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Noble Energy Announces Strong Second Quarter Results, Raises Full-Year 2016 Volumes to Average 415 MBoe/d, While Maintaining Full-Year Capital Under $1.5 Billion

  • Achieved record quarterly sales volumes of 427 MBoe/d, an increase of 43 percent over the second quarter of 2015, or an 18 percent increase pro-forma. Also set records for quarterly volumes in the U.S. onshore assets and for a second quarter period in Israel.
  • Reported second quarter capital expenditures of $262 million, significantly below expectations and down approximately 70 percent from the second quarter of 2015 pro-forma.
  • Initiated production on the Company’s third operated well within the Delaware Basin, achieving an IP-30 rate of 2,541 Boe/d (523 Boe/d per thousand lateral feet). On a normalized basis, the well is outperforming a 700 MBoe type curve by more than 75 percent.
  • Continued to deliver strong results from wells in the Lower Eagle Ford. Normalized for lateral length, the wells on average are significantly outperforming a 3 MMBoe type curve.
  • Enhanced completions in the DJ Basin continued to outperform historical type curves.
  • Realized significant progress towards sanctioning Leviathan, including the approval of the development plan, implementation of the regulatory framework and the execution of approximately 100 MMcf/d of Israel domestic gas sales agreements.
  • Reduced LOE on a BOE basis to $3.07, a decrease of 30 percent from the second quarter of last year pro-forma.
  • Increased liquidity at the end of the quarter to $5.3 billion, comprised of $1.3 billion of cash and a $4.0 billion undrawn credit facility.

HOUSTON, Aug. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) (“Noble Energy” or “the Company”) today announced results for the second quarter of 2016, including a reported net loss of $315 million, or $0.73 per diluted share. The adjusted net loss(1) for the quarter was $103 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, which excludes the impact of certain items typically not considered by analysts in formulating estimates. EBITDAX(1) (earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion, and amortization, and exploration expenses) and Adjusted EBITDAX(1) were $291 million and $597 million, respectively.

Capital expenditures for the quarter were $262 million, down approximately 70 percent from the second quarter of last year pro-forma for the Rosetta Resources Inc. merger. For the second quarter of 2016, approximately 65 percent of the capital was allocated to U.S. onshore and approximately 35 percent to global offshore (including Gulf of Mexico and International).

The Company sold record quarterly volumes of 427 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d) during the second quarter of 2016, with crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) all above original expectations. Total sales volumes were higher by 43 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015, or 18 percent on a pro-forma basis. Each core area was higher period over period, with U.S. oil volumes up 31 thousand barrels per day. U.S. onshore sales volumes for the quarter were a record 282 MBoe/d, up 15 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015 pro-forma. Global offshore sales volumes were 145 MBoe/d, an increase of 25 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. Liquids comprised 44 percent of second quarter 2016 volumes, with 29 percent being crude oil and condensate and 15 percent NGLs. Natural gas accounted for the remaining 56 percent.

David L. Stover, Noble Energy’s Chairman, President and CEO, commented, “Our strong asset base and operational execution set a number of records in the second quarter. These results were supported by additional capital efficiencies generated across our business, both onshore in the U.S., through enhanced completions, and offshore, with the delivery of new major projects. Recent performance of the Texas assets has been particularly encouraging and continues to demonstrate the high-quality of our positions in both the Eagle Ford and the Delaware. We are delivering ahead of our original expectations for the year, having enhanced both our operating capabilities and our financial strength through the first half of the year. Our performance sets us up for a strong finish this year leading into 2017.”

All cost items for the quarter were in line with or below the Company’s expectations. Lease operating expenses (LOE) in the quarter were significantly lower at $3.07 per barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), a reduction of 30 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015 pro-forma. LOE per BOE benefited from record sales volumes and lower than normal workover activity. Transportation and gathering expenses totaled $2.97 per BOE while depreciation, depletion and amortization expenses for the quarter were $15.99 per BOE. General and Administrative costs for the quarter were $107 million, down $25 million from the second quarter of last year pro-forma. The Company’s income tax rate for the quarter was 37 percent.

