DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) finalized its provisional Issuer Rating of B (high) on Obsidian Energy Ltd. (Obsidian). DBRS Morningstar also finalized its provisional rating of B (high) with a recovery rating of RR4 on Obsidian’s Senior Unsecured Notes (the Senior Notes). All trends are Stable. The finalized ratings follow the issuance of the Senior Notes on terms consistent with those contemplated by DBRS Morningstar when it assigned provisional ratings on July 19, 2022.
Please refer to the press release “DBRS Morningstar Assigns Provisional Ratings to Obsidian Energy Ltd.,” published on July 19, 2022, for more details.
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE CONSIDERATIONS
Environmental (E) Factors
DBRS Morningstar considered carbon and greenhouse gas costs as a relevant environmental factor. This factor is relevant because compliance with ever-increasing environmental regulations and standards limits the growth potential and adds costs for all oil and gas companies, including Obsidian.
There were no social or governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.
A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/396929/dbrs-morningstar-criteria-approach-to-environmental-social-and-governance-risk-factors-in-credit-ratings.
The principal methodologies are Rating Companies in the Oil and Gas and Oilfield Services Industries (August 16, 2021; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/383104), DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Recovery Ratings for Non-Investment-Grade Corporate Issuers (August 19, 2021; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/383238), and DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (April 4, 2022; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/394683), which can be found on dbrsmorningstar.com under Methodologies & Criteria. Other applicable methodologies include the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings (May 17, 2022; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/396929).
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