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WPX Energy Announces Second-Quarter 2012 Results

Thursday, August 02, 2012

WPX Energy Announces Second-Quarter 2012 Results07:00 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012 TULSA, Okla. (Business Wire) -- WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) today announced its unaudited operating and financial results for the second-quarter of 2012. Highlights include: Domestic volumes for all production up 11% for first half vs. year ago on equivalent basis 2Q domestic oil volumes up 57% vs. 2Q 2011 Bakken Shale 2Q oil production averages 9,500 barrels per day, up 83% from a year ago Total 2Q oil and NGL production nears 50,000 barrels per day, up 19% vs. a year ago Adjusted EBITDAX exceeds $500 million for first half of 2012 Liquidity at $1.9 billion MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE “Operationally, we're demonstrating our strength – an ability to grow production in all of our products, particularly oil production right now, which was up 83 percent in the Bakken Shale during the quarter,” said Ralph Hill, CEO. “And as we've seen, gas prices are strengthening. As they improve, we are poised to capitalize on the turnaround. We can be an early mover that generates attractive returns. “We have world-class natural gas resources in place that can be rapidly developed, especially when you consider our large-scale position in the Piceance where we're the most cost-efficient producer. We also have significant Mancos resource potential in the San Juan and Piceance basins. “In the right price environment, we have the assets and the experience to grow our oil, gas and liquids volumes at a double-digit pace. It's what we're built to do. “We're also priming our growth platform by continuing to implement our Piceance efficiency model in areas such as the Marcellus and Bakken, while focusing our exploration team to increase our oil profile with land purchases in new plays. “These actions are under way, which is part of why we're adding to our capital spending. We'll discuss the land aspect more as we complete our acreage goals. “The other component of our capital addition is associated with drilling and completion costs in the Bakken, where we took over operations approximately one year ago. Our emphasis there, in the short-term, has been on working to hold our acreage by production, delineating our acreage to the south and in the Three Forks formation, and building new infrastructure. “As those steps are completed, we're transitioning to pad drilling and restructuring our operations to reflect our efficiency model. This includes fit-for-purpose rigs, new workover rigs and dedicated completion crews, among other improvements. As this model takes root, we're seeing improved cycle times and we expect to continue to capture greater efficiencies and see lower costs,” Hill added. PRODUCTION WPX's oil production continues to climb at a significant level. Overall oil production in the second quarter increased 39 percent vs. second-quarter 2011 and 16 percent vs. the first three months of 2012. Oil production in the company's highest rate-of-return basin – the Bakken Shale – averaged 9,500 barrels per day of equivalent in the second quarter. This represents an 83 percent increase vs. a year ago and a 23 percent increase over first-quarter 2012. Overall second-quarter NGL production was up 10 percent over the prior-year quarter and essentially equal to the first three months of this year. NGL production in the liquids-rich Piceance Basin was up 9 percent vs. a year ago and up 2 percent vs. the first quarter of this year, averaging 30.0 Mbbl/d in second-quarter 2012. Total natural gas production of 1,142 MMcf/d in second-quarter 2012 was up 7 percent vs. second-quarter 2011, led by volumes in the company's Piceance Basin which accounted for 62 percent of WPX's gas production. Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale continues to face curtailments from infrastructure challenges, but is rising steadily. Second-quarter 2012 volumes of 64 MMcf/d were 21 percent higher than in the first quarter and up more than seven-fold vs. a year ago. In July, an estimated 30 MMcf/d was curtailed by infrastructure challenges. WPX's overall domestic and international production averaged 1,439 MMcfe/d in second-quarter 2012, up 9 percent from a year ago and 2 percent vs. the most recent quarter. The volume represents enough fuel to meet the daily energy needs of an estimated 6.3 million homes.           