Anadarko Announces First-Quarter 2013 Results

Anadarko Announces First-Quarter 2013 Results

Increases Full-Year 2013 Sales-Volumes Guidance
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced first-quarter 2013 net income attributable to common stockholders of $460 million, or $0.91 per share (diluted). These results include certain items typically excluded by the investment community in published estimates. In total, these items decreased net income by approximately $87 million, or $0.17 per share (diluted), on an after-tax basis.(1) Cash flow from operating activities in the first quarter of 2013 was approximately $2.503 billion, and discretionary cash flow totaled $2.056 billion.(2)
First-Quarter 2013 Highlights
Achieved record daily sales volumes of 793,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE)
Monetized assets totaling more than $1.2 billion
Initiated oil production at the El Merk project in Algeria
Delivered outstanding deepwater success in the Gulf of Mexico’s Shenandoah Basin
“The record first-quarter 2013 results reflect our commitment to accelerate value by increasing production in our core operating areas, selectively monetizing assets and delivering large-scale projects on budget,” said Anadarko President and CEO Al Walker. “We achieved a 16-percent year-over-year increase in oil sales volumes, primarily driven by 25,000 barrels-per-day growth from our U.S. onshore assets, plus the benefit of an accelerated tanker lifting at Jubilee. In addition, we monetized more than $1.2 billion of assets, including the $860 million carried-interest agreement at Heidelberg, and achieved first oil at our El Merk development in Algeria. I’m also very proud of our very active global deepwater exploration program that continues to deliver industry-leading success and differentiating value.”
Operations Summary
Anadarko reported total sales volumes of 71 million BOE, or 793,000 BOE per day, during the first quarter. Liquids sales volumes averaged 345,000 BOE per day, which includes 257,000 barrels of oil per day. Natural gas volumes averaged approximately 2.7 billion cubic feet per day. As a result of this performance, Anadarko has increased its full-year 2013 sales-volumes guidance to a range of 279 to 287 million BOE from a previous range of 279 to 285 million BOE.
Anadarko’s Wattenberg field achieved record quarterly sales volumes, averaging more than 113,000 BOE per day, which included a 45-percent increase in liquids sales volumes over the first quarter of 2012. The Eagleford Shale also delivered record performance and surpassed a production milestone of 50 million BOE during the quarter, with total liquids sales volumes averaging approximately 28,000 barrels per day, representing a 60-percent increase over the first quarter of 2012. Anadarko also achieved record sales volumes during the quarter in the Marcellus Shale, the East Texas Horizontal play and in its Permian oil assets.
During the quarter, Anadarko and its partners achieved first oil at the El Merk project in Algeria. Production from El Merk is expected to steadily increase throughout 2013 to a net 30,000 barrels of oil per day as additional production facilities and fields are brought on line.
Exploration Summary
Anadarko and its partners announced two new successful deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico’s emerging Shenandoah Basin. Anadarko’s Shenandoah-2 well, located in Walker Ridge block 51, encountered more than 1,000 net feet of oil pay, establishing Shenandoah as one of the company’s largest Gulf of Mexico oil discoveries to date. In addition, the Coronado well, located in Walker Ridge block 98, encountered more than 400 net feet of oil pay, while drilling activity at the nearby Yucatan well in Walker Ridge block 95 is ongoing. Subsequent to quarter end, Anadarko announced the Phobos discovery, located in Sigsbee Escarpment block 39. The well encountered approximately 250 net feet of oil pay in the Wilcox formation, and future appraisal activity is now being evaluated.
Offshore Mozambique, Anadarko discovered a new, distinct natural gas reservoir in its Offshore Area 1 block. The Orca-1 discovery well, announced in April, encountered more than 190 net feet of natural gas pay and provides additional options and flexibility for future development.
The company is continuing its active worldwide deepwater exploration program with six deepwater wells currently drilling.
Financial Summary
Anadarko ended the quarter with approximately $3.7 billion of cash on hand and also improved its net-debt-to-adjusted-capitalization ratio(2) to 32 percent at the end of the first quarter compared to 34 percent at the end of 2012. In addition to the $1.2 billion of monetizations, Anadarko also completed the sale of its Liberty and Rome natural gas gathering systems in the Marcellus Shale to its subsidiary, Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES), for total consideration of $490 million.
Operations Report
For more details on Anadarko’s operations and exploration program, please refer to the comprehensive report on first-quarter 2013 activity. The report is available at www.anadarko.com on the Investor Relations page.
Conference Call Tomorrow at 9 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. EDT
Anadarko will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time (10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss first-quarter results, current operations and the company’s outlook for the remainder of 2013. The dial-in number is 855.812.0464 in the United States, or 970.300.2271 internationally. The confirmation number is 36701180. For complete instructions on how to participate in the conference call, or to listen to the live audio webcast and slide presentation, please visit www.anadarko.com. A replay of the call will be available on the website for approximately 30 days following the conference call.
Financial Data
Eight pages of summary financial data follow, including current hedge positions 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.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. As of year-end 2012, the company had approximately 2.56 billion barrels-equivalent of proved reserves, making it one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies. For more information about Anadarko and APC Flash Feed updates, please visit www.anadarko.com
Source: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
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