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SandRidge Energy, Inc. Reports Financial and Operational Results for Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2011

Average Daily Net Production from Mississippian Horizontal of 12,771 Boe in Third Quarter 2011; 50% Increase from Second Quarter 2011 and 653% Increase from Third Quarter 2010
Increases Oil Production in Third Quarter 2011 by 15% from Second Quarter 2011 and by 44% from Third Quarter 2010
Closed or Announced $1 Billion of Capital Raises in Third Quarter 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) today announced financial and operational results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011.

Key Financial Results

Third Quarter

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $169 million ($179 million including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) for third quarter 2011 compared to $149 million ($197 million including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) in third quarter 2010.
  • Operating cash flow of $144 million for third quarter 2011 compared to $116 million in third quarter 2010.
  • Net income available to common stockholders of $561 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, for third quarter 2011 compared to net income available to common stockholders of $298 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, in third quarter 2010.
  • Adjusted net income of $2.8 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, (adjusted net income of $12.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) for third quarter 2011 compared to adjusted net loss of $24.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, (adjusted net income of $23.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) in third quarter 2010.

Nine Months

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $479 million ($519 million including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) for the first nine months of 2011 compared to $448 million ($534 million including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) in the first nine months of 2010.
  • Operating cash flow of $378 million for the first nine months of 2011 compared to $338 million in the first nine months of 2010.
  • Net income available to common stockholders of $441 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2011 compared to net income available to common stockholders of $361 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2010.
  • Adjusted net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, (adjusted net income of $38.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) for the first nine months of 2011 compared to adjusted net income of $11.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, (adjusted net income of $96.5 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, including realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements) in the first nine months of 2010.

Adjusted net income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders, adjusted EBITDA and operating cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Each measure is defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" beginning on page 10.

Highlights

  • Drilled 255 wells during third quarter 2011 and 716 wells during first nine months of 2011.
  • Oil production in third quarter 2011 of 3.19 MMBbls compared to 2.77 MMBbls in second quarter 2011 and 2.22 MMBbls in third quarter 2010.
  • Total production in third quarter 2011 of 6.18 MMBoe compared to 5.64 MMBoe in second quarter 2011 and 5.40 MMBoe in third quarter 2010.
  • Current daily production of 70 MBoe per day.
  • Increased position in new Mississippian play to approximately 700,000 net acres.
  • Closed $621 million SandRidge Permian Trust IPO, received approximately $250 million in initial proceeds upon closing of Mississippian joint venture and announced sale of East Texas properties for $231 million.
  • Projected funding surplus of approximately $500 million in 2011 with multiple options available to fund 2012 capital budget.
  • Cash balance of approximately $225 million and current liquidity of approximately $1 billion.

Full Year 2011 and 2012 Production Guidance

The company produced 6.18 MMBoe in the third quarter of 2011, compared to 5.64 MMBoe in the second quarter of 2011 and 5.40 MMBoe in the third quarter of 2010. Production from the Permian Basin grew from approximately 23,600 Boe per day in the third quarter of 2010 to approximately 30,200 Boe per day in the third quarter of 2011. This reflects the previously announced sales of non-core Permian assets producing approximately 3,100 Boe per day. The company grew its Mississippian horizontal production from approximately 1,600 Boe per day in the third quarter of 2010 to over 12,700 Boe per day in the third quarter of 2011.

The company has revised its production guidance for 2011 to 23.4 MMBoe from the previous guidance of 23.9 MMBoe. Although production is projected to exceed expectations in the Mid-Continent region due to the success of the Mississippian horizontal drilling program, the company is projecting an overall shortfall of approximately 500 MBoe in production, as compared to prior guidance, due to facility constraints in the Central Basin Platform, and underperformance in the Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico and the Pinon Field.

As a result of continued drilling success, production has outgrown the existing company-owned and operated low-pressure gathering systems in the Central Basin Platform, causing excessive backpressure on the wells and negative impact to production. While the company is addressing these issues, it is also planning to reduce the rig count from 16 to 12 in the Central Basin Platform and increase from an average of 24 rigs to 26 rigs in the 2012 Mississippian drilling program.

While 2011 production is expected to be approximately 2% below the company's prior forecast, the expected year-over-year production growth is approximately 16% and, excluding the impact of asset sales, approximately 25%.

Production guidance for 2012 remains unchanged at 27.7 MMBoe. Oil and natural gas production is expected to be 16 MMBbls and 70 Bcf, respectively.

Drilling Activities

SandRidge averaged 31 rigs operating during the third quarter of 2011 and drilled 255 wells. The company drilled a total of 716 wells during the first nine months of 2011. A total of 250 gross (241 net) operated wells were completed and brought on production during the third quarter of 2011, bringing the total number of operated wells completed and brought on production during 2011 to 689 gross (665 net). Currently, the company has 34 rigs operating (including 3 drilling saltwater disposal wells), of which 20 are SandRidge-owned Lariat rigs.

