Antero Resources: 2014 a Banner Year, but Cutting 2015 Budget 36%

Yes, it’s earning season and for the next several weeks there will be a parade of companies releasing their 2014 results and looking forward to 2015. Antero Resources, one of the largest drillers in the Marcellus/Utica, is among them. Yesterday Antero released their 2014 numbers and commented on 2015. Among Anteor’s good news: Proved reserves jumped an eye-popping 66% in just one year–to 12.7 trillion cubic feet equivalent (Tcfe). The company’s 3P reserves (proved, probably and possible) jumped to a staggering 40.7 Tcfe. If you look at potential drilling locations for Antero’s 3P leased acreage, they could theoretically drill in 5,331 different locations (70% of those locations being in liquids-rich areas). Daily average production was up a huge 87% year over year. Net revenue doubled for the year. On the down side, Antero is cutting their 2015 budget by 36%, but that’s not a surprise. Below is yesterday’s update…

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