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Newfield Exploration Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results
Consolidated net production exceeded 202,000 BOEPD (38% oil, 62% liquids)
Domestic net production grew 27% year-over-year; averages ~199,000 BOEPD (37% oil, 61% liquids)
Anadarko Basin net production up more than 35% year-over-year; averages 143,700 BOEPD
Anadarko Basin net liquids production up 27% year-over-year; nearly 87,000 BOEPD
Anadarko Basin net crude oil production averages ~43,200 BOPD
Year-to-date Anadarko Basin net crude oil volumes grew more than 30% compared to same period of 2017
Newfield raises mid-point of full-year 2018 production expectations and increases 4Q18 capital investments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today announced third quarter 2018 unaudited financial and operating results.

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Third Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Newfield's consolidated net production in the third quarter was more than 202,000 BOEPD (38% oil and 62% liquids). This compares favorably to the Company's quarterly guidance range of 187,000 - 198,000 BOEPD.
  • Domestic net production was approximately 199,000 BOEPD and bested the mid-point of quarterly guidance by approximately 9,000 BOEPD (~5% higher). Domestic net oil production was approximately 74,300 BOPD. Oil and natural gas liquids comprised 37% and 24% of total domestic production, respectively.
  • Stronger than expected production in the third quarter was largely attributable to the Anadarko Basin, which grew 11% over the second quarter of 2018 and averaged over 143,700 BOEPD. Production from the Anadarko Basin exceeded the mid-point of third quarter guidance by more than 8,700 BOEPD. Compared to the same period in 2017, production increased 37%. Anadarko Basin liquids production in the quarter was nearly 87,000 Bbls/d, up approximately 8% over the previous quarter. Net crude oil production from the Anadarko Basin was in-line with expectations and averaged approximately 43,200 BOEPD, with year-to-date volumes growing more than 30% over the comparable period in 2017.
  • Newfield lifted approximately 261,000 net barrels of oil during the quarter from its offshore field in China.
  • During the third quarter, the Company continued STACK cube development, commencing row drilling operations across multiple drilling units. This effort will allow the Company to optimize operations, test simultaneous cube development of the Meramec, Osage and Woodford, utilize permanent water infrastructure and reduce downtime associated with offset activities.
  • In the Williston Basin, net production during the third quarter averaged 21,400 BOEPD, of which 68% was oil. The Company continues to see positive results from increased density spacing in the Bakken.
  • In the Uinta Basin, the Company has grown net production 16% year-over-year with a single-rig program. Net production from the Uinta Basin averaged nearly 20,000 BOEPD during the quarter, of which 83% was oil.

The table below provides third quarter 2018 basin-level production, expenses, capital investments and operations results.


Anadarko


Williston


Uinta


Arkoma

PRODUCTION








Oil (mbopd)

43.2


14.6


16.3


NGL (mbbls/d)

43.7


3.2


0.7


0.3

Gas (mmcfpd)

341.2


21.1


16.0


80.7

Total (mboepd)

143.7


21.4


19.7


13.8









EXPENSES ($/BOE)








LOE1

$2.04


$6.61


$9.25


$3.19

Transportation2

$4.61


$5.97


$1.48


$4.51

Production & other taxes

$1.76


$4.47


$2.81


$0.79

Total Expenses

$8.41


$17.05


$13.54


$8.49









CAPEX ($MM)








Drilling & Completion

$275


$39


$32


Other

$6


$1


$4


$1

Total CAPEX3

$281


$40


$36


$1









OPERATIONS








Operated rigs

11


1


1


Op. wells placed on production (WI%/NRI%)

39
(80% / 64%)


6
(76% / 62%)


5
(75% / 60%)


NA

Op. wells placed on production (Average GPI)

8,141'


10,138'


9,795'


NA



1

LOE includes other operating expenses.

2

Transportation excludes $9 million of firm gas transportation fees in Oklahoma.  Third quarter 2018 shortfall fees in the Uinta Basin were $2 million.

