Penn has changed its name to Obsidian Energy after 92% of the shareholders voted in favor of the name change. Although there is a fixed price of gas and oil, Penn West Petroleum hopes to pursue a steady growth in the next three years. The company chose to go with Obsidian because it’s natural gas that can be honed and sharpened.
Going forward Obsidian Energy will also be positioned with the right assets including a prudent hedging strategy and a healthy balance sheet that will make it easy for Obsidian Energy to come up with standards for performance that can be implemented on the lower price environment. That aside, Obsidian has started the first quarter of the year on a solid start regardless of the limited activity within the season breakup condition.
According to the company CEO, they are looking to restructure their operation to gain more in the second quarter. To achieve this, they have reduced and reallocated some of their budgets to fit the current price environment. This is important since it will be easier for them to have a stable financial and at the same time keep the debt low. Obsidian has several subsidiaries including Canetic Resources Trust, Endev Resources Partnership, and Sifton Energy Inc. Currently, the company has approximately 300 employees on staff.
In the subsequent months, Obsidian will be focusing more on development programs. At the moment they can efficiently manage the current commodity environment, and they look forward to making updates through the newly established accountable, relentless and disciplined firm.
During the second quarter of operation, the Obsidian Energy cooperates production averaged at thirty thousand boe a day. The production in the development areas remained significant even after successful workover projects and favorable optimization decline during the breakup period. The operating costs at the same time were valued at fourteen dollars per boe. Read More Information on this page.
What’s more, the annual turn around and maintenance with additional expenses were on a high in the second quarter. With such a trend the company is hoping to trend down the second half to target the operating cost by 13 to 13.5 per bow. The funds that were used in the operation of the second quarter was estimated at 43 million dollars which reflects the high sale price.