The Valaris Group's Plan of Reorganization was approved and confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas on 3 March 2021. Valaris has eliminated US$7.1 billion of debt and secured a US$520 million capital injection by issuing US$550 million of new secured notes maturing in 2028. As of 30 April 2021, Valaris had US$615 million of available cash, US$40 million of restricted cash and US$550 million of debt.
"Today marks an important milestone as the company emerges from chapter 11 with a significantly strengthened capital structure. The overwhelming support of our noteholders, bank lenders and voting shareholders has been invaluable. I want to thank everyone for their continued confidence in our business," said Tom Burke, President and CEO of Valaris. "The last 12 months have been challenging from many perspectives. However, I am immensely proud of our employees' hard work and commitment over this period. Our offshore crews and shore-based staff remain focused on delivering safe, efficient and reliable drilling services to our customers."
Burke continued: "In the current commodity price environment, we are beginning to see the early signs of a recovery in customer demand following the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the elimination of more than US$7 billion of debt and an injection of significant additional capital, Valaris is best positioned to take advantage of opportunities going forward."
Read the latest issue of Oilfield Technology in full for free: Issue 1 2021
Oilfield Technology’s first issue of 2021 begins with a look at US tight oil’s prospects this year. The issue then moves on to cover completions technology, production forecasting, electric fracturing, sand recovery and more.
Exclusive contributions come from Rystad Energy, Archer, Weatherford, Halliburton, CGG, NOV, TETRA Technologies, Clariant and more.