Average Daily Production2Q1Q Sequential 2012   2011   Change 2012   Change Natural gas (MMcf/d)   Piceance Basin 712 670 6 % 690 3 % Marcellus Shale 64 9 611 % 53 21 % Powder River Basin 214 220 -3 % 223 -4 % San Juan Basin 123 137 -10 % 139 -12 % Other   29   32   -9 % 28   4 % Subtotal (MMcf/d) 1,142 1,068 7 % 1,133 1 %   NGLs (Mbbl/d) Piceance 30.0 27.4 9 % 29.5 2 % Other   1.0   0.9   11 % 1.1   -9 % Subtotal (Mbbl/d) 31.0 28.3 10 % 30.6 1 %   Oil (Mbbl/d) Bakken Shale 9.5 5.2 83 % 7.7 23 % Piceance 2.7 2.5 8 % 2.8 -4 % International 6.2 5.6 11 % 5.6 11 % Other   0.2   0.1   N M 0.0   N M Subtotal (Mbbl/d) 18.6 13.4 39 % 16.1 16 %   Total Production (MMcfe/d) 1,439   1,318   9 % 1,413   2 %   Figures exclude volumes for discontinued operations in the Barnett Shale and Arkoma Basin.   The domestic net realized average price for natural gas, inclusive of hedges, was $3.01 per Mcf in second-quarter 2012, down 32 percent from $4.41 per Mcf a year ago. The domestic net realized average price for NGL was $27.96 per barrel in second-quarter 2012, down 33 percent from $41.90 per barrel a year ago. The net realized average price for domestic oil, inclusive of hedges, was $83.89 per barrel in second-quarter 2012, down 4 percent from $87.51 per barrel a year ago. Similarly, second-quarter net realized average prices, inclusive of hedges, for all products were also down vs. the first three months of the year. FINANCIAL RESULTS WPX results for the second-quarter and first six months of 2012 were impacted by non-cash impairment charges stemming from a decline in forward natural gas prices. For the first half of 2012, these charges totaled $117 million, including $65 million in the second quarter to certain costs of acquired unproved reserves. WPX's accounting for costs of certain acquired unproved reserves is based on discounted cash flows. As a result, declines in forward commodity prices can drive further impairment regardless of whether there was a change in the underlying reserve estimates. Including the charges and unrealized mark-to-market gains and hedge ineffectiveness, WPX reported an unaudited net loss attributable to WPX Energy of $10 million for second-quarter 2012, or a loss of $0.05 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $25 million, or $0.13 per share, in second-quarter 2011. Second-quarter 2012 results include approximately $71 million in net gains on derivatives not designated as hedges and hedge ineffectiveness, compared with $6 million in second-quarter 2011. For the first six months of 2012, WPX reported an unaudited net loss attributable to WPX Energy of $53 million, or a loss of $0.27 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $22 million, or $0.11 per share, for the same period in 2011. Excluding the impairment charges and unrealized mark-to-market gains and hedge ineffectiveness, WPX had an adjusted loss from continuing operations of $37 million, or a loss of $0.19 per share on a diluted basis, for the first half of 2012, compared with adjusted income from continuing operations of $41 million, or $0.21 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2011. A reconciliation is included at the end of this press release. WPX's adjusted EBITDAX (a non-GAAP measure) for second-quarter 2012 was $251 million, compared with $330 million for the same measure a year ago. A reconciliation is included below. For the first six months of 2012, adjusted EBITDAX was $514 million, compared with $626 million for the first half of 2011. The primary factor affecting 2012 adjusted EBITDAX was a decrease in the company's domestic net realized average prices, partially offset by increased oil production.       EBITDAX (non-GAAP)Second QuarterYTD2012   20112012   2011millionsmillionsmillionsmillions Net income (loss) ($6 ) $28 ($46 ) $27 Interest expense $26 $48 $52 $97 Provision (benefit) for income taxes ($18 ) $17 ($43 ) $20 Depreciation, depletion and amortization $248 $224 $476 $431 Exploration expenses $19   $14   $38   $26 EBITDAX $269   $331   $477   $601   Impairment to costs of acquired unproved reserves $65 – $117 – Unrealized MTM (gains) losses and hedge ineffectiveness ($60 ) ($3 ) ($59 ) $15 (Income) Loss from discontinued operations ($23 ) $2   ($21 ) $10 Adjusted EBITDAX$251   $330   $514   $626   EBITDAX represents earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization and exploration expenses. Adjusted EBITDAX includes adjustments for impairments, unrealized mark-to-market gains, losses and hedge ineffectiveness, and discontinued operations. WPX believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information regarding its ability to meet future debt service, capital expenditures and working capital requirements. EXPENSES WPX's overall second-quarter 2012 expenses were 9 percent lower than in the second quarter of 2011. On a per-unit basis, WPX's domestic lease operating expense (LOE) in second-quarter 2012 was $0.47 per Mcfe. This reflects a 6 percent decrease vs. $0.50 per Mcfe in first-quarter 2012 and a 2 percent decrease vs. $0.48 per Mcfe a year ago. Domestic gathering, processing and transportation charges decreased 10 percent to $0.95 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2012 vs. $1.06 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2011. Taxes other than income for domestic operations decreased 55 percent to $0.15 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2012 vs. $0.33 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2011, reflecting the downturn in commodity prices. Domestic general and administrative expenses (G&A) increased 2 percent to $0.54 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2012 vs. $0.53 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2011. The increase is attributable in part to increased expenses for transition costs related to WPX's spin-off. Domestic depreciation, depletion and amortization expenses (DD&A) increased slightly to $1.93 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2012 vs. $1.92 per Mcfe in second-quarter 2011, reflecting a decline in the 12-month average commodity price used in the calculation of the company's DD&A rate. CASH AND LIQUIDITY Net cash provided by operating activities for the first six months of 2012 was $441 million, including $189 million in the second quarter. At June 30, 2012, WPX had approximately $427 million in cash and cash equivalents – including $33 million for international operations. The company's total liquidity at the end of the second quarter was approximately $1.9 billion, including an undrawn $1.5 billion revolving credit agreement. GUIDANCE FOR CAPITAL SPENDING AND ADJUSTED EBITDAX For the first six months of 2012, WPX made $828 million of capital investments in its domestic operations, including $400 million in the second quarter. These investments are predominantly in the Bakken Shale, Piceance Basin and Marcellus Shale. For full-year 2012, WPX expects its capital spending to increase from its original point estimate of $1.2 billion to approximately $1.4 billion. Rig counts for 2012 are expected to remain consistent with previously disclosed estimates. The capital increase is attributable to additional planned land purchases in oil-focused properties as WPX transitions to entering plays earlier as a stand-alone, pure-play E&P company, along with Bakken Shale drilling and completion costs. WPX's 2012 plan for full-year adjusted EBITDAX of approximately $1.175 billion assumed the impact of existing hedges and plan commodity prices of $3 NYMEX natural gas, $99 per barrel oil and $51 per barrel NGL. For full-year 2012, a $0.10 change in the price of natural gas equates to an estimated $20.9 million impact to EBITDAX. A $1 change in the price of oil equates to an estimated $1.6 million impact to EBITDAX. A $1 change in the price of an NGL barrel equates to an estimated $4.5 million impact to EBITDAX. DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY For the first six months of 2012, WPX domestic operations participated in 300 gross (216 net) wells, including 135 gross (99 net) in the second quarter. These figures represent the number of wells that were completed and began commercial delivery of production. Highlights for the company's operated wells in its core growth areas are provided below. The balance of gross (net) wells is accounted for in non-operated interests, as well as WPX's own properties in the San Juan and Powder River basins. In the Bakken Shale, WPX completed 14 gross (12 net) wells during the first half of 2012, including 6 gross (5 net) in the second quarter. Recent completions in the Three Forks formation and in the southern portion of WPX's Middle Bakken acreage are performing better than expected based on early results. The company continues to convert its rig fleet in the Bakken Shale to new fit-for-purpose rigs. As these new rigs are implemented – four currently – WPX plans to accelerate multi-well drilling from its pad sites. One of the company's recent Bakken wells was drilled in just 25 days. By the end of the third quarter, WPX expects to have its acreage held by production. In the liquids-rich Piceance