Permian Basin. The company drilled 208 wells in the Permian Basin during the third quarter of 2011 and 607 wells during the first nine months of 2011 and has identified approximately 7,900 additional drilling locations on its 228,000 net acres there. SandRidge presently operates 14 rigs in the Permian Basin, all of which are operating on the Central Basin Platform drilling primarily Grayburg/San Andres vertical wells at depths ranging from 4,500 feet to 7,500 feet. The company plans to drill over 800 wells in the Permian Basin in 2011.

Mississippian Play. During the third quarter of 2011, SandRidge drilled 47 horizontal wells in the Mississippian play in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas bringing the total number of operated wells drilled during 2011 in the Mississippian to 108. Industry-wide, approximately 320 horizontal wells have been drilled in the Mississippian across a 150-mile long area with SandRidge having drilled 147 wells. SandRidge has identified over 4,000 drilling locations on over 800,000 net acres it has leased in the play. The company presently has 20 rigs operating in the play, of which 17 are drilling horizontal producer wells with 3 drilling saltwater disposal wells, and plans to increase the Mississippian rig count to average 26 rigs in 2012. SandRidge plans to drill over 170 horizontal wells in the Mississippian play in 2011.

New Mississippian Play

SandRidge has increased its position to 700,000 net acres in the new Mississippian horizontal play that is comparable in size, characteristics and cost to the company's original Mississippian horizontal play. This new play is a shallow hydrocarbon system in a thick, porous, carbonate section with Devonian-aged source rocks analogous to the original Mississippian play. The Mississippian section ranges from 250 feet to 700 feet based on control from over 7,000 existing vertical wells within the play area.

Operational and Financial Statistics

Information regarding the company's production, pricing, costs and earnings is presented below:



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2011


2010


2011


2010

Production








Oil (MBbl) (1)

3,192


2,219


8,540


4,774

Natural gas (MMcf)

17,935


19,100


52,440


57,473

Oil equivalent (MBoe)

6,181


5,402


17,280


14,353

Daily production (MBoed) (2)

67.2


58.7


63.3


52.6










Average price per unit








Realized oil price per barrel - as reported (1)

$ 79.31


$ 63.90


$ 82.61


$ 64.18

Realized impact of derivatives per barrel (1)

(2.37)


0.84


(7.31)


2.94

Net realized price per barrel (1)

$ 76.94


$ 64.74


$ 75.30


$ 67.12










Realized natural gas price per Mcf - as reported

$ 3.64


$ 3.57


$ 3.66


$ 3.88

Realized impact of derivatives per Mcf

(0.56)


1.45


(0.25)


2.42

Net realized price per Mcf

$ 3.08


$ 5.02


$ 3.41


$ 6.30










Realized price per Boe - as reported

$ 51.52


$ 38.87


$ 51.94


$ 36.90

Net realized price per Boe - including impact of derivatives

$ 48.66


$ 44.33


$ 47.56


$ 47.55










Average cost per Boe








Lease operating

$ 14.01


$ 12.23


$ 14.03


$ 12.01

Production taxes

1.68


1.65


1.95


1.33

General and administrative









General and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation

4.23


9.61


4.62


7.19


Stock-based compensation

1.64


1.84


1.65


1.68

Depletion

14.03


16.89


13.70


13.78










Lease operating cost per Boe








Excluding offshore and tertiary recovery

$ 13.06


$ 11.21


$ 13.01


$ 10.79

Offshore operations

33.57


25.19


39.63


25.80

Tertiary recovery operations

48.22


65.09


40.98


60.42










Earnings per share








Income per share available to common stockholders









Basic

$ 1.41


$ 0.82


$ 1.11


$ 1.41


Diluted

1.16


0.73


0.97


1.24










Adjusted net (loss) income per share (applicable) available to common stockholders









Basic

$ (0.03)


$ (0.09)


$ (0.11)


$ (0.06)


Diluted

0.01


(0.06)


(0.00)


0.04










Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands)









Basic

399,270


361,687


398,656


257,028


Diluted

497,700


419,137


496,428


313,283










(1)

Includes NGLs.

(2)

2011 production includes impact from 2011 Wolfberry and New Mexico asset sales of approximately 3,100 Boe per day.

