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/C O R R E C T I O N -- Oasis Petroleum Inc./

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Oasis Petroleum Inc./16:39 EST Tuesday, March 08, 2011In the news release, Oasis Petroleum Inc. Announces Quarter and Year Ending December 31, 2010 Earnings and Year-over-Year Production Growth of 167%, issued March 8, 2011 by Oasis Petroleum Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the table OASIS PETROLEUM INC. SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL STATS, line item "Oil, without realized derivatives (per Bbl)" for the year ended 2010, should read "$69.60" rather than "$69.90" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Oasis Petroleum Inc. Announces Quarter and Year Ending December 31, 2010 Earnings and Year-over-Year Production Growth of 167% HOUSTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) ("Oasis" or the "Company") today announced financial and operational results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.    Highlights include:Grew average daily production to 7,511 barrels of oil equivalent ("Boe") per day for the fourth quarter of 2010, a 144% increase over the fourth quarter of 2009, and to 5,206 Boe per day for the full year 2010, a 167% increase over the full year 2009.Increased Adjusted EBITDA by 247% to $31.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the fourth quarter of 2009 and by 392% to $82.2 million for the full year 2010 compared to the prior year.  For a definition of Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net loss and net cash provided by operating activities, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measure" below.Grew estimated proved reserves from 13.3 million Boe to 39.8 million Boe."Oasis delivered solid operational execution in 2010 and entering 2011," said Thomas B. Nusz, Oasis' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We issued approximately $425 million of equity for the Company in June 2010 and another $400 million of debt in February 2011, providing ample funding for our aggressive drilling plan.  We plan on directing 90% of our $490 million capital expenditure budget to the drill bit in 2011."Operational and Financial UpdateAverage daily production for the fourth quarter of 2010 was 7,511 Boe per day (99% was produced from Williston Basin properties), an increase of 144% as compared to 3,073 Boe per day in the fourth quarter of 2009.  Sequential quarter-over-quarter production growth was 2,004 Boe per day, or 36%.  In the fourth quarter of 2010, 95% of the production was from oil.  Average daily production for the full year 2010 was 5,206 Boe per day compared to 1,950 Boe per day for 2009.  Average daily production by project area is listed in the following table:Average daily production (Boepd) for the years ended December 31,for the quarters ended December 31,2010200920102009Williston Basin:West Williston 2,0709993,3661,106East Nesson 1,6435082,2951,016Sanish 1,4193661,774792Total Williston Basin 5,1321,8737,4352,914Other 747776159Total 5,2061,9507,5113,073Average price per barrel of oil, without realized derivatives, was $73.05 in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $65.09 in the fourth quarter of 2009 and $69.60 for the full year 2010 compared to $55.32 for the full year 2009.  The average price differential compared to West Texas Intermediate crude oil index prices was 14% in the fourth quarter 2010 compared to 14% in the fourth quarter of 2009 and 13% for the full year 2010 compared to 17% for the full year 2009. Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $49.1 million compared to $17.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, an increase of 181%.  Sequential quarter-over-quarter revenue growth was $16.2 million, or 49%.  Total revenue for the full year 2010 was $128.9 million compared to $37.8 million in 2009.Lease operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2010 totaled $5.5 million, or $7.92 per Boe, an 18% decrease per Boe over the fourth quarter of 2009 of $9.60 per Boe.  Lease operating expenses for the full year 2010 totaled $14.6 million, or $7.67 per Boe, a 37% decrease per Boe over the full year 2009 of $12.21 per Boe.  This year-over-year decrease was due primarily to increases in oil production volume as well as a higher proportion of production sourced from Bakken wells, which have a lower operating cost than the traditional Madison wells. Production taxes for the fourth quarter of 2010 totaled $5.6 million, or 11.5% of revenue, and for the full year 2010 totaled $13.8 million, or 10.7% of revenue.  Production taxes were higher in 2010 compared to 2009, which were 10.1% of revenue, primarily due to a higher proportion of production sourced from North Dakota, which imposes a production tax rate that is higher than other areas of operations at 11.5%.Depreciation, depletion and amortization for the fourth quarter of 2010 totaled $13.4 million, or $19.46 per Boe, compared to $6.5 million, or $23.10 per Boe, in the fourth quarter of 2009.  