SandRidge Energy, Inc. Updates Shareholders on Operations and Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Exceeded 2013 Production Guidance with Lower than Projected Capital Expenditures

- Produced 33.8 MMBoe, 1% more than guidance of 33.6 MMBoe

- Spent $1.424 Billion, 2% less than guidance of $1.450 Billion

Increased Mid-Continent Production 8% to 51.7 MBoe per Day from the Previous Quarter, 44% Above the Fourth Quarter of 2012

Delivered 80 Mid-Continent Wells with an Average 30-day IP of 386 Boe per Day during the Fourth Quarter; 2013 Average 30-day IP was 366 Boe per Day

Successful Appraisal Program Adds Sumner County, Kansas to the Focus Area

Increased PUD Type Curve: Oil EUR Up 10% and Boe EUR Up 3%

434% Reserve Replacement and All-in Finding and Development Cost of $11.72 per Boe, Based on Retained Properties

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) today announced financial and operational results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. Additionally, presentation slides will be available on the company's website, www.sandridgeenergy.com, under Investor Relations/Events at 7am EST on February 28.

James Bennett, SandRidge's Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, "I'm pleased to report our changes at SandRidge are yielding strong economic results for our shareholders. We're executing, having new successes, and the teams are working on innovations to dramatically improve already strong returns. With our advantaged infrastructure and focus, we can economically do what others can't in the Mid-Continent, where multi-zone horizontal drilling is still a new approach in this oily basin.

"We are already producing from six oil rich zones in the Mid-Continent focus area. Consistent execution and continued improvements have increased our Mississippian type curve EUR by 3% over 2012, while reserve replacement was 434%.  As an example of appraisal success, we've now added Sumner County, Kansas, where we have over 100,000 acres, to our focus area.   We look forward to giving more detail on all of this, introducing our three year production outlook as well as discussing our ideas to unlock the value of our water disposal business, at our New York City analyst day March 4."

Key Financial Results

Fourth Quarter

  • Pro forma for divestitures and net of Noncontrolling Interest, adjusted EBITDA was $166 million in
    the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $130 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Adjusted
    EBITDA, net of Noncontrolling Interest, was $229 million for fourth quarter 2013 compared to
    $318 million in fourth quarter 2012.
  • Adjusted operating cash flow of $218 million for fourth quarter 2013 compared to $259 million in fourth quarter 2012.
  • Adjusted net income of $14.9 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for fourth quarter 2013 compared to adjusted net income of $35.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2012.

Full Year

  • Pro forma for divestitures and net of Noncontrolling Interest, adjusted EBITDA was $609 million
    for 2013 compared to $365 million for 2012. Adjusted EBITDA, net of Noncontrolling Interest, was
    $1,020 million for 2013 compared to $1,070 million in 2012.
  • Adjusted operating cash flow of $812 million for 2013 compared to $915 million in 2012.
  • Adjusted net income of $103.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for 2013 compared to adjusted net income of $124.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, in 2012.

Adjusted net income available to common stockholders, adjusted EBITDA, pro forma adjusted EBITDA and operating cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Each measure is defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" beginning on page 11.

Highlights

David Lawler, SandRidge's Chief Operating Officer, commented, "Our Mid-Continent business units delivered another exceptional quarter. In addition to bringing 80 horizontal wells online for a record average low of $2.9 million each, we achieved our lowest Mid-Continent operating cost to date at $6.91 per Boe. The reduction in capital expenditures is linked primarily to redesigned well site facilities and synchronized pad drilling. Beyond these leading metrics, our appraisal program expanded our focus area to Sumner County, Kansas. Five wells drilled in the area produced an average 30-day IP of 601 Boe per day, or 90% above year-end 2013 Type Curve. The new development area consists of 117,000 net acres, and we plan to drill 45 wells there in 2014. The Chester horizontal program continued to exceed expectations with two additional wells delivering an average 30-day IP of 726 Boe per day at 85% oil. SandRidge is the first mover of horizontal Chester development targeting oil, and we plan to rapidly accelerate this program in 2014. By the end of the second quarter, we anticipate 12 additional wells will be online. Furthermore, our second tranche of Woodford test wells showed a marked improvement over the first tranche. Of the two new wells, one delivered a 30-day IP of 96 Boe per day at 67% oil, and the second delivered a 30-day IP of 190 Boe per day at 85% oil."

Fourth Quarter Operational Highlights

  • Added new focus area in Sumner County, Kansas
    • Five appraisal wells in the area delivered 601 Boe per day 30-day IPs, ~2x type curve
    • Added 117,000 acres to focus area through appraisal drilling success
  • Notable 30-day IP results during the fourth quarter
    • Three wells greater than 1,000 Boe per day with an average of 1,401 Boe per day
    • Two Chester wells averaged 726 Boe per day (85% oil)
    • 80 Mid-Continent wells averaged 386 Boe per day
  • Two new Woodford wells: Enhanced understanding yields improving results
    • First well had a 30-day IP of 96 Boe per day (67% oil)
    • Second well had a 30-day IP of 190 Boe per day (85% oil)
  • Reduced fourth quarter average Mid-Continent well cost to $2.9 million
  • Reduced fourth quarter Mid-Continent LOE to $6.91 per Boe

