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(Date of earliest event reported):  March 8, 2016 



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Section 7 —  Regulation FD


Item 7.01  Regulation FD Disclosure  


As previously disclosed, on January 13, 2016, our wholly owned subsidiary Oklahoma Energy Acquisitions, LP (“Oklahoma Energy”) entered into a Joint Development Agreement (the “Joint Development Agreement”) with BCE-STACK Development LLC (the “BCE”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, to fund drilling operations in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. The drilling program initially called for the development of forty identified well locations, which will be developed in two tranches of twenty wells each.


The parties have now agreed to add a third tranche of investment that will allow for the drilling of an additional 20 wells, representing an additional investment of up to $64 million in our primary core area, the Sooner Trend STACK play in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. The terms and conditions are the same as those of the first two tranches, whereby BCE will provide 100% of the funds to drill and complete our operated wells, provided that to the extent that the total cost of drilling the wells in any tranche exceeds $64 million, Oklahoma Energy will be responsible for its and BCE’s working interest share of the drilling costs exceeding such limit. Oklahoma Energy will retain 20% of its proportionate working interest in each of the new wells, which will increase to 80%, and later 92.5%, if BCE achieves a certain internal rate of return thresholds on its investment.


The information included in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of or otherwise subject to the liabilities under Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements       

This document includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including with respect to certain plans and objectives of Alta Mesa Holdings, LP (the “Company”),  the anticipated results and benefits of the Joint Development Agreement, the Company’s strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words “could”, “should”, “will”, “play”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “expect”, “project” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Forward-looking statements may include statements about the Company’s: expectations under the Joint Development Agreement; business strategy; reserves; financial strategy, liquidity and capital required for our development program; realized oil and natural gas prices; timing and amount of future production of oil and natural gas; hedging strategy and results; future drilling plans; competition and government regulations; marketing of oil and natural gas; leasehold or business acquisitions; timing of payments; costs of developing our properties; general economic conditions; credit markets; liquidity and access to capital; uncertainty regarding our future operating results; and plans, objectives, expectations and intentions contained in this document that are not historical. The Company cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond its control, incident to the exploration for and development and production of oil and natural gas. These risks include, but are not limited to, the risk that we may not receive all or any of the anticipated benefits under the Joint Development Agreement, commodity price volatility, low prices for oil and/or natural gas, global economic conditions, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and production equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating oil and natural gas reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures, and other risks. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this document occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, the Company’s actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this document are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that the Company may issue. For a


further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the Company’s periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of these filings, as well as subsequent filings, are available online at www.sec.gov, www.altamesa.net or on request from the Company. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, the Company disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.  




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.















March 9, 2016


/s/ Michael A. McCabe



  Michael A. McCabe, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alta Mesa Holdings GP, LLC, general partner of Alta Mesa Holdings, LP