Depreciation, depletion and amortization for the full year 2010 totaled $37.8 million, or $19.91 per Boe, compared to $16.7 million, or $23.42 per Boe, for the full year 2009.  The Company recorded a non-cash charge related to impairment of oil and gas properties of $12.0 million for the full year 2010 related to unproved property leases that expired during the year.    General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2010 totaled $7.6 million, or $11.05 per Boe, compared to $5.1 million, or $17.89 per Boe, in the fourth quarter of 2009.  General and administrative expenses for the full year 2010 increased to $19.7 million, or $10.39 per Boe, from $9.3 million, or $13.12 per Boe, for the full year 2009.  Of this increase, approximately $4.2 million was due to higher advisory, audit, legal, tax, and filing fees primarily related to the IPO and additional costs of being a public entity. In addition, the Company had a non-cash expense of $1.2 million related to the amortization of restricted stock awards granted during 2010, which was the first year the Company had issued restricted stock.  The remaining increase was primarily due to higher costs related to employee compensation (including bonuses paid during the first quarter of 2010 and accrued bonuses to be paid in the first quarter of 2011) and contract labor. As of December 31, 2010, Oasis had 62 full-time employees compared to 27 full-time employees as of December 31, 2009.In March 2010, the Company recorded a $5.2 million stock-based compensation charge associated with Oasis Petroleum Management LLC ("OPM") granting 1.0 million C Units to certain of our employees. During the fourth quarter of 2010, Oasis recorded an additional $3.5 million in stock-based compensation expense primarily associated with OPM granting discretionary shares of our common stock to certain of our employees who were not C-Unit holders and certain contractors.  The combined $8.7 million of stock-based compensation charges were non-cash and non-dilutive to Oasis shareholders.Prior to its corporate reorganization, the Company was a limited liability company not subject to entity-level income tax. Accordingly, no provision for federal or state corporate income taxes was recorded for the year ended December 31, 2009 as taxable income was allocated directly to its equity holders. In connection with the closing of the IPO, the Company merged into a corporation and became subject to federal and state entity-level taxation. In connection with this corporate reorganization, an initial net deferred tax liability of $29.2 million was established for differences between the tax and book basis of assets and liabilities and a corresponding deferred tax expense was recorded in the Consolidated Statement of Operations. Oasis recorded additional deferred income tax expenses of $6.2 million and $0.2 million in September 2010 and December 2010, respectively, for discrete adjustments related to changes in estimates to the initial deferred tax liability recorded in June 2010. Subsequent to its corporate reorganization, Oasis recorded federal and state income tax expense of $7.4 million on pre-tax income earned in the post-reorganization period from June 17, 2010 (the effective date of the reorganization) to December 31, 2010.Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $31.2 million, an increase of $22.2 million, or 247%, over the fourth quarter of 2009 of $9.0 million.  Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2010 was $82.2 million, an increase of $65.5 million, or 392%, over the full year 2009 of $16.7 million.The Company reported net income of $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to a net loss of $3.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.  For the full year 2010, Oasis reported a net loss of $29.7 million, or $0.61 per weighted average diluted share.  The third and fourth quarter of 2010 included non-cash increases of $6.2 million and $0.2 million, respectively, to the Company's estimated deferred tax liability above the initial book and tax differences of $29.2 million recorded at the time of the IPO.  The full year 2010 also included a non-cash charge related to the impairment of oil and gas properties of $12.0 million related to unproved property leases that expired during the year.  Capital Expenditures and LiquidityOasis' capital expenditures were $162.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 and $345.6 million for the full year 2010.  