Full Year Operational Highlights

  • 2013 year-end reserve metrics (based on retained properties only which excludes divested Gulf of Mexico and Permian properties)
    • 10% increase in Mississippian PUD type curve oil EUR to 118 Mbo and 3% increase in overall EUR to 380 MBoe
    • Added 117 MMBoe through the drillbit with 520% drillbit reserve replacement
    • 434% reserve replacement overall with all-in F&D of $11.72 per Boe
    • 41% increase in consolidated SEC PV-10 reserves value to $4.1 billion
    • 25% increase in consolidated proved reserves to 377 MMBoe
    • 29% increase in consolidated proved liquids reserves of 173 MMBbls
    • 63% of total reserves are proved developed reserves, 68% of value is proved developed
    • Proved reserves/production ratio of 16.7 years
  • Notable 30-day IP results during 2013
    • 17 wells greater than 1,000 Boe per day with an average of 1,342 Boe per day
  • Reduced average full-year Mid-Continent well cost by 11% to $3.1 million
  • Reduced full-year Mid-Continent LOE by 14% to $7.53 per Boe
  • Producer to disposal well ratio improved from 7x in 2012 to 16x in 2013. Additionally, SWD capex as a percent of Mid-Continent capex decreased from 24% to 12% year-over-year.
  • Drilled 28 disposal wells in 2013 and exited the year disposing approximately 935,000 gross barrels of water per day

Financial / Other Highlights

  • Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA grew 67% year-over-year to $609 million
  • Closed sale of Gulf of Mexico business on February 25, 2014 for $750 million, subject to customary adjustments
  • Pro forma for the Gulf of Mexico sale, year-end liquidity of $2.3 billion ($1.55 billion of cash) and a 2.7x leverage ratio
  • 94% of liquids production hedged and 65% of natural gas production hedged in 2014

Drilling and Operational Activities

Mid-Continent. During the fourth quarter of 2013, SandRidge drilled 94 horizontal wells: 66 in Oklahoma and 28 in Kansas. SandRidge also drilled eight disposal wells during the quarter. The company averaged 22 horizontal rigs operating in the play: 17 in Oklahoma and five in Kansas. Additionally, the company averaged one rig drilling disposal wells. The company's Mid-Continent assets produced 51.7 MBoe per day during the fourth quarter (49% liquids).

Gulf of Mexico / Gulf Coast. The company's Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast assets produced 23 MBoe per day during the fourth quarter of 2013 (53% liquids).

Permian Basin. In the company's Permian properties, 49 wells were drilled during the fourth quarter of 2013, all for SandRidge Permian Trust. The company's Permian Basin assets produced 6.2 MBoe per day during the quarter (96% liquids).

Other Operating Areas. During the fourth quarter, SandRidge's legacy West Texas properties produced approximately 6.3 MBoe per day (99% natural gas). Additionally, its legacy Mid-Continent assets produced 1.9 MBoe per day in the quarter (79% natural gas).

Royalty Trusts. At December 31, 2013, the company was obligated to drill 22 development wells for SandRidge Mississippian Trust II ("SDR") and 205 development wells for SandRidge Permian Trust ("PER"). The company expects to complete its drilling obligation for SDR in the second quarter of 2014 and for PER in the fourth quarter of 2014. The company completed its drilling obligation to SandRidge Mississippian Trust I ("SDT") in the second quarter of 2013.

Analysis of Changes in Consolidated Proved Reserves

While producing 34 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) in 2013 (including 11.2 MMBoe of production associated with divested assets in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast, and Permian Basin), SandRidge added 119 MMBoe to proved reserves during 2013 from discoveries and extensions. Horizontal drilling in the Mississippian play contributed 107 MMBoe of the additions.

The company's overall reserve additions were 100 MMBoe, after taking into account positive pricing revisions of 17 MMBoe and negative revisions of previous estimates of 36 MMBoe. The negative revisions are primarily linked to the company's ongoing efforts to high grade its drilling plan. Numerous additional high quality drilling locations replaced certain former PUD locations in the company's five year drilling plan and resulted in an improved type curve. Because the company no longer anticipates drilling these locations within five years, it removed them from the PUD classification, resulting in a majority of the negative revisions. The company's PUD type curve includes a 10% improved oil EUR to 118 MBo and, overall, a 3% increase to 380 MBoe. 

Considering only those assets retained by the company after the Gulf sale, the company achieved reserve replacement of 434%, primarily due to continued successful execution of horizontal drilling programs in the Mississippian play. SandRidge's all-in finding and development cost for retained assets was $11.72 per barrel of oil equivalent.

 

SEC Reserves and Value

Oil
(MBbls)


NGL
(MBbls)


Liquids
(MBbls)


Gas
(MMcf)


Net Resv
(MBoe)(1)


PV-10
(in thousands)(2)

Year End 2012  ($91.21 / $2.76)

262,045


67,994


330,039


1,415,042


565,880


$      7,488,444













Sales

(131,769)


(29,067)


(160,836)


(228,229)


(198,874)















Acquisitions

43


13


56


363


117















Production

(14,279)


(2,291)


(16,570)


(103,233)


(33,776)















Extensions

40,570


18,686


59,256


359,918


119,242















Revisions  -  Performance

(12,560)


15


(12,545)


(141,156)


(36,071)














Revisions  -  Pricing / Differentials

(1,409)


3,702


2,293


87,724


16,913














Year End 2013  ($93.42 / $3.67)

142,641


59,052


201,693


1,390,429


433,431


$      5,191,635













Southern Division Sale Adjustments

(26,332)


(2,569)


(28,901)


(167,375)


(56,797)


(1,088,872)













Pro Forma Year End 2013

116,309


56,483


172,792


1,223,054


376,634


$      4,102,763













Pro Forma Year End 2013: Proved Developed as a percent of Total Proved

56%


60%


57%


69%


63%


68%

(1)

Includes approximately 29,922 MBoe and 38,230 MBoe attributable to noncontrolling interests at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

(2)

Includes PV-10 attributable to noncontrolling interests of approximately $783 million and $955 million at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Standardized Measure of Discounted Net Cash Flows to PV-10 Reconciliation



Year End





Sale


Pro Forma





2013


Adjustment


2013


2012



(in millions)










Standardized measure of discounted net cash flows (1)(2)


$4,018


$       (843)


$    3,175


$5,840

Present value of future net income tax expense discounted at 10%


1,174


(246)


928


1,648

PV-10 (3)


$5,192


$    (1,089)


$    4,103


$7,488



(1)

Includes approximately $782 million and $953 million attributable to SandRidge noncontrolling interests at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

(2)

Sale adjustment represents an allocation of the Company's Standardized Measure to the sale properties based on PV-10 attributable to sale properties relative to the Company's total PV-10.

