Anadarko Announces Second-Quarter 2014 Results
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2014, including net income attributable to common stockholders of $227 million, or $0.45 per share (diluted). These results include certain items typically excluded by the investment community in published estimates, which in the aggregate decreased net income by $442 million or $0.87 per share (diluted).(1) Cash flow from operating activities in the second quarter of 2014 was $2.462 billion, and discretionary cash flow totaled $2.434 billion.(2)
– Delivered record average daily sales volumes of 848,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day, including a 50,000-barrels-per-day increase in oil sales volumes over the second quarter of 2013 from the U.S. onshore
– Achieved oil production milestones in Algeria and Ghana, and advanced the Gulf of Mexico Lucius project on schedule
– Reached a settlement agreement on the Tronox Adversary Proceeding
– Announced a 50-percent increase in the company’s quarterly dividend to 27 cents per share
“Anadarko delivered exceptional operating performance during the second quarter, with an increase of 65,000 barrels of oil per day over the second quarter of 2013 led by our U.S. onshore assets and the El Merk development in Algeria,” said Al Walker, Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO. “We are increasing our full-year sales-volume guidance by 5 million BOE, reflecting our confidence in the portfolio’s capability to continue delivering strong results. To further enhance performance, we will continue to be an active portfolio manager and pursue additional opportunities to accelerate value as appropriate.”
During the second quarter, Anadarko’s sales volumes of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) totaled a record 77 million BOE, or an average of 848,000 BOE per day, representing an increase of almost 100,000 BOE per day over the second quarter of 2013.
Anadarko’s U.S. onshore liquids sales volumes increased by more than 86,000 barrels per day over the second quarter of 2013, led by outstanding growth in the company’s liquids-rich assets in the Wattenberg field, Eagleford Shale, Wolfcamp Shale and the East Texas/North Louisiana area. The Wattenberg field averaged a record 169,000 BOE per day in the second quarter, a 63,000-BOE-per-day increase over the second quarter of 2013. Wattenberg’s growth was highlighted by an increase of 52,000 barrels per day of higher-margin liquids volumes relative to the second-quarter 2013, resulting from the continued strong performance of the company’s horizontal program, higher NGL recoveries through the startup of the Lancaster cryogenic plant and lower line pressures in the field.
Anadarko achieved oil production milestones at the El Merk development in Algeria, which recently achieved a gross-daily production record of more than 150,000 barrels per day, and at the Jubilee field offshore Ghana, where cumulative gross oil production surpassed 100 million barrels during the quarter.
In the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko completed all major construction and installation projects at its Lucius development. The 80,000-barrels-of-oil-per-day Lucius spar is expected to achieve first oil on schedule around the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2014. In addition, construction on the hull of the Heidelberg spar is nearly complete, and it remains on schedule to achieve first oil in 2016.
For details on Anadarko’s operating areas and exploration program, including tables illustrating same-store sales information,(3) please refer to the comprehensive report on second-quarter 2014 activity. The report is available at www.anadarko.com.
During the quarter, the company generated more than $2.4 billion of discretionary cash flow and ended the quarter with approximately $5.4 billion of cash on hand, while increasing the quarterly dividend by 50 percent. In addition, Anadarko entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the Tronox Adversary Proceeding. The settlement agreement is subject to approval by the District Court, which the company expects to occur during the second half of 2014.
Anadarko also enhanced its liquidity position by issuing $1.25 billion of senior notes, and by entering into new unsecured credit facilities, which are available upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. Additionally, the company successfully completed a secondary sale of WGP common units, which resulted in cash proceeds of approximately $335 million to Anadarko.