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Gulfport Energy Corporation Provides Second Quarter 2019 Production and Pricing and Schedules Second Quarter 2019 Financial and Operational Results Conference Call

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) (“Gulfport” or the “Company”) today provided an update for the three-months and six-months ended June 30, 2019. Key information includes the following:

  • Net production during the second quarter of 2019 averaged 1,359.0 MMcfe per day, an 8% increase over the first quarter of 2019.
  • Realized natural gas price for the second quarter of 2019, before the impact of derivatives and including transportation costs, averaged $2.02 per Mcf, a $0.62 per Mcf differential to the average trade month NYMEX settled price.
  • Realized oil price for the second quarter of 2019, before the impact of derivatives and including transportation costs, averaged $56.85 per barrel, a $2.97 per barrel differential to the average WTI oil price.
  • Realized natural gas liquids ("NGL") price for the second quarter of 2019, before the impact of derivatives and including transportation costs, averaged $0.45 per gallon, equivalent to $18.86 per barrel, or approximately 32% of the average WTI oil price.
  • Realized natural gas price for the six-months ended June 30, 2019, before the impact of derivatives and including transportation costs, averaged $2.35 per Mcf, a $0.54 per Mcf differential to the average trade month NYMEX settled price.
  • Realized oil price for the six-months ended June 30, 2019, before the impact of derivatives and including transportation costs, averaged $55.03 per barrel, a $2.34 per barrel differential to the average WTI oil price.
  • Realized NGL price for the six-months ended June 30, 2019, before the impact of derivatives and including transportation costs, averaged $0.51 per gallon, equivalent to $21.48 per barrel, or approximately 37% of the average WTI oil price.
  • Gulfport drilled 5 gross (3.8 net) operated wells in the Utica Shale and 3 gross (2.6 net) operated wells in the SCOOP during the second quarter of 2019 and had 2 gross wells in various stages of drilling at the end of the second quarter of 2019.
  • Gulfport completed 12 gross (10.1 net) operated wells in the Utica Shale and 2 gross (1.9 net) operated wells in the SCOOP during the second quarter of 2019 and had 3 gross wells in various stages of completion at the end of the second quarter of 2019.
  • Gulfport turned-to-sales 25 gross and net operated wells in the Utica Shale and 6 gross (5.9 net) operated wells in the SCOOP during the second quarter of 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Production and Realized Prices
Gulfport’s net daily production for the second quarter of 2019 averaged approximately 1,359.0 MMcfe per day. For the second quarter of 2019, Gulfport’s net daily production mix was comprised of approximately 90% natural gas, 7% NGL and 3% oil.

Gulfport’s realized prices for the second quarter of 2019 were $3.38 per Mcf of natural gas, $75.14 per barrel of oil and $0.57 per gallon of NGL, resulting in a total equivalent price of $3.71 per Mcfe. Gulfport's realized prices for the second quarter of 2019 include an aggregate non-cash derivative gain of $147.8 million. Before the impact of derivatives, realized prices for the second quarter of 2019, including transportation costs, were $2.02 per Mcf of natural gas, $56.85 per barrel of oil and $0.45 per gallon of NGL, for a total equivalent price of $2.33 per Mcfe.

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,
Production Volumes: 2019   2018   2019   2018
               
Natural gas (MMcf) 111,603     108,236     213,682     210,278  
Oil (MBbls) 649     744     1,261     1,501  
NGL (MGal) 57,189     58,512     113,019     124,268  
Gas equivalent (MMcfe) 123,668     121,061     237,394     237,038  
Gas equivalent (Mcfe per day) 1,358,989     1,330,342     1,311,567     1,309,602  
               
Average Realized Prices              
(before the impact of derivatives):            
               
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 2.02     $ 2.15     $ 2.35     $ 2.29  
Oil (per Bbl) $ 56.85     $ 66.26     $ 55.03     $ 63.29  
NGL (per Gal) $ 0.45     $ 0.71     $ 0.51     $ 0.71  
Gas equivalent (per Mcfe) $ 2.33     $ 2.67     $ 2.65     $ 2.81  
               
