Caza Spotlights Operational, Financial Results for 2Q11
Caza O&G provided its unaudited financial and operational results for the six months ended June 30, 2011.
Second Quarter Financial Highlights
- Caza's production increased 32% to 18,130 Boe for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011, from 13,712 Boe for the comparative period in 2010. This represents an average daily production rate increase of 48 Boe/d for the three month period ended June 30, 2011, 199 Boe/d as compared to 151 Boe/d for the comparative period. As anticipated, Q2 2011 production was slightly lower than Q1 2011 (which was 23,974 Boe) due to standard production curve declines in certain wells. Recently drilled wells that are in various stages of completion are expected to more than make up for the decline (see "Second Quarter Operational Highlights" below).
- Caza had a cash balance of $24,533,451 as of June 30, 2011, as compared to $9,375,345 at June 30, 2010 and $33,885,900 at December 31, 2010. The increase is attributable to the placing announced on Nov 15 2010. Caza's working capital balance at June 30, 2011, was $20,870,708 as compared to $26,612,514 at March 31, 2011. The decrease in Caza's working capital balance primarily represents the investments made to drill the O.B. Ranch #2 development well in Wharton County, Texas, the Caza Elkins 3401 & 3402 wells in Midland County, Texas, and the Caza 158 #3 in Upton County, Texas.
- Revenues from oil and gas sales increased 112% to $843,836 for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011, up from $398,883 for the comparative period in 2010. The increase in revenues was primarily due to the additional wells brought on since the comparative period. The average combined price received by Caza increased 60% to $46.54 per Boe during the three-month period ended June 30, 2011, from $29.09 per Boe during the comparative period in 2010.
- General and Administrative expenses were $1,435,156 ($1,403,088 net of reimbursements) for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011, as compared to $1,188,962 ($1,078,739 net of reimbursements) for the comparative period in 2010. The change in General and Administrative costs are a result of additional costs incurred and changes in reporting requirements as a result of converting to the International Financial Reporting Standards. During the three month period ended June 30, 2010, the Company received reimbursements that resulted from certain joint venture agreements that provided reductions in overhead costs that expired April 8, 2010.
Second Quarter Operational Highlights
- Drilling commenced on the O.B. Ranch #2 development well in Wharton County, Texas in May 2011. The well reached its target depth of 13,210 feet in June 2011, and electric logs were obtained through the target depth indicating potential pay in the Frio and targeted Cook Mountain formations. The well was fracture stimulated at the end of July 2011, and is currently being flowed back in order to clean up the fracture fluids. The well has been placed on an extended well test, and the market will be updated once stabilized flow rates have been achieved.
- The Caza Elkins 3401 well in Midland County, Texas, reached a total depth of 11,854 feet in June 2011. The rig was immediately moved to the Caza Elkins 3402 location, which reached a total depth of 11,852 feet in July 2011. Log data from both wells indicated multiple potential pay sands for both oil and gas in the Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Strawn, Atoka and Mississippian/Devonian formations. The fracture stimulation program for the Caza Elkins 3401 well began on July 28, 2011. The fracture stimulation program for the Caza Elkins 3402 well began earlier than anticipated on August 12, 2011. Both wells are currently being flowed back in order to clean up the fracture fluids. Caza will update the market once initial flow rates have been established for each well.
- The Caza 158 #3 well on the Windham property reached its target depth of 9,824 feet in June 2011, and Caza elected to participate in the operator's proposal to complete the well. The well has been fracture stimulated across all potentially productive intervals seen on the logs, which include the Spraberry/Wolfcamp, Penn and Strawn formations. The Caza 158 #3 was the fourth well drilled and completed on this property. The Caza 158 #1, 158 #2 and 162 #1 wells are currently at various stages in their respective fracture stimulation programs, but are all producing oil and natural gas.
W. Michael Ford, Chief Executive Officer commented, "I am very pleased with the progress that we have made in 2011, both operationally and from a financial perspective. In the three months to June 30, 2011, Caza has continued to progress a busy work program, which should add further production, reserves and cash flow to the solid platform that we have created through our endeavors to date.
"Revenues have materially risen due to increased oil and gas production levels and a supportive price environment. As we add production through our exploration and development campaign, the Company and the shareholders should continue to benefit.
"I look forward to updating the market on future exploration activities and established flow rates associated with wells that are currently in various stages of completion operations."