Discussion of Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Oil and natural gas revenue increased 52% to $318.5 million in third quarter 2011 from $210.0 million in the same period of 2010 as a result of increases in oil production and realized reported oil prices. Oil production increased 44% to 3.2 MMBbls from third quarter 2010 production of 2.2 MMBbls mainly due to continued development of the company's oil properties in the Mississippian play and Permian Basin. Third quarter 2011 total production increased 14% to 6.2 MMBoe from 5.4 MMBoe in third quarter 2010. Realized reported prices, which exclude the impact of derivative settlements, were $79.31 per barrel and $3.64 per Mcf during third quarter 2011. Realized reported prices in the same period of 2010 were $63.90 per barrel and $3.57 per Mcf.

Production expense increased 31% to $86.6 million in third quarter 2011 from $66.1 million in the same period of 2010 due primarily to the addition of costs from newly completed oil wells brought on production during 2010 and 2011 with the rapid growth of the company's Permian Basin and Mississippian plays. Third quarter 2011 production expense was $14.01 per Boe compared to third quarter 2010 production expense of $12.23 per Boe.

Capital Expenditures

The table below summarizes the company's capital expenditures for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010:



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2011


2010


2011


2010



(in thousands)

Drilling and production









Permian Basin

$ 177,323


$ 157,330


$ 516,950


$ 280,186


Mid-Continent

200,817


36,638


447,654


82,922


WTO

6,219


84,752


19,052


258,785


Tertiary

4,818


3,778


18,101


13,006


Other

3,071


4,519


5,223


28,915



392,248


287,017


1,006,980


663,814

Leasehold and seismic









Permian Basin

8,583


6,632


29,086


22,042


Mid-Continent

65,189


8,378


232,819


25,843


WTO

40


1,239


2,939


6,916


Tertiary

21


-


235


88


Other

1,190


1,579


4,437


3,317



75,023


17,828


269,516


58,206










Pipe inventory(1)

(25,446)


(10,068)


(17,359)


(16,873)










Total exploration and development(2)

441,825


294,777


1,259,137


705,147










Drilling and oil field services

5,898


8,897


20,692


26,509

Midstream

6,757


10,143


15,392


46,902

Other - general

13,808


4,232


38,172


17,035










Total capital expenditures, excluding acquisitions

468,288


318,049


1,333,393


795,593










Acquisitions(3)

13,602


138,428


22,751


138,428










Total capital expenditures

$ 481,890


$ 456,477


$ 1,356,144


$ 934,021










(1)

Pipe inventory expenditures for the periods presented represent transfers of pipe inventory to the full cost pool for use in drilling and production activities.

(2)

Exploration and development expenditures for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2011 exclude $19.0 million of additional estimated loss on Century Plant construction contract.

(3)

2010 acquisition expenditures exclude common stock valued at approximately $1.25 billion issued in connection with and tax liability adjustments resulting from the Arena acquisition.

Derivative Contracts

The tables below set forth the company's oil swaps and natural gas price and basis swaps for the years 2011 through 2015 as of October 31, 2011 and include contracts included in derivatives agreements with SandRidge Mississippian Trust I and SandRidge Permian Trust. During the third quarter of 2011, the company settled various oil swaps and natural gas basis swaps prior to their scheduled maturity dates and entered into additional oil swaps for the years 2012 through 2015.



Quarter Ending














3/31/2011


6/30/2011


9/30/2011


12/31/2011














Oil Swaps











Volume (MMBbls)

1.95


2.09


2.47


2.55




Swap

$86.20


$87.19


$87.75


$88.15














Natural Gas Swaps











Volume (Bcf)

14.27


6.05


3.55


1.84




Swap

$4.67


$4.57


$4.62


$4.61














Natural Gas Basis Swaps











Volume (Bcf)

25.65


25.94


26.22


-




Swap

$0.47


$0.47


$0.47


-
















Year Ending










12/31/2011


12/31/2012


12/31/2013


12/31/2014


12/31/2015












Oil Swaps











Volume (MMBbls)

9.06


11.89


11.80


8.97


3.77


Swap

$87.40


$89.50


$92.52


$93.82


$94.51












Natural Gas Swaps











Volume (Bcf)

25.71


3.64


-


-


-


Swap

$4.63


$4.90


-


-


-


Collar Volume (Bcf)

-


0.40


0.86


0.94


1.01


Collar: High

-


$6.20


$7.15


$7.78


$8.55


Collar: Low

-


$4.00


$4.00


$4.00


$4.00












Natural Gas Basis Swaps











Volume (Bcf)

77.81


-


14.60


-


-


Swap

$0.47


-


$0.46


-


-

Balance Sheet

The company's capital structure at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 is presented below:




September 30,


December 31,




2011


2010




(in thousands)







Cash and cash equivalents

$ 325,437


$ 5,863







Current maturities of long-term debt

$ 1,035


$ 7,293

Long-term debt (net of current maturities)





