Southwestern Energy 2Q15: Production Up 30%, Net Inc. Down 481%

Southwestern Energy, one of the largest natural gas producers in the Marcellus Shale and the fourth largest natural gas producer in the Lower 48 States, issued their second quarter 2015 update yesterday. There is a lot to digest in this massive update. Southwestern, you may recall, added to their already-considerable northeastern Pennsylvania Marcellus holdings by purchasing WPX’s NEPA leases, wells and operations in a $300 million that closed in February of this year (see WPX Finalizes Sale of NEPA Marcellus Leases/Wells to Southwestern). So this 2Q15 update will be the first full quarter to include numbers from the WPX purchase. Late last year Southwestern picked up a massive amount of new acreage and already-drilled wells in the southwestern portion of the Marcellus–most of it in West Virginia–in a $5.375 billion deal with Chesapeake Energy (see Chesapeake Sells Close to 25% of Marcellus/Utica Operation). Yes, Southwestern is serious about the Marcellus! What do the 2Q15 numbers for Southwestern show?…

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