Endeavour Announces 2012 Second Quarter Operational and Financial Results

Second Bacchus Well On-line

Rochelle Development Drilling Begins

02 Aug, 2012, 02:00 ET from Endeavour International Corporation

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) today announced production for the second quarter 2012 averaged approximately 6,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("boepd") compared to 3,200 boepd in the same period last year. The Company also announced production from the second Bacchus well and commencement of drilling operations at Rochelle, Endeavour's operated development in the Central North Sea.

Business highlights include:

  • North Sea:
    • At Bacchus, the second well is online and is currently producing at approximately 8,500 gross barrels of oil per day ("bopd")
    • At Rochelle, the Diamond Ocean Nomad arrived on location to commence drilling operations
    • A new Alba infill well was brought on production in late June
    • The acquisition of the additional 23.43% working interest in the Alba field from ConocoPhillips was completed
    • MacCulloch and Nicol are anticipated to close in late third/early fourth quarter
  • U.S. Onshore:
    • Drilling in the Heath oil shale play will commence in the coming months  

"The last several months have seen Endeavour accomplish several of its goals for 2012. The completion of the acquisition of Alba was a major accomplishment for the Company. Alba is now the largest asset in our portfolio and provides a strong base of continuing production. The strong results from the second Bacchus well re-enforces our belief in the reservoir and its long-term potential," said William L. Transier, chairman, chief executive officer and president.  "For the second half of the year, we remain focused on our remaining objectives including closing the acquisition of MacCulloch and Nicol and start-up of production at Rochelle."

Operational Update

United Kingdom

At the Bacchus field, Block 22/06a in the Central North Sea, the second development well started production on July 29, 2012. The latest horizontal well, Bacchus West, penetrated Jurassic-aged Fulmar reservoir sandstones and logged 889 feet (measured depth) of net pay in three sections. The well is currently producing approximately 8,500 gross bopd at significantly restricted choke rates. Current combined production from the two Bacchus wells is approximately 13,000 bopd. With the additional positive information gained from the second development well, the Bacchus partners have decided to observe reservoir performance before making a decision on the placement of the next development well to insure optimization of the entire reservoir. Endeavour has a 30% working interest in the Bacchus field.

At Rochelle the contracted drilling rig, the Diamond Ocean Nomad, has arrived and commenced operations to drill the first of two planned development wells. Modifications to the Scott Platform, the off-take solution for the Rochelle development, are expected to be substantially completed during the third quarter in preparation for Rochelle production later in the year. Installation of the pipe and manifolds on the seabed is also scheduled to commence later in the third quarter. The Rochelle development continues on schedule for first production in the fourth quarter of 2012. Endeavour is operator and holds a 44% ownership interest in the Rochelle development which is comprised of Blocks 15/26b, 15/26c and 15/27.

United Kingdom Business Development

During the quarter, the Company completed the acquisition of the additional 23.43% working interest in the Alba field, the first of the three assets being acquired from ConocoPhillips. Alba represents a majority of the production and proved and probable reserves from the three fields. The remaining two assets, MacCulloch and Nicol are scheduled to close late in the third quarter/early fourth quarter of this year.

Production for the second quarter reflects one month of Endeavour's 25.68% working interest in the Alba field.  Entitlement production for Endeavour's increased ownership interest in Alba will be recorded as revenue in the third quarter, when the first lifting after the closing of the acquisition occurred.

United States Onshore

In the Heath Shale tight oil play, the Company and its partners have completed the core and log data analysis from four vertical pilot wells drilled in 2011.  The partnership has prioritized the wells to be re-entered and is in the process of securing a rig to drill the first lateral in the coming months.

There is currently no drilling activity underway in the Company's U.S. gas fields in the Louisiana, Haynesville or the Pennsylvania, Marcellus.  U.S. net daily production averaged 15.2 MMCFe/D for the second quarter and 16.8 MMCFe/D for the first half of 2012.

2012 Second Quarter Finance and Operating Results

The Company reported second quarter adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (adjusted EBITDA) increased to $8.4 million in the second quarter this year from $7.6 million in the second quarter a year ago. On a GAAP basis, for the second quarter of 2012 net loss was $50.8 million as compared to net loss of $15.6 million for the same quarter in 2011.

In May, Endeavour completed the additional working interest in the Alba field. As a result $460 million, representing the funds available from the Company's high yield notes offering, were released from escrow and the Senior Term Loan was retired. The remaining amounts were used in the payment of the purchase price for Alba.