Senior credit facility

-


340,000


Mortgage

15,245


16,029


Senior Notes






Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2014

350,000


350,000



8.625% Senior Notes due 2015

-


650,000



9.875% Senior Notes due 2016, net

354,093


352,707



8.0% Senior Notes due 2018

750,000


750,000



8.75% Senior Notes due 2020, net

443,437


443,057



7.5% Senior Notes due 2021

900,000


-



Total debt

2,813,810


2,909,086







Stockholders' equity





Preferred stock

8


8


Common stock

399


398


Additional paid-in capital

4,557,005


4,528,912


Treasury stock, at cost

(4,700)


(3,547)


Accumulated deficit

(2,548,497)


(2,989,576)



Total SandRidge Energy, Inc. stockholders' equity

2,004,215


1,536,195








Noncontrolling interest

981,689


11,288







Total capitalization

$ 5,799,714


$ 4,456,569

At September 30, 2011, the company's debt was $2.8 billion, a decrease of approximately $80 million from June 30, 2011. In the third quarter of 2011, the company raised approximately $581 million in proceeds from the sale of a portion of its interest in SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER) and approximately $250 million in initial proceeds (excluding purchase price adjustments) upon closing its Mississippian joint venture. The company used a portion of the proceeds from the transactions to repay borrowings under the senior credit facility. On October 31, 2011, the company had no amount drawn under its $790 million senior credit facility and approximately $225 million of cash, leaving approximately $1 billion of available liquidity (including the impact of outstanding letters of credit). The company was in compliance with all of the financial and other covenants contained in its debt agreements as of and during the nine months ended September 30, 2011. In October 2011, the company's senior credit facility borrowing base was reaffirmed at $790 million.

Operational Guidance




Year Ending



December 31, 2011








Previous


Updated



Projection as of


Projection as of



August 4, 2011


November 3, 2011

Production (1)





Oil (MMBbls) (2)

12.3


11.8


Natural Gas (Bcf)

69.1


69.4


Total (MMBoe)

23.9


23.4






Differentials





Oil (2)

$13.00


$13.00


Natural Gas

0.75


0.60






Costs per Boe





Lifting

$14.10 - $15.50


$14.10 - $15.50


Production Taxes

2.05 - 2.30


1.85 - 2.05


DD&A - oil & gas

12.80 - 14.20


13.10 - 14.50


DD&A - other

2.20 - 2.40


2.20 - 2.40


Total DD&A

$15.00 - $16.60


$15.30 - $16.90


G&A - cash

4.25 - 4.75


4.50 - 5.00


G&A - stock

1.45 - 1.60


1.45 - 1.60


Total G&A

$5.70 - $6.35


$5.95 - $6.60


Interest Expense

$9.60 - $10.60


$9.75 - $10.80






EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream, and Other ($ in millions) (3)



$49.5

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest ($ in millions) (1)(4)

$56.7


$53.1






Corporate Tax Rate

0%


0%

Deferral Rate

0%


0%






Shares Outstanding at End of Period (in millions)





Common Stock

415.6


413.0


Preferred Stock (as converted)

90.1


90.1


Fully Diluted

505.7


503.1






Capital Expenditures ($ in millions)





Exploration and Production

$1,265


$1,305


Land and Seismic

380


380


Total Exploration and Production

$1,645


$1,685


Oil Field Services

40


40


Midstream and Other

115


75


Total Capital Expenditures

$1,800


$1,800






(1)

Updated subsequent to August 4, 2011 earnings release.

(2)

Includes NGLs.

(3)

EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes from net income interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation, depletion and amortization. The most directly comparable GAAP measure for EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other is Net Income from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other. Information to reconcile this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not available at this time, as management is unable to forecast the excluded items for future periods and/or does not forecast the excluded items on a segment basis.

(4)

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes unrealized gain or loss on derivative contracts and gain or loss on sale of assets. The most directly comparable GAAP measure for Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest. Information to reconcile this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not available at this time, as management is unable to forecast the excluded items for future periods.

2011 Guidance Update: The company is updating certain 2011 guidance provided on August 4, 2011. Projected oil production has decreased to reflect expected shortfalls in the Central Basin Platform, Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Projected gas differentials have decreased to $0.60 from $0.75 as Mid-Continent natural gas rates and associated Btu comprise a higher percentage of total natural gas. DD&A - oil and gas has increased due to an update in the company's depletion rate. G&A - cash and interest expense have increased on a per unit basis due to the decrease in projected production. Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest reflects the effects of both SandRidge Mississippian Trust I and SandRidge Permian Trust and excludes noncash gain or loss on unrealized derivative positions for the trusts.



