Sanchez Energy Ends Year Strong

2015 Spending Focuses on Eagle Ford's Catarina
Sanchez Energy Eagle Ford Acreage Map

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This week, Sanchez Energy announced fourth quarter and full year results for 2014 and updated the company’s capital spending plan for the new year.

In spite of dropping crude prices throughout the fall months, Sanchez reported fourth quarter revenues that were up 33% over the same period in 2013 and hit a record $172.5 million. The company also reported record production production averaging of 43,897 BOE/D.

Sanchez Energy has approximately 226,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and includes 106,0000 acres in Catalina that were purchased in May 2014. This Dimmitt County property has proved to be a smart investment and is responsible for much of the company’s 2014 success.

Tony Sanchez, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sanchez Energy, commented: “Throughout the past year, we achieved significant production and reserves growth through both the transformative acquisition of the Catarina asset as well as the ongoing development of our legacy Eagle Ford assets. Revenues, production, and proved reserves all more than doubled in 2014”

Related: Sanchez Energy Reports Record Revenue in Q2 2014

Looking to 2015, Sanchez re-affirmed its capital plan at $600 – $650 million with production expected to average 40,000 to 44,000 BOE/DThe company will continue to focus on the Catarina property that continues to produce high rates of returns even in this lower commodity price environment. Company executives expect Catarina to produce the same high returns for the next 10 years.

Read the full report at sanchezenergycorp.com

Eagle Ford’s Sanchez Energy Reports Record Revenue in Q2 2014

Company Increases Proved Reserves 170% (117 MMBOE) Following Eagle Ford Acquisition from Shell
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Eagle Ford-focused Sanchez Energy reported record revenue of $151.7 million in the second quarter of 2014, with portfolio-wide production increasing 164% year-over-year to 20,437 boe/d.

At the end of the quarter, the company closed its massive Eagle Ford acreage deal with Royal Dutch Shell for 106,000 net Eagle Ford acres in Catarina. The acquisition almost doubled the company’s acreage in the play. Total purchase price for the acquisition was approximately $639 million, less approximately $85.5 million in normal and customary closing adjustments.

Read more: Sanchez Nearly Doubles Eagle Ford Acreage in $639 Million Deal with Shell

Sanchez CEO Tony Sanchez, III, said,”as of August 1, 2014, Sanchez Energy has officially taken over all operations at Catarina after a brief transition period with Shell. The transition of operations has gone smoothly and the ramp up of Sanchez Energy operations is ahead of schedule. We have fully staffed our operations at Catarina and now have drilling, completion, and artificial lift installation in progress. Additionally, now that we have achieved critical scale from the Catarina assets, we are utilizing a dedicated frac spread as well as direct sourcing of chemicals and proppant. We expect these factors will reduce completions costs by an additional 30%, allowing flexibility to increase fracture stage size or improve returns from a lower development cost.”

With the Catarina acquisition, Sanchez increased its proved reserves 170% to approximately 117 MMBOE as of June 30, 2014. Crude oil constituted 49% and NGLs constituted 24% of the company’s proved reserves. 56% of the company’s proved reserves were classified as proved undeveloped, compared to 70% at same time last year.

Sanchez Eagle Ford Q2 Operations Update

Sanchez Energy currently has 6 gross rigs running across its Eagle Ford acreage, with 419 gross producing wells and 38 gross wells in various stages of completion.

By area, the company’s Cotulla, Marquis, and Palmetto Eagle Ford operating areas comprised approximately 42% of the crude oil cut from total second quarter 2014 production volumes. Company officials expect the percentage of oil expected in the company’s third quarter production volumes should decrease as the impact of the production volumes from Catarina are recorded.

The company’s third quarter production guidance range portfolio-wide of 37,000 to 41,000 boe/d has been revised to 36,000 to 40,000 BOE/D while its fourth quarter production guidance range of 45,000 to 49,000 boe/d has increased to 48,000 to 50,000 boe/d. Production guidance for 2015 remains the same at a range of 53,000 boe/d to 58,000 boe/d.

Read more at sanchezenergycorp.com

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