As filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 2022

Registration Statement No. 333-263707

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


Pre-Effective Amendment No. 2
to

FORM S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933


Battalion Oil Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

1311
(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)

20-0700684
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

3505 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77043

(Address of principal executive offices)

(832) 538-0300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Walter Mayer
Vice President, Legal
Battalion Oil Corporation
3505 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77043
(832) 538-0300
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)


Copy to:
William T. Heller IV
Jeff M. Dobbs

Mayer Brown LLP
700 Louisiana St., Suite 3400
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 238-3000



Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after this Registration Statement becomes effective.

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box. 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box. 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. 

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box. 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box. 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filero

Accelerated filero

Non-accelerated filerx

Smaller reporting companyx

Emerging growth companyo

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. o


The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until this Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

Battalion Oil Corporation is filing this Pre-Effective Amendment No. 2 (“Amendment No. 2”) to its Registration Statement on Form S-3 (333-263707), originally filed on March 18, 2022, and as amended by the Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 filed on May 3, 2022 (the “Registration Statement”), as an exhibit-only filing solely to file an updated auditor consent as Exhibit 23.1. This Amendment No. 2 consists only of the facing page, this explanatory note, Part II of the Registration Statement, the signature page to the Registration Statement, the exhibit index and the exhibit being filed with this Amendment No. 2. Part I of the Registration Statement is unchanged and has been omitted.

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Part II
Information Not Required In Prospectus

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuances and Distribution

The following table sets forth the estimated expenses (other than underwriting compensation), all of which will be paid by us, to be incurred in connection with the registration and sale of the securities:

SEC Registration Fee

$

18,540

Legal Fees and Expenses

*

Accounting Fees and Expenses

*

Printing and Engraving Fees

*

Miscellaneous

*

Total

$

*


*

Estimated expenses (other than the SEC registration fee paid upon the initial filing of this registration statement) are not presently known. The applicable prospectus supplement or one or more Current Reports on Form 8-K, which will be incorporated by reference, will set forth the estimated amount of such expenses payable in respect of any offering of the Securities.

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers

Article Seventh of our Certificate of Incorporation provides for indemnification of our officers and directors, as well as our employees and agents, to the extent authorized by the DGCL. Pursuant to Section 145 of the DGCL, we generally have the power to indemnify our current and former directors, officers, employees and agents against expenses and liabilities that they incur in connection with any suit to which they are, or are threatened to be made, a party by reason of their serving in such positions so long as they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, our best interests, and with respect to any criminal action, they had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. The statute expressly provides that the power to indemnify or advance expenses authorized thereby is not exclusive of any rights granted under any charter provision, bylaw, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, both as to actions in such person’s official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office.

We also have the power to purchase and maintain insurance for such directors and officers. Section 145 of the DGCL authorizes a corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise, against any liability asserted against him and incurred by him in any such capacity, or arising out of his status as such, whether or not the corporation would otherwise have the power to indemnify him.

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Item 16. Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed as part of the Registration Statement.

Exhibit
Number

Description

1.1

*

Form of Underwriting Agreement for Common Stock.

1.2

*

Form of Underwriting Agreement for Preferred Stock.

1.3

*

Form of Underwriting Agreement for Depositary Shares.

1.4

*

Form of Underwriting Agreement for Warrants.

1.5

*

Form of Underwriting Agreement for Purchase Contracts.

1.6

*

Form of Underwriting Agreement for Units.

2.1

Order of the Bankruptcy Court, dated September 24, 2019, confirming the Joint Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization of Halcón Resources Corporation, et al, under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, together with such Joint Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 of our Current Report on Form 8-K filed September 26, 2019).

3.1

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Battalion Oil Corporation (formerly Halcón Resources Corporation) dated October 8, 2019, as amended by the Certificate of Amendment, dated January 21, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 25, 2020).

3.2

Seventh Amended and Restated Bylaws of Battalion Oil Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of our Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 27, 2020).

3.3

*

Statement of Designation of Preferred Stock.

4.1

Description of Battalion Oil Corporation’s securities registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 25, 2020).

4.2

*

Form of Deposit Agreement (including form of Depositary Receipt).

4.3

*

Form of Common Stock Warrant Agreement (including form of Common Stock Warrant Certificate).

4.4

*

Form of Preferred Stock Warrant Agreement (including form of Preferred Stock Warrant Certificate).

4.5

*

Form of Depositary Share Warrant Agreement (including form of Depositary Share Warrant Certificate).

4.6

*

Form of Purchase Contract (including form of Purchase Contract Certificate).

4.7

*

Form of Unit Agreement (including form of Unit Certificate).

5.1

+

Opinion of Mayer Brown LLP

10.1

Warrant Agreement, dated as of October 8, 2019, by and between Halcón Resources Corporation and Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc., as warrant agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of our Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 8, 2019).

10.2

Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of October 8, 2019, by and among Halcón Resources Corporation and each of the parties thereto, as investors (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 of our Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 8, 2019).

23.1

**

Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP

23.2

+

Consent of Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc.

23.3

+

Consent of Mayer Brown LLP (included in its opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 incorporated herein)

24.1

+

Power of Attorney

107

+

Calculation of Filing Fee Tables


*

To be filed as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K and to be incorporated herein by reference or by a post-effective amendment to this registration statement.

+

Previously filed with the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-263707), filed on March 18, 2022.

**

Filed herewith.

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Item 17. Undertakings

(a)

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

(1)To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

(i)to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

(ii)to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

(iii)to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that subparagraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) do not apply if the registration statement is on Form S-3, Form SF-3 or Form F-3, and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

(2)That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3)To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(4)That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:

(i)Each prospectus filed by the Registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

(ii)Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

(5)That, for the purpose of determining liability of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned Registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned Registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser

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by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned Registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

(i)Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned Registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

(ii)Any free-writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned Registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned Registrant;

(iii)The portion of any other free-writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned Registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned Registrant; and

(iv)Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned Registrant to the purchaser.

(b)The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in this registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c)Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

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Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Pre-Effective Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Houston, State of Texas, on May 13, 2022.

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION

By:

/s/ Richard H. Little

Richard H. Little

Chief Executive Officer


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Pre-Effective Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated below on May 13, 2022.

Signature

Title

*

Richard H. Little

Director and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)

*

R. Kevin Andrews

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

*

Jonathan D. Barrett

Chairman of the Board

*

David Chang

Director

*

Gregory S. Hinds

Director

*

Allen Li

Director

*

William D. Rogers

Director

*By: 

/s/ Richard H. Little

  

  

Attorney-in-fact 

  

  

Richard H. Little 

  


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