Callon Increases Reserves 81% in 2007
As of December 31, 2007, Callon Petroleum's year-end estimated net proved reserves were 263.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe).
This represents an increase of 81% from 2006 year-end proved reserves of 145.6 Bcfe, which is primarily attributable to the company's acquisition of BP Exploration and Production Company's (BP) working interest in the Entrada Field in April 2007.
Operating results for the year ended December 31, 2007 include oil and gas sales of $170.8 million from average production of 51.3 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d). The divestiture of Mobile Bay Blocks 952,953,955 in the second quarter of 2007 lowered 2007 average daily production by approximately 2.0 MMcfe/d.
This corresponds to sales of $182.3 million from average daily production of 56.9 MMcfe/d during 2006. The average price received per thousand cubic feet of natural gas for the year ended December 31, 2007 decreased to $8.01, compared to $8.07 for the year ended December 31, 2006, while the average price received per barrel of oil in 2007 increased to $67.63, compared to $57.33 during 2006. Fourth quarter of 2007 oil and gas sales totaled $43.9 million from production of 45.6 MMcfe/d.
This corresponds to sales of $44.8 million from production of 59.8 MMcfe/d during the same period in 2006. The average price received per thousand cubic feet of natural gas in the fourth quarter of 2007 increased to $8.18, compared to $7.82 during the fourth quarter of 2006, while the average price received per barrel of oil in the fourth quarter of 2007 increased to $82.47, compared to $52.77 during the same period in 2006.
All average realized price amounts are after the impact of hedging. Reference the table below for a reconciliation of oil pricing.
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