantially all of Gothic’sundeveloped acreage. The shares were issued pursuant to thecash-less exercise provisions of the warrant that permittedChesapeake to surrender the right to exercise the warrant inexchange for a number of shares (45,121) of Gothic common stock.
Articles from Oklahoma
Enogex Inc. completed its acquisition of Transok LLC, a gatherer,processor and transporter of natural gas in Oklahoma andTexas. Enogex, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., announced plans May17 to buy Transok from Houston-based Tejas Gas LLC, an affiliate ofShell Oil Co. for $701 million (See Daily GPI May 18, 1999).
Samson Resources Co., of Tulsa has acquired a significant blockof producing oil and gas properties in Texas, Louisiana,Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. from Duer Wagner& Co. of Fort Worth. The purchase price was in excess of $40million. The properties are located in the same geographical areasas certain of Samson’s existing properties and include multipleopportunities for additional drilling and recompletions.
Seagull Energy agreed to buy an interest in a package of onshoreoil and gas properties in East Texas and western Oklahoma for $102million. The Houston-based company is buying the stock of privatelyheld BRG Petroleum of Tulsa, OK, and the assets of BRG’s limitedpartnerships and programs. The deal should be completed in about 60days. Proved oil and gas reserves total about 103 Bcfe. Dailyproduction from the properties net to the combined BRG interestslast year averaged about 18 MMcf/d of gas and 400 barrels of oiland natural gas liquids. Seagull has identified more than 160drilling locations and 60 recompletion opportunities, primarily inEast Texas. Seagull said it expects significant increases in bothproved reserves and production over the next few years.