Adjustments to the Company’s net loss for the second quarter of 2016 included unrealized commodity derivative losses, primarily related to existing crude oil hedging positions, as well as a loss on sale from the divestiture of non-core properties in Montana. Also included was a tax adjustment related to the purchase price allocation for the Rosetta Resources Inc. merger completed in the third quarter of 2015, as well as well costs associated with the 2011 drilling of the Dolphin well offshore Israel due to the expiration of the associated exploration license.

OPERATIONS UPDATE
TEXAS (EAGLE FORD AND PERMIAN)
Record quarterly sales volumes of 74 MBoe/d were achieved in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 17 percent from the second quarter of 2015 on a pro-forma basis and up 23 percent from the first quarter of 2016. Liquids represented 62 percent of the total (25 percent crude oil and condensate and 37 percent NGLs), while natural gas accounted for the remaining 38 percent. Eagle Ford production made up 90 percent of the volumes with the Permian delivering the remaining 10 percent.

Highlights include:

  • The Company brought one well online in the Wolfcamp A interval in the Permian’s Delaware Basin. The Calamity Jane 2101H well, with a lateral length of 4,859 feet, was completed using slickwater and 3,000 pounds of proppant per lateral foot. To date, the well has achieved a maximum IP-30 rate of 2,541 Boe/d (or 523 Boe/d per thousand lateral feet) with 57 percent oil. On a normalized basis (5,000 foot lateral well), the well is outperforming the 700 MBoe type curve by more than 75 percent.
  • In the second quarter, Noble Energy commenced production on seven Lower Eagle Ford wells in the Gates Ranch area. Six of the wells were located in South Gates Ranch and had a lateral spacing of approximately 500 feet, an average lateral length of 7,240 feet, and an average IP-30 of 3,954 Boe/d (or 547 Boe/d per thousand lateral feet). The wells had proppant concentrations of approximately 2,000 pounds per lateral foot and cluster spacing of 40 feet. On average and normalized for lateral length, the IP-30 rates have outperformed a 3 MMBoe type curve (for a 5,000 foot lateral) over their first 30 days of production.
  • In late March, the Company brought on production six additional Lower Eagle Ford wells in the Gates Ranch area. Five of the wells were located in South Gates Ranch and tested lateral spacing of 1,000 feet or more, had an average lateral length of 4,570 feet, and resulted in an average IP-30 rate of 3,993 Boe/d (or 878 Boe/d per thousand lateral feet). On average, the wells had proppant concentrations of over 2,000 pounds per lateral foot and cluster spacing of 20 feet. Normalized for lateral length, these wells have outperformed a 3 MMBoe type curve (for a 5,000 foot lateral) by approximately 60 percent over the first 90 days.
  • There were 46 wells drilled but uncompleted (including 31 in the Eagle Ford and 15 in the Delaware) at the end of the quarter.

DJ BASIN
Sales volumes averaged 113 MBoe/d in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of nearly 5 percent from the second quarter of 2015. Liquids represented 66 percent of DJ Basin volumes (46 percent crude oil and condensate and 20 percent NGLs) and 34 percent was natural gas. Combined volumes for Wells Ranch and East Pony averaged 57 MBoe/d during the quarter, up 23 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. Volumes in the second quarter were impacted by a planned turn-around at the Wells Ranch central processing facility as well as unplanned third-party processing facility downtime.

Highlights include:

  • Average well costs for normalized long laterals with enhanced completions were reduced to $2.6 million in Wells Ranch.
  • Drilled 26 wells at an average lateral length of over 8,100 feet, with all of the wells drilled in the second quarter located in Wells Ranch (88 percent) and East Pony (12 percent). Nearly all of the wells drilled used the monobore technique. Delivered average spud to rig release drilling days of five, seven and eight for standard (4,500 feet), medium (6,000 feet) and long (9,000 feet) length lateral wells, respectively.
  • Commenced production on 25 wells, with an average lateral length of 8,270 feet. Approximately half of the wells that commenced production in the quarter were brought on line in May, with the remainder in June. More than two-thirds of the wells put into production in the quarter utilized slickwater fluid with proppant concentrations of 1,000 pounds or more per lateral foot.
  • Ten wells brought online in the quarter within the Company’s Mustang IDP, seven of which utilized enhanced completions, have significantly outperformed expectations. These are the Company’s first enhanced completions within the DJ Basin outside of the Wells Ranch and East Pony areas.
  • Added approximately 11,700 net acres in Wells Ranch, a 20 percent increase, in exchange for approximately 13,500 net acres primarily out of the Company’s Bronco area. The improved contiguous acreage position in Wells Ranch enhances the IDP’s value by increasing long lateral locations and optimizing the use of existing infrastructure.
  • Completed the initial close for the Greeley Crescent acreage sale, receiving $486 million proceeds within the second quarter. The Company expects to receive the remaining $19 million in a final closing around the end of the year.
  • The Company exited the quarter with 36 wells drilled but uncompleted.

