SOURCE: Geokinetics Inc.

Geokinetics Inc.

November 22, 2010 08:34 ET

Geokinetics Announces Compliance With October Covenants

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Geokinetics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GOK) today announced that the Company complied with the consolidated total revenue and consolidated cumulative EBITDA covenants related to the revolving credit facility for the month ending October 31, 2010.

The Company received waivers of the covenants it was unable to meet at September 30, 2010. In connection with these waivers, the Company amended its revolving credit facility, which among other things, requires that the Company adhere to monthly consolidated total revenue and consolidated cumulative EBITDA targets commencing with the month ending September 30, 2010 through the month ending November 30, 2010. The Company has complied with the revised monthly covenants for the months ending September 30 and October 31, 2010, and currently believes it should be in compliance with the covenants for the month ending November 30, 2010. However as previously disclosed, based on the Company's current forecast and despite improving activity levels, the Company believes it is likely that it will not be able to maintain the original covenants required at the December 31, 2010 measurement date and possibly beyond, which are based on results from the trailing twelve months. As such, the Company is currently in discussions with its lenders about potential solutions that would provide future covenant relief.

About Geokinetics Inc.

Geokinetics Inc. is a leading provider of seismic data acquisition, seismic data processing services and multi-client seismic data to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Geokinetics is the largest Western contractor acquiring seismic data onshore and in transition zones in oil and gas basins around the world. Geokinetics has the crews, experience and capacity to provide cost-effective world class data to our international and North American clients. For more information on Geokinetics, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Geokinetics expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to statements about our ability to comply with covenants in our credit facilities, the business outlook for the year, future contract awards, financial performance and statements with respect to future events. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by Geokinetics based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, industry conditions, market position, future operations, profitability, liquidity, backlog, capital resources and other factors believed to be appropriate. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Geokinetics, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to general economic conditions and conditions in the oil and gas industry, financial performance and results, job delays or cancellations, reductions in oil and gas prices, impact from severe weather conditions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, or backlog not to be completed, as described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although Geokinetics believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will be correct. All of Geokinetics' forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements that may accompany such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and Geokinetics undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Scott M. Zuehlke
    Director of Investor Relations
    (713) 850-7600