- Achieved record production levels at three operated Gulf of Mexico facilities and in the U.S. onshore Delaware and DJ basins
- Encountered more than 1,040 net feet of oil pay at the Shenandoah-5 appraisal well and increased working interest in this operated deepwater discovery
- Closed $2.5 billion of monetizations year to date
- Retired $3 billion of near-term maturities with proceeds from debt issued during the first quarter.
“Our portfolio continues to perform exceptionally well, and we’ve continued to significantly reduce our cost structure throughout the year,” said Al Walker, Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO. “As a result of the record sales volumes from our Lucius and Caesar/Tonga fields in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the improving well performance in the Delaware and DJ basins, we are increasing the midpoint of our full-year divestiture-adjusted(3) sales-volume guidance by 2 million BOE (barrels of oil equivalent). Additionally, we’ve been very successful monetizing assets through the first six months of this year and have increased the high end of our target range to $3.5 billion in total proceeds expected by year end. As stated previously, we intend to use sales proceeds to retire debt, including the remaining $750 million of 2017 maturities. In addition, should the commodity-price outlook continue to improve, we will evaluate redeploying some of the additional cash generated via operations and asset sales toward our highest-quality U.S. onshore opportunities.”
Anadarko’s second-quarter sales volumes of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) totaled 72 million BOE, or an average of 792,000 BOE per day.
In the Delaware Basin of West Texas, Anadarko averaged record net sales volumes of 41,000 BOE per day, and exited the quarter at approximately 45,000 BOE per day. The company has continued its delineation program, running six rigs to further its understanding of both the vertical and areal potential across its 600,000-gross-acre position in the heart of the play. In the DJ Basin of northeast Colorado, Anadarko continued to optimize the performance of its base production during the second quarter, achieving record net sales volumes of approximately 243,000 BOE per day.
In the Gulf of Mexico, the company achieved several production records. The Lucius platform achieved a 24-hour gross production record and averaged sales volumes above the facility’s 80,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) nameplate capacity. In addition, the company’s Constitution spar recently achieved a production record of 65,000 BOPD, and its K2 complex also achieved an eight-year-high production rate of 28,000 BOPD. During the quarter, Anadarko continued to advance its understanding of the Shenandoah discovery, as it encountered more than 1,040 net feet of oil pay in the Shenandoah-5 appraisal well, expanding the eastern extent of the field. Additionally, the company increased its working interest in Shenandoah to 33 percent and added several new exploration opportunities to the portfolio by participating in a preferential-right process.
Internationally, the TEN field offshore Ghana is 97-percent complete with installation, hook-up and commissioning on schedule and first oil expected in the third quarter of 2016. At the adjacent Jubilee field, following maintenance on the floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) and implementation of new production and offtake procedures, production has ramped back up and is expected to average approximately 85,000 BOPD during the second half of the year. The partnership determined a long-term solution to convert the FPSO to a permanently moored facility, with the work program expected to be completed in the first half of 2017. Until the work program is complete, shuttle tankers will continue to be utilized to deliver offtake. Offshore Côte d’Ivoire, Anadarko continued its successful appraisal program with the drilling of the Paon-3AR horizontal sidetrack, which will be followed by a drillstem and interference testing program in the third quarter. In advancing the Mozambique LNG project, Anadarko achieved a significant milestone by submitting the Resettlement Plan for government review.
For details on Anadarko’s operations and exploration program, including detailed tables illustrating divestiture-adjusted(3)information, please refer to the comprehensive report on second-quarter 2016 activity. The report is available atwww.anadarko.com.
Anadarko ended the second quarter with approximately $1.4 billion of cash on hand. Year to date, Anadarko has generated approximately $2.5 billion in monetizations, including proceeds received during the second quarter from the secondary offering of Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE: WGP) common units and divestitures of the company’s Wamsutter and non-core Permian assets.
CONFERENCE CALL TOMORROW AT 8 A.M. CDT, 9 A.M. EDT
Anadarko will host a conference call on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 8 a.m. Central Daylight Time (9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss second-quarter results, current operations and the company’s outlook for the remainder of 2016. The dial-in number is 877.883.0383 in the United States or 412.902.6506 internationally. The confirmation number is 0728576. For complete instructions on how to participate in the conference call, or to listen to the live audio webcast and slide presentation, please visitwww.anadarko.com. A replay of the call will be available on the website for approximately 30 days following the conference call.
Nine pages of summary financial data follow, including current hedge positions, a reconciliation of “divestiture-adjusted” or “same-store” sales, and updated financial and production guidance.
(1) See the accompanying table for details of certain items affecting comparability.
(2) See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures and a statement indicating why management believes the non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information for investors.
(3) See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of “divestiture-adjusted” or “same-store” sales volumes, which are intended to present performance of Anadarko’s continuing asset base, giving effect to recent divestitures.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Anadarko believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. No assurance, however, can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this news release, including Anadarko’s ability to realize its expectations regarding performance in this challenging economic environment and meet financial and operating guidance, identify and complete additional monetization transactions, reduce its debt, timely complete and commercially operate the projects and drilling prospects identified in this news release, and successfully plan, secure necessary government approvals, enter into long-term sales contracts, finance, build and operate the necessary infrastructure and LNG park in Mozambique. See “Risk Factors” in the company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other public filings and press releases. Anadarko undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
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