Energen Corporation (EGN) said today that it has begun hedging its 2016 oil production and has added to its 2015 oil hedge position. Over the past week, Energen has entered into swap contracts for approximately 1.1 million barrels of 2016 oil production at an average NYMEX price of $63.80 per barrel. The company also has hedged an additional 2.9 million barrels of 2015 oil production in July through December 2015 at an average NYMEX price of $62.46 per barrel.
Adjusted for the new 2015 swaps, Energen’s oil hedge position for the period April through December 2015 (as disclosed on May 6, 2015) now covers approximately 82 percent of the company’s estimated 2015 production midpoint for the last nine months of the year of 11.1 million barrels (based on production guidance issued on May 6, 2015) at an average NYMEX price of $80.76 per barrel.
Average realized oil prices for Energen’s production associated with NYMEX contracts as well as for unhedged production will reflect the impact of basis differentials; average realized oil prices also will reflect estimated oil transportation charges.
Energen Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. The company had 373 million barrels of oil-equivalent proved reserves at year-end 2014; these all-domestic proved reserves were located largely in the Permian and San Juan basins.