The Company's capital expenditures for drilling, development, acquisition and undeveloped acreage costs for the four quarters and full year of 2010 are summarized in the following table:($ in millions)Full YearProject Area1Q 102Q 103Q 104Q 102010    West Williston$11.5$39.7$46.2$143.4$   240.8    East Nesson15.628.521.87.673.5    Sanish9.23.96.910.930.9    Other (Barnett shale)0.6(0.5)(0.1)0.40.4Total (1)$36.9$71.6$74.8$162.3$   345.6(1) Consolidated capital expenditures reflected in the table above differ from the amounts shown in the statement of cash flows in the Company's financial statements because amounts reflected in the table include changes in accrued liabilities from the previous reporting period for capital expenditures, while the amounts presented in the statement of cash flows are presented on a cash basis. The capital expenditures amount presented in the statement of cash flows also includes cash paid for other property and equipment as well as cash paid for asset retirement costs.On December 31, 2010, Oasis had total cash and cash equivalents of $143.5 million and had no outstanding indebtedness under its $120 million borrowing base.  On February 2, 2011, the Company issued $400 million of 7.25% senior unsecured notes (the "Notes"). The Notes resulted in net proceeds to the Company of approximately $390 million and will mature on February 1, 2019. After giving effect to the issuance of these Notes, the Company had $533.5 million of cash and $137.5 million  available under its revolving credit facility, which was redetermined and adjusted in association with the Notes issuance.ReservesThe following is a summary of Oasis' changes in quantities of proved oil and gas reserves for the year ended December 31, 2010:Oil (MBbl)Gas (MMcf)Total (MBoe)Balance - December 31, 200912,4215,27013,299Revisions of previous estimates 2,2351,8972,552Extensions, discoveries and other additions 22,44512,17224,473Sales of reserves in place (122)(5)(123)Purchases of reserves in place 1,3636961,479Production (1,792)(651)(1,900)Balance - December 31, 201036,55019,37939,780Proved developed reserves, December 31, 2010 15,6508,20817,018Proved undeveloped reserves, December 31, 2010 20,90011,17122,762In 2010, the Company had a total of 24,473 MBoe of additions. An estimated 8,122 MBoe of extensions and discoveries were associated with new wells, which were producing at December 31, 2010, with approximately 99% of these reserves from wells producing in the Bakken or Three Forks formations. An additional 16,351 MBoe of proved undeveloped reserves were added across all three of the Company's Williston Basin project areas associated with the Company's 2010 operated and non-operated drilling program, with 100% of these proved undeveloped reserves in the Bakken or Three Forks formations.Additionally, Oasis had net positive revisions of 2,552 MBoe in 2010.  Approximately 29% of these revisions were due to the increase in oil prices from 2009 to 2010.  An estimated 29% of the increase was due to higher working interests in proved wells.  The remaining 42% of these revisions were due to other changes, including the estimate of recoverable hydrocarbons from proved wells.Risk ManagementAs of March 8, 2011, the Company had the following outstanding commodity derivative contracts, all of which settle monthly:Critical Prices ($ / Barrel)TypeRemaining TermSub-FloorFloorCeilingBarrels of Oil per Day% of Q4 2010Production (1)Two-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$60.00$80.25448Two-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$70.00$98.85400Two-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$75.00$92.451,200Two-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$85.00$100.072,000Two-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$90.00$104.651,000Two-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$95.00$117.151,0002011 - Total / Weighted Average Two-Way Collars$82.65$100.596,04885%Three-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$60.00$80.00$94.98500Three-Way Collar10 Months (Mar-Dec 2011)$70.00$85.00$107.805002011 - Total / Weighted Average Three-Way Collars$65.00$82.50$101.391,00014%2011 - Total Collars7,04899%Two-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2012)$75.00$93.00500Two-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2012)$85.00$102.421,000Two-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2012)$90.00$108.451,0002012 - Total / Weighted Average Two-Way Collars$85.00$102.952,50035%Three-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2012)$60.00$80.00$103.251,000Three-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2012)$65.00$85.00$108.081,500Three-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2012)$70.00$90.00$118.305002012 - Total / Weighted Average Three-Way Collars$64.17$84.17$108.183,00042%2012 - Total Collars5,50077%Two-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2013)$90.00$107.201,00014%Three-Way Collar12 Months (Jan-Dec 2013)$70.00$90.00$122.451,00014%2013 - Total Collars2,00028%(1) Q4 2010 oil production was 7,148 barrels per day.Recent DevelopmentsBased on inclement winter weather experienced in the Williston Basin, Oasis currently believes that its first and second quarters of 2011 production will be around the low-end of its previously announced guidance ranges of 8,000 to 9,200 Boepd and 9,800 to 11,200 Boepd, respectively.  Accordingly, the Company had 18 gross operated wells waiting on completion as of March 1, 2011.  