Enron Oil & Gas Co. said it expects 1998 all-sources netproved reserve additions of more than 1.6 Tcfe, resulting in areserve replacement ratio greater than 375%. The company’s 1998production is estimated to be 420 Bcfe, and 1998 average unitfinding cost is anticipated to be below 50 cents/Mcfe. Of thereserves added in 1998, about 800 Bcfe were added in Trinidad,300Bcfe in India and 500 Bcfe in North America.
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Enron Oil & Gas second-quarter earnings were hit by weak oilprices but buoyed by stronger gas prices. Second quarter 1998 NorthAmerican wellhead gas prices averaged $1.96/Mcf, up 9% versus anaverage of $1.80/Mcf in the second quarter of 1997. North Americancrude oil and condensate prices were $12.82/barrel for the secondquarter of 1998, down 32% as compared to $18.89/barrel a year ago.
Enron Oil & Gas reported first quarter net income of $27.0million, 17 cents/share, compared to $23.1 million, 15 cents/share,for first quarter of 1997. Discretionary cash flow increased to$124.0 million in the first quarter of 1998 compared to $110.1million for the comparable quarter in 1997. Net operating revenuesincreased to $199.8 million in the first quarter of 1998 comparedto $180.7 million a year ago.