MARCELLUS SHALE
Sales volumes in the Marcellus Shale averaged 546 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d) in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 28 percent over the same quarter of last year and down approximately 5 percent versus the first quarter of 2016. Natural gas represented 91 percent of the volumes sold, with the majority of the remainder composed of NGLs.

Highlights include:

  • Commenced production on 16 non-operated wells within the Joint Venture.
  • Solid well performance continues at the operated Rich Hill 23 pad in Greene County, Pennsylvania. The combined production of the eight wells was approximately 95 MMcf/d, essentially flat after six months of production.
  • The non-operated Green Hill 53 pad, also located in Greene County, Pennsylvania, has averaged 80 MMcf/d over the first 60 days of production from nine wells.
  • Exited the quarter with 79 wells drilled but uncompleted in the Joint Venture.
  • CONE Midstream Partners gathered gross volumes averaging approximately 1.2 billion cubic feet per day during the quarter, an increase of nearly 32 percent from the same quarter in the previous year.

GULF OF MEXICO
Sales volumes in the Gulf of Mexico averaged nearly 27 MBoe/d, an increase of 125 percent compared to the same quarter of last year. Crude oil and condensate represented 84 percent of second quarter 2016 volumes, with 5 percent NGLs and 11 percent natural gas.

Highlights include:

  • Combined production from Big Bend and Dantzler, which commenced production late in 2015, contributed 16 MBoe/d, net to Noble Energy.
  • The Company was named the successor operator of the Thunder Hawk production facility, expected to become effective within the third quarter, subject to regulatory approval.
  • The Gunflint oil development commenced production in mid-July. The two-well field is ramping up and is anticipated to reach a minimum gross production of 20 MBoe/d. The net amount to Noble Energy is expected to be at least 5 MBoe/d, with potential for additional volumes dependent upon available capacity at the third-party host facility.
  • Drilling operations at the Katmai 2 appraisal well, located in Green Canyon 39, have been temporarily abandoned as a result of encountering high pressure in the untested fault block. Plans to appraise the discovery at a future date are being assessed.

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
Israel natural gas sales volumes averaged 276 MMcf/d, a second quarter record for the Company and an increase of 28 percent versus the second quarter of last year. The higher volumes were primarily driven by greater displacement of coal for natural gas in the power generation sector and growth from industrial customers, as well as warmer weather in the quarter.

Highlights include:

  • Continued strong operations and reservoir performance at Tamar, combined with uninterrupted production for the second consecutive quarter.
  • Executed agreement to sell 3 percent working interest in Tamar in early July for $369 million pre-tax (implied $12.3 billion gross valuation).
  • Continued progress in marketing gas from the Leviathan field. Executed domestic gas sales contracts for Leviathan now totaling approximately 100 MMcf/d.
  • Received approval from the Israeli Government for the Leviathan Plan of Development, authorizing Leviathan to be developed as a subsea tie-back to a shallow water platform in northern Israel.
  • Commenced front-end engineering and design for the Leviathan production platform.

WEST AFRICA
Sales volumes in West Africa averaged 72 MBoe/d, containing 40 percent crude oil and condensate, six percent NGLs, and 54 percent natural gas.

Highlights include:

  • Aseng reached a milestone 75 million barrels of cumulative oil production. Strong safety performance at both Aseng and Alen was demonstrated by reaching over two years of operations without a lost-time incident.
  • Commenced production in July from the non-operated B3 compression platform at the Alba field. The project, which will enhance full-field recovery, is expected to support field production plateau of approximately 200 MBoe/d gross, 55 MBoe/d net to Noble Energy (including recoveries at the Alba LPG Plant). The compression project was executed on time and on budget.
  • A 3D multi-client seismic survey was completed in Block F15 offshore Gabon. The Company is currently processing the data and evaluating the prospectivity of the block.