(3)

Includes approximately $783 million and $955 million attributable to SandRidge noncontrolling interests at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Operational and Financial Statistics

Information regarding the company's production, pricing, costs and earnings is presented below:



Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2013


2012


2013


2012

Production









Oil (MBbl)


3,377


4,451


14,279


15,868

NGL (MBbl)


683


586


2,291


2,094

Natural gas (MMcf)


24,891


28,717


103,233


93,549

Oil equivalent (MBoe)


8,209


9,823


33,776


33,553

Daily production (MBoed)


89.2


106.8


92.5


91.7










Average price per unit









Oil price per barrel - as reported


$  94.96


$  88.15


$  97.58


$  91.79

Impact of derivatives per barrel


2.12


10.63


1.32


5.74

Net price per barrel


$  97.08


$  98.78


$  98.90


$  97.53










NGL price per barrel - as reported


$  36.74


$  31.96


$  35.16


$  33.10

Impact of derivatives per barrel


-


-


-


-

Net price per barrel


$  36.74


$  31.96


$  35.16


$  33.10










Natural gas price per Mcf - as reported


$ 3.33


$ 3.09


$ 3.36


$ 2.49

Impact of derivatives per Mcf


0.23


(0.30)


0.10


(0.03)

Net price per Mcf


$     3.56


$    2.79


$    3.46


$    2.46










Price per Boe - as reported


$  49.17


$  50.89


$  53.89


$  52.43

Net price per Boe - including impact of derivatives


$  50.73


$ 59.96


$ 54.79


$ 55.04










Average cost per Boe









Lease operating (1)


$  18.37


$  13.67


$  15.29


$  14.22

Production taxes


0.91


1.12


0.96


1.41

General and administrative










General and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation


$    3.87


$   7.45


$ 7.26


$    5.93


Stock-based compensation


0.73


0.98


2.52


1.28


Total general and administrative


$    4.60


$   8.43


$ 9.78


$    7.21










General and administrative - adjusted










General and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation (2)


$    3.49


$   4.62


$ 4.14


$     4.64


Stock-based compensation (3)


0.63


0.98


0.88


1.28


Total general and administrative - adjusted


$    4.12


$   5.60


$ 5.02


$     5.92










Depletion (4)


$ 17.35


$ 18.83


$  17.90


$   17.79










Lease operating cost per Boe









Mid-Continent


$    6.91


$   7.55


$    7.53


$     8.75

Offshore


30.27


19.71


24.60


$  21.77










Earnings per share









Earnings (loss) per share applicable to common stockholders









Basic


$    0.01


$   (0.63)


$   (1.27)


$    0.19


Diluted


0.01


(0.63)


(1.27)


0.19











Adjusted net income per share available to common stockholders









Basic


$    0.00


$    0.04


$    0.10


$    0.15


Diluted


0.03


0.06


0.18


0.23











Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands)









Basic


483,936


476,241


481,148


453,595


Diluted (5)


574,832


566,664


571,801


546,148



(1)

Includes shortfall penalties related to CO2 delivery requirement.

(2)

Excludes transaction costs, legal settlements, severance, annual incentive plan adoption effect and consent solicitation costs totaling $3.2 million and $105.4 million for the three-month period and year ended December 31, 2013, respectively. Excludes transaction costs, legal settlements and consent solicitation costs totaling $27.8 million and $43.1 million for the three-month period and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.

(3)

Three-month period and year ended December 31, 2013 exclude $0.8 million and $55.5 million, respectively, for the acceleration of certain stock awards.

(4)

Includes accretion of asset retirement obligation.

(5)

Includes shares considered antidilutive for calculating earnings per share in accordance with GAAP for certain periods presented.

Discussion of 2013 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter

Oil and natural gas revenue decreased 14% to $429 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from $500 million in the same period of 2012 primarily as a result of a 16% decrease in total production due to the Permian divestiture that closed during the first quarter of 2013. Reported prices, which exclude the impact of derivative settlements, were $94.96 per barrel of oil and $3.33 per Mcf of natural gas during the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $88.15 per barrel and $3.09 per Mcf in the same period of 2012.

During the fourth quarter of 2013, production expense was $18.37 per Boe compared to $13.67 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase was primarily due to an accrual of 2013 shortfall penalties related to the Company's CO2 delivery requirement in the WTO. In SandRidge's Mid-Continent operations, fourth quarter production expense decreased 8% year-over-year to $6.91 from $7.55 per Boe as a result of continued efficiency improvements.

Full Year

Oil and natural gas revenue increased 3% to $1,820 million in 2013 from $1,759 million in 2012 as a result of increases in average prices received for oil and natural gas production. Realized reported prices increased to $97.58 per barrel of oil and $3.36 per Mcf during 2013 compared to $91.79 per barrel and $2.49 per Mcf in 2012. Total 2013 production was consistent with 2012. The table below presents 2013 and 2012 production by area.



2013


2012



(MBoe)




(MBoe)












Mid-Continent


17,027


50%


10,149


30%










Gulf of Mexico/Gulf Coast


10,082


30%


8,110


24%










Permian Basin


3,366


10%


10,963


33%










Other


3,301


10%


4,331


13%












33,776


100%


33,553


100%

Production expense for 2013 was $15.29 per Boe compared to 2012 production expense of $14.22 per Boe due primarily to WTO CO2 shortfall delivery penalties. In the company's Mid-Continent operations, 2013 production expense decreased 14% year-over-year to $7.53 from $8.75 per Boe.

