Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Antero Midstream Partners LP

Antero Midstream Partners LP
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Antero Midstream Partners LP

(3)Antero Midstream Partners LP


In 2014, the Company formed Antero Midstream to own, operate, and develop midstream assets to service Antero’s production.  Antero Midstream’s assets consist of gathering pipelines, compressor stations, and water handling and treatment facilities, through which it provides services to Antero under long-term, fixed-fee contracts.  Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC (“Midstream Management”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC (“Antero Investment”), owns the general partnership interest in Antero Midstream, which allows Midstream Management to manage the business and affairs of Antero Midstream.  Midstream Management also holds the incentive distribution rights in Antero Midstream.  Antero Midstream is an unrestricted subsidiary as defined by Antero’s bank credit facility and, as such, Antero Midstream and its subsidiaries are not guarantors of Antero’s obligations, and Antero is not a guarantor of Antero Midstream’s obligations (see note 12).


On September 23, 2015, Antero contributed (i) all of the outstanding limited liability company interests of Antero Water LLC (“Antero Water”) to Antero Midstream and (ii) all of the assets, contracts, rights, permits and properties owned or leased by Antero and used primarily in connection with the construction, ownership, operation, use or maintenance of Antero’s advanced waste water treatment complex under construction in Doddridge County, West Virginia, to Antero Treatment LLC (“Antero Treatment”), a subsidiary of Antero Midstream (collectively, (i) and (ii) are referred to herein as the “Contributed Assets”).


In consideration for the Contributed Assets, Antero Midstream (i) paid to Antero a cash distribution equal to $552 million, less $171 million of assumed debt, (ii) issued to Antero 10,988,421 common units representing limited partner interests in Antero Midstream, (iii) distributed to Antero proceeds of approximately $241 million from a private placement of Antero Midstream common units, and (iv) has agreed to pay Antero (a) $125 million in cash if Antero Midstream delivers 176,295,000 barrels or more of fresh water during the period between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019 and (b) an additional $125 million in cash if Antero Midstream delivers 219,200,000 barrels or more of fresh water during the period between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020.  Antero Midstream borrowed $525 million on its bank credit facility in connection with this transaction.


On March 30, 2016, Antero sold 8,000,000 common units representing limited partnership interests in Antero Midstream for $178 million.  The sale of the units is reflected in stockholders’ equity as additional paid-in capital, net of taxes.


On May 26, 2016, Antero Midstream exercised its option to purchase a 15% equity interest in a regional gathering pipeline, in which Antero is an anchor shipper, for approximately $45 million.  This investment is accounted for under the equity method.


Antero owned approximately 66.3% and 61.8% of the limited partner interests of Antero Midstream at December 31, 2015 and June 30, 2016, respectively.