UPDATED GUIDANCE
Driven by continued performance improvement and capital efficiency momentum achieved within the first half of 2016, Noble Energy has raised its full-year sales volume guidance while maintaining its existing capital expenditure outlook. The Company anticipates full-year 2016 capital expenditures to be less than $1.5 billion while full-year 2016 sales volumes have been increased to an average of 415 MBoe/d. On a divestment adjusted basis, (accounting for 3 MBoe/d in asset sales), the increase represents 28 MBoe/d, or a total of 10 million barrels of oil equivalent. This equates to more than a 7 percent raise from the Company’s original full-year expectation.

Noble Energy expects third quarter capital expenditures between $400 million and $450 million, with approximately 80 percent of the amount targeted to the U.S. onshore assets. For the majority of the third quarter and the remainder of the year, the Company will be operating a total of four rigs onshore in the U.S., including two within the DJ Basin, and one in each of the Eagle Ford and the Delaware.

Sales volumes for the third quarter are anticipated to be between 405 MBoe/d and 415 MBoe/d, with the difference in volumes compared to the second quarter driven primarily by the timing of wells commencing production in the Eagle Ford. Volumes in the Marcellus business unit are estimated to increase versus the second quarter. In the DJ Basin, vertical production is expected to be lower, while horizontal production is anticipated to hold relatively flat. In addition, the sale of the Company’s Montana assets and Greeley Crescent areas will lower volumes by approximately two MBoe/d compared to the second quarter of this year. Volumes in the Gulf of Mexico are anticipated to be equivalent with second quarter levels, while West Africa volumes will be lower as sales liftings are expected to be less than production. Israel volumes are expected to be higher than the second quarter due to seasonal and underlying demand.

Additional detailed guidance for the remainder of the year is provided in the Company’s supplemental slides for the quarterly webcast. The slides are available on the Company’s website.

(1) A Non-GAAP measure, see attached Reconciliation Schedules

WEBCAST INFORMATION

Noble Energy, Inc. will host a live audio webcast at 9:00 a.m. Central time today. The webcast link is accessible on the ‘Investors’ page at www.nobleenergyinc.com. A replay will be available on the website.

Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a diversified high-quality portfolio of both U.S. unconventional and global offshore conventional assets spanning three continents. Founded more than 80 years ago, the company is committed to safely and responsibly delivering our purpose: Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives®. For more information, visit www.nobleenergyinc.com.

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities law. Words such as “anticipates”, “believes”, “expects”, “intends”, “will”, “should”, “may”, “estimates”, and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect Noble Energy’s current views about future events. They may include estimates of oil and natural gas reserves, estimates of future production, assumptions regarding future oil and natural gas pricing, planned drilling activity, future results of operations, projected cash flow and liquidity, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include, without limitation, the volatility in commodity prices for crude oil and natural gas, the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves, the ability to replace reserves, environmental risks, drilling and operating risks, exploration and development risks, competition, government regulation or other actions, the ability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals and other risks inherent in Noble Energy’s business that are discussed in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and in other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These reports are also available from Noble Energy’s offices or website, http://www.nobleenergyinc.com. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. Noble Energy does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances, management’s estimates, or opinions change.

This news release also contains certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance that management believes are good tools for internal use and the investment community in evaluating Noble Energy’s overall financial performance. These non-GAAP measures are broadly used to value and compare companies in the crude oil and natural gas industry. Please see the attached schedules for reconciliations of the differences between any historical non-GAAP measures used in this news release and the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

The Securities and Exchange Commission requires oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. The SEC permits the optional disclosure of probable and possible reserves, however, we have not disclosed the Company's probable and possible reserves in our filings with the SEC. We use certain terms in this news release, such as “MBoe type curve”, “MMBoe type curve” and "type curve”, which 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. The SEC guidelines strictly prohibit us from including these estimates in filings with the SEC. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures and risk factors in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and in other reports on file with the SEC, available from Noble Energy's offices or website, http://www.nobleenergyinc.com.