Capital Expenditures

The table below summarizes the company's capital expenditures for the three-month period and year ended December 31, 2013 and 2012:




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,




2013


2012


2013


2012




(in thousands)











Drilling and production










Mid-Continent


$197,145


$251,108


$   844,167


$   927,186


Permian Basin


36,574


120,667


192,477


645,045


Gulf of Mexico/Gulf Coast


30,968


65,081


192,668


169,458


WTO/Tertiary/Other


-


1,621


-


22,370




264,687


438,477


1,229,312


1,764,059

Leasehold and seismic










Mid-Continent


48,263


10,024


100,874


156,961


Permian Basin


493


2,555


14


15,463


Gulf of Mexico/Gulf Coast 


2,377


3,205


4,449


16,097


WTO/Tertiary/Other


1,375


24


5,686


2,307




52,508


15,808


111,023


190,828











Inventory


(7,563)


4,060


(21,947)


(3,941)











Total exploration and development


309,632


458,345


1,318,388


1,950,946











Drilling and oil field services


2,468


302


7,125


27,527

Midstream


8,823


18,454


55,706


80,413

Other - general 


4,505


23,688


42,664


115,096











Total capital expenditures, excluding acquisitions


325,428


500,789


1,423,883


2,173,982











Acquisitions


1,501


(13,758)


17,028


840,740











Total capital expenditures


$326,929


$487,031


$1,440,911


$3,014,722











Plugging and abandonment


$  26,066


$  19,728


$   133,626


$     84,361

Derivative Contracts

The table below sets forth the company's consolidated oil and natural gas price swaps and collars for the years 2014 and 2015 as of February 25, 2014 and include contracts that have been novated to or the benefits of which have been conveyed to SandRidge sponsored royalty trusts.


Quarter Ending


3/31/2014


6/30/2014


9/30/2014


12/31/2014









Oil (MMBbls):









Swap Volume

1.36


0.74


1.01


1.19


Swap

$95.85


$100.56


$99.41


$98.80











Three-way Collar Volume

1.96


1.93


2.07


2.07


Call Price 

$100.00


$100.00


$100.00


$100.00


Put Price 

$90.21


$90.22


$90.20


$90.20


Short Put Price 

$70.00


$70.00


$70.00


$70.00










Natural Gas (Bcf):









Swap Volume

14.68


13.65


13.80


11.04


Swap

$4.23


$4.25


$4.25


$4.31











Collar Volume

0.23


0.23


0.24


0.24


Collar:  High

$7.78


$7.78


$7.78


$7.78


Collar:  Low

$4.00


$4.00


$4.00


$4.00





















Year Ending







12/31/2014


12/31/2015














Oil (MMBbls):









Swap Volume

4.29


5.31






Swap

$98.31


$92.55















Three-way Collar Volume

8.03


2.92






Call Price 

$100.00


$103.13






Put Price 

$90.21


$90.82






Short Put Price 

$70.00


$73.13














Natural Gas (Bcf):









Swap Volume

53.17


15.40






Swap

$4.26


$4.50















Collar Volume

0.94


1.01






Collar:  High

$7.78


$8.55






Collar:  Low

$4.00


$4.00





Balance Sheet

The company's capital structure at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 is presented below (in thousands):



December 31,


December 31,



2013


2012



(in thousands)






Cash and cash equivalents


$           814,663


$      309,766






Current maturities of long-term debt


$                       -


$                   -

Long-term debt (net of current maturities)






Senior credit facility


-


-


Senior Notes







9.875% Senior Notes due 2016, net


-


356,657



8.0% Senior Notes due 2018


-


750,000



8.75% Senior Notes due 2020, net


444,736


444,127



7.5% Senior Notes due 2021


1,178,922


1,179,328



8.125% Senior Notes due 2022


750,000


750,000



7.5% Senior Notes due 2023, net


821,249


820,971



  Total debt 


3,194,907


4,301,083






Stockholders' equity






Preferred stock


8


8


Common stock


483


476


Additional paid-in capital


5,294,551


5,228,019


Treasury stock, at cost


(8,770)


(8,602)


Accumulated deficit


(3,460,462)


(2,851,048)



Total SandRidge Energy, Inc. stockholders' equity


1,825,810


2,368,853







Noncontrolling interest


1,349,817


1,493,602






Total capitalization


$        6,370,534


$   8,163,538

During the fourth quarter of 2013, the company's debt, net of cash balances, increased by approximately $105 million as a result of funding the company's drilling program. On February 25, 2014, the company had no amount drawn under its $775 million senior credit facility and, due to the closing of the Gulf of Mexico sale, approximately $1.35 billion of cash, leaving approximately $2.1 billion of available liquidity. The company was in compliance with all applicable covenants contained in its debt agreements during 2013 and through and as of the date of this release.

2014 Operational Guidance:  The company is updating its 2014 guidance to include adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interest.


Projection as of


Projection as of


January 7, 2014


February 27, 2014

Production





Oil (MMBbls)

11.9


11.9


Natural Gas Liquids (MMBbls)

3.6


3.6


   Total Liquids (MMBbls)

15.5


15.5


Natural Gas (Bcf)

83.0


83.0


   Total (MMBoe)

29.3


29.3





Price Realization





Oil (differential below NYMEX WTI)

$2.50


$2.50


Natural Gas Liquids (realized % of NYMEX WTI)

33%


33%


Natural Gas (differential below NYMEX Henry Hub)

$1.00


$1.00





Costs per Boe





Lifting 

$11.15 - $13.15


$11.15 - $13.15


Production Taxes

1.15 - 1.35


1.15 - 1.35


DD&A - oil & gas

15.60 - 17.60


15.60 - 17.60


DD&A - other

2.20 - 2.40


2.20 - 2.40


Total DD&A

$17.80 - $20.00


$17.80 - $20.00


G&A - cash

3.60 - 4.00


3.60 - 4.00


G&A - stock

0.65 - 0.80


0.65 - 0.80


Total G&A

$4.25 - $4.80


$4.25 - $4.80





EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other ($ in millions)(1)