Year Ending



December 31, 2012






Projection as of



November 3, 2011

Production



Oil (MMBbls) (1)

16.0


Natural Gas (Bcf)

70.0


Total (MMBoe)

27.7




Differentials



Oil (1)

$13.00


Natural Gas

0.60




Costs per Boe



Lifting

$15.60 - $16.90


Production Taxes

2.05 - 2.25


DD&A - oil & gas

13.30 - 14.75


DD&A - other

2.00 - 2.25


Total DD&A

$15.30 - $17.00


G&A - cash

4.10 - 4.60


G&A - stock

1.45 - 1.60


Total G&A

$5.55 - $6.20


Interest Expense

$9.25 - $10.20




EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other ($ in millions) (2)

$40.0

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest ($ in millions) (3)

$112.4




Corporate Tax Rate

0%

Deferral Rate

0%




Shares Outstanding at End of Period (in millions)



Common Stock

422.2


Preferred Stock (as converted)

90.1


Fully Diluted

512.3




Capital Expenditures ($ in millions)



Exploration and Production

$1,550


Land and Seismic

95


Total Exploration and Production

$1,645


Oil Field Services

20


Midstream and Other

135


Total Capital Expenditures

$1,800




(1)

Includes NGLs.

(2)

EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes from net income interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation, depletion and amortization. The most directly comparable GAAP measure for EBITDA from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other is Net Income from Oilfield Services, Midstream and Other. Information to reconcile this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not available at this time, as management is unable to forecast the excluded items for future periods and/or does not forecast the excluded items on a segment basis.

(3)

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes unrealized gain or loss on derivative contracts and gain or loss on sale of assets. The most directly comparable GAAP measure for Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest is Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest. Information to reconcile this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is not available at this time, as management is unable to forecast the excluded items for future periods.

2012 Operational Guidance: The company is presenting full guidance for 2012.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Operating cash flow, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss applicable) income available to common stockholders are non-GAAP financial measures.

The company defines operating cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities. It defines EBITDA as net income before income tax expense (benefit), interest expense and depreciation, depletion and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented herein, is EBITDA excluding interest income, realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements, (gain) loss on sale of assets, transaction costs, loss on extinguishment of debt, settlement for prior claims and other various non-cash items (including noncontrolling interest, stock-based compensation, unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts, provision for doubtful accounts and inventory obsolescence).

Operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA are supplemental financial measures used by the company's management and by securities analysts, investors, lenders, rating agencies and others who follow the industry as an indicator of the company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt. The company also uses these measures because operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA relate to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements that the company may not control and may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred. Further, operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA allow the company to compare its operating performance and return on capital with those of other companies without regard to financing methods and capital structure. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net cash provided by operating activities prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income and operating income and these measures may vary among other companies. Therefore, the company's adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Management also uses the supplemental financial measure of adjusted net (loss applicable) income available to common stockholders, which excludes unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts, realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements, transaction costs, loss on extinguishment of debt, settlement for prior claims and (gain) loss on sale of assets from income available to common stockholders. Management uses this financial measure as an indicator of the company's operational trends and performance relative to other oil and natural gas companies and believes it is more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts. Adjusted net (loss applicable) income available to common stockholders is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for income available to common stockholders.

The tables below reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to operating cash flow, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted net (loss applicable) income available to common stockholders.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Operating Cash Flow




Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2011


2010


2011


2010



(in thousands)










Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 66,952


$ 80,754


$ 327,956


$ 339,212










Add (deduct)









Changes in operating assets and liabilities

76,896


35,251


49,796


(1,337)










Operating cash flow

$ 143,848


$ 116,005


$ 377,752


$ 337,875

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA





Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,




2011


2010


2011


2010




(in thousands)











Net income

$ 575,109


$ 306,289


$ 482,781


$ 387,040











Adjusted for









Income tax expense (benefit)

954


(457,248)


(6,013)


(457,086)


Interest expense(1)

60,968


60,388


183,545


178,487


Depreciation and amortization - other

13,551


12,441


39,918


36,564


Depreciation and depletion - oil and natural gas

86,725


91,237


236,798


197,834

EBITDA

737,307


13,107


937,029


342,839












Provision for doubtful accounts

26


18


1,622


102


Inventory obsolescence

125


76


145


200


Interest income

(51)


(69)


(94)


(236)


Stock-based compensation

9,390


9,956


26,489


24,174


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts

(606,515)


148,140


(527,166)


135,364


Realized gains on out-of-period derivative










contract settlements

(9,876)


(48,228)


(40,894)


(85,345)


Other non-cash income (expense)

710


(451)


661


(129)


(Gain) loss on sale of assets

(422)


(44)


(1,148)


39


Transaction costs

1,444


10,680


4,531


15,434


Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


-


38,232


-


Settlement for prior claims

-


16,000


-


16,000


Non-cash portion of noncontrolling interest(2)

