Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: AREX) today reported that a portion of daily production has been curtailed due to third-party fractionation facility repair and maintenance following an electrical storm. Average volumes of approximately 6.1 MBoe/d have been curtailed since the second week of March. Curtailed volumes are expected to be brought back online in the coming days.
Before curtailment, the Company’s estimated production for first quarter 2013 was averaging approximately 9.2 MBoe/d. We currently are operating three horizontal rigs and expect to turn seven horizontal Wolfcamp shale wells to sales over the next two weeks. Assuming operations resume timely, the Company’s 2013 production guidance is expected to remain unchanged.
Approach Resources Inc. is an independent oil and gas company with core operations, production and reserves located in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The Company targets multiple oil and liquids-rich formations in the Permian Basin, where the Company operates approximately 148,000 net acres. The Company’s estimated proved reserves as of December 31, 2012, total 95.5 million Boe, comprised of 39% oil, 30% NGLs and 31% natural gas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.approachresources.com. Please note that the Company routinely posts important information about the Company under the Investor Relations section of its website.
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