Basin, WPX completed 156 gross (139 net) wells during the first half of 2012, including 64 gross (58 net) in the second quarter. The company is able to extract and retain natural gas liquids from its gas production stream in this basin. WPX expects to continue to operate five rigs in this area for the remainder of 2012. Drilling times continue to improve, particularly in the Highland's Ryan Gulch area and in various fields within WPX's core Valley position. In the Marcellus Shale, WPX completed 23 gross (19 net) wells during the first half of 2012, including 12 gross (10 net) in the second quarter. WPX has two fit-for-purpose rigs deployed in Susquehanna County, where a third new rig is expected to arrive in August. Efficiencies are being reflected in drilling times. One of WPX's Marcellus wells was drilled in just 14.5 days in the second quarter. TODAY'S CONFERENCE CALL WPX management will discuss the results during a webcast starting at 9 a.m. Eastern today. Participants can access the audio and the slides for the event via the homepage at www.wpxenergy.com. A limited number of phone lines also will be available at (877) 780-3381. The passcode is 5867564. International callers should dial (719) 325-2312 and use the same passcode. A replay will be available on the company's website for one year following the event. Form 10-Q WPX plans to file its second-quarter Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. Once filed, the document will be available on both the SEC and WPX websites. Upcoming Conference Presentations WPX CEO Ralph Hill is slated to present at the Enercom Oil and Gas Conference in Denver on Aug. 14 at approximately 3:35 p.m. Mountain and at the Barclay's CEO Energy Conference in New York on Sept. 5 at approximately 2:25 p.m. Eastern. Please visit www.wpxenergy.com on the day of the events to view the webcast and to see the company's presentation. About WPX Energy, Inc. WPX Energy is an exploration and production company focused on developing its significant oil and gas reserves, particularly in the liquids-rich Piceance Basin, the Bakken and Three Forks oil shales and the Marcellus Shale. WPX also has domestic operations in the Powder River and San Juan basins, as well as a 69 percent interest in Apco Oil and Gas International. Go to http://www.wpxenergy.com/investors/subscribe-to-email/ to join our e-mail list. This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.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. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company.Statements regarding future drilling and production are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the exploration for and development and production of oil and gas.These risks include, but are not limited to, the volatility of oil, natural gas and NGL prices; uncertainties inherent in estimating oil, natural gas and NGL reserves; drilling risks; environmental risks; and political or regulatory changes.Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by WPX Energy on its website or otherwise.WPX Energy does not undertake and expressly disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.Investors are urged to consider carefully the disclosure in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available from us at WPX Energy, Attn:Investor Relations, P.O. Box 21810, Tulsa, Okla., 74102, or from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.Additionally, the SEC requires oil and gas companies, in filings made with the SEC, to disclose proved reserves, which are those quantities of oil and gas, which, by analysis of geoscience and engineering data, can be estimated with reasonable certainty to be economically producible – from a given date forward, from known reservoirs, under existing economic conditions, operating methods, and governmental regulations. The SEC permits the optional disclosure of probable and possible reserves. From time to time, we elect to use “probable” reserves and “possible” reserves, excluding their valuation. The SEC defines “probable” reserves as “those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than proved reserves but which, together with proved reserves, are as likely as not to be recovered.” The SEC defines“possible” reserves as “those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves.” The Company has applied these definitions in estimating probable and possible reserves. Statements of reserves are only estimates and may not correspond to the ultimate quantities of oil and gas recovered. Any reserve estimates provided in this presentation that are not specifically designated as being estimates of proved reserves may include estimated reserves not necessarily calculated in accordance with, or contemplated by, the SEC‘s reserves reporting guidelines. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our SEC filings that may be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.The SEC's rules prohibit us from filing resource estimates. Our resource estimations include estimates of hydrocarbon quantities for (i) new areas for which we do not have sufficient information to date to classify as proved, probable or even possible reserves, (ii) other areas to take into account the low level of certainty of recovery of the resources and (iii) uneconomic proved, probable or possible reserves. Resource estimates do not take into account the certainty of resource recovery and are therefore not indicative of the expected future recovery and should not be relied upon. Resource estimates might never be recovered and are contingent on exploration success, technical improvements in drilling access, commerciality and other factors.2Q 2012 ANALYST REPORTWPX Energy, Inc.                     Consolidated (UNAUDITED)   2011 2012 (Dollars in millions)     1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr   4th Qtr   Year1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   Year   Revenues: Product revenues: Natural gas sales $ 408 $ 423 $ 440 $ 423 $ 1,694 $ 357 $ 312 $ 669 Natural gas liquid sales 85 107 110 106 408 93 78 171 Oil and condensate sales   52       83       84       93       312     106       122       228   Total product revenues 545 613 634 622 2,414 556 512 1,068 Gas management 408 337 347 336 1,428 337 187 524 Net gains on derivatives not designated as hedges and hedge ineffectiveness 2 6 12 9 29 14 71 85 Other   3       3       2       3       11     3       5       8   Total revenues 958 959 995 970 3,882 910 775 1,685   Costs and expenses: Lease and facility operating 63 61 70 68 262 67 67 134 Gathering, processing and transportation 112 121 130 124 487 135 120 255 Taxes other than income 30 43 32 29 134 30 25 55 Gas management, including charges for unutilized pipeline capacity 417 344 359 351 1,471 355 194 549 Exploration 12 14 74 26 126 19 19 38 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 207 224 239 232 902 228 248 476 Impairment of producing properties and costs of acquired unproved reserves - - - 367 367 52 65 117 General and administrative 67 63 70 75 275 68 71 139 Other-net   1       4       (1 )     (4 )     -     5       (2 )     3   Total costs and expenses 909 874 973 1,268 4,024 959 807 1,766   Operating income (loss)498522(298)(142)(49)(32)(81)   Interest expense (49 ) (48 ) - (20 ) (117 ) (26 ) (26 ) (52 ) Interest capitalized 4 4 - 1 9 2 3 5 Investment income and other   6       6       7       7       26     10       8       18     Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes $ 10 $ 47 $ 29 $ (310 ) $ (224 ) $ (63 ) $ (47 ) $ (110 ) Provision (benefit) for income taxes   3       17       10       (104 )     (74 )   (25 )     (18 )     (43 ) Income (loss) from continuing operations$7$30$19$(206)$(150)$(38)$(29)$(67) Income (loss) from discontinued operations   (8 )     (2 )     (3 )     (129 )     (142 )   (2 )     23       21   Net income (loss)$(1)$28$16$(335)$(292)$(40)$(6)$(46) Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   2       3       2       3       10     3       4       7   Net income (loss) attributable to WPX Energy$(3)   $25     $14     $(338)   $(302)$(43)   $(10)   $(53)                                       Adjusted EBITDAXReconciliation to Net Income (Loss): Net income (loss) $ (1 ) $ 28 $ 16 $ (335 ) $ (292 ) $ (40 ) $ (6 ) $ (46 ) Interest expense 49 48 - 20 117 26 26 52 Provision (benefit) for income taxes 3 17 10 (104 ) (74 ) (25 ) (18 ) (43 ) Depreciation, depletion and amortization 207 224 239 232 902 228 248 476 Exploration expenses   12       14       74       26       126     19       19       38   EBITDAX270331339(161)779208269477 Impairment of producing properties and costs of acquired unproved reserves - - - 367 367 52 65 117 Unrealized MTM (gains) losses and hedge ineffectiveness 18 (3 ) (5 ) 1 11 1 (60 ) (59 ) (Income) loss from discontinued operations   8       2       3       129       142     2       (23 )     (21 ) Adjusted EBITDAX$296     $330     $337     $336     $1,299   $263     $251     $514                       WPX Energy, Inc.Domestic Segment (UNAUDITED)   2011 2012 (Dollars in millions)   