QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2019
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from to
Commission file number: 001-38212
Oasis Midstream Partners LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 1500
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common units representing limited partner interests
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☒
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☒
At October 31, 2019, there were 33,795,196 units representing limited partner interests (consisting of 20,045,196 common units and 13,750,000 subordinated units) outstanding.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
1. Organization and Nature of Operations
Organization. Oasis Midstream Partners LP (the “Partnership”) is a growth-oriented, fee-based master limited partnership formed by its sponsor, Oasis Petroleum Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “Oasis Petroleum”) to own, develop, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of midstream assets in North America that are integral to the crude oil and natural gas operations of Oasis Petroleum and are strategically positioned to capture volumes from other producers.
Contributed businesses. The Partnership conducts its business through its ownership of development companies: Bighorn DevCo LLC (“Bighorn DevCo”), Bobcat DevCo LLC (“Bobcat DevCo”) and Beartooth DevCo LLC (“Beartooth DevCo,” and collectively with Bighorn DevCo and Bobcat DevCo, the “DevCos”). Bobcat DevCo and Beartooth DevCo are jointly-owned with Oasis Petroleum through its wholly-owned subsidiary Oasis Midstream Services LLC (“OMS”).
As of September 30, 2019, the Partnership’s assets and ownership interests in the DevCos were as follows:
Wild Basin South Nesson
–Natural gas processing
–Crude oil stabilization
–Crude oil blending
–Crude oil and natural gas liquids storage
–Crude oil transportation
Wild Basin South Nesson
–Natural gas gathering
–Natural gas compression
–Crude oil gathering
–Produced and flowback water gathering
–Produced and flowback water disposal
Alger Cottonwood Hebron Indian Hills Red Bank Wild Basin
–Produced and flowback water gathering
–Produced and flowback water disposal
–Freshwater supply and distribution
Nature of business. The Partnership generates the majority of its revenues through 15-year, fee-based contractual arrangements with wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oasis Petroleum for midstream services. These services include (i) gas gathering, compression, processing, gas lift and natural gas liquids (“NGL”) storage services; (ii) crude oil gathering, stabilization, blending, storage and transportation services; (iii) produced and flowback water gathering and disposal services; and (iv) freshwater supply and distribution services. The revenue earned from these services is generally directly related to the volume of natural gas, crude oil, produced and flowback water and freshwater that flows through the Partnership’s systems.
The Partnership’s operations are supported by significant acreage dedications from Oasis Petroleum. In addition, the Partnership is party to a number of third party agreements across all three DevCos in which the Partnership has the right to provide its full suite of midstream services to support existing and future third party volumes.
The Partnership is not a taxable entity for United States federal income tax purposes and is not subject to income tax in any states in which the Partnership operates, as of September 30, 2019. As taxes are generally borne by its partners through the allocation of taxable income, the Partnership does not record deferred taxes related to the aggregate difference in the basis of its assets for financial and tax reporting purposes.
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of the Partnership have not been audited by the Partnership’s independent registered public accounting firm, except that the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at December 31, 2018 is derived from audited financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments necessary for fair statement of the Partnership’s financial position have been included. Management has made certain estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts in the condensed consolidated financial statements and disclosures of contingencies. Actual results may differ from those estimates. The results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of annual results.
These interim financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. Certain disclosures have been condensed or omitted from these financial statements. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for complete consolidated financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Partnership’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 (“2018 Annual Report”).
The Partnership’s condensed consolidated financial statements include its accounts and the accounts of the DevCos, each of which is controlled by OMP GP LLC (the “General Partner”). All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation.
Variable interest entity (“VIE”). On November 19, 2018, the Partnership completed its acquisition of an additional 15% ownership interest in Bobcat DevCo and an additional 30% ownership interest in Beartooth DevCo. The Partnership determined its acquisition of additional ownership interests in Bobcat DevCo and Beartooth DevCo was a reconsideration event in accordance with the rules of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) for VIEs and completed a reassessment of its prior conclusions that Bobcat DevCo and Beartooth DevCo were each VIEs.
