Joe Gatto President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “During the third quarter, our operations team continued to execute on our cost reduction efforts, posting meaningful gains that bolstered our free cash flow generation to approximately $100 million over the last two quarters. These achievements coupled with our recent strategic initiatives to improve liquidity and propel our debt reduction efforts have placed us in a much better position as we look to close out 2020 with the resumption of moderated development across all three of our asset areas.”
He continued, “Well performance from our modified stacking and spacing program has met or exceeded expectations, confirming the merits of our life-of-field development model that will preserve the future value of our inventory while simultaneously delivering near-term economic returns at current strip prices. Moreover, our focus on cost control and operational efficiency through scaled development is pushing us towards even lower cost thresholds that should generate improved cash flow and lower break-even pricing over time.”
Mr. Gatto closed by sharing, “Alongside these operational and strategic achievements, we have continued to focus on operating safely, with a clear vision for reducing our environmental impact, maintaining our social awareness and treatment of our workforce, and strengthening our alignment with the needs of our shareholders. The recent issuance of our inaugural Sustainability report provides a clear and well-documented picture of where we stand and the path to continuously improving in each of these three critical areas. As we finalize the details of our 2021 budget and activity levels, our focus will be on our debt reduction efforts, maintaining a low cost development and operations structure, and creating durable and cogent changes that not only enhance shareholder returns but also positively impact our employees, communities, and our broader stakeholder group.” Joe Gatto President and Chief Executive Officer commented.