EMPR Empire Petroleum
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant To Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):
MAY 14, 2021
EMPIRE PETROLEUM CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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2200 S. Utica Place, Suite 150, Tulsa Oklahoma 74114
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (539) 444-8002
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 2.01||Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.|
Empire New Mexico LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Empire Petroleum Corporation (“Empire New Mexico”), entered into a purchase and sale agreement dated as of March 12, 2021 (the “Purchase Agreement”), with XTO Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil (“Seller”), pursuant to which, among other things, Empire New Mexico agreed to acquire certain oil and gas properties from Seller in New Mexico comprising of 702 gross wells and approximately 47,200 gross acres (40,580 net acres) in Lea County. The oil and gas assets produce from the Eunice Monument field. Under the Purchase Agreement, (a) the purchase price is $17,800,000 (subject to customary adjustments), (b) Empire New Mexico wired a deposit of $1,780,000 to Seller on March 12, 2021 using cash on hand, (c) the effective date of the transactions is January 1, 2021, and (d) the scheduled closing date was April 26, 2021. Empire New Mexico and Seller agreed to extend the closing date to May 14, 2021. The Purchase Agreement also contains various representations and warranties, covenants, indemnities, limitations of liability and other terms and conditions that are customary for transactions similar to the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement. The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreement is only a summary, does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 attached hereto.
On May 14, 2021, the transactions contemplated under the Purchase Agreement were closed. Empire New Mexico paid an adjusted purchase price of approximately $16,089,000 in connection with such closing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|2.1||Purchase and Sale Agreement dated as of March 12, 2021, by and between Empire New Mexico LLC and XTO Holdings, LLC|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
EMPIRE PETROLEUM CORPORATION
|Date: May 17, 2021||By:||/s/ Michael R. Morrisett|
Michael R. Morrisett