36,874


-


39,119


-











Adjusted EBITDA

$ 169,012


$ 149,185


$ 478,526


$ 448,442











(1)

Excludes unrealized (gain) loss on interest rate swaps of ($2.0) million and $3.3 million for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, and ($3.4) million and $11.5 million for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

(2)

Represents depreciation and depletion of ($5.2) million and ($8.6) million for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011, respectively, and unrealized gain on commodity derivative contracts of $42.1 million and $47.7 million for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011, respectively, attributable to noncontrolling interests.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Adjusted EBITDA




Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2011


2010


2011


2010



(in thousands)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 66,952


$ 80,754


$ 327,956


$ 339,212










Changes in operating assets and liabilities

76,896


35,251


49,796


(1,337)

Interest expense(1)

60,968


60,388


183,545


178,487

Realized gains on out-of-period derivative









contract settlements

(9,876)


(48,228)


(40,894)


(85,345)

Transaction costs

1,444


10,680


4,531


15,434

Settlement for prior claims

-


16,000


-


16,000

Noncontrolling interest - SDT(2)

(15,341)


-


(26,372)


-

Noncontrolling interest - PER(2)

(8,350)


-


(8,350)


-

Noncontrolling interest - Other(2)

(433)


(1,313)


(317)


(3,547)

Other non-cash items

(3,248)


(4,347)


(11,369)


(10,462)










Adjusted EBITDA

$ 169,012


$ 149,185


$ 478,526


$ 448,442










(1)

Excludes unrealized (gain) loss on interest rate swaps of ($2.0) million and $3.3 million for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, and ($3.4) million and $11.5 million for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

(2)

Excludes depreciation and depletion of ($5.2) million and ($8.6) million for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011, respectively, and unrealized gain on commodity derivative contracts of $42.1 million and $47.7 million for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011, respectively, attributable to noncontrolling interests.

Reconciliation of Income Available to Common Stockholders to Adjusted Net (Loss Applicable) Income Available to Common Stockholders




Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2011


2010


2011


2010



(in thousands, except per share data)

Income available to common stockholders

$ 561,228


$ 297,657


$ 441,079


$ 361,146










Tax expense (benefit) resulting from Arena acquisition

739


(456,437)


(6,247)


(456,437)

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts(1)

(564,387)


148,140


(479,506)


135,364

Realized gains on out-of-period derivative









contract settlements

(9,876)


(48,228)


(40,894)


(85,345)

(Gain) loss on sale of assets

(422)


(44)


(1,148)


39

Transaction costs

1,444


10,680


4,531


15,434

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


-


38,232


-

Settlement for prior claims

-


16,000


-


16,000

Effect of income taxes

193


(680)


203


(755)










Adjusted net loss applicable to common









stockholders

(11,081)


(32,912)


(43,750)


(14,554)

Preferred stock dividends

13,881


8,632


41,702


25,894










Total adjusted net income (loss)

$ 2,800


$ (24,280)


$ (2,048)


$ 11,340










Weighted average number of common shares outstanding


















Basic

399,270


361,687


398,656


257,028


Diluted

497,700


419,137


496,428


313,283










Total adjusted net (loss) income









Per share - basic

$ (0.03)


$ (0.09)


$ (0.11)


$ (0.06)


Per share - diluted

$ 0.01


$ (0.06)


$ (0.00)


$ 0.04










(1)

Excludes unrealized gain on commodity derivative contracts of $42.1 million and $47.7 million for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011, respectively, attributable to noncontrolling interests.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:00 am CDT. The telephone number to access the conference call from within the U.S. is 866-383-8119 and from outside the U.S. is 617-597-5344. The passcode for the call is 46559250. An audio replay of the call will be available from November 4, 2011 until 11:59 pm CST on December 4, 2011. The number to access the conference call replay from within the U.S. is 888-286-8010 and from outside the U.S. is +1-617-801-6888. The passcode for the replay is 97889762.

A live audio webcast of the conference call also will be available via SandRidge's website, http://www.sandridgeenergy.com/, under Investor Relations/Events. The webcast will be archived for replay on the company's website for 30 days.