1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr   4th Qtr   Year1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   Year   Revenues: Product revenues: Natural gas sales $ 404 $ 419 $ 436 $ 419 $ 1,678 $ 353 $ 307 $ 660 Natural gas liquid sales 84 106 109 105 404 92 77 169 Oil and condensate sales   34       63       62       67       226     80       95       175   Total product revenues 522 588 607 591 2,308 525 479 1,004 Gas management 408 337 347 336 1,428 337 187 524 Net gains on derivatives not designated as hedges and hedge ineffectiveness 2 6 12 9 29 14 71 85 Other   2       2       1       2       7     3       4       7   Total revenues 934 933 967 938 3,772 879 741 1,620   Costs and expenses: Lease and facility operating 58 55 63 59 235 61 60 121 Gathering, processing and transportation 112 121 130 124 487 135 120 255 Taxes other than income 27 37 26 23 113 25 18 43 Gas management, including charges for unutilized pipeline capacity 417 344 359 351 1,471 355 194 549 Exploration 11 13 74 25 123 14 16 30 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 202 219 233 226 880 222 242 464 Impairment of producing properties and costs of acquired unproved reserves - - - 367 367 52 65 117 General and administrative 64 61 67 71 263 65 68 133 Other-net   -       4       (2 )     (5 )     (3 )   5       -       5   Total costs and expenses 891 854 950 1,241 3,936 934 783 1,717   Operating income (loss)437917(303)(164)(55)(42)(97)   Interest expense (49 ) (48 ) - (20 ) (117 ) (26 ) (26 ) (52 ) Interest capitalized 4 4 - 1 9 2 3 5 Investment income and other   1       2       2       1       6     2       -       2   Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes$(1)   $37     $19     $(321)   $(266)$(77)   $(65)   $(142)                                                                         Summary of Production Volumes(1) Natural gas (MMcf) 92,473 95,207 102,615 98,485 388,780 101,346 102,163 203,509 Natural gas liquids (MBbls) 2,425 2,527 2,567 2,539 10,057 2,746 2,779 5,525 Oil (MBbls) 384 714 736 816 2,651 948 1,123 2,071 Combined equivalent volumes (MMcfe)(2) 109,331 114,655 122,430 118,614 465,030 123,511 125,574 249,084   (1) Excludes production from our Arkoma Basin and Barnett Shale operations which were classified as discontinued operations and comprised less than 6 percent of our total production. (2) Oil and natural gas liquids were converted to MMcfe using the ratio of one barrel of oil, condensate or natural gas liquids to six thousand cubic feet of natural gas.                                                                         Realized average price per unit, including the impact of hedges (1) Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 4.37 $ 4.41 $ 4.25 $ 4.25 $ 4.32 $ 3.48 $ 3.01 $ 3.25 Natural gas liquids (per barrel) $ 34.84 $ 41.90 $ 42.54 $ 41.14 $ 40.17 $ 33.46 $ 27.96 $ 30.69 Oil (per barrel) $ 87.13 $ 87.51 $ 84.75 $ 83.10 $ 85.30 $ 84.54 $ 83.89 $ 84.19   (1) Excludes our Arkoma Basin and Barnett Shale operations, which were classified as discontinued operations.                                     Expenses per Mcfe (1) Lease and facility operating $ 0.52 $ 0.48 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.50 $ 0.47 $ 0.48 Gathering, processing and transportation $ 1.02 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 1.04 $ 1.05 $ 1.09 $ 0.95 $ 1.02 Taxes other than income $ 0.24 $ 0.33 $ 0.22 $ 0.19 $ 0.24 $ 0.20 $ 0.15 $ 0.17 Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 1.84 $ 1.92 $ 1.90 $ 1.91 $ 1.89 $ 1.80 $ 1.93 $ 1.87 General and administrative $ 0.58 $ 0.53 $ 0.55 $ 0.60 $ 0.57 $ 0.52 $ 0.54 $ 0.53   (1) Excludes our Arkoma Basin and Barnett Shale operations, which were classified as discontinued operations.                   WPX Energy, Inc.International Segment (UNAUDITED)   2011 2012 (Dollars in millions)   1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr   4th Qtr   Year1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   Year   Revenues: Product revenues: Natural gas sales $ 4 $ 4 $ 4 $ 4 $ 16 $ 4 $ 5 $ 9 Natural gas liquid sales 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 Oil and condensate sales   18     20     22     26     86   26     27       53   Total product revenues 23 25 27 31 106 31 33 64 Gas management - - - - - - - - Net gains on derivatives not designated as hedges and hedge ineffectiveness - - - - - - - - Other   1     1     1     1     4   -     1       1   Total revenues 24 26 28 32 110 31 34 65   Costs and expenses: Lease and facility operating 5 6 7 9 27 6 7 13 Gathering, processing