Magnum Hunter Sees 133% Increase in Reserves
Magnum Hunter announced a 133% increase in the quantity of the Company's estimated total proved reserves at June 30, 2011 as compared to December 31, 2010. The present value of estimated future cash flows, before income taxes, of the Company's estimated total proved reserves as of mid-year 2011, discounted at 10% ("PV-10"), also increased 141% as compared to six months ago at year-end 2010.
Magnum Hunter's total proved reserves increased by 17.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) to 31.2 million Boe (55% crude oil & ngl; 50% proved developed producing) as of June 30, 2011 as compared to 13.4 million Boe (51% crude oil & ngl; 44% proved developed producing) at December 31, 2010. The Company's reserve life (R/P ratio) was approximately 17.3 years as of June 30, 2011.
The Company's PV-10 at June 30, 2011 increased by $250 million or 141% to $428 million from $178 million at December 31, 2010. Under new SEC guidelines, the commodity prices used in the December 31, 2010 and June 30, 2011 PV-10 estimates were based on the 12-month unweighted arithmetic average of the first day of the month price for the periods January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, and July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, respectively, adjusted by lease for transportation fees and regional price differentials. For crude oil and ngl volumes, the average West Texas Intermediate posted price of $89.96 per barrel at June 30, 2011, was up 13% from the average price of $79.43 per barrel at December 31, 2010. For natural gas volumes, the average price of the Henry Hub spot price of $4.20 per million British thermal units ("MMBTU") at June 30, 2011 was down (4%) from the $4.37 per MMBTU at December 31, 2010. All prices were held constant throughout the estimated economic life of the properties.
Note: PV-10 is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered as an alternative to the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows as defined under GAAP; see "Non-GAAP Measures: Reconciliation to Standardized Measure" below for the Company's definition of PV-10 and a reconciliation to the standardized measure.
The Company's June 30, 2011 total proved reserves of 31.2 million Boe reflect an organic growth of 6% from the Company's pro forma proved reserves of 29.4 million Boe as of December 31, 2010, when including the proved reserves related to the Company's acquisition of the assets of NGAS Resources, Inc. and NuLoch Resources, Inc., which occurred on April 13, 2011 and May 3, 2011, respectively. Magnum Hunter's first half of fiscal year 2011 organic extensions and discoveries from drilling activities replaced the Company's estimated production through June 30, 2011 by a factor of four times. When including the first six months of fiscal year 2011's property acquisition activities, the replacement of production factor for the first six months of fiscal year 2011 increased by approximately 20 times.
The estimates of Magnum Hunter's total proved reserves as of December 31, 2010 and June 30, 2011 were prepared by the Company's third-party engineering consultants.
The Company's internal engineering team has evaluated the resource potential of Magnum Hunter's existing undeveloped lease acreage position in our three unconventional shale plays. The undeveloped acreage evaluated includes 652,419 gross acres and 347,547 net acres to Magnum Hunter's ownership interest.
The current number of total new drilling locations in Magnum Hunter's inventory today is approximately 4,000 of which 1,350 are identified drilling locations in these three unconventional resource plays, net to the Company's interest. The net unrisked resource potential of 462 million barrels of oil equivalent is approximately 48% crude oil and natural gas liquids
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