$20


$20

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest ($ in millions)(2)

$120


$120

Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest ($ in millions)(3)



$155





Corporate Tax Rate

0%


0%

Deferral Rate

0%


0%









Capital Expenditures ($ in millions)





Exploration and Production

$1,230


$1,230


Land and Seismic

120


120


Total Exploration and Production

$1,350


$1,350


Oil Field Services

15


15


Midstream and Other

110


110


Total Capital Expenditures (excluding acquisitions)

$1,475


$1,475



(1)

EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes from net income interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation, depletion and amortization. The most directly comparable GAAP measure for EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other is Net Income from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other. Information to reconcile this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not available at this time, as management is unable to forecast the excluded items for future periods and/or does not forecast the excluded items on a segment basis.

(2) 

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes gain or loss due to changes in fair value of derivative contracts and gain or loss on sale of assets. The most directly comparable GAAP measure for Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest. Information to reconcile this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not available at this time, as management is unable to forecast the excluded items for future periods.

(3) 

Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes from net income interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation, depletion and amortization, gain or loss due to changes in fair value of derivative contracts and gain or loss on sale of assets. The most directly comparable GAAP measure for Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest. Information to reconcile this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not available at this time, as management is unable to forecast the excluded items for future periods.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted operating cash flow, adjusted EBITDA, pro forma adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest and pro forma liquidity are non-GAAP financial measures.

The company defines adjusted operating cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities and adjusted for cash received (paid) on financing derivatives. It defines EBITDA as net income (loss) before income tax (benefit) expense, interest expense and depreciation, depletion and amortization and accretion of asset retirement obligations. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented herein, is EBITDA excluding asset impairment, interest income, (gain) loss on derivative contracts net of cash received on settlement of derivative contracts, loss (gain) on sale of assets, transaction costs, legal settlements, consent solicitation costs, effect of annual incentive plan adoption, severance, bargain purchase gain, loss on extinguishment of debt and other various non-cash items (including non-cash portion of noncontrolling interest and stock-based compensation). Pro forma adjusted EBITDA, as presented herein, is adjusted EBITDA excluding adjusted EBITDA attributable to properties or subsidiaries sold during the period or to be sold in future periods.

Adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA are supplemental financial measures used by the company's management and by securities analysts, investors, lenders, rating agencies and others who follow the industry as an indicator of the company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt. The company also uses these measures because adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA relate to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements that the company may not control and may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred. Further, adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA allow the company to compare its operating performance and return on capital with those of other companies without regard to financing methods and capital structure. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net cash provided by operating activities prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income and operating income and these measures may vary among other companies. Therefore, the company's adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Management also uses the supplemental financial measure of adjusted net income, which excludes tax (benefit) expense resulting from divestiture/acquisition, asset impairment, (gain) loss on derivative contracts net of cash received on settlement of derivative contracts, loss (gain) on sale of assets, transaction costs, legal settlements, consent solicitation costs, effect of annual incentive plan adoption, financing commitment fees, bargain purchase gain, loss on extinguishment of debt, severance and other non-cash items from income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders. Management uses this financial measure as an indicator of the company's operational trends and performance relative to other oil and natural gas companies and believes it is more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts. Adjusted net income is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders.

The supplemental measure of adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest is used by the company's management to measure the impact on the company's financial results of the ownership by third parties of interests in the company's less than wholly-owned consolidated subsidiaries. Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest excludes the portion of (gain) loss on derivative contracts net of cash received on settlement of derivative contracts, legal settlement and loss on sale of assets attributable to third party ownership in less than wholly-owned consolidated subsidiaries from net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest. Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for net income attributable to noncontrolling interest.

The supplemental measure of pro forma liquidity as presented herein is cash and cash equivalents adjusted for expected proceeds upon sale of properties or subsidiaries and funds available to be drawn under the company's senior credit facility and is used by the company's management to measure the company's ability to meet its future capital funding needs.

The tables below reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to operating cash flow, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income available to common stockholders and adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Operating Cash Flow






Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,




2013


2012


2013


2012




(in thousands)











Net cash provided by operating activities


$273,623


$198,930


$868,630


$783,160

Add (deduct)










Cash received (paid) on financing derivatives


1,561


4,185


6,660


(34,518)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities


(56,813)


56,198


(63,681)


166,100











Adjusted operating cash flow


$218,371


$259,313


$811,609


$914,742

 

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2013


2012


2013


2012



(in thousands)










Net income (loss)


$            19,080


$         (287,904)


$          (553,889)


$           141,571

Adjusted for










Income tax (benefit) expense


(1,616)


12


5,684


(100,362)


Interest expense (1)


62,155


88,793


274,591


312,869


Depreciation and amortization - other


15,508


15,729


62,136


60,805


Depreciation and depletion - oil and natural gas


133,664


175,577


567,732


568,029


Accretion of asset retirement obligations


8,726


9,371


36,777


28,996

EBITDA


237,517


1,578


393,031


1,011,908


Asset impairment


9,950


314,723


26,280


316,004


Interest income


(375)


(450)


(1,962)


(1,466)


Stock-based compensation


4,582


8,982


27,351


39,682


(Gain) loss on derivative contracts


(22,928)


(19,712)


47,123


(241,419)


Cash received on settlement of derivative contracts (2)


12,780


43,058


31,499


100,328


Other non-cash expense (income)


465


(2,151)


189


(9,966)


Loss (gain) on sale of assets (3)


722


(666)


399,086


3,089


Transaction costs


37


369


2,255


15,645


Legal settlements


(5,689)


25,000


(4,608)


