Encore Energy Partners LP announced its year-end 2009 reserves and certain fourth quarter 2009 operating results.
Total proved oil and natural gas reserves at December 31, 2009 were 43.0 million barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE"), consisting of 28.9 million barrels of crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids and 84.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Proved reserves were calculated utilizing twelve month average prices during 2009, or $61.18 per Bbl of oil and $3.83 per Mcf of natural gas. Prior year proved reserves were calculated based on year-end 2008 spot market prices of $44.60 per Bbl of oil and $5.62 per Mcf of natural gas.
Using 2009 average prices, the estimated discounted net present value of ENP’s proved oil and natural gas reserves, before projected income taxes and net abandonment costs, using a 10 percent per annum discount rate ("PV-10 Value") was approximately $500 million at December 31, 2009, as compared to a PV-10 Value of approximately $206 million at December 31, 2008 using unescalated year-end 2008 prices.
At December 31, 2009, oil reserves accounted for 67 percent of total proved reserves, and 92 percent of total proved reserves are developed.
Fourth Quarter Operating Results
Average daily production for the fourth quarter of 2009 was 6,308 Bbls of oil per day and 17,678 Mcf of natural gas per day, for a combined 9,254 BOE per day.
For the fourth quarter of 2009, the Partnership’s average realized wellhead oil price was $67.51 per Bbl, and the average realized wellhead natural gas price was $4.48 per Mcf. During the fourth quarter of 2009, the Partnership’s oil and natural gas differentials to NYMEX averaged a negative 11 percent ($8.47 per Bbl) and a positive 7 percent ($0.31 per Mcf), respectively. The average NYMEX oil price was $75.98 per Bbl in the fourth quarter of 2009, and the average NYMEX natural gas price was $4.17 per Mcf.
In the fourth quarter of 2009, the Partnership invested $1.1 million in its development program. For the full year, the Partnership's development costs totaled $8.4 million.
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