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Quarterly Results

2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End
Anadarko Announces 2016 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results


HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2017 –Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced 2016 fourth-quarter results, reporting a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $515 million, or $0.94 per share (diluted). These results include certain items typically excluded by the investment community in published estimates. In total, these items increased the net loss by $243 million, or $0.44 per share (diluted), on an after-tax basis.(1) Net cash provided by operating activities in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $1.12 billion.

For the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, Anadarko reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $3.07 billion, or $5.90 per share (diluted). Full-year 2016 net cash provided by operating activities totaled $3.00 billion.


Surpassed initial sales-volume expectations by 11 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) on a same-store-sales basis,(2) while keeping capital investments within initial guidance

Closed more than $4.0 billion of monetizations in 2016, with an additional $3.5 billion of announced divestitures, which are expected to close in the first quarter of 2017

Achieved operating milestones including production records at Lucius, Caesar/Tonga and in the Delaware and DJ basins, as well as first oil at Heidelberg and TEN

Closed the immediately accretive Freeport-McMoRan deepwater Gulf of Mexico acquisition

• Increased the expected five-year compounded annual oil growth rate to 12 to 14 percent

"Our employees did outstanding work over the past year to overcome the prolonged market challenges and sharpen the company’s competitive focus going forward," said Al Walker, Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO. "As a result of these actions, we have a stronger balance sheet, an improved cost structure, and a more concentrated portfolio focused on higher-margin oil production provided by our leading positions in the Delaware and DJ basins and the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. These accomplishments, along with our monetization activities, the cash-generating capabilities of our international operations, a successful exploration program, and the acquisition of Freeport-McMoRan’s Gulf of Mexico properties, have created strong momentum going into 2017. We are already increasing investments in our three ‘Ds’ to


drive a five-year compounded annual oil growth rate of 12 to 14 percent, and I believe Anadarko is in a better position today to deliver value than at any time in my tenure with the company."


Anadarko’s full-year sales volumes of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) totaled 290 million BOE, or an average of 793,000 BOE per day. Fourth-quarter 2016 sales volumes of oil, natural gas and NGLs averaged approximately 774,000 BOE per day.

In 2016, Anadarko organically added 300 million BOE of proved reserves before the effects of price revisions. Anadarko’s costs incurred were $5.63 billion, which includes $2.45 billion of acquisition costs. The company’s oil and natural gas exploration and development costs were $3.21 billion.(3) The company estimates its proved reserves at year-end 2016 totaled 1.72 billion BOE, with 77 percent of its reserves categorized as proved developed. At year-end 2016, Anadarko’s proved reserves were comprised of 57 percent liquids and 43 percent natural gas.


In 2016, Anadarko reduced its capital investments by approximately 50 percent relative to 2015, excluding capital investments associated with Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES), yet delivered significant sales-volume increases in its two most attractive U.S. onshore operating areas – the Delaware and DJ basins. Sales volumes in the Delaware Basin averaged approximately 45,000 BOE per day, including an increase of 8,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD), representing a 50-percent increase over 2015. In the DJ Basin, sales volumes averaged 244,000 BOE per day – a 20,000-BOE per day increase over 2015. The company increased rig activity in both basins during the year, ending 2016 with nine operated rigs in the Delaware Basin and five operated rigs in the DJ Basin, compared to six rigs in the Delaware and two in the DJ in the first quarter of 2016.

In December, Anadarko closed the acquisition of Freeport-McMoRan’s deepwater Gulf of Mexico properties for $1.8 billion net of purchase-price adjustments, providing the company with the largest number of floating production facilities in the Gulf and doubling its net sales volumes from the region to more than 160,000 BOE per day. Also in the Gulf, the company announced exploration success at the Warrior prospect, which is a likely tieback to the company’s Marco Polo facility. Anadarko expects to spud an appraisal well to Warrior in the second quarter of 2017. Additionally, a successful appraisal well was drilled at the Phobos discovery, which is being evaluated as a possible tieback to Anadarko’s Lucius facility.

Internationally, Anadarko’s operations in Algeria continued to produce at their highest level since 2009, with gross production averaging 404,000 BOE per day during the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the TEN


project offshore Ghana, which achieved first oil in August, successfully ramped gross production to an average of approximately 54,000 BOPD in December.


For additional details on Anadarko’s fourth-quarter 2016 operations and exploration program, please refer to the comprehensive Operations Report available at www.anadarko.com.


Anadarko ended 2016 with $3.2 billion of cash on hand. During the year, the company generated $3.0 billion of net cash provided by operating activities and closed monetizations totaling more than $4.0 billion. Anadarko also has announced the divestitures of its Eagleford and Marcellus shale positions totaling more than $3.5 billion, which are expected to close during the first quarter of 2017. During the fourth quarter, the company redeemed its remaining $750 million of 2017 debt maturities. Subsequent to year end, the company further strengthened its liquidity position by renewing its $2.0 billion, 364-day credit facility with a new maturity in 2018.


Anadarko will host a conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at 8 a.m. Central Standard Time (9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results. The dial-in number is 877.883.0383 in the U.S. or 412.902.6506 internationally. The confirmation number is 9799112. For complete instructions on how to participate in the conference call, or to listen to the live audio webcast and slide presentation, please visit www.anadarko.com. A replay of the call will be available on the website for approximately 30 days following the conference call.


Nine pages of summary financial data follow, including costs incurred, proved reserves and current hedge positions.

(1) See the accompanying table for details of certain items affecting comparability.

(2) See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of same-store sales volumes, which reflects both acquisitions and divestitures.

(3) See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures and a statement indicating why management believes the non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information for investors.


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. As of year-end 2016, the company had 1.72 billion barrels-equivalent of proved reserves, making it one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies. For more information about Anadarko and APC Flash Feed updates, please visit www.anadarko.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Anadarko believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. No assurance, however, can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this news release, including Anadarko’s ability to realize its expectations regarding performance, finalize year-end reserves, timely complete and commercially operate the projects and drilling prospects identified in this news release, and consummate the transactions described in this news release. See "Risk Factors" in the company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other public filings and press releases. Anadarko undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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Anadarko Contacts


John Christiansen, john.christiansen@anadarko.com, 832.636.8736


Robin Fielder, robin.fielder@anadarko.com, 832.636.1462

Jim Grant, james.grant@anadarko.com, 832.636.8320

Pete Zagrzecki, pete.zagrzecki@anadarko.com, 832.636.7727


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Below are reconciliations of certain GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures, each as required under Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This non-GAAP information should be considered by the reader in addition to, but not instead of, the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial information presented may be determined or calculated differently by other companies and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures.

Management uses adjusted net income (loss) to evaluate operating and financial performance and believes the measure is useful to investors because it eliminates the impact of certain noncash and/or other items that management does not consider to be indicative of the Company’s performance from period to period. Management also believes this non-GAAP measure is useful to investors to evaluate and compare the Company’s operating and financial performance across periods, as well as facilitating comparisons to others in the Company’s industry. Quarter Ended December 31, 2016



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