25,000


Consent solicitation costs


499


2,420


22,834


2,420


Effect of Annual Incentive Plan adoption


-


-


14,735


-


Severance


2,130


-


122,505


-


Bargain purchase gain


-


-


-


(122,696)


Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


19


82,005


3,075


Non-cash portion of noncontrolling interest (4)


(10,575)


(54,955)


(142,670)


(71,647)










Adjusted EBITDA


$          229,115


$          318,215


$        1,019,653


$        1,069,957










Pro forma adjustments










Less EBITDA attributable to











Permian properties sold


-


(89,879)


(50,574)


(435,738)



Tertiary properties sold


-


-


-


(7,996)



Gulf of Mexico properties sold (2014)


(63,099)


(97,862)


(360,045)


(260,742)










Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA


$          166,016


$          130,474


$           609,034


$           365,481



(1)

Excludes non-cash gains on interest rate swaps of $2.4 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and $2.4 million and $8.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

(2)

Excludes amounts (paid) received on early settlement of derivative contracts.

(3)

Includes loss on sale of Permian oil and natural gas assets of approximately $398.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.

(4)

Represents depreciation and depletion, loss on sale of Permian Properties, (gain) loss on commodity derivative contracts net of cash received on settlement, legal settlement and income tax expense attributable to noncontrolling interests.

 

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Adjusted EBITDA




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2013


2012


2013


2012



(in thousands)










Net cash provided by operating activities


$273,623


$198,930


$   868,630


$   783,160

Changes in operating assets and liabilities


(56,813)


56,198


(63,681)


166,100

Interest expense (1)


62,155


88,793


274,591


312,869

Cash received on early settlement of derivative contracts


-


-


-


(33,165)

Cash paid on early settlement of derivative contracts - Permian


-


-


29,623


-

Transaction costs


37


369


2,255


15,645

Legal settlements


(5,689)


25,000


(4,608)


25,000

Consent solicitation costs


499


2,420


22,834


2,420

Effect of Annual Incentive Plan adoption


-


-


14,735


-

Severance


1,319


-


67,004


-

Noncontrolling interest - SDT (2)


(7,275)


(13,416)


(39,384)


(54,590)

Noncontrolling interest - SDR (2)


(13,708)


(16,348)


(66,372)


(45,755)

Noncontrolling interest - PER (2)


(21,167)


(18,667)


(77,918)


(76,564)

Noncontrolling interest - Other (2)


1,558


103


1,594


263

Other non-cash items


(5,424)


(5,167)


(9,650)


(25,426)










Adjusted EBITDA


$229,115


$318,215


$1,019,653


$1,069,957



(1)

Excludes non-cash gains on interest rate swaps of $2.4 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and $2.4 million and $8.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

(2)

Excludes depreciation and depletion, loss on sale of Permian Properties, (gain) loss on derivative contracts net of cash received on settlement, legal settlement and income tax expense attributable to noncontrolling interests.

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Income Available (Loss Applicable) to Common Stockholders to Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Stockholders





Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,




2013


2012


2013


2012




(in thousands except per share data)





















Income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders


$ 5,198


$(301,785)


$(609,414)


$ 86,046











Tax (benefit) expense resulting from divestiture/acquisition


(860)


-


3,842


(100,288)

Asset impairment (1)


9,950


278,385


26,280


279,666

(Gain) loss on derivative contracts (1)


(21,449)


(17,447)


31,942


(207,505)

Cash received (paid) on settlement of derivative contracts (1)


12,723


37,984


31,313


84,405

Loss (gain) on sale of assets (1)


722


(666)


327,382


3,089

Transaction costs


37


369


2,255


15,645

Legal settlements (1)


(5,689)


25,000


(4,960)


25,000

Consent solicitation costs


499


2,420


22,834


2,420

Effect of Annual Incentive Plan adoption


-


-


14,735


-

Severance


2,130


-


122,505


-

Financing commitment fees


-


-


-


10,875

Bargain purchase gain


-


-


-


(122,696)

Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


19


82,005


3,075

Other non-cash income


(2,203)


(2,886)


(4,752)


(10,961)

Effect of income taxes


(52)


13


2,359


42











Adjusted net income available to common stockholders


1,006


21,406


48,326


68,813

Preferred stock dividends


13,882


13,881


55,525


55,525











Total adjusted net income


$14,888


$   35,287


$ 103,851


$124,338











Weighted average number of common shares outstanding




















Basic


483,936


476,241


481,148


453,595


Diluted (2)


574,832


566,664


571,801


546,148











Total adjusted net income










Per share - basic


$    0.00


$      0.04


$      0.10


$     0.15


Per share - diluted


$    0.03


$      0.06


$      0.18


$     0.23



(1)

Excludes amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.

(2)

Weighted average fully diluted common shares outstanding for certain periods presented includes shares that are considered antidilutive for calculating earnings per share in accordance with GAAP.

 

 

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest to Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest





Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,




2013


2012


2013


2012




(in thousands)











Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest


$30,017


$ (6,626)


$ 39,410


$105,000

Asset impairment


-


36,338


-


36,338

Loss on sale of assets - Permian


-


-


71,704


-

Legal settlements


-


-


352


-

(Gain) loss on derivative contracts


(1,479)


(2,265)


15,181


(33,914)

Cash received on settlement of derivative contracts


57


5,074


186


15,923












Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


$28,595


$32,521


$126,833


$123,347

 

 

Reconciliation of Cash and Cash Equivalents to Pro Forma Liquidity




December 31, 2013



(in thousands)




Cash and cash equivalents


$               814,663

Estimated net sale proceeds - Gulf of Mexico Properties


736,714

Pro forma cash and cash equivalents


$            1,551,377

Availability under Senior Credit Facility (1)


745,900

Pro forma liquidity


$            2,297,277



(1)

Reduced by letters of credit totaling $29.1 million.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 am CST. The telephone number to access the conference call from within the U.S. is 866-953-6858 and from outside the U.S. is 617-399-3482. The passcode for the call is 62015603. An audio replay of the call will be available from February 28, 2014 until 11:59 pm CST on March 28, 2014. The number to access the conference call replay from within the U.S. is 888-286-8010 and from outside the U.S. is 617-801-6888. The passcode for the replay is 34029572.

