Eagle Ford Shale Drives Carrizo’s Q1

30% Production Growth over 2014
Carrizo Oil 2015 Q1

Carrizo Oil 2015 Q1

Carrizo Oil announced its first quarter earnings and reveal a production growth driven by activity in the Eagle Ford

Related: Carrizo Acquires Eagle Ford Working Interest

Eagle Ford Highlights

Carrizo’s first quarter activity in the Eagle Ford includes 23 gross operated wells waiting on completion. These wells equate to potential crude oil production of more than 7,500 barrels per day. For the same period, the company drilled 14 gross (12.2 net) operated wells during the first quarter, and completed 16 gross (14.5 net) wells. Crude oil production from the play was approximately 18,700 Bbls/d for the quarter.

S.P. “Chip” Johnson, IV, Carrizo’s President and CEO, commented on the results, “We remain focused on cost savings in the current environment, and continue to make good progress on this front. Currently, we have achieved drilling cost reductions of more than 10% and completion cost reductions of nearly 25% from late 2014 levels, putting us ahead of the forecast we provided in January.”

Q1 Highlights:

  • Oil Production of 21,373 Bbls/d, 42% above the first quarter of 2014
  • Total Production of 34,595 Boe/d, 30% above the first quarter of 2014
  • Loss From Continuing Operations of $21.5 million, or ($0.46) per diluted share, and Adjusted Net Income of $6.4 million, or $0.14 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $101.8 million
  • Raising 2015 crude oil production growth target to 18%

Carrizo currently has 81,000 net acres with mineral leases and leasing activities located primarily in La Salle County with smaller positions in Atascosa, Frio, and McMullen Counties.

Read more at carrizo.com

Carrizo Acquires Eagle Ford Working Interest – $250-Million

Deal Includes 6,820 Net Acres in LaSalle, Atascosa, and McMullen Counties
Carrizo Eagle Ford Acreage Map

Carrizo Eagle Ford Acreage Map|Click to Enlarge

Houston-based Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., has closed its $250-million Eagle Ford acquisition of 6,820 net Eagle Ford acres from Eagle Ford Minerals, LLC, for $250-million. The deal represents a ~25% working interest* in the acquired properties, where Carrizo was already the operator. At closing, Carrizo assumed 100% of the working interest in the assets.

The acreage includes leaseholds and producing interests, and is located primarily in the oil window of the play, in LaSalle, Atascosa, and McMullen Counties. Net production from the acquired assets in the third-quarter was approximately 2,670 boe/d, with an 85% oil cut.

S.P. “Chip” Johnson, IV, Carrizo’s President and CEO, said, “while Carrizo has not historically been active in the acquisition of producing properties, we felt this was a perfect deal for the company. The acquisition adds an incremental 25% working interest in three of our four highest-return areas within the Eagle Ford Shale, and adds a significant amount of undrilled potential in addition to the existing production.”

The acquisition increases Carrizo’s Eagle Ford position to more than 81,000 net acres, and its drilling inventory in the play by 93 net wells to more than 915 net locations. At the end of September, Carrizo estimated net proved reserves associated with the acquisition to be 16.7 MMBoe (82% oil).

The transaction was completed on October 24, 2014, with an effective date of October 1, 2014. At closing, Carrizo paid approximately $93 million, with the remaining $150 million to be paid by February 2015.

Working Interest* – whosoever owns the working interest is liable for a portion of the ongoing costs associated with exploration, drilling and production. Working interest owner(s) also fully participate in the profits of any successful wells.

Read more at carrizo.com

Carrizo Expects The Eagle Ford To Drive Oil Production Growth Higher

2013 Oil Production Growth Guidance Raised To 40% From 28%
Carrizo Oil &Gas Eagle Ford Well Pad Map

Carrizo Oil & Gas Eagle Ford Well Pad Map | Click to Enlarge

Carrizo Oil & Gas raised oil production growth guidance from 28% to 40% earlier in the summer due to improving well results in the Eagle Ford.

The company also raised second quarter oil production guidance from ~9.800 boe/d to ~11,000 boe/d. That represents and increase of more than 12%. There were a few factors that led to the increase:

“Key drivers of the outperformance have been flatter-than-expected decline rates from new wells in a number of areas, successful results from artificial lift installations and less well downtime than expected.”

Oil production is outperforming expectations, while gas and NGL production is coming in at the high end of guidance. Carrizo increased its company-wide growth target from 6% to 10% for the year.

Carrizo is running three rigs in the Eagle Ford, one in the Niobrara Shale, and one in the Marcellus Shale. Along with production guidance, Carrizo increased its capital spending plans by ~$35 million to $530-540 million in 2013.

In the Eagle Ford Shale, Carrizo is increasing planned 2013 drilling activity by three wells as a result of increases in drilling efficiencies, and increasing planned completion activity by 35 net frac stages primarily for lease management purposes.

Read the full press release at crzo.net

Carrizo Oil & Gas Plans Big Spending in the Eagle Ford

77% of the Company's $500 Million Budget is Planned for South Texas
Carrizo Eagle Ford and Pearsall Map

Carrizo South Texas Eagle Ford Map | Click to Enlarge

Carrizo Oil & Gas has allocated $385 million of its $500 million development budget to drilling & completing wells in the South Texas Eagle Ford. The company plans to keep three rigs running in the play throughout 2013. [Read more…]

Carrizo Plans Pearsall Shale Test – Added 2,000 Acres in Q3

CRZO has Pearsall Shale potential across 30,000 net acres in South Texas
Carrizo Eagle Ford and Pearsall Map

Carrizo South Texas Eagle Ford Map | Click to Enlarge

Carrizo Oil & Gas will test a Pearsall Shale well in late 2012. The Eagle Ford Shale is the company’s primary focus in Frio, La Salle, McMullen, and Atascosa counties, but the Pearsall could add additional resource to the company’s portfolio. The first test will spud in late November 2012 in Frio County. Just a couple of weeks ago, Cabot Reported Pearsall Shale Well Results that looked promising. Carrizo is following suit.

Carizzo also added 2,000 acres in La Salle County during the third quarter of 2012. The company now has more than 48,000 net acres prospective for the Eagle Ford. That acreage is predominately located in La Salle County, but stretches across three neighboring counties as well. The Pearsall is prospective on 30,000+ acres of the company’s position, but it will take several exploration wells before the company knows where the play has liquids potential. Dry gas wells aren’t going to be the target if natural gas prices stay low. [Read more…]

Carrizo – Atlas Deal Provides Cash for the Eagle Ford

$190 Million Will Be Shifted to the Eagle Ford - Borrowing Base to Expand

Carrizo Oil and Gas has agreed to sell a portion of its Barnett Shale assets to Atlas Energy for $190 million. The deal provides capital that Carrizo will use to execute its liquids  growth strategy, which is primarily focused in the Eagle Ford.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this sale to repay borrowings under its revolving credit facility and use the excess proceeds to partially fund its 2012 capital expenditures plan, largely in the Eagle Ford play. [Read more…]