Schedule 1
Noble Energy, Inc.
Summary Statement of Operations
(in millions, except per share amounts, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenues
Crude Oil and Condensate$465 $483 $829 $914
Natural Gas282 215 569 492
Natural Gas Liquids (1)76 34 130 75
Income from Equity Method Investees24 6 43 24
Total Revenues847 738 1,571 1,505
Operating Expenses
Lease Operating Expense119 129 281 286
Production and Ad Valorem Taxes40 28 43 61
Transportation and Gathering Expense (1)115 61 222 122
Marketing and Processing Expense, Net15 12 37 22
Exploration Expense89 41 252 106
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization622 451 1,239 905
General and Administrative107 104 198 198
Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net2 73 (17) 99
Total Operating Expenses1,109 899 2,255 1,799
Operating Loss(262) (161) (684) (294)
Other Expense
Loss (Gain) on Commodity Derivative Instruments151 87 107 (63)
Interest, Net of Amount Capitalized78 54 157 112
Other Non-Operating Expense (Income), Net7 (9) 3 (9)
Total Other Expense236 132 267 40
Loss Before Income Taxes(498) (293) (951) (334)
Income Tax Benefit(183) (184) (349) (203)
Net Loss$(315) $(109) $(602) $(131)
Loss Per Share
Loss Per Share, Basic$(0.73) $(0.28) $(1.40) $(0.35)
Loss Per Share, Diluted$(0.73) $(0.28) $(1.40) $(0.35)
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding
Basic430 387 429 378
Diluted430 387 429 378
(1) Certain of our revenue received from purchasers was historically presented with deductions for transportation, gathering, fractionation or processing costs. Beginning in 2016, we have changed our presentation to no longer include these expenses as deductions from revenue. These costs are now included within transportation and gathering expense and prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in Noble Energy's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2016.
On July 20, 2015, we completed the merger with Rosetta Resources Inc. (Rosetta or Rosetta Merger) and the results of operations attributable to Rosetta are included in our consolidated statement of operations beginning on July 21, 2015. The results of these operations attributable to Rosetta will affect the comparability of our financial results to prior periods.


Schedule 2
Noble Energy, Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets
(in millions, unaudited)
June 30,
2016
December 31,
2015
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and Cash Equivalents$1,300 $1,028
Accounts Receivable, Net476 450
Commodity Derivative Assets229 582
Other Current Assets184 216
Total Current Assets2,189 2,276
Net Property, Plant and Equipment19,734 21,300
Other Noncurrent Assets593 620
Total Assets$22,516 $24,196
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable - Trade$780 $1,128
Other Current Liabilities595 677
Total Current Liabilities1,375 1,805
Long-Term Debt7,868 7,976
Deferred Income Taxes, Noncurrent2,387 2,826
Other Noncurrent Liabilities1,173 1,219
Total Liabilities12,803 13,826
Total Shareholders’ Equity9,713 10,370
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$22,516 $24,196
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in Noble Energy's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2016.


Schedule 3
Noble Energy, Inc.
Condensed Statement of Cash Flows
(in millions, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Cash Flows From Operating Activities
Net Loss$(315) $(109) $(602) $(131)
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization622 451 1,239 905
Asset Impairments 15 43
Dry Hole Cost27 114 19
Gain on Extinguishment of Debt (80)
Purchase Price Allocation Adjustment(25) (25)
Loss on Asset Due to Terminated Contract5 47
Deferred Income Tax Benefit(228) (283) (414) (312)
(Income) Loss from Equity Method Investees, Net of Dividends(6) 22 (9) 4
Loss (Gain) on Commodity Derivative Instruments151 87 107 (63)
Net Cash Received in Settlement of Commodity Derivative Instruments144 187 322 397
Loss on Divestitures23 (1) 23
Stock Based Compensation20 17 40 38
Other Adjustments for Noncash Items Included in Net Loss16 22 59 32
Net Changes in Working Capital(245) 17 (381) 34
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities189 425 440 966
Cash Flows From Investing Activities
Additions to Property, Plant and Equipment(316) (787) (812) (1,898)
Additions to Equity Method Investments (21) (6) (65)
Proceeds from Divestitures and Other529 32 767 151
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities213 (776) (51) (1,812)
Cash Flows From Financing Activities
Dividends Paid, Common Stock(45) (70) (86) (134)
Proceeds from Issuance of Shares of Common Stock to Public, Net of Offering Costs 1,112
Proceeds From Long-Term Debt, Net 17
Repayment of Capital Lease Obligation(14) (10) (27) (29)
Other4 (21) (8)
Net Cash (Used in) Provided by Financing Activities(55) (80) (117) 941
Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents347 (431) 272 95
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period953 1,709 1,028 1,183
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period$1,300 $1,278 $1,300 $1,278
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in Noble Energy's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2016.
On July 20, 2015, we completed the merger with Rosetta and the associated cash flows are included in our operations beginning on July 21, 2015. The results of these cash flows attributable to Rosetta will affect the comparability of our results to prior periods.