A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available via SandRidge's website, www.sandridgeenergy.com, under Investor Relations/Events.  The webcast will be archived for replay on the company's website for 30 days.

7th Annual Investor/Analyst Meeting

  • March 4, 2014 (Tuesday), 8:00 am EST, at the New York Stock Exchange

Conference Participation

SandRidge Energy, Inc. will participate in the following upcoming events:

  • March 25, 2014Howard Weil 42nd Annual Energy Conference; New Orleans, LA
  • April 7, 2014 – IPAA's 20th Annual OGIS New York; NYC, NY
  • May 13, 2014 – 2014 Barclays High Yield Conference; Phoenix, AZ

At 8:00 am Central Time on the day of each presentation, the corresponding slides and any webcast information will be accessible on the Investor Relations portion of the company's website at www.sandridgeenergy.com. Please check the website for updates regularly as this schedule is subject to change. Also, please note that SandRidge Energy, Inc. intends for its website to be used as a reliable source of information for all future events in which it may participate as well as updated presentations regarding the company. Slides and webcasts (where applicable) will be archived and available for at least 30 days after each use or presentation.

First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

May 7, 2014 (Wednesday) – Earnings press release after market close
May 8, 2014 (Thursday) – Earnings conference call at 8:00 am CST

SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Years Ended December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)





Revenues









Oil, natural gas and NGL

$         428,768


$         499,907


$      1,820,278


$ 1,759,282


Drilling and services

16,989


25,932


66,586


116,633


Midstream and marketing

15,450


12,620


58,304


40,486


Construction contract

96


796,323


23,349


796,323


Other

3,805


3,316


14,871


18,241



Total revenues

465,108


1,338,098


1,983,388


2,730,965










Expenses









Production

150,798


134,330


516,427


477,154


Production taxes

7,473


10,988


32,292


47,210


Cost of sales

11,680


15,759


57,118


68,227


Midstream and marketing

13,690


12,482


53,644


39,669


Construction contract

96


796,323


23,349


796,323


Depreciation and depletion - oil and natural gas

133,664


175,577


567,732


568,029


Depreciation and amortization - other

15,508


15,729


62,136


60,805


Accretion of asset retirement obligations

8,726


9,371


36,777


28,996


Impairment

9,950


314,723


26,280


316,004


General and administrative

37,750


82,884


330,425


241,682


(Gain) loss on derivative contracts

(22,928)


(19,712)


47,123


(241,419)


Loss (gain) on sale of assets

722


(666)


399,086


3,089



Total expenses

367,129


1,547,788


2,152,389


2,405,769



Income (loss) from operations

97,979


(209,690)


(169,001)


325,196










Other income (expense)









Interest expense

(61,780)


(85,921)


(270,234)


(303,349)


Bargain purchase gain

-


-


-


122,696


Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


(19)


(82,005)


(3,075)


Other income, net

11,282


1,112


12,445


4,741



Total other expense

(50,498)


(84,828)


(339,794)


(178,987)

Income (loss) before income taxes

47,481


(294,518)


(508,795)


146,209

Income tax (benefit) expense

(1,616)


12


5,684


(100,362)

Net income (loss)

49,097


(294,530)


(514,479)


246,571


Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

30,017


(6,626)


39,410


105,000

Net income (loss) attributable to SandRidge Energy, Inc.

19,080


(287,904)


(553,889)


141,571

Preferred stock dividends 

13,882


13,881


55,525


55,525



Income available (loss applicable) to SandRidge Energy, Inc. common stockholders










$            5,198


$        (301,785)


$        (609,414)


$     86,046

Earnings (loss) per share









Basic

$              0.01


$             (0.63)


$             (1.27)


$         0.19


Diluted

$              0.01


$             (0.63)


$             (1.27)


$         0.19

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding









Basic

483,936


476,179


481,148


453,595


Diluted

483,936


476,179


481,148


456,015

 

SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share data)






December 31,





2013


2012








ASSETS



Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$         814,663


$         309,766

Accounts receivable, net

349,218


445,506

Derivative contracts

12,779


71,022

Costs in excess of billings and contract loss


4,079


11,229

Prepaid expenses


39,253


31,319

Restricted deposit


-


255,000

Other current assets

21,831


19,043

     Total current assets


1,241,823


1,142,885

Oil and natural gas properties, using full cost method of accounting






Proved (includes development and project costs excluded from amortization of $45.6 million and $72.4 million at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively)





10,972,816


12,262,921


Unproved

531,606


865,863


Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion and impairment

(5,762,969)


(5,231,182)





5,741,453


7,897,602

Other property, plant and equipment, net


566,222


582,375

Derivative contracts


14,126


23,617

Other assets


121,171


144,252

     Total assets


$      7,684,795


$      9,790,731








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current liabilities





Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$         812,488


$         766,544

Billings and contract loss in excess of costs incurred


-


15,546

Derivative contracts

34,267


14,860

Asset retirement obligations

87,063


118,504

Deposit on pending sale 


-


255,000

     Total current liabilities


933,818


1,170,454

Long-term debt


3,194,907


4,301,083

Derivative contracts


20,564


59,787

Asset retirement obligations


337,054


379,906

Other long-term obligations


22,825


17,046

     Total liabilities


4,509,168


5,928,276

Commitments and contingencies





Equity





SandRidge Energy, Inc. stockholders' equity





Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000 shares authorized





8.5% Convertible perpetual preferred stock; 2,650 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012; aggregate liquidation preference of $265,000