Conference Participation

SandRidge Energy, Inc. will participate in the following upcoming events:

  • November 10, 2011 - Barclays Capital 2nd Annual Energy, Engineering and Construction One Day Forum; Dallas, TX
  • November 15, 2011 - Stephens Inc. Fall Investment Conference; New York, NY
  • November 16, 2011 - Bank of America-Merrill Lynch 2011 Global Energy Conference; Miami, FL
  • November 17, 2011 - UBS Investment Bank 2011 Energy Mini-Conference; Boston, MA
  • December 1, 2011 - JP Morgan SMid Cap Conference 2011; New York, NY
  • December 6, 2011 - Capital One Southcoast Energy Conference; New Orleans, LA
  • January 10, 2012 - Goldman Sachs, 2012 Global Energy Conference; Miami, FL

At 8:00 am Central Time on the day of each presentation, the corresponding slides and any webcast information will be accessible on the Investor Relations portion of the company's website at http://www.sandridgeenergy.com/. Please check the website for updates regularly as this schedule is subject to change. Also, please note that SandRidge Energy, Inc. intends for its website to be used as a reliable source of information for all future events in which it may participate as well as updated presentations regarding the company. Slides and webcasts (where applicable) will be archived and available for at least 30 days after each use or presentation.

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call

February 23, 2012 (Thursday) - Earnings press release after market close

February 24, 2012 (Friday) - Earnings conference call at 8:00 am CST

SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)






Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended





September 30,


September 30,





2011


2010


2011


2010





(Unaudited)

Revenues









Oil and natural gas

$ 318,453


$ 209,998


$ 897,506


$ 529,578


Drilling and services

25,547


5,252


75,118


14,913


Midstream and marketing

15,092


23,281


53,663


73,868


Other

4,661


6,702


15,088


20,308




Total revenues

363,753


245,233


1,041,375


638,667












Expenses









Production

86,580


66,086


242,371


172,367


Production taxes

10,368


8,904


33,610


19,146


Drilling and services

16,209


4,187


49,308


12,420


Midstream and marketing

14,624


20,779


52,780


66,064


Depreciation and depletion - oil and natural gas

86,725


91,237


236,798


197,834


Depreciation and amortization - other

13,551


12,441


39,918


36,564


General and administrative

36,272


61,878


108,364


127,419


(Gain) loss on derivative contracts

(596,736)


67,195


(489,096)


(114,378)


(Gain) loss on sale of assets

(422)


(44)


(1,148)


39




Total expenses

(332,829)


332,663


272,905


517,475


Income (loss) from operations

696,582


(87,430)


768,470


121,192












Other income (expense)









Interest income

51


69


94


236


Interest expense

(59,003)


(63,641)


(180,171)


(189,989)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


-


(38,232)


-


Other (expense) income, net

(672)


1,356


662


2,062




Total other expense

(59,624)


(62,216)


(217,647)


(187,691)

Income (loss) before income taxes

636,958


(149,646)


550,823


(66,499)

Income tax expense (benefit)

954


(457,248)


(6,013)


(457,086)

Net income

636,004


307,602


556,836


390,587


Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

60,895


1,313


74,055


3,547

Net income attributable to SandRidge Energy, Inc.

575,109


306,289


482,781


387,040

Preferred stock dividends

13,881


8,632


41,702


25,894


Income available to SandRidge Energy, Inc. common stockholders

$ 561,228


$ 297,657


$ 441,079


$ 361,146












Earnings per share











Basic

$ 1.41


$ 0.82


$ 1.11


$ 1.41




Diluted

$ 1.16


$ 0.73


$ 0.97


$ 1.24












Weighted average number of common shares outstanding











Basic

399,270


361,687


398,656


257,028




Diluted

497,700


419,137


496,428


313,283

SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share data)






September 30,


December 31,





2011


2010





(Unaudited)



ASSETS


Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$ 325,437


$ 5,863


Accounts receivable, net

174,396


146,118


Derivative contracts

96,457


5,028


Inventories

11,672


3,945


Other current assets

20,032


14,636




Total current assets

627,994


175,590









Oil and natural gas properties, using full cost method of accounting






Proved

8,697,142


8,159,924



Unproved

681,886


547,953



Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion and impairment

(4,707,089)


(4,483,736)





4,671,939


4,224,141









Other property, plant and equipment, net

531,875


509,724


Restricted deposits

27,892


27,886


Derivative contracts

213,901


-


Goodwill

235,396


234,356


Other assets

109,716


59,751




Total assets

$ 6,418,713


$ 5,231,448








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities





Current maturities of long-term debt

$ 1,035


$ 7,293


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

413,830


376,922


Billings and estimated contract loss in excess of costs incurred

42,269


31,474


Derivative contracts

9,020


103,409


Asset retirement obligation

25,360


25,360




Total current liabilities

491,514


544,458









Long-term debt

2,812,775


2,901,793


Derivative contracts

6,867


124,173


Asset retirement obligation

97,223


94,517


Other long-term obligations

24,430


19,024




Total liabilities

3,432,809


3,683,965









Commitments and contingencies












Equity





SandRidge Energy, Inc. stockholders' equity





Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000 shares authorized






8.5% Convertible perpetual preferred stock; 2,650 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010; aggregate liquidation preference of $265,000

