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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Earnings Reports...Ecana, FMC Technologies, Nabors Industries and Newfield Exploration ECA, FMC, NBR, NFX

In the first quarter of 2013 Encana (NYSE:ECA) achieved significant milestones in a number of its oil and liquids rich natural gas plays including strong well results from the Duvernay and Peace River Arch plays and confirmation of the commerciality of its San Juan play. Solid operational performance resulted in a 48 percent increase in oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) volumes with average production rising to 43,500 barrels per day (bbls/d) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 29,300 bbls/d in the first quarter of last year. Encana's average natural gas production volumes for the first quarter were 2,877 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d). "We are pleased with the progress made to date in a number of our emerging plays and the growth in our overall liquids production," says Clayton Woitas, Interim President & CEO. "Proving the commercial success of emerging plays is one of our main goals this year and we intend to do so while preserving the financial strength and flexibility of the company".....Read the entire Encana report.

FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) today reported first quarter 2013 revenue of $1.6 billion, up 18 percent from the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.43 compared to $0.41 in the prior-year quarter. Total inbound orders were $1.8 billion and included $1.2 billion in Subsea Technologies' orders. Backlog for the Company was $5.4 billion, including Subsea Technologies' backlog of $4.6 billion.

"We are pleased to report another quarter of strong subsea orders and revenue," said John Gremp, Chairman and CEO of FMC Technologies. "Additionally, we are encouraged by the overall subsea industry awards this quarter and believe we are on pace for a record year." "Surface Technologies' international surface wellhead business delivered strong performance again in the first quarter. We expect this to continue as activity in both the Middle East and Europe continues to grow".....Read the entire FMC Technologies.

Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Adjusted income derived from operating activities was $149.6 million, compared to $315.5 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $149.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Operating cash flow (EBITDA) was $423.0 million for the first quarter compared to $563.2 million and $427.0 million, respectively, in the first and fourth quarters of last year. Net income from continuing operations was $97.2 million ($0.33 per diluted share), compared to $142.6 million ($0.49 per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2012 and $129.3 million ($0.44 per diluted share) in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Operating revenues and earnings from unconsolidated affiliates for this quarter totaled $1.58 billion, compared to $1.82 billion in the comparable quarter of the prior year and $1.60 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. First quarter results included a gain on the sale of a large portion of marketable securities net of charges related to the previously disclosed CEO employment contract restructuring. The quarter's results also benefited from a lower effective tax rate, principally attributable to the settlement of a long outstanding tax dispute.....Read the entire Nabors earnings report.

Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX) today reported its unaudited first quarter 2013 financial results and provided an update on its operations. The Company's year-to-date operational highlights are detailed in a "new" @NFX publication, located on Newfield's website. Newfield will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. CDT on April 24, 2013. To listen to the call and view the slide deck, please visit Newfield's website at To participate in the call, dial 719-325-4824.

For the first quarter, the Company posted a net loss of $8 million, or $0.06 per diluted share (all per share amounts are on a diluted basis). Net income for the first quarter includes a net unrealized loss on commodity derivatives of $111 million ($69 million after-tax), or $0.51 per share. Without the impact of this item, net income for the first quarter of 2013 would have been $61 million, or $0.45 per diluted share.

Revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $651 million. Net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities was $323 million. See "Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" found after the financial statements in this release.....Read the entire Newfield earnings report.

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