Cenovus Energy Inc.500 Centre Street SE
P.O. Box 766
CA, T2P 0M5
- Tel: 403-766-2000
- Fax: 403-766-7600
- Toll Free in Canada & US: 1-877-766-2066
- Website: www.cenovus.com
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Cenovus Energy Inc. has been operating its oil sands facilities at reduced production rates and is storing excess barrels in its reservoirs in response to wider than normal light-heavy price differentials and recent pipeline capacity constraints as well as the slow pace of the ramp-up in crude-by-rail export capacity in Alberta.
Cenovus Energy Inc. delivered strong cash from operating activities and adjusted funds flow in 2017. Through its continued focus on capital discipline and reliable operational performance, the company generated almost $1.3 billion in free funds flow last year. Cenovus also completed the divestitures of its legacy conventional oil and natural gas assets within its expected timeframe.
Cenovus Energy Inc. has engaged Sayer Energy Advisors to assist with the sale of the Company's light oil properties located in the Puskwa and Simonette areas of Alberta, as well as its oil sands properties located in the Panny, Godin, Peace River, Portage/Duncan and Craigend areas of Alberta.
Cenovus Energy Inc. plans to invest between $1.5 billion and $1.7 billion in 2018, with the majority of the budget allocated to sustain base production at the company's oil sands operations. The remaining capital will primarily support continued construction at the phase G oil sands expansion at Christina Lake, where costs are coming in below original expectations, and a targeted drilling program in the Deep Basin. This budget reflects Cenovus's focus on capital discipline, cost reduction and deleveraging.Highlights: (2018 budget vs. Nov. 1, 2017 guidance)
Cenovus Energy Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its majority interest in the Weyburn carbon-dioxide enhanced oil recovery operation in Saskatchewan for cash proceeds of $940 million. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.
Cenovus Energy Inc. delivered strong cash from operating activities and adjusted funds flow in the third quarter including three full months of solid contribution from the oil sands and Deep Basin assets acquired on May 17, 2017. To further optimize its portfolio and deleverage its balance sheet, the company has announced sale agreements for its Pelican Lake, Suffield and Palliser assets for combined gross cash proceeds of approximately $2.8 billion. Cenovus continues to target $4 billion to $5 billion of cumulative announced sale agreements in 2017. Through a continued focus on capital discipline and strong operational performance, Cenovus generated $544 million in free funds flow in the quarter.Key highlights
Cenovus Energy Inc. announced the appointment of Alex Pourbaix as President & Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Pourbaix will start the role on November 6. He replaces Brian Ferguson, who announced earlier this year that he will be retiring from that position after 33 years with Cenovus and its predecessor companies. Ferguson's last day as President & Chief Executive Officer will be November 2.
Cenovus Energy Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its Palliser crude oil and natural gas assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for cash proceeds of $1.3 billion. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, subject to customary closing conditions.