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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - STONE ENERGY CORPf8k062916ex991.htm

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

June 24, 2016
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625 E. Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, Louisiana

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (337) 237-0410

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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 29, 2016, Stone Energy Corporation ("Stone") issued a press release announcing the termination of an existing long term deep water rig commitment and the execution of a new interim Appalachian midstream contract. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information, including Exhibit 99.1, be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

As previously disclosed, on October 6, 2014, Stone entered into an agreement to contract the ENSCO 8503 deep water drilling rig for Stone's multi-year deep water drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico. On June 24, 2016, Stone and Ensco agreed to terminate Stone’s current contract with Ensco for total consideration of $20 million, approximately $5 million of which was a deposit previously provided to Ensco pursuant to the drilling services contract. Further, Stone agreed to provide Ensco the opportunity to perform certain drilling services commenced before December 31, 2019, and Stone paid Ensco a $5 million deposit to be used as a credit against future drilling activities initiated before March 31, 2017, subject to extension in certain circumstances. The ENSCO 8503 deep water rig contract was at a day rate of $341,000 and was scheduled to expire in August 2017.
Separately, on June 24, 2016, Stone entered into an interim gas gathering and processing agreement with Williams at the Mary field in Appalachia. The mutually beneficial interim agreement provides near-term relief for Stone by permitting Stone to resume production at the Mary field, thereby providing greater volume to Williams. The initial term of the interim agreement is through August 31, 2016, and it continues on a month to month basis thereafter unless terminated by either party. Volumes from the Mary field are now at approximately 45 MMcfe per day and are expected to climb to over 60 MMcfe per day in July and then over 100 MMcfe per day in August.  These volumes are in addition to the approximately 20 MMcfe per day producing from the Heather and Buddy fields. The effects of this agreement on annual guidance, including production volumes and associated costs, are still being assessed.  Updates to annual guidance will be provided in Stone’s second quarter 2016 press release.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
Press release dated June 29, 2016, “Stone Energy Corporation Announces Contract Agreements”


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Stone Energy Corporation has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 29, 2016
/s/ Lisa S. Jaubert
    Lisa S. Jaubert
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Exhibit Number
Press release dated June 29, 2016, “Stone Energy Corporation Announces Contract Agreements”