ExxonMobil Corporation has announced today it replaced 104 percent of its 2014 production by adding proved oil and gas reserves totaling 1.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels, including a 162 percent replacement ratio for crude oil and other liquids.
“ExxonMobil’s diverse global portfolio of attractive opportunities puts us in a unique position to execute our strategy to identify, evaluate and develop new energy supplies,” said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer.
“Our ability to achieve an industry-leading record of long-term reserves replacement is made possible by the size and diversity of ExxonMobil’s resource base along with its project execution and technical capabilities.”
At year-end 2014, ExxonMobil’s proved reserves totaled 25.3 billion oil-equivalent barrels, which was made up of 54 percent liquids, up from 53 percent in 2013, and 46 percent natural gas.
Liquid additions during 2014 totaled more than 1.2 billion barrels, or 162 percent of production, and natural gas additions totaled approximately 300 million oil-equivalent barrels for a 42 percent replacement ratio. Excluding the impact of asset sales, reserves additions during 2014 replaced 111 percent of production.
It was the 21st consecutive year that ExxonMobil replaced more than 100 percent of its production. The average replacement ratio over the past 10 years – considered a better indicator of reserves performance due to the long-term nature of the industry – was 123 percent. Liquids replacement over the period averaged 124 percent and natural gas replacement averaged 121 percent. The reserves additions made over the 10-year period comprise a diverse range of resource types and have broad geographical representation. ExxonMobil’s reserves life at current production rates is 17 years.
Reserve additions in 2014 in the United States include the liquids-rich Bakken, Permian and Woodford-Ardmore plays and the Gulf of Mexico and totaled approximately 580 million oil-equivalent barrels. In Canada, reserve additions totaled almost 700 million barrels as a result of further definition of the Kearl resource. Other additions to proved reserves were made in Angola, the Netherlands and Russia.
ExxonMobil says that reserves additions in 2014 reflect new developments with significant funding commitments as well as revisions and extensions of existing fields resulting from drilling, studies and analysis of reservoir performance.