Interest expense for the second quarter includes several non-recurring items. The Company incurred two months of double interest expense during the quarter as both the high yield notes and the Senior Term Loan were outstanding in April and May. The Senior Term Loan was retired at the end of May. Interest expense was also impacted during the quarter by the write-off of the deferred financing charges for the Senior Term Loan of approximately $15 million. On a going forward basis, cash interest expense should average approximately $20 million per quarter.

In June, Endeavour completed the sale of 8.625 million shares of common stock, including the underwriters' overallotment option, for net proceeds of approximately $61 million dollars. The funds from the offering are being used to fund the Company's development projects.

In addition, Endeavour completed two agreements supporting Letters of Credit Facilities that replaced previously outstanding Letters of Credit and assisted in the closing of the additional working interest in Alba. The Company also completed and funded a new senior loan in the amount of $100 million during the quarter. The Company is engaged in the bank syndication process to put a new revolver in place that will encompass both the senior loan and to replace these two facilities at an appropriate time in the future.

Earnings Conference Call, Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time, 3:00 p.m. British Summer Time 

Endeavour International will host a conference call and web cast to discuss its 2012 second quarter financial and operating results on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time, 3 p.m. British Summer Time.  To participate and ask questions during the conference call, dial the local country telephone number and the confirmation code 2480825.  The toll-free numbers are 888-713-4494 in the United States and 0-808-101-1402 in the United Kingdom.  Other international callers should dial 913-312-1384(tolls apply).  To listen only to the live audio web cast access Endeavour's home page at www.endeavourcorp.com.  A replay will be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on August 2, 2012 through 12:00 p.m. on August 9, 2012 by dialing toll free 888-203-1112 (U.S.) or 719-457-0820 (international), confirmation code 2480825.

Endeavour International Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of energy reserves in the North Sea and the United States. For more information, visit www.endeavourcorp.com.

Additional information for investors:

Certain statements in this news release should be regarded as "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the securities laws.  These statements speak only as of the date made.  Such statements are subject to assumptions, risk and uncertainty.  Actual results or events may vary materially.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose not only proved reserves, but also probable reserves and possible reserves that meet the SEC's definitions for such terms, and price and cost sensitivities for such reserves, and prohibits disclosure of resources that do not constitute such reserves.  We use may use certain terms in our news releases, such as "reserve potential," that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved, probable and possible reserves and accordingly are subject to substantially greater risk of being actually realized.  In addition, we do not represent that the probable or possible reserves described herein meet the recoverability thresholds established by the SEC in its new definitions.   Investors are urged to also consider closely the disclosure in our filings with the SEC, available from our website at www.endeavourcorp.com.  Endeavour is also subject to the requirements of the London Stock Exchange and considers the disclosures in this release to be appropriate and/or required under the guidelines of that exchange.

Endeavour International Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

June 30,

December 31,

2012

2011

Assets

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

94,570

$

106,036

Restricted cash

178

-

Accounts receivable

37,354

8,649

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

42,042

18,840

Total Current Assets

174,144

133,525

Property and Equipment, Net

810,378

549,196

Goodwill

258,973

211,886

Other Assets

55,681

30,384

Total Assets

$

1,299,176

$

924,991

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

87,596

$

62,275

Current maturities of debt

12,500

12,350

Accrued expenses and other

36,844

20,549

Total Current Liabilities

136,940

95,174

Long-Term Debt

797,285

455,028

Deferred Taxes

106,022

115,759

Other Liabilities

77,500

61,248

Total Liabilities

1,117,747

727,209

Commitments and Contingencies

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock

43,703

43,703

Stockholders' Equity

137,726

154,079

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

1,299,176

$

924,991

 

Endeavour International Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Second Quarter

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenues

$

23,003

$

19,053

$

38,169

$

33,157

Cost of Operations:

Operating expenses

5,742

6,352

10,640

11,392

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

10,627

7,004

18,533

13,326

Impairment of U.S. oil and gas properties

19,960

-

35,700

-

General and administrative

5,030

4,948

10,353

9,662

Total Expenses

41,359

18,304

75,226

34,380

Income (Loss) From Operations

(18,356)

749

(37,057)

(1,223)

Other Income (Expense):

Derivatives:

Unrealized gains (losses)

3,805

(6,448)

(973)

(1,984)

Interest expense

(46,916)

(7,831)

(66,624)

(20,354)

Interest income and other

(3,676)

(48)

(6,346)

(186)

Total Other Expense

(46,787)

(14,327)

(73,943)

(22,524)

Loss Before Income Taxes

(65,143)

(13,578)

(111,000)

(23,747)

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

(14,335)

2,026

(24,929)

(687)

Net Loss

(50,808)