3

CAPEX excludes $7 million associated with Corporate FF&E.

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Summary

For the third quarter, net income was $224 million, or $1.11 per diluted share (all per share amounts are on a diluted basis). Earnings were impacted by an unrealized derivative gain of $20 million, or $0.10 per share. After adjusting for the effects of the unrealized derivative gain, net income would have been $204 million, or $1.01 per share. See the "Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this press release for additional disclosures.

Revenues for the third quarter were $711 million. Net cash provided by operating activities was $349 million and discretionary cash flow from operations was $373 million. See the "Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this news release for additional disclosures.

2018 Production and Capital Investment Outlook

Newfield today increased its expectations for annual net production and capital investments in 2018. Newfield now expects to invest approximately $1.4 billion in 2018 (previous guidance was $1.35 billion), excluding capitalized interest and overhead costs of about $120 million. The increase in planned full-year 2018 capital investments is primarily related to accelerated completions in the Anadarko Basin and the continuation of its operated rig in the Uinta Basin through year-end 2018.

The table below updates 2018 production and capital outlooks for Domestic, and more specifically, the Anadarko Basin

2018E Actual and Estimated Quarterly Guidance1

DOMESTIC GUIDANCE

1Q18
Actual

2Q18
Actual

3Q18
Guidance

3Q18
Actual

4Q18E2

FY18E

PRODUCTION







Oil (mbopd)

72

74

73-77

74

73-77

74

NGL (mbbls/d)

35

43

40-46

48

42-46

42

Gas (mmcfpd)

401

422

420-450

462

420-450

430

   Total (mboepd)

174

187

185-195

199

185-200

185-190








CAPEX ($MM)

$345

$365

$365

$364

$325

$1,400








ANADARKO GUIDANCE







PRODUCTION







Oil (mbopd)

40

42

42-44

43

42-44

42

NGL (mbbls/d)

31

38

36-40

44

38-42

38

Gas (mmcfpd)

279

304

310-330

341

310-340

315

   Total (mboepd)

117

131

130-140

144

130-145

130-135








CAPEX ($MM)

$282

$291

$265

$281

$255

$1,110








China Production (mboepd)

3

9

2-3

3

1-3

3-5



1

Production and capital are expected to be within 5% of the estimates above.

2

Individual product guidance ranges do not necessarily sum to total production guidance range.

Newfield Exploration Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Our U.S. operations are onshore and focus primarily on large scale, liquids-rich resource plays in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, the Williston Basin of North Dakota and the Uinta Basin of Utah. In addition, we have oil assets offshore China, and gas assets in the Arkoma Basin of Oklahoma.

**This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Examples include discussions as to our expectations, beliefs, plans, goals, objectives and future financial or other performance.  These statements, by their nature, involve estimates, projections, forecasts and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ substantially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.  The words "may," "forecast," "outlook," "could," "budget," "objectives," "strategy," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "project," "prospective," "target," "goal," "plan," "should," "will," "predict," "guidance," "potential" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Other than historical facts included in this release, all information and statements, including but not limited to information regarding planned capital expenditures, estimated reserves, estimated production targets and expected production mix, estimated future operating costs and other expenses and other financial measures, estimated future tax rates, drilling and development plans, the timing of production, planned capital expenditures, and other plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Although, as of the date of this release, Newfield believes that these expectations are reasonable, this information is based upon assumptions and anticipated results that are subject to numerous uncertainties and risks, some of which are beyond Newfield's control and are difficult to predict.  No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Actual results may vary significantly from those anticipated due to many factors, including but not limited to commodity prices, drilling results, changes in commodity mix, accessibility to economic transportation modes and processing facilities, our liquidity and the availability of capital resources, operating risks, industry conditions, U.S. and China governmental regulations, financial counterparty risks, the prices of goods and services, the availability of drilling rigs and other oilfield services, our ability to monetize assets and repay or refinance our existing indebtedness, labor conditions, severe weather conditions, new regulations or changes in tax or environmental legislation, environmental liabilities not covered by indemnity or insurance, legislation or regulatory initiatives intended to address seismic activity, and other operating risks. Please see Newfield's 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other subsequent public filings, all filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for a discussion of other factors that may cause actual results to vary. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this press release or in Newfield's SEC filings could also have material adverse effects on Newfield's actual results as compared to its anticipated results. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release and are not guarantees of performance. Unless legally required, Newfield undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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3Q18 Actual Results


