From Caboit Oil & Gas Corp. on Thursday:
First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Equivalent production in the first quarter of 2014 was 119.9 Bcfe, consisting of 115.8 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas and 686,000 barrels of liquids (crude oil/condensate/natural gas liquids). Equivalent production for the quarter represents a 34 percent increase over the first quarter of 2013 on an absolute basis and a 39 percent increase when adjusting for the Mid-Continent and
Cash flow from operations in the first quarter of 2014 was
Natural gas price realizations, including the effect of hedges, were
Total per unit costs (including financing) decreased to
During the first quarter of 2014, the Company averaged 1,209 million cubic feet (Mmcf) per day of net Marcellus production, an increase of 44 percent over the prior year's comparable quarter. Subsequent to the end of the first quarter, Cabot reached a milestone of one trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of cumulative production from its
Cabot has averaged approximately 1,480 Mmcf per day of gross Marcellus production during the month of April, which includes a new gross Marcellus production record of 1,538 Mmcf per day. These levels compare to an average of approximately 1,410 Mmcf per day during the first quarter of 2014. "Second quarter production in the Marcellus has started out strong thanks to the continued efforts by our team in the field in tandem with our midstream provider to maximize our deliverability into the interstate pipelines," commented Dinges. "As a result, we expect sequential growth in the second quarter versus our prior expectation of flat production."
Cabot's net production in the Eagle Ford during the first quarter of 2014 was 7,271 barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) per day, an increase of 42 percent over the prior year's comparable quarter. This included 6,839 barrels of liquids per day, an increase of 49 percent over the prior year's comparable quarter.
Subsequent to the quarter end, Cabot placed its first six-well pad in the Eagle Ford on production. The six wells had an average completed lateral length of 6,658' and were completed with an average of 25 stages. The wells achieved an average peak 24-hour initial production (IP) rate of 1,045 Boe per day per well (89% oil) during the first ten days on production and the rates continue to improve. As a result of pad-drilling efficiencies, including a new record of ten stages completed in a 24-hour period, the Company realized approximately
"We have been very pleased with the strides our Eagle Ford team has made over the last six months. Based on the continued improvement in production rates and realized cost savings, which have resulted in higher rates of return, we are adding a third rig to our Eagle Ford program beginning in the third quarter," explained Dinges. "This additional rig will be focused on multi-well pads and is expected to have minimal impact on 2014 production but will materially impact our estimated 2015 oil production volumes."
During the first quarter, Cabot added approximately 4,000 net acres to its Eagle Ford position through organic leasing efforts and is actively pursuing additional acreage.
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