Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Long-term Debt, Unclassified [Abstract]  
Long-term debt consisted of the following items as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:
March 31, 2020
December 31, 2019
(In thousands)
Revolving credit agreement(1) 


6.625% senior unsecured notes due 2023


6.000% senior unsecured notes due 2024


6.375% senior unsecured notes due 2025


6.375% senior unsecured notes due 2026


Net unamortized debt issuance costs(2)
Construction loan


Less: current maturities of long term debt
Debt reflected as long term


(1) The Company has entered into a senior secured revolving credit facility, as amended (the "revolving credit facility"), with The Bank of Nova Scotia, as the lead arranger and administrative agent and other lenders. The credit agreement provides for a maximum facility of $1.5 billion and matures on December 13, 2021. On November 25, 2019, the borrowing base under the Company's revolving credit facility was reduced to $1.2 billion, and the Company's elected commitment remained at $1.0 billion.
As of March 31, 2020, $65.0 million was outstanding under the revolving credit facility and the total availability for future borrowings under this facility, after giving effect to an aggregate of $236.8 million letters of credit, was $698.2 million. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries have guaranteed the obligations of the Company under the revolving credit facility.
At March 31, 2020, amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility bore interest at a weighted average rate of 2.45%.
The Company was in compliance with its financial covenants under the revolving credit facility at March 31, 2020.
(2) Loan issuance costs related to the 6.625% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes"), the 6.000% Senior Notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes"), the 6.375% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes") and the 6.375% Senior Notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes") (collectively the “Notes”) have been presented as a reduction to the principal amount of the Notes. At March 31, 2020, total unamortized debt issuance costs were $3.1 million for the 2023 Notes, $6.5 million for the 2024 Notes, $9.1 million for the 2025 Notes and $3.6 million for the 2026 Notes. In addition, loan commitment fee costs for the Company's construction loan agreement were $0.1 million at March 31, 2020.
The Company capitalized approximately $0.2 million and $0.8 million in interest expense to its unevaluated oil and natural gas properties during the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Debt Repurchases
The Company's Board of Directors has authorized $200 million of cash to be used to repurchase its senior notes in the open market at discounted values to par. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company used borrowings under its revolving credit facility to repurchase in the open market approximately $25.9 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding Notes for $10.2 million. This included approximately $7.5 million principal amount of the 2024 Notes, $8.2 million principal amount of the 2025 Notes, and $10.2 million principal amount of the 2026 Notes. The Company recognized a $15.3 million gain on debt extinguishment, which included retirement of unamortized issuance costs and fees associated with the repurchased debt. This gain is included in gain on debt extinguishment in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
Fair Value of Debt
At March 31, 2020, the carrying value of the outstanding debt represented by the Notes was approximately $1.8 billion. Based on the quoted market prices (Level 1), the fair value of the Notes was determined to be approximately $447.4 million at March 31, 2020.