Domestic


China


Total

Production/Liftings(1)






Crude oil and condensate (MBbls)

6,839



261



7,100


Natural gas (Bcf)

42.5





42.5


NGLs (MBbls)

4,410





4,410


Total (MBOE)

18,332



261



18,593








 Average Realized Prices(2)






Crude oil and condensate (per Bbl)

$

66.01



$

71.97



$

66.22


Natural gas (per Mcf)

2.34





2.34


NGLs (per Bbl)

31.73





31.73


Crude oil equivalent (per BOE)

$

37.68



$

71.97



$

38.16


 


Domestic


China


Total


Domestic


China


Total

Selected Expenses:

(In millions)


(Per BOE)

Lease operating

$

60



$

6



$

66



$

3.29



$

20.90



$

3.54


Transportation and processing

92





92



5.03





4.96


Production and other taxes

38



1



39



2.08



1.71



2.08


General and administrative, net(3)

53



1



54



2.88



4.75



2.90


Other operating expenses (income), net

2





2



0.12





0.12


Interest expense





38







2.03


Capitalized Interest





(15)







(0.80)


Other non-operating (income) expense





(3)







(0.14)





















(1)

Represents volumes lifted and sold regardless of when produced.

(2)

Average realized prices including the effects of derivative contracts for our domestic and consolidated crude oil and condensate were $54.98 per barrel and $55.60 per barrel, respectively. The average realized price including the effects of derivative contracts for domestic natural gas were $2.39 per Mcf and the average realized price for domestic NGLs would have been $30.95 per barrel. We did not have any derivative contracts associated with our China production as of September 30, 2018.

(3)

Net general and administrative expenses excludes $15 million, or $0.79 per BOE, of capitalized direct internal costs.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Unaudited, in millions)


September 30,


December 31,


2018


2017

ASSETS








Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

264



$

326


Derivative assets



15


Other current assets

493



405


Total current assets

757



746






Oil and gas properties, net (full cost method)

4,634



3,931


Restricted cash

47



40


Other assets

238



244


Total assets

$

5,676



$

4,961






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current liabilities:




Derivative liabilities

$

221



$

98


Other current liabilities

830



720


Total current liabilities

1,051



818






Other liabilities

67



69


Derivative liabilities

24



26


Long-term debt

2,436



2,434


Asset retirement obligations

135



130


Deferred taxes

92



76


Total long-term liabilities

2,754



2,735






Stockholders' equity:




Common stock, treasury stock and additional paid-in capital

3,281



3,246


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(1)




Retained earnings (deficit)

(1,409)



(1,838)


Total stockholders' equity

1,871



1,408


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

5,676



$

4,961


 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited, in millions, except per share data)


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Oil, gas and NGL revenues

709



439



1,965



1,257


Other revenues

2



0



5



1


Total revenues

$

711



$

439



$

1,970



$

1,258










Operating expenses:








Lease operating

66



53



197



167


Transportation and processing

92



80



253



223


Production and other taxes

39



16



90



43


Depreciation, depletion and amortization

163



124



447



340


General and administrative

54



53



159



151


Other

2



1



(3)



2


Total operating expenses

416



327



1,143



926










Income (loss) from operations

295



112



827



332










Other income (expense):








Interest expense

(38)



(37)



(113)



(112)