Schedule 4
Noble Energy, Inc.
Volume and Price Statistics
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Sales Volumes2016 2015 2016 2015
Crude Oil and Condensate (MBbl/d)
United States96 65 99 69
Equatorial Guinea27 31 27 30
Other International 1
Total consolidated operations123 96 126 100
Equity method investee - Equatorial Guinea1 1 1 1
Total124 97 127 101
Natural Gas Liquids (MBbl/d)
United States59 27 56 26
Equity method investee - Equatorial Guinea5 3 4 4
Total64 30 60 30
Natural Gas (MMcf/d)
United States924 613 917 616
Israel276 215 271 229
Equatorial Guinea233 202 214 216
Total1,433 1,030 1,402 1,061
Total Sales Volumes (MBoe/d)
United States309 194 308 198
Israel46 36 45 38
Equatorial Guinea66 65 63 66
Other International 1
Total consolidated operations421 295 416 303
Equity method investee - Equatorial Guinea6 4 6 6
Total sales volumes (MBoe/d)427 299 422 309
Total sales volumes (MBoe)38,867 27,233 76,721 55,897
Price Statistics - Realized Prices
Crude Oil and Condensate ($/Bbl)(1)
United States$40.64 $52.44 $35.22 $48.20
Equatorial Guinea44.55 60.02 39.53 54.97
Other International 55.52
Total$41.51 $54.91 $36.14 $50.29
Natural Gas Liquids ($/Bbl)(1)
United States$14.10 $13.71 $12.73 $16.11
Natural Gas ($/Mcf)(1)
United States$1.75 $1.90 $1.82 $2.31
Israel5.15 5.34 5.17 5.40
Equatorial Guinea0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27
Total$2.16 $2.30 $2.23 $2.56
(1) Average realized prices do not include gains or losses on commodity derivative instruments.

On July 20, 2015, we completed the merger with Rosetta and the associated volumes and price statistics are included in our operations beginning on July 21, 2015. The results of these volumes and prices attributable to Rosetta will affect the comparability of our results to prior periods.


Schedule 5
Noble Energy, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Loss (GAAP) to Adjusted (Loss) Income (Non-GAAP)
(in millions, except per share amounts, unaudited)
Adjusted (loss) income (Non- GAAP) should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net loss (GAAP) or any other measure as reported in accordance with GAAP. Our management believes, and certain investors may find, that adjusted (loss) income is beneficial in evaluating our operating and financial performance because it eliminates the impact of certain noncash and/or nonrecurring items that management does not consider to be indicative of our performance from period to period. We believe this Non-GAAP measure is used by analysts and investors to evaluate and compare our operating and financial performance across periods. As a performance measure, adjusted (loss) income may be useful for comparison of earnings to forecasts prepared by analysts and other third parties. However, our presentation of adjusted (loss) income may not be comparable to similar measures of other companies in our industry.
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net Loss (GAAP)$(315) $(109) $(602) $(131)
Adjustments to Net Loss
Loss on Commodity Derivative Instruments, Net of Cash Settlements [1]295 274 429 334
Loss on Asset Due to Terminated Contract5 47
Purchase Price Allocation Adjustment [2](25) (25)
Gain on Debt Extinguishment [3] (80)
Well Cost Related to Expiration of Exploration License [4]27 27
Loss (Gain) on Divestitures23 (1) 23
Asset Impairments 15 43
Other Adjustments [5]8 46 23 49
Total Adjustments Before Tax333 334 444 426
Current Income Tax Effect of Adjustments [6](13) (9) (9)
Deferred Income Tax Effect of Adjustments [6](108) (115) (173) (175)
Adjusted (Loss) Income (Non-GAAP)$(103) $101 $(331) $111
Net Loss Per Share, Diluted (GAAP)$(0.73) $(0.28) $(1.40) $(0.35)
Adjusted (Loss) Income Per Share, Diluted (Non-GAAP)$(0.24) $0.26 $(0.77) $0.29
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted430 390 429 382