3


3


6.0% Convertible perpetual preferred stock; 2,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012; aggregate liquidation preference of $200,000







2


2


7.0% Convertible perpetual preferred stock; 3,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012; aggregate liquidation preference of $300,000







3


3

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000 shares authorized; 491,609 issued and 490,290 outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 491,578 issued and 490,359 outstanding at December 31, 2012






483


476

Additional paid-in capital

5,298,301


5,233,019

Additional paid-in capital - stockholder receivable

(3,750)


(5,000)

Treasury stock, at cost

(8,770)


(8,602)

Accumulated deficit

(3,460,462)


(2,851,048)

      Total SandRidge Energy, Inc. stockholders' equity


1,825,810


2,368,853

Noncontrolling interest


1,349,817


1,493,602

      Total equity


3,175,627


3,862,455

      Total liabilities and equity


$      7,684,795


$      9,790,731








 

 

 

SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)



Years Ended December 31, 


2013


2012



CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES





Net (loss) income

$ (514,479)


$  246,571


Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities






Depreciation, depletion and amortization

629,868


628,834



Accretion of asset retirement obligations

36,777


28,996



Impairment

26,280


316,004



Debt issuance costs amortization

10,091


14,388



Amortization of discount, net of premium, on long-term debt

1,036


2,592



Bargain purchase gain

-


(122,696)



Loss on extinguishment of debt

82,005


3,075



Deferred income tax provision (benefit)

3,842


(100,288)



Loss (gain) on derivative contracts

47,123


(241,419)



Cash (paid) received on settlement of derivative contracts

(5,879)


125,932



Loss on sale of assets

399,086


3,089



Stock-based compensation

85,270


42,795



Other

3,929


1,387



Changes in operating assets and liabilities increasing (decreasing) cash







Receivables

90,048


(141,534)




Cost in excess of billings and contract loss, net

(8,396)


(89,003)




Prepaid expenses

(7,934)


(5,952)




Other current assets

810


(1,586)




Other assets and liabilities, net

5,777


34,447




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

116,999


121,889




Asset retirement obligations

(133,623)


(84,361)





Net cash provided by operating activities

868,630


783,160

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment

(1,496,731)


(2,146,372)


Acquisitions of assets

(17,028)


(840,740)


Proceeds from sale of assets

2,584,115


431,167





Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

1,070,356


(2,555,945)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES





Proceeds from borrowings

-


1,850,344


Repayments of borrowings

(1,115,500)


(366,029)


Premium on debt redemption

(61,997)


(844)


Debt issuance costs

(91)


(48,538)


Proceeds from issuance of royalty trust units

-


587,086


Proceeds from the sale of royalty trust units

28,985


139,360


Noncontrolling interest distributions

(206,470)


(181,727)


Noncontrolling interest contributions

1,579


-


Stock-based compensation excess tax benefit

(4)


(16)


Purchase of treasury stock

(32,976)


(14,723)


Dividends paid - preferred

(55,525)


(55,525)


Cash received on shareholder receivable

1,250


-


Cash received (paid) on settlement of financing derivative contracts

6,660


(34,518)





Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(1,434,089)


1,874,870

NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

504,897


102,085

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of year

309,766


207,681

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of year

$  814,663


$  309,766






Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information





Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized

$ (274,850)


$ (257,152)


Cash paid for income taxes

(4,610)


(1,324)






Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Investing and Financing Activities





Deposit on pending sale

$ (255,000)


$  255,000


Change in accrued capital expenditures

72,848


(27,610)


Adjustment to oil and natural gas properties for contract loss 

-


50,000


Asset retirement costs capitalized

5,078


7,479


Common stock issued in connection with acquisition

-


542,138

 

For further information, please contact:

Duane M. Grubert
EVP – Investor Relations and Strategy
SandRidge Energy, Inc.
123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
(405) 429-5515

Cautionary Note to Investors - This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, but not limited to, the information appearing under the heading "Operational Guidance." These statements express a belief, expectation or intention and are generally accompanied by words that convey projected future events or outcomes. The forward-looking statements include projections and estimates of net income and EBITDA, drilling plans, oil and natural gas production, derivative transactions, pricing differentials, operating costs, general and administrative costs, capital spending, plugging and abandonment costs, tax rates, liquidity, and descriptions of our development plans and appraisal programs. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the volatility of oil and natural gas prices, our success in discovering, estimating, developing and replacing oil and natural gas reserves, actual decline curves and the actual effect of adding compression to natural gas wells, the availability and terms of capital, the ability of counterparties to transactions with us to meet their obligations, our timely execution of hedge transactions, credit conditions of global capital markets, changes in economic conditions, the amount and timing of future development costs, the availability and demand for alternative energy sources, regulatory changes, including those related to carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. We refer you to the discussion of risk factors in (a) Part I, Item 1A - "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and (b) comparable "risk factors" sections of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed thereafter. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The actual results or developments anticipated may not be realized or, even if substantially realized, they may not have the expected consequences to or effects on our company or our business or operations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

The SEC permits oil and natural gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved, probable and possible reserves, as each is defined by the SEC. At times we use the term "EUR" (estimated ultimate recovery) to refer to estimates that the SEC's guidelines prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved, probable or possible reserves and, accordingly, are subject to substantially greater risk of being actually realized by the company. For a discussion of the company's proved reserves, as calculated under current SEC rules, we refer you to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K referenced above, which is available on our website at www.sandridgeenergy.com and at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with its principal focus on exploration and production. SandRidge and its subsidiaries also own and operate gas gathering and processing facilities and conduct marketing operations. In addition, Lariat Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SandRidge, owns and operates a drilling rig and related oil field services business. SandRidge focuses its exploration and production activities in the Mid-Continent region of the United States. SandRidge's internet address is www.sandridgeenergy.com.

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