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Exhibit 99.1
NEWS RELEASE                                     

California Resources Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2020 and Full Year Results

Santa Clarita, March 11, 2021 - California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC), an independent California-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company, today reported fourth quarter and full year 2020 results. Operational and financial highlights were as follows:

2020 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights

For the full year of 2020, CRC reported net income of $1,871 million and an adjusted net loss attributable to common stock1 of $257 million, excluding unusual and infrequent items primarily related to CRC’s bankruptcy proceedings and asset impairments
For the full year of 2020, reported net cash provided by operating activities of $106 million while generating free cash flow1 of $172 million, excluding $113 million of one time bankruptcy related fees
For the full year of 2020, reported adjusted EBITDAX1 of $489 million with an adjusted EBITDAX margin1 of 28%
For the fourth quarter of 2020, produced an average of 103,000 net barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day, including 63,000 barrels per day of oil and an average of 111,000 net BOE per day, including 69,000 barrels per day of oil for the full year 2020
Exited 2020 with an average daily net production of 102,000 BOE per day, including 63,000 barrels per day of oil
Decreased operating costs, on a per BOE basis, by 19% to $15.45 in 2020 from $19.16 in 2019
Published third annual Sustainability Report showcasing positive progress on CRC's 2030 Sustainability Goals and secured a top score at CDP’s Leadership Level
Completed a financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a simplified balance sheet and ample liquidity

Other Highlights

In January 2021, CRC further simplified its balance sheet by completing an offering of $600 million of 7.125% senior unsecured notes due 2026. The net proceeds of $590 million were used to repay in full CRC's Second Lien Term Loan and senior secured notes issued by its subsidiary Elk Hills Power, LLC. The remaining proceeds were used to pay down a portion of CRC's Revolving Credit Facility
Consistent with the Company’s new strategic direction and low-cost operator focus, CRC has implemented a number of personnel-related cost reduction initiatives to further optimize its organizational structure. Excluding one-time severance charges, these personnel related changes are expected to reduce the compensation expense component of CRC’s 2021
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operating expenses by approximately $15 million per year and general and administrative expenses by approximately $50 million per year from its 2020 levels

Mac McFarland, CRC's Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We continued our strategic repositioning efforts, making progress on sustainable cost reductions and resuming prudent capital and maintenance spending. CRC will host a Strategy Day on March 18, 2021, and we look forward to providing further details of our full-scale business review and our strategic re-alignment at that time."

Fresh Start Accounting and Predecessor and Successor Periods

Upon emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings on October 27, 2020, CRC adopted and applied the relevant guidance with respect to the accounting and financial reporting for entities that have emerged from bankruptcy proceedings. Under fresh start accounting, the reorganized entity is considered a new reporting entity. CRC applied fresh start accounting as of October 31, 2020, an accounting convenience date, and the reorganization value of the emerging entity was assigned to individual assets and liabilities based on their estimated relative fair values. As such, fresh start accounting was reflected on the Company's consolidated balance sheet as of October 31, 2020. As a result of the application of fresh start accounting and the effects of the implementation of the Plan of Reorganization, the financial statements after October 31, 2020 may not be comparable to the financial statements prior to that date. References to "Predecessor” refer to the Company for periods ended on or prior to October 31, 2020 and references to “Successor” refer to the Company for periods subsequent to October 31, 2020.


Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

Fourth Quarter
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ and shares in millions, except per share amounts)2020202020202019
Statements of Operations:     
Revenues     
     Total revenues152 149 301 610 
Costs and Other 
     Total costs and other258 151 409 508 
Operating (loss) income(106)(2)(108)102 
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Common Stock$(123)$3,985 $3,862 $(67)
Net (loss) income attributable to common stock per share - diluted 1
$(1.48)$80.20 $ $(1.36)
Adjusted net income (loss)1
$28 $(20)$8 $36 
Adjusted net income (loss) per share - diluted1
$0.34 $(0.40)$ $0.73 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted83.3 49.5  49.2 
Adjusted EBITDAX1
$83 $33 $116 $308 

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Fourth Quarter
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ in millions)2020202020202019
Cash Flow Data:
Net cash (used) provided by operating activities$(12)$(23)$(35)$136 
Net cash used by investing activities$(7)$(2)$(9)$(103)
Net cash (used) provided by financing activities$(156)$106 $(50)$(38)


Full Year 2020 Results

Total Year
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ and shares in millions, except per share amounts)2020202020202019
Statements of Operations:     
Revenues     
     Total revenues152 1,407 1,559 2,634 
Costs and Other 
     Total costs and other258 3,186 3,444 2,205 
Operating (loss) income(106)(1,779)(1,885)429 
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Common Stock$(123)$1,889 $1,766 $(28)
Net (loss) income attributable to common stock per share - diluted$(1.48)$40.42 $ $(0.57)
Adjusted net income (loss)1
$28 $(285)$(257)$70 
Adjusted net income (loss) per share - diluted1
$0.34 $(2.98)$ $1.40 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted83.3 49.6  49.2 
Adjusted EBITDAX1
$83 $406 $489 $1,142 

