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Cenovus Energy (T.CVE) ups quarterly oil sand production by 33%

Stockhouse Editorial
0 Comments| July 30, 2014

Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE, Stock Forum) celebrated as the company released Q2 2014 financial and production results today noting that that it had increased cash flow 37% to appoximately $1.2 billion due to higher volumes and prices.


According to the news release, the company reported combined oil sands production at Foster Creek, located 330 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, and Christina Lake, located 120 kilometres south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, averaged nearly 125,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) during the quarter, up 33% from the matching 2013 period.


Christina Lake production jumped 77% to almost 68,000 bbls/d net in the quarter compared to Q2 2013 as phase E hit design capacity and production at Foster Creek edged up 3% to nearly 57,000 bbls/d net compared to the same 2013 quarter.


Company president and CEO, Brian Ferguson, commented on the good news, “Cenovus generated record cash flow in the second quarter, with strong contributions from all of our business operations. Once again, we've been able to generate predictable, reliable results and deliver growing total shareholder return.”


John Brannan, Executive Vice-President and COO, added, “We're pleased with the solid growth in our oil sands production, supported by strong cash flow from both our conventional and refining assets.”


Then he concluded, “This continues to demonstrate the value of our integrated business strategy.”


Cenovus was in the news recently when the company was highlighted in eResearch's Trend-Breaks portfolio for July 25.


Shares gained 2.50% on the news to $33.63 per share.


Currently there are 756.9m outstanding shares with a market cap of $25.5 billion.

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