A couple earnings releases out this morning – one from ConocoPhillips and the other from Precision Drilling.

Here are a few quick things which we found interesting:

  • ConocoPhillips curtailments for May expected to be 265,000 b/d and 460,000 b/d (across L48, Surmont and in June, Alaska).
  • To put these curtailments in perspective, COP production in Q1 was 1,278,000 b/d.
  • The volume and duration of curtailments announced by all E&P’s is key.
  • COP states future curtailment decisions will be made on a month-by-month basis.
  • Company spent $1.65B in Capex.  We believe the 2020 budget is still ~$6.6B, but we’ll see if that changes on today’s call.
  • Press release does not include any activity metrics.
  • Conference call at 11am CT.
Precision Drilling
  • No operational or financial guidance in the release.
  • The company generated revenue of $379M and EBITDA of $102M.
  • Adjusted EBITDA closer to $111M if you add back restructuring charges.
  • Q1 U.S. rig count averaged 55 rigs vs. 63 rigs in Q4.
  • Q1 U.S. revenue/day = $23,878 (U.S. dollars).  Cash margins = $9,344/day.
  • Q1 Canadian rig count averaged 63 rigs vs. 43 rigs in Q4 and 48 rigs in Q1’19.
  • Q1 Canadian revenue/day = $21,444.  Canadian cash margins = $7,200/day.
  • Company continues to pay down debt – a central tenet for the company.
  • Debt declined by $41M and now totals $1.5B.
  • Objective in 2020 is to reduce debt by $100M to $150M.
  • Worth remembering that the bulk of the debt matures in December 2013 through December 2015.
  • Cash increased to $97M
  • PDS efforts to reduce expenses and expenditures are consistent with peers.
  • The 2020 capex budget is $48M, of which $12M was spent in Q1.
  • By comparison, PDS spent $160M in 2019.
  • All dollars for Precision are Canadian $$.
  • Conference call at 1pm CT.

Daniel Energy Partners is pleased to announce the publication of its first market research note. In this note, we reached out to executives across the oil service and E&P sectors to gauge leading edge sentiment.

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