SOURCE: Synergy Resources Corporation

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December 16, 2014 07:30 ET

Synergy Resources Announces Closing on Acquisition of Wattenberg Field Assets

PLATTEVILLE, CO--(Marketwired - December 16, 2014) - Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG) (Synergy), a U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company with operations focused in the Greater Wattenberg Area in the D-J Basin has closed on the purchase of certain assets from a private operator ("seller") in the Wattenberg Field as previously disclosed on October 30th, 2014. The assets include leases that are all held by production covering 5,040 gross acres (4,053 net) with rights to the Codell and Niobrara formations. In addition, the acquisition includes 73 operated and 11 non-operated vertical wells and non-operated working interests in seventeen horizontal wells, ten of which are in production (including four mid-reach laterals) and seven which have been completed and are in the early stages of flow back. These seven are all extended reach two mile horizontal wells. Working interests in the non-operated horizontal wells ranges from 6% to 40%. Other assets purchased include 35 permits in process for operated horizontal wells (including 20 extended reach laterals), 3D seismic data and an additional 2,400 gross acres (1,739 net) with rights to other formations, including the Sussex, Shannon and J-Sand. The original purchase price for the assets of $125 million has been amended by increasing the stock component to 40% from 30%. Specifically, the seller will receive 4,648,136 restricted shares of Synergy's common stock (based on $10.76 per share price) and $75 million in cash. SYRG will fund the cash portion of the purchase via its $230 million borrowing base. The acquisition has an effective date of October 1, 2014. SunTrust Bank is the Joint Lead Arranger/Administrative Agent and KeyBank, National Association is the Joint Lead Arranger/Syndication Agent of the borrowing base and six other banks have joined in the syndicated loan.

This purchase gives Synergy a total acreage position in the Wattenberg Field of approximately 35,000 net acres and adds 150 potential net horizontal Codell and Niobrara wells bringing its inventory of undrilled locations to over 1,250 based on 24 wells per 640 acres.

About Synergy Resources Corporation

Synergy Resources Corporation is a domestic oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Synergy's core area of operations is in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin. The Denver-Julesburg Basin encompasses parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska. The Wattenberg field in the D-J Basin ranks as one of the most productive fields in the U.S. The company's corporate offices are located in Platteville, Colorado. More company news and information about Synergy Resources is available at

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Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Jon Kruljac
    Synergy Resources Corporation
    Tel (303) 840-8166