(15,604)

(86,071)

(23,060)

Preferred Stock Dividends

456

506

911

1,052

Net Loss to Common Stockholders

$

(51,264)

$

(16,110)

$

(86,982)

$

(24,112)

Net Loss per Common Share:

Basic and Diluted

$

(1.31)

$

(0.42)

$

(2.26)

$

(0.74)

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:

Basic and Diluted

39,020

38,612

38,438

32,714

 

Endeavour International Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2012

2011

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net loss

$

(86,070)

$

(23,060)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash

used in operating activities:

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

18,533

13,326

Impairment of U.S. oil and gas properties

35,700

-

Deferred tax benefit

(24,008)

(875)

Unrealized losses on derivatives

973

1,984

Amortization of non-cash compensation

3,114

1,792

Amortization of loan costs and discount

21,724

6,560

Non-cash interest expense

5,153

5,928

Other

4,686

2,789

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(15,140)

(32,311)

Net Cash Used in Operating Activities

(35,335)

(23,867)

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

Capital expenditures

(116,458)

(66,727)

Acquisitions

(228,105)

(22,240)

Increase in restricted cash

(178)

(1,347)

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(344,741)

(90,314)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

Repayments of borrowings

(244,565)

(92,050)

Borrowings under debt agreements, net of debt discount

580,000

-

Financing costs paid

(27,500)

(654)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

61,088

118,444

Dividends paid

(416)

(973)

Other financing

3

376

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities

368,610

25,143

Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents

(11,466)

(89,038)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period

106,036

99,267

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period

$

94,570

$

10,229

 

Endeavour International Corporation

Operating Statistics

(Unaudited)

Second Quarter

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Sales volume (1)

Oil and condensate sales (Mbbls):

United Kingdom

191

125

286

225

United States

1

1

2

2

Total

192

126

288

227

Gas sales (MMcf):

United Kingdom

30

34

51

78

United States

1,375

1,012

3,052

1,976

Total

1,405

1,046

3,103

2,054

Oil equivalent sales (MBOE)

United Kingdom

196

131

295

238

United States

230

169

510

332

Total

426

300

805

570

Total BOE per day

4,677

3,295

4,426

3,149

Physical production volume (BOE per day) (1)

United Kingdom

3,910

1,316

2,401

1,311

United States

2,527

1,888

2,804

1,887

Total

6,437

3,204

5,205

3,198

Realized Price, before and after derivatives

Oil and condensate price ($ per Bbl)

$

104.46

$

117.34

$

108.67

$

109.03

Gas price ($ per Mcf)

$

2.14

$

4.13

$

2.20

$

4.07

Equivalent oil price ($ per BOE)

$

54.05

$

63.54

$

47.39

$

58.18

(1) We record oil revenues using the sales method, i.e. when delivery has occurred. Actual production may differ based on the timing of tanker liftings. Physical production may differ from sales volumes based on the timing of tanker liftings for our international sales. We use the entitlements method to account for sales of gas production.

 

Endeavour International Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

As required under Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, provided below are reconciliations of net income (loss) to the following non-GAAP financial measures: net income, as adjusted and Adjusted EBITDA. We use these non-GAAP measures as key metrics for our management and to demonstrate our ability to internally fund capital expenditures and service debt. The non-GAAP measures are useful in comparisons of oil and gas exploration and production companies as they exclude non-operating fluctuations in assets and liabilities.

(amounts in thousands)

Second Quarter

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Net loss

$

(50,808)

$

(15,604)

$

(86,071)

$

(23,060)

Impairment of U.S. oil and gas properties (net of tax) (1)

19,960

-

35,700

-

Unrealized (gain) loss (net of tax) (2)

(4,355)

6,259

(207)

790

Net Loss as Adjusted

$

(35,203)

$

(9,345)

$

(50,578)

$

(22,270)

Net loss

$

(50,808)

$

(15,604)

$

(86,071)

$

(23,060)

Unrealized loss on derivatives

(3,805)

6,448

973

1,984

Net interest expense

46,794

7,732

66,445

20,150

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

10,627

7,004

18,533

13,326

Impairment of U.S. oil and gas properties

19,960

-

35,700

-

Income tax expense (benefit)

(14,335)

2,026

(24,929)

(687)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

8,433

$

7,606

$

10,651

$

11,713

(1) Since the impairments related to U.S. oil and gas properties, we recognized no tax benefits as there was no assurance that we could generate any U.S. taxable earnings.

(2) Net of tax (benefit) expense of $550 and $189 and $1,180 and $1,195, respectively.

 

SOURCE Endeavour International Corporation



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