Anadarko Petroleum said its capital investments in 2014 are expected to be between $8.1 billion and $8.5 billion, excluding investments associated with its unit Western Gas Partners.
“Anadarko is uniquely positioned to build upon our multi-year track record of success and to deliver sustained growth and unmatched optionality in 2014 and beyond,” said Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO Al Walker.“Our 2014 capital program is again a prudent and disciplined approach that is within anticipated cash flow. We expect this capital plan to enable us to increase year-over-year ‘same-store’ sales volumes by 6 to 7 percent. Driving this year-over-year growth is an expected increase in our oil production of approximately 40,000 barrels per day.”
“During 2014, Anadarko expects to drill up to 25 high-potential deepwater exploration/ appraisal wells. Additionally, we plan to continue accelerating value through active portfolio management and monetizations, as demonstrated by the recently announced divestiture of our non-operated assets in Bohai Bay, China, and the closing of our sale of a 10-percent working interest in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1 to OVL,” he added.
LNG World News Staff, March 4, 2014; Image: Anadarko