and transportation - - - - - - - - Taxes other than income 3 6 6 6 21 5 7 12 Gas management, including charges for unutilized pipeline capacity - - - - - - - - Exploration 1 1 - 1 3 5 3 8 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 5 5 6 6 22 6 6 12 Impairment of producing properties and costs of acquired unproved reserves - - - - - - - - General and administrative 3 2 3 4 12 3 3 6 Other-net   1     -     1     1     3   -     (2 )     (2 ) Total costs and expenses 18 20 23 27 88 25 24 49   Operating income (loss)66552261016   Interest expense - - - - - - - - Interest capitalized - - - - - - - - Investment income and other   5     4     5     6     20   8     8       16     Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes$11   $10   $10   $11   $42$14   $18     $32                                                                           Summary of Net Production Volumes (1) Natural gas (MMcf) 1,826 1,940 1,726 1,896 7,389 1,737 1,726 3,463 Natural gas liquids (MBbls) 44 47 55 37 183 45 44 89 Oil (MBbls) 473 509 529 542 2,054 507 562 1,070 Combined equivalent volumes (MMcfe)(2) 4,926 5,280 5,231 5,373 20,810 5,052 5,362 10,414   (1) Reflects approximately 69 percent of Apco's production (which corresponds to our ownership interest in Apco) and other minor directly held interests. (2) Oil and natural gas liquids were converted to MMcfe using the ratio of one barrel of oil, condensate or natural gas liquids to six thousand cubic feet of natural gas.                     WPX Energy, Inc.Reconciliation of income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to WPX Energy, Inc. to Adjusted Income (UNAUDITED)   2011 2012 (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)   1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr   4th Qtr   Year1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   Year   Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to WPX Energy, Inc. available to common stockholders $ 5     $ 27     $ 17     $ (209 )   $ (160 ) $ (41 )   $ (33 )   $ (74 ) Income (loss) from continuing operations - diluted earnings per share $ 0.03     $ 0.13     $ 0.09     $ (1.06 )   $ (0.81 ) $ (0.21 )   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.37 ) Adjustments: Impairment of producing properties and costs of acquired unproved reserves $ - $ - $ - $ 367 $ 367 $ 52 $ 65 $ 117 Unrealized MTM (gains) losses and hedge ineffectiveness $ 18     $ (3 )   $ (5 )   $ 1     $ 11   $ 1     $ (60 )   $ (59 ) Total adjustments $ 18 $ (3 ) $ (5 ) $ 368 $ 378 $ 53 $ 5 $ 58 Less tax effect for above items $ (7 )   $ 1     $ 2     $ (135 )   $ (138 ) $ (19 )   $ (2 )   $ (21 ) Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations available to common stockholders $ 16     $ 25     $ 14     $ 24     $ 80   $ (7 )   $ (30 )   $ (37 ) Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per common share $ 0.08     $ 0.13     $ 0.07     $ 0.12     $ 0.40   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.15 )   $ (0.19 ) Weighted-average shares -diluted - millions (1) 197.1 197.1 197.1 197.1 197.1 198.1 198.9 198.5   (1) For comparative purposes and to provide a more meaningful calculation for weighted average shares, we have assumed the amount of common stock issued at December 31, 2011 to be outstanding for all 2011 period presented.   2Q 2012 FINANCIAL STATEMENTSWPX Energy, Inc.Consolidated Statement of Operations(Unaudited)           Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,2012   20112012   2011(Millions, except per share amounts) Revenues: Product revenues: Natural gas sales $ 312 $ 423 $ 669 $ 831 Natural gas liquid sales 78 107 171 192 Oil and condensate sales   122     83     228     135   Total product revenues 512 613 1,068 1,158 Gas management 187 337 524 745 Net gains on derivatives not designated as hedges and hedge ineffectiveness 71 6 85 8 Other   5     3     8     6   Total revenues 775 959 1,685 1,917 Costs and expenses: Lease and facility operating 67 61 134 124 Gathering, processing and transportation 120 121 255 233 Taxes other than income 25 43 55 73 Gas management, including charges for unutilized pipeline capacity 194 344 549 761 Exploration 19 14 38 26 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 248 224 476 431 Impairment of costs of acquired unproved reserves 65 - 117 - General and administrative 71 63 139 130 Other - net   (2 )   4     3     5   Total costs and expenses 807 874 1,766 1,783   Operating income (loss) (32 ) 85 (81 ) 134 Interest expense (26 ) (48 ) (52 ) (97 ) Interest capitalized 3 4 5 8 Investment