Constellation Energy Partners LLC (NYSE MKT: CEP) today reported second quarter 2013 results from continuing operations, which exclude results for the Robinson’s Bend Field assets divested by the company in a transaction that closed in Feb. 2013. The company produced 308 MBOE during the second quarter for average net production of 3,386 BOE per day for the quarter. Net oil production for the second quarter, which accounted for approximately 14% of the company’s total production during the quarter, was 469 barrels per day. For the year-to-date ending June 30, 2013, the company produced 643 MBOE for average net production of 3,553 BOE per day. Net oil production for the year-to-date was 500 barrels per day, which is an increase of approximately 54% versus the same six month period of 2012. Revenue of $15.4 million for the second quarter 2013 includes revenue from sales of $9.3 million, of which approximately 43% was from oil sales and 57% was from natural gas sales. The balance of the company’s second quarter 2013 revenue came from hedge settlements ($3.1 million), services provided to third parties ($0.7 million), and gains on mark-to-market activities ($2.3 million), which is a non-cash item. For the year-to-date, revenue from sales and hedge settlements totaled $25.8 million, which is approximately 3% lower than the same six month period of 2012. Operating costs, which include lease operating expenses, production taxes and general and administrative expenses, net of certain non-cash items and an employee severance charge of approximately $0.2 million, averaged $25.50 per BOE for the second quarter 2013. Including the employee severance charge, operating costs were $26.15 per BOE. For the year-to-date, operating costs excluding the employee severance charge averaged $24.71 per BOE, which is a decline of approximately 2% versus operating costs for the same six month period of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter 2013, excluding the employee severance charge, was $4.9 million. Including the employee severance charge, Adjusted EBITDA was $4.7 million. For the year-to-date, Adjusted EBITDA including the employee severance charge was $10.0 million as compared to $10.1 million for the same six month period of 2012.
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