Average Realized Prices:              
(including cash-settlement of derivatives and excluding non-cash derivative gain or loss):
               
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 2.20     $ 2.32     $ 2.32     $ 2.46  
Oil (per Bbl) $ 57.42     $ 55.29     $ 55.34     $ 55.00  
NGL (per Gal) $ 0.51     $ 0.64     $ 0.55     $ 0.66  
Gas equivalent (per Mcfe) $ 2.52     $ 2.72     $ 2.64     $ 2.87  
               
Average Realized Prices:              
               
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 3.38     $ 1.86     $ 2.98     $ 2.10  
Oil (per Bbl) $ 75.14     $ 33.46     $ 64.08     $ 40.93  
NGL (per Gal) $ 0.57     $ 0.45     $ 0.54     $ 0.61  
Gas equivalent (per Mcfe) $ 3.71     $ 2.09     $ 3.28     $ 2.44  

The table below summarizes Gulfport’s second quarter of 2019 production by asset area:

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
PRODUCTION BY AREA
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,
  2019 2018   2019 2018
Utica Shale          
Natural gas (MMcf) 92,301   92,670     178,002   179,866  
Oil (MBbls) 57   81     122   160  
NGL (MGal) 20,827   26,845     44,163   62,583  
Gas equivalent (MMcfe) 95,616   96,994     185,044   189,766  
           
SCOOP          
Natural gas (MMcf) 19,283   15,536     35,649   30,367  
Oil (MBbls) 446   407     844   905  
NGL (MGal) 36,342   31,640     68,822   61,649  
Gas equivalent (MMcfe) 27,149   22,500     50,543   44,603  
           
Southern Louisiana          
Natural gas (MMcf)   4       11  
Oil (MBbls) 132   223     268   392  
NGL (MGal)          
Gas equivalent (MMcfe) 793   1,340     1,606   2,360  
           
Other          
Natural gas (MMcf) 19   26     31   34  
Oil (MBbls) 15   33     28   45  
NGL (MGal) 19   27     34   36  
Gas equivalent (MMcfe) 110   227     201   309  

Second Quarter 2019 Conference Call Information
Gulfport will hold a conference call on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. CDT to discuss its second quarter of 2019 financial and operational results and to provide an update on the Company’s recent activities. Gulfport's second quarter of 2019 earnings are scheduled to be released after the market close on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Interested parties may listen to the call via Gulfport’s website at www.gulfportenergy.com or by calling toll-free at 866-373-3408 or 412-902-1039 for international callers.  A replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415 for international callers.  The replay passcode is 13686821.  The webcast will also be available for two weeks on the Company’s website and can be accessed on the Company’s “Investor Relations” page.

About Gulfport
Gulfport is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties in North America and is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the contiguous United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Gulfport holds significant acreage positions in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and the SCOOP Woodford and SCOOP Springer plays in Oklahoma. In addition, Gulfport holds an acreage position along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, has an approximately 22% equity interest in Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK) and has a position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 25% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC. For more information, please visit www.gulfportenergy.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Gulfport expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business strategy and measures to implement strategy, competitive strength, goals, expansion and growth of Gulfport's business and operations, plans, market conditions, references to future success, reference to intentions as to future matters and other such matters are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by Gulfport in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with Gulfport's expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, general economic, market, credit or business conditions that might affect the timing and amount of the repurchase program; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by Gulfport; Gulfport’s ability to identify, complete and integrate acquisitions of properties and businesses; competitive actions by other oil and gas companies; changes in laws or regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Gulfport. Information concerning these and other factors can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurances that the actual results or developments anticipated by Gulfport will be realized, or even if realized, that they will have the expected consequences to or effects on Gulfport, its business or operations. Gulfport has no intention, and disclaims any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future results or otherwise.

Investor Contact:
Jessica Antle - Director, Investor Relations
jantle@gulfportenergy.com
405-252-4550