With respect to Bobcat DevCo, management determined that OMS’s equity at risk was established with non-substantive voting rights, making Bobcat DevCo a VIE under the rules of the FASB. Through its 100% ownership interest in OMP Operating LLC (“OMP Operating”), which owns a controlling interest in Bobcat DevCo, the Partnership has the authority to direct the activities that most significantly affect the economic performance of this entity and the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits that could be potentially significant. Therefore, the Partnership is considered the primary beneficiary of Bobcat DevCo and is required to consolidate this entity in its financial statements under the VIE consolidation model.
The Partnership has determined that Bighorn DevCo and Beartooth DevCo are not VIEs due to OMP Operating’s 100% and 70% ownership interest in Bighorn DevCo and Beartooth DevCo, respectively, which is proportional to its voting rights through its controlling interests. The Partnership has a controlling financial interest in Bighorn DevCo and Beartooth DevCo, through its 100% ownership interest in OMP Operating and is required to consolidate Bighorn DevCo and Beartooth DevCo in its financial statements under the voting interest consolidation model.
Non-controlling interests. The non-controlling interests represent OMS’s retained ownership interests in Bobcat DevCo and Beartooth DevCo of 65.6% and 30%, respectively, as of September 30, 2019.
Significant Accounting Policies
There have been no material changes to the Partnership’s critical accounting policies and estimates from those disclosed in the 2018 Annual Report, other than as noted below.
Leases. In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which requires lessees to recognize a right-of-use (“ROU”) asset and related liability on the balance sheet for leases with durations greater than twelve months and also requires certain quantitative and qualitative disclosures about leasing arrangements. Accounting Standards Codification 842, Leases (“ASC 842”), was subsequently amended by various Accounting Standards Updates, which provided additional implementation guidance.
The Partnership adopted the new standard as of January 1, 2019, using the required modified retrospective approach and elected the option to recognize a cumulative effect adjustment of initially applying the guidance to the opening balance of retained earnings in the period of adoption. Prior period amounts were not adjusted.
The Partnership elected the package of practical expedients under the transition guidance within the new standard, including the practical expedient to not reassess under the new standard any prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs; the use-of hindsight practical expedient; the practical expedient to not reassess the prior accounting treatment for existing or expired land easements; and the practical expedient pertaining to combining lease and non-lease components for all asset classes. In addition, the Partnership elected not to apply the recognition requirements of ASC 842 to short-term leases, and as such, recognition of lease payments for short-term leases are recognized in net income on a straight line basis. See Note 8 — Leases for the adoption impact and disclosures required by ASC 842.
The following table presents revenues associated with contracts with customers for the periods presented:
Three Months Ended September 30,
Nine Months Ended September 30,
Crude oil and natural gas revenues
Produced and flowback water revenues
Total service revenues
Natural gas and NGL revenues
Total product revenues
Prior period performance obligations
The Partnership records revenue when the performance obligations under the terms of its customer contracts are satisfied. The Partnership measures the satisfaction of its performance obligations using the output method based upon the volume of crude oil, natural gas or water that flows through its systems. In certain cases, the Partnership is required to estimate these volumes during a reporting period and record any differences between the estimated volumes and actual volumes in the following reporting period. Such differences have historically not been significant. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, revenue recognized related to performance obligations satisfied in prior reporting periods was not material.
Contract balances are the result of timing differences between revenue recognition, billings and cash collections. Contract liabilities are recorded for consideration received from customers primarily related to (i) temporary deficiency quantities under minimum volume commitments which are recognized as revenue when the customer makes up the volumes or the deficiency makeup period expires and (ii) aid in construction payments received from customers which are recognized as revenue over the expected period of future benefit. The Partnership does not recognize contract assets or contract liabilities under its customer contracts for which invoicing occurs once the Partnership’s performance obligations have been satisfied and payment is unconditional. No material contract balances were recorded in the condensed consolidated financial statements at September 30, 2019 or December 31, 2018.
