I think it is not only because of the Berry Acquisition......
I think it is the Mayfair Hogshooter Oil wells and the results from the first 26 Hogshooters averaging 2,150 boepd IP.....and Mayfair looking to be even better.
I do not think most are realizing what the Mayfair Hogshooter results and the average IP rate for the 26 Hogshooter oil wells that Linn has already done actually adds to production...SO
Does anyone remember the news from last June about the Hogshooter?
"Exploratory Hogshooter Well Has Produced an Average of Approximately 7,350 Boe per Day During Its First Eight Days of Stabilized Production
Company Believes It Will Drill Approximately 65 Additional Wells in the Play During the Next Few Years
OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2012-- Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) today announced a significant new discovery in the Hogshooter play in the Anadarko Basin of the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. Chesapeake owns approximately 30,000 net acres in the play, which are more than 90% held by production (HBP) from its legacy deeper Granite Wash production.
Chesapeake has completed two horizontal wells in the Hogshooter formation to date. The Thurman Horn 406H well was drilled to a vertical depth of approximately 10,000 feet with a lateral section of approximately 4,900 feet. This successful exploratory well was drilled more than five miles from established Hogshooter production, but in a section of land where three wells had already been drilled to other formations. During its first eight days of stabilized production, the well averaged daily production of 5,400 barrels (bbls) of oil, 1,200 bbls of natural gas liquids (NGL) and 4.6 million cubic feet of natural gas (mmcf), or approximately 7,350 bbls of oil equivalent (boe) per day. Total cumulative production, which includes five days of flowback testing, is 68,400 boe. Current daily production is approximately 7,000 boe.
The Meek 41 9H well, located approximately five miles from the Thurman Horn 406H, was drilled to a vertical depth of approximately 10,500 feet with a lateral section of approximately 4,800 feet. During its first 27 days of stabilized production, the well averaged daily production of 1,300 bbls of oil, 365 bbls of NGL and 1.4 mmcf, or approximately 1,900 boe per day. Total cumulative production, which includes five days of flowback testing, is 53,500 boe. Current daily production is approximately 1,400 boe.
In addition to the wells mentioned above, Chesapeake has drilled two Hogshooter wells that are waiting on completion, the Zybach 6010H and the Hamilton 39 10H. The company’s average working interest in the four wells is approximately 88%. The company estimates its acreage position contains at least 65 more Chesapeake-operated Hogshooter locations to drill during the next few years."
Linn mentioned yesterday that they expect to drill 80 Hogshooters in 2013.
I would think it’s all in there. Increased distributions going monthly, the acquisition, Hogshooter as you mention.
Here’s a question for y’all. Would you put up with recurring shakeouts due to “accounting scares” like we just had to allow Linn management to continue to utilize 30% puts in the hedging portfolio? The only other way to preserve some upside is to run at less than 100% hedged with swaps. Of course they could always just swap 100%, but then were locked in.