DENVER, March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As a result of the recent decline in crude oil prices and ongoing uncertainty regarding the oil supply-demand macro environment, Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (“Centennial” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CDEV) today announced that it has reduced its operated rig program from five rigs at the beginning of the month to one currently. As a result, the Company anticipates that its capital expenditure budget for 2020 will be approximately fifty percent lower than the annual guidance ranges provided in late February, assuming the Company continues to run one rig for the remainder of the year. Centennial will continue to monitor changes in commodity prices and may further adjust its capital program for the remainder of the year in response to such changes. The Company expects to update its detailed 2020 financial and operational plan concurrent with the release of its first quarter 2020 financial results; therefore, the guidance issued on February 24, 2020 should no longer be relied upon.
Additionally, the Company has entered into fixed price oil swaps for April through September of 2020 to protect against possible, additional near-term declines in oil prices. During this period, the Company has hedged approximately 25,500 barrels per day of oil at a weighted average price of $26.08 per barrel.
About Centennial Resource Development, Inc.
Centennial Resource Development, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the development of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Company’s assets and operations, which are held and conducted through Centennial Resource Production, LLC, are concentrated exclusively in the Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.cdevinc.com.
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- our realized oil, natural gas and NGL prices;
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- our hedging strategy and results;
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- cost of developing our properties;
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Reserve engineering is a process of estimating underground accumulations of oil and natural gas that cannot be measured in an exact way. The accuracy of any reserve estimate depends on the quality of available data, the interpretation of such data and price and cost assumptions made by reserve engineers. In addition, the results of drilling, testing and production activities may justify revisions of estimates that were made previously. If significant, such revisions would change the schedule of any further production and development drilling. Accordingly, reserve estimates may differ significantly from the quantities of oil and natural gas that are ultimately recovered.
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Director, Investor Relations