Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 3, 2020



SAExploration Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)



(Commission file number)



(IRS Employer Identification No.)


1160 Dairy Ashford Rd., Suite 160, Houston, Texas 77079

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(281) 258-4400

(Company's telephone number, including area code)


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Common stock, par value $0.0001




NASDAQ Capital Market







Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April 3, 2020, SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) was notified that its previously disclosed contracts for two joint 3D/4D Ocean Bottom Node Seismic Programs offshore West Africa, valued at approximately $42 million, have been terminated by the operator. Although the Company has been mobilizing vessels and equipment in compliance with project requirements and timelines, the operator terminated the project presumably due to uncertainty on government restrictions on operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company anticipates reimbursement of all of its direct and documented costs reasonably incurred due to the early termination.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the applicable U.S. federal securities laws. The words “may,” “will,” “possible,” “estimates”, “expects,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the possible impact of the matters summarized in this Form 8-K, may or may not be realized, and differences between estimated results and those actually realized may be material.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risks relating to known and unknown uncertainties, including:


the impact of the outbreak of the COVID–19 coronavirus on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations;


fluctuations in the levels of exploration and development activity in the oil and natural gas industry;


delays, reductions or cancellations of project awards and the Company’s ability to realize revenue projected in the Company’s backlog;


the Company’s debt agreements and potential events of default thereunder, including the risk that the holders of the debt take action to accelerate the maturity date of the applicable debt and exercise their other respective rights and remedies, such as foreclosure, among other things;


the availability of liquidity and capital resources, including the Company’s need to obtain additional working capital for upfront expenditures for upcoming projects, and the potential impact this has on the Company’s business and competitiveness;


other risks described more fully in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that relate to matters not covered in this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Each of these risks, and the known and unknown consequences of these risks, could have a material negative impact on the Company, its business and prospects. As of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company cannot make any assurances regarding the impact or outcome of these risks. Forward-looking statements reflect the views of the Company as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in compliance with U.S. federal securities laws and the Company’s determination that any such revised disclosure is necessary or advisable to do.










Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date: April 6, 2020 SAExploration Holdings, Inc.



By: /s/ Kevin Hubbard

Name: Kevin Hubbard

Title: Interim Chief Financial Officer