Total Year
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ in millions)2020202020202019
Cash Flow Data:
Net cash (used) provided by operating activities$(12)$118 $106 $676 
Net cash used by investing activities$(7)$(30)$(37)$(394)
Net cash (used) provided by financing activities$(156)$98 $(58)$(282)

Review of Operating and Financial Results


Total daily net production volumes decreased 16% from 123,000 BOE per day for the fourth quarter of 2019 to 103,000 BOE per day for the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease from the same prior-year period over CRC's low to mid-teens natural decline rate was primarily due to 2,000 BOE per day of shut-in production driven by the collapse in commodity prices and power outages, lower capital investment, and reduction of well repair work. On an annual basis, total daily net production volumes decreased 13% year-over-year, from 128,000 BOE per day in 2019 to 111,000 BOE per day in 2020. The decrease from the same prior-year period was primarily due
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a reduced capital program, approximately 3,000 BOE per day of shut-in production, the full year impact of the Lost Hills divestiture and reduction of well repair work. Production sharing contracts in our Long Beach assets increased CRC's share of oil production by approximately 2,100 and 2,700 barrels per day in the fourth quarter and full year of 2020 compared to the same prior-year periods, respectively. CRC exited 2020 with average daily net production of 102,000 BOE per day, including 63,000 barrels per day of oil. See Attachment 2 for further information on production information.

Realized crude oil prices, including the effect of settled hedges, decreased by $25.82 per barrel from $70.21 in the fourth quarter of 2019 to $44.39 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2020. On an annual basis, realized crude oil prices, including the effect of settled hedges, decreased by $25.12 per barrel from $68.65 in 2019 to $43.53 per barrel. Brent realized prices were lower in 2020 compared to the same prior-year period due to the combination of the supply increase caused by the Saudi-Russia price war that began earlier in the year and the continuation of severe demand decline caused by shelter-in-place orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, in 2020, CRC's oil realizations continued to favorably benefit from Brent linked pricing as compared to other U.S. benchmarks. See Attachment 5 for further information on realizations.

Adjusted EBITDAX1 for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $116 million and cash used in operating activities was $35 million. On an annual basis, adjusted EBITDAX1 was $489 million and cash provided by operating activities was $106 million. For the fourth quarter of 2020, free cash flow1 was ($6) million, excluding $39 million of one-time costs incurred relating to CRC's bankruptcy, after taking into account CRC's internally funded capital of $10 million. For the full year, free cash flow1 was $172 million, excluding $113 million of one-time bankruptcy related fees, after taking into account CRC's internally funded capital of $47 million.

FREE CASH FLOW
Management uses free cash flow, which is defined by us as net cash provided by operating activities less capital investments, as a measure of liquidity. The following table presents a reconciliation of our net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow. We have excluded one-time costs for legal and professional fees related to our bankruptcy proceedings during 2020 as a supplemental measure of our free cash flow.
Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions)2020201920202019
Net cash provided by operating activities$(35)$136 $106 $676 
  Capital investments(10)(62)(47)(455)
Free cash flow1
(45)74 59 221 
  BSP funded capital —  48 
Free cash flow, after internally funded capital1
$(45)$74 $59 $269 
   Professional fees related to our bankruptcy39 — 113 — 
Free cash flow, excluding professional fees related to our bankruptcy1
$(6)$74 $172 $269 

Operating costs for the fourth quarter of 2020 were $165 million, compared to $211 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the full year 2020, operating costs were $625 million, compared to $895 million in 2019. The decrease was primarily due to efficiencies and streamlining of operations, reduced operating costs from shut-in wells as well as lower activity levels, such as downhole maintenance. Operating costs per BOE are presented below:

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OPERATING COSTS PER BOE
The reporting of our PSC-type contracts creates a difference between reported operating costs, which are for the full field, and reported volumes, which are only our net share, inflating the per barrel operating costs. The following table presents operating costs after adjusting for the excess costs attributable to PSC-type contracts.
Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ per Boe)2020201920202019
Operating costs$17.42 $18.67 $15.45 $19.16 
Excess costs attributable to PSC-type contracts (1.13)(1.35)(0.89)(1.46)
Operating costs, excluding effects of PSC-type contracts$16.29 $17.32 $14.56 $17.70 

G&A expenses were $59 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $62 million in the same prior-year period. For the full year of 2020, G&A expenses were $252 million, compared to $290 million in 2019. The decrease in G&A expenses resulted from workforce reductions, cost saving efforts and a decline in spending across a number of cost categories. These savings were partially offset by the cost of obtaining additional directors and officers insurance related to the Chapter 11 cases, lower capitalized salary costs as a result of suspending the capital program beginning in March 2020 as well a slight increase in employee incentive awards due to changes to the variable portion of the incentive compensation program in May 2020, which had the effect of increasing CRC's cash-settled awards to target and achieving a higher target payout on performance metrics.

