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Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., an oil and gas exploration and production company with primary assets in the Williston Basin of North Dakota, today announced preliminary unaudited operational and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, announced updated proven reserves quantities and provided a Williston Basin operations update.

Kodiak has prepared the preliminary operational and financial information included in this news release based on the most current information available to management.  Its normal closing and financial reporting processes with respect to the preliminary operational and financial information have not been fully completed.  As a result, its actual operational and financial results could be different from this summary preliminary data, and any differences could be material.  Kodiak expects to report its second quarter 2013 operational and financial results after the close of trading on Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Second Quarter and First-Half 2013 Sales Volumes 

Kodiak reported average daily sales volumes of 23,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/d) for the second quarter 2013.  This represents an 83% increase over sales volumes of 12,700 BOE/d for the second quarter 2012, and an 8% increase over first quarter 2013 sales volumes of 21,700 BOE/d.  Crude oil accounted for 87% of second quarter 2013 sales volumes.

The Company disclosed production, sales volumes and netback prices received for the period ended June 30, 2013 as summarized below:   

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.Net Sales Volumes Comparison Quarterly Comparisons First-Half Comparison
Three Months Ended % Change Six Months Ended % Change
Net Sales Volumes June 30, 2013 March 31, 2013 June 30, 2012 Sequential Quarter Qtr.-over- Qtr. June 30, 2013 June 30, 2012 6ms-over-6ms
Crude Oil  (MBbls) 1,838 1,716 1,044 7% 76% 3,554 1,922 85%
Natural Gas (MMcf) 1,641 1,420 669 16% 145% 3,061 1,173 161%
Barrels of Oil Equivalent (MBOE) 2,112 1,953 1,155 8% 83% 4,065 2,118 92%
Average Daily Volumes
Daily Sales (BOE/day) 23,200 21,700 12,700 22,500 11,600
Product Price Received
Crude Oil ($/Bbl) $88.88 $90.80 $78.93 -2% 13% $89.81 $82.81 8%
Natural Gas ($/Mcf) $6.16 $6.48 $5.05 -5% 22% $6.31 $5.54 14%

Drilling and Completion Operations

During the second quarter of 2013, Kodiak completed 25 gross (21.5 net) operated wells and participated in the completion of 23 gross (2.5 net) non-operated wells.  Beginning in late May 2013, Kodiak operated with two full-time, 24-hour-per-day completion crews.  The Company intends to maintain the second completion crew through most of the remaining months of the year, as well as utilize a third completion crew on a temporary basis on the recently acquired lands.  The Company expects to complete 30 gross (25 net) operated wells during the third quarter.

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Kodiak released one drilling rig in June 2013 leaving it with six operated rigs prior to the July 2013 acquisition. Upon closing of the July 2013 acquisition, Kodiak assumed the seller’s contract on an additional drilling rig and therefore the Company is presently operating a total of seven rigs.  Currently, three drilling rigs are operating in the Polar project area in southern Williams County, two rigs in the Smokey project area, one rig in the Koala project area in McKenzie County, and one rig in Dunn County.

Downspacing Tests

The Company’s program to test 12 wells within a 1,280-acre drilling spacing unit (DSU) continues on schedule in the Polar and Smokey operating areas. All wells in the Polar project area in southern Williams County have been completed with eight of the wells on production, while the remaining four wells are currently undergoing drill out procedures on the flow through plugs.  In the Smokey project area in central McKenzie County, five wells have been completed and are on production and three wells are currently undergoing fracture stimulation procedures. The remaining four wells are on a separate drilling pad and drilling operations are nearly complete.  Infrastructure buildout has been completed in both areas.

Current Production

The Company’s current net production is approximately 34,000 BOE per day, consisting of approximately 28,500 BOE per day from legacy production and 5,500 BOE per day from recently acquired properties assuming no change to non-operated production.

Reserves Update  

As of June 30, 2013, and pro forma for the  July 2013  acquisition, Kodiak had estimated proved reserves of 123.9 million barrels of oil and 120.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas, or 144.0 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe).  The estimated present value discounted at 10% was $3.2 billion, before income tax effect. The Company’s reserves are comprised of 86% crude oil and 14% natural gas.  The June 30, 2013 proved reserves (prior to the addition of acquired reserves) reflect a 28% increase over year-end 2012’s proved reserves of 94.8 MMBoe.

Kodiak’s legacy estimated reserves’ quantities were audited by the Company’s independent reservoir engineering consultant, Netherland Sewell & Associates, Inc.  The reserves estimate for the July 2013 acquisition was internally prepared by Kodiak and its in-house reservoir engineers.

The following table provides information regarding Kodiak’s reserves and operations located in its core areas:

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. Proved Reserves Summary at June 30, 2013 – Legacy and Pro Forma
Reserve Category % of Reserves Oil(MBbls) Gas(MMcf) June 2013MBOE December 2012MBOE %Change June 2013PV-10 ($MM)
 Legacy Assets
Proved Developed Producing 46% 47,262 48,442 55,336 43,136 28% $1,669
Proved Developed Non-Producing 0% 0 0 0 0 NM 0
Proved Undeveloped 54% 56,823 54,233 65,862 51,647 28% $956
Total Proved 100% 104,085 102,676 121,197 94,784 28% $2,625
Pro Forma for July 2013 Acquisition
Proved Developed Producing 47% 57,607 57,144 67,131 $2,059
Proved Developed Non-Producing 0% 0 0 0
Proved Undeveloped 53% 66,318 63,511 76,903 $1,141
Total Proved – Pro Forma 100% 123,924 120,655 144,033 $3,200

2013 Production and Capital Expenditure Guidance

After assessing production volumes for the first six months of 2013, the completion activity planned for the balance of 2013, along with taking into account the July 2013 acquisition combined with the associated potential trades, divestitures of non-operated properties, and acquisition of additional interests in existing drilling units, we estimate our average daily production will be in the range of 30,000 BOE/d to 34,000 BOE/d for the full-year 2013.

In conjunction with the anticipated drilling and completion schedule in second half of the year, the July 2013 acquisition, combined with the contemplated transactions affecting our working interest in its operated units, we are increasing the estimated full year capital budget to a range of $950 million to $1 billion. This budget contemplates approximately 100 net wells being completed in 2013.

About Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.

Denver-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. is an independent energy exploration and development company focused on exploring, developing and producing oil and natural gas primarily in the Williston Basin in the U.S. Rocky Mountains. For further information, please visit www.kodiakog.com. The Company’s common shares are listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: “KOG.”

Source: Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp