Saturday, November 20, 2010

Climarex Energy Co. (XEC): Woodford Shale Update

By Andrea:

Cimarex drilled and completed 80 gross (34.5 net) Mid-Continent wells during the first nine months of 2010, of which 77 gross (33.3 net) were successful. At quarter-end, 24 gross (7.7 net) wells were in the process of being completed or were awaiting completion. Third-quarter 2010 Mid-Continent production averaged 262.8 MMcfe/d versus a third-quarter 2009 average of 208.8 MMcfe/d.

In the western Oklahoma, Cana-Woodford shale play, Cimarex drilled and completed 57 gross (23.9 net) wells during the first three quarters of 2010. At quarter-end 24 gross (7.7 net) wells were being completed or awaiting completion in this area.

Since the Cana-Woodford drilling began in late 2007, Cimarex has participated in 146 gross (57.9 net) wells. Of total wells, 111 gross (45.6 net) were on production at quarter-end and the remainder were either drilling or awaiting completion. Third-quarter 2010 net production from the Cana play averaged 84 MMcfe/d versus the third-quarter 2009 average of 28 MMcfe/d.

Texas Panhandle drilling in the first nine months of 2010 totaled 11 gross (7.3 net) wells: nine Granite Wash and two Morrow. Third-quarter drilling included the George 11-3H (32% working interest), a horizontal Granite Wash well in southern Hemphill County, which was brought on production in late September, averaging 12.5 MMcfe/d (11.3 MMcf/d of gas and 200 barrels per day of oil) for the first-25 days.

Cimarex currently has eleven operated rigs running in the Mid-Continent; nine in the Cana-Woodford, one in the Texas Panhandle and one in southern Oklahoma.

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