Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
          ProPetro Holding Corp. (“Holding”), a Texas corporation was formed on April 14, 2007, to serve as a holding company for its wholly owned subsidiary ProPetro Services, Inc. (“Services”), a Texas corporation. Services offers hydraulic fracturing, cementing and coiled tubing services to oil and gas producers, located primarily in Texas, New Mexico and Utah. Holding was converted and incorporated to a Delaware Corporation on March 8, 2017.
          Unless otherwise indicated, references in these notes to consolidated financial statements to “ProPetro Holding Corp.,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” “us” or like terms refer to ProPetro Holding Corp. and Services.
          On December 31, 2018, we consummated the purchase of pressure pumping and related assets of Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (“Pioneer”) and Pioneer Pumping Services, LLC (the “Pioneer Pressure Pumping Acquisition”). The pressure pumping assets acquired were used to provide integrated well completion services in the Permian Basin to Pioneer’s completion and production operations. The acquisition cost of the assets was comprised of $110.0 million of cash and 16.6 million shares of our common stock. The pressure pumping assets acquired included hydraulic fracturing pumps of 510,000 hydraulic horsepower (“HHP”), four coiled tubing units and the associated equipment maintenance facility. In connection with the acquisition, we became a long-term service provider to Pioneer under a pressure pumping services agreement (the “Pioneer Services Agreement”), providing pressure pumping and related services for a term of up to 10 years; provided, that Pioneer has the right to terminate the Pioneer Services Agreement, in whole or in part, effective as of December 31 of each of the calendar years of 2022, 2024 and 2026. Pioneer can increase the number of committed fleets prior to December 31, 2022. Pursuant to the Pioneer Services Agreement, the Company is entitled to receive compensation if Pioneer were to idle committed fleets (“idle fees”); however, we are first required to use all economically reasonable effort to deploy the idled fleets to another customer. At the present, we have eight fleets committed to Pioneer.
Risks and Uncertainties
          The global public health crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has and is anticipated to continue to have an adverse effect on global economic activity for the immediate future and has resulted in travel restrictions, business closures and the institution of quarantining and other restrictions on movement in many communities. The slowdown in global economic activity attributable to COVID-19 has resulted in a dramatic decline in the demand for energy which directly impacts our industry and the Company. In addition, global crude oil prices experienced a collapse starting in early March 2020 as a direct result of failed negotiations between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (“OPEC”) and Russia (together with OPEC and other allied producing countries, “OPEC+”).
          As the breadth of the COVID-19 health crisis expanded throughout the month of March 2020 and governmental authorities implemented more restrictive measures to limit person-to-person contact, global economic activity continued to decline commensurately. The associated impact on the energy industry has been adverse and continued to be exacerbated by the depressed demand in the energy sector and uncertainty in global production levels. In response to the global economic slowdown and depressed demand in the oil and gas industry, OPEC+ has made adjustments to production levels with the objective of rebalancing the energy market. After the March 2020 failed negotiations, OPEC+ subsequently agreed to cut production by 7.7 million barrels of oil per day (“BOPD”). In January 2021, OPEC+ reconvened to discuss the matter of production cuts in light of unprecedented disruption and supply and demand imbalances. Agreements were reached to gradually increase production by 0.5 million BOPD, starting in January 2021, and adjusting the production reduction from 7.7 million BOPD to 7.2 million BOPD. OPEC+ members have shown compliance with previously agreed upon production levels, and we have seen recovery in crude oil prices from its low point in 2020.
          The combined effect of COVID-19 and the energy industry disruptions led to a decline in the West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) crude oil prices of approximately 67 percent from the beginning of January 2020, when prices were approximately $62 per barrel, through the end of March 2020, when they were just above $20 per barrel. Overall, with OPEC+ managing production levels and with the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, there has been a gradual recovery in crude oil prices from the low point in March 2020. However, with the uncertainty in the global market resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk that currently developed vaccines may not be successful in preventing the COVID-19 virus or the outbreak of a new virus, the global demand for crude oil could continue to be depressed and crude oil prices could decline. As of March 3, 2021, the WTI price for
a barrel of crude oil was approximately $62.
          If the market continues to be depressed, the aforementioned factors are anticipated to have an adverse impact on the industry in general and our operations specifically. Since March 2020, we initiated several actions to mitigate the anticipated adverse economic conditions for the immediate future and to support our financial position and liquidity. The more significant actions that we have taken included: (i) canceling substantially all of our growth capital projects, (ii) significantly reducing our maintenance expenditures and field level consumable costs, (iii) reducing our workforce to follow our activity levels, and (iv) negotiating more favorable payment terms with certain of our larger vendors and proactively managing our portfolio of accounts receivable.