Oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp. nudged its estimate for third-quarter production higher on Oct. 15, helped by fewer shutdowns in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin and strong performance in its Permian Resources unit.
The shale producer, which completed the purchase of rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in August, now expects production from continuing operations to be 1.1 million to 1.12 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) per day.
The company’s initial forecast for combined pro-forma production from continuing operations was between 1.3 and 1.4 MMboe per day but, adjusting for the close of the merger, it later lowered that to between 1.06 and 1.10 MMboe per day.
Houston-based Occidental also said it expects third-quarter domestic onshore realized prices to be $54.00 per barrel for oil and $1.20 per thousand cubic feet for natural gas.
Occidental’s merger with Anadarko closed on Aug. 8. The company is scheduled to report third-quarter results on Nov. 4.
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