Remaining performance obligations
The following table presents estimated revenue allocated to remaining performance obligations for contracted revenues that are unsatisfied (or partially satisfied) as of September 30, 2019:
2019 (excluding the nine months ended September 30, 2019)
The partially and wholly unsatisfied performance obligations presented in the table above are generally limited to customer contracts which have fixed pricing and fixed volume terms and conditions, which generally include customer contracts with minimum volume commitment payment obligations.
The Partnership has elected practical expedients, pursuant to Accounting Standards Codification 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, to exclude from the presentation of remaining performance obligations: (i) contracts with index-based pricing
or variable volume attributes in which such variable consideration is allocated entirely to a wholly unsatisfied performance obligation or to a wholly unsatisfied promise to transfer a distinct service that forms part of a series of distinct services; (ii) contracts with an original expected duration of one year or less; and (iii) contracts for which the Partnership recognizes revenue under the right to invoice practical expedient.
4. Transactions with Affiliates
Revenues. ThePartnership generates the majority of its revenues through 15-year, fee-based contractual arrangements with wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oasis Petroleum for midstream services as described in Note 1 — Organization and Nature of Operations. In addition, the Partnership sells the residue gas and NGLs recovered from its gas processing plants attributable to its third party natural gas purchase agreements to Oasis Petroleum to market and sell to non-affiliated purchasers.
Expenses. Oasis Petroleum provides substantial labor and overhead support for the Partnership pursuant to a 15-year services and secondment agreement (the “Services and Secondment Agreement”). Oasis Petroleum performs centralized corporate, general and administrative services for the Partnership, such as legal, corporate recordkeeping, planning, budgeting, regulatory, accounting, billing, business development, treasury, insurance administration and claims processing, risk management, health, safety and environmental, information technology, human resources, investor relations, cash management and banking, payroll, internal audit, tax and engineering. Oasis Petroleum has also seconded to the Partnership certain of its employees to operate, construct, manage and maintain its assets. The Partnership reimburses Oasis Petroleum for direct and allocated general and administrative expenses incurred by Oasis Petroleum for the provision of these services. The expenses of executive officers and non-executive employees of Oasis Petroleum are allocated to the Partnership based on the amount of time spent managing its business and operations. The Partnership’s general and administrative expenses include $6.7 million and $4.5 million from affiliate transactions with Oasis Petroleum for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and include $21.5 million and $15.3 million from affiliate transactions with Oasis Petroleum for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
2019 Capital Expenditures Arrangement. On February 22, 2019, the Partnership entered into a memorandum of understanding (the “MOU”) with Oasis Petroleum regarding the funding of Bobcat DevCo’s capital expenditures for the 2019 calendar year (the “2019 Capital Expenditures Arrangement”). Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of Bobcat DevCo LLC, as amended (the “First A&R Bobcat LLCA”), the Partnership and Oasis Petroleum are each required to make pro-rata capital contributions to Bobcat DevCo in accordance with their respective percentage ownership interests in Bobcat DevCo.
Pursuant to the MOU, the Partnership agreed to make up to $80.0 million of capital expenditures to Bobcat DevCo that Oasis Petroleum would otherwise be required to contribute under the First A&R Bobcat LLCA. In connection with execution of the MOU, the Partnership and Oasis Petroleum amended the First A&R Bobcat LLCA and entered into the Second Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of Bobcat DevCo LLC (the “Second A&R Bobcat LLCA”). The Second A&R Bobcat LLCA includes provisions applicable to the disproportionate capital contributions that the Partnership will make to Bobcat DevCo in connection with the 2019 Capital Expenditures Arrangement. Pursuant to the Second A&R Bobcat LLCA, upon the occurrence of a disproportionate capital contribution, the percentage interests of the Partnership and Oasis Petroleum in Bobcat DevCo will be adjusted to take into account the amount of the disproportionate capital contribution. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Partnership made capital contributions to Bobcat DevCo pursuant to the 2019 Capital Expenditures Arrangement of $13.4 million and $66.2 million, respectively. As a result, the Partnership’s ownership interest in Bobcat DevCo increased from 25% as of December 31, 2018 to 34.4% as of September 30, 2019.