Oasis is currently running six operated rigs in the Williston Basin, with five wells drilling in West Williston and one well drilling in East Nesson, and expects to add a seventh operated rig before the end of the first quarter of 2011.  Conference Call InformationThe Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial and operational results.  Investors, analysts and other interested parties are invited to listen to the conference call via the Company's website at or by dialing (877) 621-0256 (US participants) or (706) 634-0151 (international participants) with the Conference ID of 45935864.  A recording of the conference call will be available by dialing (800) 642-1687 (US participants) or (706) 645-9291 (International participants) using the Conference ID of 45935864 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Central Time on the day of the call until Wednesday, March 16, 2011.  The conference call will also be available for replay for 30 days at Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and anticipated financial and operating results of the Company, including the Company's drilling program, production, derivatives activities, capital expenditure levels and other guidance included in this press release. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to, changes in oil and natural gas prices, the timing of planned capital expenditures, availability of acquisitions, uncertainties in estimating proved reserves and forecasting production results, operational factors affecting the commencement or maintenance of producing wells, the condition of the capital markets generally, as well as the Company's ability to access them, the proximity to and capacity of transportation facilities, and uncertainties regarding environmental regulations or litigation and other legal or regulatory developments affecting the Company's business and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in the Company's reports filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. About Oasis Petroleum Inc.Oasis is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources, primarily operating in the Williston Basin.   For more information, please visit the Company's website at  Oasis Petroleum Inc. Financial StatementsOASIS PETROLEUM INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETDecember 31,20102009(In thousands, except share amounts)ASSETSCurrent assets Cash and cash equivalents $143,520$  40,562Accounts receivable ? oil and gas revenues 25,9099,142Accounts receivable ? joint interest partners 28,5961,250Inventory 1,3231,258Prepaid expenses 490134Advances to joint interest partners 3,5954,605Derivative instruments -219Total current assets 203,43357,170Property, plant and equipment Oil and gas properties (successful efforts method) 580,968243,350Other property and equipment 1,970866Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment (99,255)(62,643)Total property, plant and equipment, net 483,683181,573Deferred costs and other assets 2,266810Total assets$689,382$239,553LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS?/MEMBERS? EQUITYCurrent liabilitiesAccounts payable $    8,198$    1,577Advances from joint interest partners 3,101589Revenues payable and production taxes 6,1802,563Accrued liabilities 58,23918,038Accrued interest payable 2144Derivative instruments 6,5431,087Deferred income taxes2,470-Total current liabilities 84,73323,998Long-term debt -35,000Asset retirement obligations 7,6406,511Derivative instruments 3,9432,085Deferred income taxes 40,492-Other liabilities 780109Total liabilities 137,58867,703Commitments and contingencies Stockholders?/members? equityCapital contributions -235,000Common stock, $0.01 par value; 300,000,000 shares authorized; 92,240,345 shares issued and outstanding 920-Additional paid-in-capital 643,719-Retained deficit/accumulated loss (92,845)(63,150)Total stockholders?/members? equity 551,794171,850Total liabilities and  stockholders?/members? equity $689,382$239,553OASIS PETROLEUM INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONSThree Months Ended December 31,Year Ended December 31,(In thousands, except per share amounts)2010200920102009Oil and gas revenues $49,147$17,457$128,927$37,755ExpensesLease operating expenses 5,4702,71514,5828,691Production taxes 5,6372,05613,7683,810Depreciation, depletion and amortization 13,4476,53237,83216,670Exploration expenses 2617792971,019Rig termination ---3,000Impairment of oil and gas properties 1583,37011,9676,233Gain on sale of properties-(1,455)-(1,455)Stock-based compensation expenses 3,543-8,743-General and administrative expenses 7,6385,05919,7459,342Total expenses 36,15419,056106,93447,310Operating income (loss) 12,993(1,599)21,993(9,555)Other income (expense)Change in unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments (7,417)(1,676)(7,533)(7,043)Realized gain (loss) on derivative instruments (61)(67)(120)2,296Interest expense (274)(311)(1,357)(912)Other income (expense) 202102845Total other income (expense) (7,550)(2,044)(8,726)(5,654)Income (loss) before income taxes 5,443(3,643)13,267(15,209)Income tax expense 3,856-42,962-Net income (loss) $ 1,587$(3,643)$(29,695)$(15,209)Earnings (loss) per share:Basic and diluted $0.02($0.61)Weighted average shares outstanding:Basic92,00048,395Diluted92,17048,395OASIS PETROLEUM INC.SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL STATSThree Months Ended December 31,Year Ended December 31,2010200920102009Operating results ($ in thousands):RevenuesOil $48,041$16,817$124,682$36,376Natural gas 1,1066404,2451,379Total oil and gas revenues 49,14717,457128,92737,755Production data (units):Oil (MBbls) 6582581,792658Natural gas (MMcf) 200146651326Oil equivalents (MBoe) 6912831,900712Average daily production (Boe/d) 7,5113,0735,2061,950Average sales prices:Oil, without realized derivatives (per Bbl) $  73.05$  65.09$    69.60$  55.32Oil, with realized derivatives (1) (per Bbl) 72.9664.8369.5358.82Natural gas (per Mcf) 5.534.376.524.24Cost and expense (per Boe of production):Lease operating expenses $    7.92$    9.60$      7.67$  12.21Production taxes, depletion and amortization 19.4623.1019.9123.42General and administrative expenses 11.0517.8910.3913.12Stock-based compensation expense 5.13-4.60-(1) Realized prices include realized gains or losses on cash settlements for commodity derivatives, which were not designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes.OASIS PETROLEUM INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWSYears Ended December 31,($ in thousands)20102009Cash Flows from Operating Activities:Net loss $ (29,695)$ (15,209)Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation, depletion and amortization 37,83216,670Impairment of oil and gas properties 11,9676,233Gain on sale of properties-(1,455)Deferred income taxes 42,962-Derivative instruments 7,6534,747Stock-based compensation expense 9,970-Debt discount amortization and other 47095Working capital and other changes:Change in accounts receivable (44,450)(6,409)Change in inventory (498)(218)Change in prepaid expenses (356)(40)Change in other assets (164)(667)Change in accounts payable and accrued liabilities 13,9172,440Change in other liabilities 4(39)Net cash provided by operating activities 49,6126,148Cash flows from investing activities:Capital expenditures (226,544)(47,396)Acquisition of oil and gas properties (86,393)(35,215)Derivative settlements (120)2,296Advances to joint interest partners 1,010(2,331)Advances from joint interest partners 2,512383Proceeds from equipment and property sales-1,507Net cash used in investing activities (309,535)(80,756)Cash flows from financing activities:Proceeds from members? contributions -104,600Proceeds from sale of common stock 399,669-Proceeds from issuance of debt 72,00022,000Reduction in debt (107,000)(13,000)Debt issuance costs (1,788)-Net cash provided by financing activities 362,881113,600Increase in cash and cash equivalents 102,95838,992Cash and cash equivalents:Beginning of period 40,5621,570End of period $ 143,520$  40,562Supplemental cash flow information:Cash paid for interest$     1,002$       674Supplemental non-cash transactions:Change in accrued capital expenditures $   35,181$    4,134Asset retirement obligations 1,2272,156Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresAdjusted EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of the Company's consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, property impairments, exploration expenses, unrealized derivative gains and losses and non-cash stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of net income or cash flows as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP.The following tables present a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA to the GAAP financial measures of net loss and net cash provided by operating activities, respectively.  Adjusted EBITDA reconciliationsThree Months Ended December 31,Year Ended December 31,($ in thousands)2010200920102009Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to Net Income /(Loss): Net income / (loss)$  1,587$(3,643)$(29,695)$(15,209)Change in unrealized loss on derivative instruments7,4171,6767,5337,043Interest expense2743111,357912Depreciation, depletion and amortization13,4476,53237,83216,670Impairment to oil and gas properties1583,37011,9676,233Exploration expenses2617792971,019Stock-based compensation expenses4,160-9,970-Income tax expense 3,856-42,962-Adjusted EBITDA$31,160$  9,025$  82,223$  16,668Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:Net cash provided by operating activities$18,727$  6,629$  49,612$    6,148Realized gain (loss) on derivative instruments(61)(67)(120)2,296Interest expense2743111,357912Exploration expenses2617792971,019Gain on sale of properties-1,455-1,455Debt discount amortization and other(48)(24)(470)(95)Changes in working capital12,007(58)31,5474,933Adjusted EBITDA$31,160$  9,025$  82,223$  16,668SOURCE Oasis Petroleum Inc.For further information: Richard Robuck, Director - Investor Relations of Oasis Petroleum Inc., +1-281-404-9600