Capitalized interest

15



15



45



46


Commodity derivative income (expense)

(57)



(23)



(313)



58


Other, net

3



1



4



5


Total other income (expense)

(77)



(44)



(377)



(3)










Income (loss) before income taxes

218



68



450



329










Income tax provision (benefit)

(6)



(19)



21



(3)


Net income (loss)

$

224



$

87



$

429



$

332










Earnings (loss) per share:








Basic

$

1.12



$

0.44



$

2.15



$

1.67


Diluted

$

1.11



$

0.44



$

2.14



$

1.66










Weighted-average number of shares outstanding for basic earnings (loss) per share

200



199



200



199










Weighted-average number of shares outstanding for diluted earnings (loss) per share

201



200



201



200


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited, in millions)


Nine Months Ended



September 30,



2018


2017


Cash flows from operating activities:





Net income (loss)

$

429



$

332


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:





Depreciation, depletion and amortization

447



340


Deferred tax provision (benefit)

16



25


Stock-based compensation

34



25


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts

137



(12)


Other, net

7



10



1,070



720


Changes in operating assets and liabilities

27



(69)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

1,097



651







Cash flows from investing activities:





Additions to and acquisitions of oil and gas properties and other

(1,164)



(828)


Proceeds from sales of oil and gas properties

33



74


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(1,131)



(754)







Cash flows from financing activities:





Debt issue costs

(8)




Other, net

(13)



(13)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(21)



(13)







Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(55)



(116)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

$

366



$

580


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

311



$

464


Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Net Income (Earnings Stated Without the Effect of Certain Items)

Earnings stated without the effect of certain items is a non-GAAP financial measure. Earnings without the effect of these items are presented because they affect the comparability of operating results from period to period. In addition, earnings without the effect of these items are more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts. This measure should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss) as defined by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). A reconciliation of earnings for the third quarter of 2018 stated without the effect of certain items to net income (loss) is shown below (in millions, except per share data):


3Q18


(In millions)


(Per diluted share)

Net Income (loss)

$

224



$

1.11


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts

(20)



(0.10)


Earnings stated without the effect of the above items

$

204



$

1.01






Weighted-average number of shares outstanding for per diluted share





201


Discretionary Cash Flow from Operations

Discretionary cash flow from operations represents net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities and is presented because of its acceptance as an indicator of an oil and gas exploration and production company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt. This measure should not be considered an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities as defined by GAAP. A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to discretionary cash flow from operations is shown below:


3Q18


(In millions)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

349


Net changes in operating assets and liabilities

24


Discretionary cash flow from operations

$

373


Net Debt to Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA)

EBITDA is determined by subtracting interest, income tax provision, and DD&A from net income. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, further subtracts out non-cash items related to impairments, stock based compensation, derivative gain or loss, and other permitted adjustments. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income, as defined by GAAP. A reconciliation of net income to EBITDA, and to adjusted EBITDA, is shown below. Net debt is defined as long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents.


QTD


Twelve Months Ended


4Q17


1Q18


2Q18


3Q18


September 30, 2018


(In millions)

Net Income

$

95



$

86



$

119



$

224



$

524


Adjustments to derive EBITDA:










    Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

23



23



22



23



91


    Income tax provision (benefit)

(38)



13



14



(6)



(17)


    Depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A)

127



133



151



163



573


EBITDA

$

207



$

255



$

306



$

403



1,171












Adjustments to EBITDA:










    Non-cash stock based compensation

9



9



16



9



43


    Unrealized (gain) loss on commodity derivatives

95



79



78



(20)



232


    Other permitted adjustments

3



1



(6)



1



(1)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

314



$

344



$

394



$

393



$

1,445












Long-term debt









$

2,436


Less: Cash









264


Net debt









$

2,172












Net debt / Adjusted EBITDA









1.5














Note: Certain sections of this table do not foot or cross-foot for rounding purposes.

 

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