3


3



6.0% Convertible perpetual preferred stock; 2,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010; aggregate liquidation preference of $200,000

2


2



7.0% Convertible perpetual preferred stock; 3,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010; aggregate liquidation preference of $300,000

3


3


Common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000 shares authorized; 412,986 issued and






412,400 outstanding at September 30, 2011 and 406,830 issued and 406,360 outstanding at December 31, 2010

399


398


Additional paid-in capital

4,557,005


4,528,912


Treasury stock, at cost

(4,700)


(3,547)


Accumulated deficit

(2,548,497)


(2,989,576)




Total SandRidge Energy, Inc. stockholders' equity

2,004,215


1,536,195


Noncontrolling interest

981,689


11,288




Total equity

2,985,904


1,547,483




Total liabilities and equity

$ 6,418,713


$ 5,231,448

SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)






Nine Months Ended





September 30,





2011


2010





(Unaudited)

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES





Net income

$ 556,836


$ 390,587


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities







Provision for doubtful accounts

1,622


102




Inventory obsolescence

145


200




Depreciation, depletion and amortization

276,716


234,398




Debt issuance costs amortization

8,624


8,044




Discount amortization on long-term debt

1,766


1,595




Loss on extinguishment of debt

38,232


-




Deferred income taxes

(6,986)


(456,437)




Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts

(527,166)


135,364




(Gain) loss on sale of assets

(1,148)


39




Investment loss (income)

653


(191)




Stock-based compensation

28,458


24,174




Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(49,796)


1,337


Net cash provided by operating activities

327,956


339,212



CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES







Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment

(1,311,383)


(694,187)




Acquisition of assets, net of cash received of $0 and $39,518, respectively

(22,751)


(138,428)




Proceeds from sale of assets

624,767


113,422




Refunds of restricted deposits

-


5,095


Net cash used in investing activities

(709,367)


(714,098)



CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES







Proceeds from borrowings

2,033,000


1,595,914




Repayments of borrowings

(2,130,042)


(1,179,083)




Premium on debt redemption

(30,338)


-




Debt issuance costs

(19,652)


(11,720)




Proceeds from issuance of royalty trust units

917,528


-




Distributions to royalty trust unitholders

(18,431)


-




Noncontrolling interest distributions

(2,751)


(3,511)




Noncontrolling interest contributions

-


306




Stock issuance expense

(231)


(87)




Stock-based compensation excess tax benefit

52


31




Purchase of treasury stock

(12,048)


(5,335)




Dividends paid - preferred

(46,243)


(28,525)




Derivative settlements

10,141


1,624


Net cash provided by financing activities

700,985


369,614



NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

319,574


(5,272)








CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of year

5,863


7,861

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period

$ 325,437


$ 2,589








Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Investing and Financing Activities





Change in accrued capital expenditures

$ 22,010


$ 101,406


Convertible perpetual preferred stock dividends payable

$ 13,191


$ 5,816


Adjustment to oil and natural gas properties for estimated contract loss

$ 19,000


$ 98,000


Common stock issued in connection with acquisition

$ -


$ 1,246,334

For further information, please contact:

Kevin R. White
Senior Vice President
SandRidge Energy, Inc.
123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
(405) 429-5515

Cautionary Note to Investors - This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, but not limited to, the information appearing under the heading "Operational Guidance." These statements express a belief, expectation or intention and are generally accompanied by words that convey projected future events or outcomes. The forward-looking statements include projections and estimates of leverage, net income, drilling rigs operating, drilling locations, funding, oil and natural gas production, derivative transactions, shares outstanding, pricing differentials, operating costs and capital spending, tax rates, and descriptions of our development plans. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the volatility of oil and natural gas prices, our success in discovering, estimating, developing and replacing oil and natural gas reserves, actual decline curves and the actual effect of adding compression to gas wells, the availability and terms of capital, the ability of counterparties to transactions with us to meet their obligations, our timely execution of hedge transactions, credit conditions of global capital markets, changes in economic conditions, the amount and timing of future development costs, the availability and demand for alternative energy sources, regulatory changes, including those related to carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. We refer you to the discussion of risk factors in Part I, Item 1A - "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and in comparable "risk factors" sections of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed after the date of this press release. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The actual results or developments anticipated may not be realized or, even if substantially realized, they may not have the expected consequences to or effects on our company or our business or operations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with its principal focus on exploration and production. SandRidge and its subsidiaries also own and operate gas gathering and processing facilities and CO2 treating and transportation facilities and conduct marketing and tertiary oil recovery operations. In addition, Lariat Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SandRidge, owns and operates a drilling rig and related oil field services business. SandRidge focuses its exploration and production activities in the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, West Texas Overthrust, Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. SandRidge's internet address is www.sandridgeenergy.com.

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