NOTE: On July 20, 2015, we completed the merger with Rosetta and the results of operations attributable to Rosetta are included in our consolidated statement of operations beginning on July 21, 2015. The results of these operations attributable to Rosetta will affect the comparability of our financial results to prior periods.
[1] Many factors impact our gain or loss on commodity derivative instruments, net of cash settlements, including: increases and decreases in the commodity forward price curves compared to our executed hedging arrangements; increases in hedged future revenues; and the mix of hedge arrangements between NYMEX WTI, Dated Brent and NYMEX HH commodities. These gains or losses on commodity derivative instruments, net of cash settlements, recognized in the current period, will be realized in the future when cash settlement occurs.
[2] Amount relates to a tax adjustment recorded to the purchase price allocation related to the Rosetta Merger.
[3] Amount relates to the early tendering of senior notes assumed in the Rosetta Merger.
[4] Amount relates to the license from our 2011 Dolphin discovery in Eastern Mediterranean.
[5] Amount for 2016 relates to loss on sale of other assets, stacked drilling rig charges, and deferred compensation plan; amount for 2015 relates to deferred compensation plan, stacked drilling rig charges, corporate restructuring, and pension plan termination.
[6] Amount represents the income tax effect of adjustments, determined for each major tax jurisdiction for each adjusting item, as well as the change in the indefinite reinvestment assertion related to accumulated undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries.


Schedule 6
Noble Energy, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Loss (GAAP) to EBITDAX (Non-GAAP) and Adjusted EBITDAX (Non-GAAP)
(in millions, unaudited)
Earnings Before Interest Expense, Income Taxes, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, and Exploration Expenses (EBITDAX) (Non-GAAP) and Adjusted EBITDAX (Non- GAAP) should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net loss (GAAP) or any other measure as reported in accordance with GAAP. Our management believes, and certain investors may find, that EBITDAX and Adjusted EBITDAX is beneficial in evaluating our operating and financial performance because it eliminates the impact of certain noncash and/or nonrecurring items that management does not consider to be indicative of our performance from period to period. We believe these Non-GAAP measures are used by analysts and investors to evaluate and compare our operating and financial performance across periods. As a performance measure, EBITDAX and Adjusted EBITDAX may be useful for comparison of earnings to forecasts prepared by analysts and other third parties. However, our presentation of EBITDAX and Adjusted EBITDAX may not be comparable to similar measures of other companies in our industry.
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net Loss (GAAP)$(315) $(109) $(602) $(131)
Adjustments to Net Loss
Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization622 451 1,239 905
Exploration Expense89 41 252 106
Interest, Net of Amount Capitalized78 54 157 112
Current Income Tax Expense45 99 65 109
Deferred Income Tax Benefit(228) (283) (414) (312)
EBITDAX (Non-GAAP)$291 $253 $697 $789
Earnings Adjustments, Before Tax [1]306 334 417 426
Adjusted EBITDAX (Non-GAAP)$597 $587 $1,114 $1,215


NOTE:On July 20, 2015, we completed the merger with Rosetta and the results of operations attributable to Rosetta are included in our consolidated income statement of operations beginning on July 21, 2015. The results of these operations attributable to Rosetta will affect the comparability of our financial results to prior periods.
[1]See Schedule 5: Reconciliation of Net Loss (GAAP) to Adjusted (Loss) Income (Non-GAAP) for calculation. Adjustment herein excludes the impact related to the license from our 2011 Dolphin discovery in Eastern Mediterranean as the impact is reflected in Exploration Expense above.


Capital Expenditures
(in millions, unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Capital Expenditures (Accrual Based)$262 $799 $638 $1,663
Increase in Capital Lease Obligations [2] 8 31
Total Capital Expenditures (Accrual Based)$262 $807 $638 $1,694


[2]Represents estimated construction in progress to date on US operating assets and corporate buildings

Investor Contacts Brad Whitmarsh (281) 943-1670 Brad.Whitmarsh@nblenergy.com Megan Repine (832) 639-7380 Megan.Repine@nblenergy.com Media Contacts: Reba Reid (713) 412-8441 media@nblenergy.com Paula Beasley (281) 876-6133 media@nblenergy.com

Source:Noble Energy Inc.