income and other   8     6     18     12   Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (47 ) 47 (110 ) 57 Provision (benefit) for income taxes   (18 )   17     (43 )   20   Income (loss) from continuing operations (29 ) 30 (67 ) 37 Income (loss) from discontinued operations   23     (2 )   21     (10 ) Net income (loss) (6 ) 28 (46 ) 27 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   4     3     7     5   Net income (loss) attributable to WPX Energy $ (10 ) $ 25   $ (53 ) $ 22     Amounts attributable to WPX Energy, Inc.:Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share: Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.17 ) $ 0.13 $ (0.37 ) $ 0.16 Income (loss) from discontinued operations   0.12     -     0.10     (0.05 ) Net income (loss) $ (0.05 ) $ 0.13   $ (0.27 ) $ 0.11     Weighted average shares (millions) 198.9 197.1 198.5 197.1       WPX Energy, Inc.Consolidated Balance Sheet(Unaudited)   June 30, 2012   December 31, 2011ASSETS(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts) Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 427 $ 526 Accounts receivable net of allowance of $12 at June 30, 2012 and $13 at December 31, 2011 337 509 Derivative assets 342 506 Inventories 66 73 Other   41     60   Total current assets 1,213 1,674 Investments 138 125 Properties and equipment (successful efforts method of accounting) 12,829 12,199 Less: Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization   (4,498 )   (3,977 ) Properties and equipment, net 8,331 8,222 Derivative assets 23 10 Other noncurrent assets   137     401   Total assets $ 9,842   $ 10,432     LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 430 $ 702 Accrued and other current liabilities 219 186 Deferred income taxes 65 116 Derivative liabilities   75     152   Total current liabilities 789 1,156 Deferred income taxes 1,503 1,556 Long-term debt 1,509 1,503 Derivative liabilities 3 7 Asset retirement obligations 296 283 Other noncurrent liabilities 111 168   Equity: Stockholders' equity: Preferred Stock (100 million shares authorized at $0.01 par value; no shares issued) - - Common Stock (2 billion shares authorized at $0.01 par value; 199.0 million shares issued atJune 30, 2012 and 197.1 million shares issued at December 31, 2011) 2 2 Additional paid-in-capital 5,458 5,457 Accumulated deficit (53 ) - Accumulated other comprehensive income   136     219   Total stockholders' equity 5,543 5,678 Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries   88     81   Total equity   5,631     5,759   Total liabilities and equity $ 9,842   $ 10,432           WPX Energy, Inc.Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows(Unaudited)     Six months ended June 30,2012   2011(Millions)Operating Activities Net income (loss) $ (46 ) $ 27 Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation, depletion and amortization 483 454 Deferred income tax provision (benefit) (56 ) (17 ) Provision for impairment of properties and equipment (including certain exploration expenses) 142 42 Amortization of stock-based awards 15 - (Gain) loss on sales of assets (38 ) - Cash provided (used) by operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 163 (21 ) Inventories 7 7 Margin deposits and customer margin deposits payable (5 ) (30 ) Other current assets 6 (7 ) Accounts payable (158 ) 63 Accrued and other current liabilities 29 15 Changes in current and noncurrent derivative assets and liabilities (59 ) 13 Other, including changes in other noncurrent assets and liabilities   (42 )   (23 ) Net cash provided by operating activities   441     523     Investing Activities Capital expenditures (a) (828 ) (683 ) Proceeds from sales of assets 306 - Purchases of investments (2 ) (6 ) Other   5     22   Net cash used in investing activities   (519 )   (667 )   Financing Activities Proceeds from common stock 1 - Proceeds from long-term debt 6 - Net increase in notes payable to Willliams - 159 Net changes in Williams' net investment - (3 ) Revolving debt facility costs - (8 ) Other   (28 )   (5 ) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (21 )   143     Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (99 ) (1 ) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   526     37   Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 427   $ 36       (a) Increase to properties and equipment Changes in related accounts payable $ (740 ) $ (667 ) Capital expenditures   (88 )   (16 ) $ (828 ) $ (683 ) WPX EnergyMedia Contact:Kelly Swan, 539-573-4944orInvestor Contact:David Sullivan, 539-573-9360