CRC reported taxes other than on income of $23 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $38 million for the same prior-year period. For the full year of 2020, CRC reported taxes other than on income of $144 million, compared to $157 million in 2019. The decrease primarily resulted from reduced emissions in 2020 as compared to 2019 due to lower activity levels, including shut-in wells, and better than expected market pricing on the purchase of greenhouse gas emissions credits. Exploration expense was $2 million and $11 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and for the whole year, respectively, mostly due to limited exploration activity in 2020 as a result of the lower commodity price environment.

Total internally funded capital invested during the fourth quarter of 2020 was $10 million. For the full year of 2020, total capital invested was $140 million, of which $47 million was internally funded by CRC. CRC's JV partners Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc. (MIRA) and Alpine Energy Capital, LLC (Alpine) invested an additional $1 million and $92 million, respectively, which are excluded from CRC's consolidated results.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity Update

In January 2021, CRC completed an offering of $600 million of 7.125% senior unsecured notes due 2026. The net proceeds of $590 million were used to repay in full the second lien term loan and all outstanding senior secured notes due 2027 issued by CRC's subsidiary Elk Hills Power, LLC, with the remaining $90 million used to pay down a portion of the Revolving Credit Facility. As of December 31, 2020, CRC had liquidity of $335 million, which consisted of $28 million in unrestricted cash and $307 million of available borrowing capacity under its Revolving Credit Facility. After giving effect to the January 2021 debt issuance discussed above, CRC would have had, on a pro forma basis, liquidity of $425 million as of December 31, 2020, which consisted of $28 million in unrestricted cash and $397 million of available borrowing capacity
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under its Revolving Credit Facility. As of March 01, 2021, CRC had an undrawn revolving credit facility, $125 million in letters of credit outstanding and liquidity of approximately $475 million.

Organization Changes

During the second half of 2020, CRC implemented organizational changes that resulted in a 12% reduction of overall headcount to approximately 1,100 employees. Subsequent to the quarter-end, CRC took steps to further align the cost structure with the objective to focus around core assets and cost performance. This included decisions to reduce the size of its management team and to realign several functions which resulted in further headcount and cost reductions. During the first quarter of 2021, CRC further reduced its headcount by an additional 9% to approximately 1,000 employees.

Excluding one-time severance charges, these personnel related changes are expected to reduce the compensation expense component of CRC’s 2021 operating expenses by approximately $15 million per year and general and administrative expenses by approximately $50 million per year from its 2020 levels.

Operational Update

In the fourth quarter of 2020, CRC operated no drilling rigs. The San Joaquin basin produced 74,000 net BOE per day. The Los Angeles basin produced 23,000 net BOE per day, the Ventura basin produced 3,000 net BOE per day and the Sacramento basin produced 3,000 net BOE per day.

2021 Capital Budget

CRC's capital program will be dynamic in response to oil market volatility while focusing on maintaining strong liquidity and maximizing free cash flow. The 2021 capital program will target reinvestment of approximately 50% of anticipated available cash flow from operations at current commodity prices. CRC's 2021 capital program is anticipated to be between $200 and $225 million, including approximately $40 million of mechanical integrity and midstream turnaround activities deferred from 2020 to 2021. The current plan anticipates CRC to gradually raise quarterly investment throughout the year if the commodity environment continues to strengthen. CRC will maintain the flexibility to adjust its capital program in response to declining market conditions.

Reserves

As of December 31, 2020, CRC had estimated proved reserves totaling 442 million BOE, of which 382 million BOE was proved developed and 60 million BOE was proved undeveloped. The estimated future net cash flows of our proved reserve volumes had a PV-10 value of $2.43 billion. These estimates were based on SEC pricing and the average realized prices for estimating CRC's proved reserves were $42.35 per barrel for oil, $26.42 per barrel for NGLs and $2.28 per Mcf for natural gas.

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PV-10 AND STANDARDIZED MEASURE
The following table presents a reconciliation of the GAAP financial measure of Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows (Standardized Measure) to the non-GAAP financial measure of PV-10:
($ millions)December 31, 2020
Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows$1,932 
Present value of future income taxes discounted at 10%494 
PV-10 of cash flows (*)
$2,426 
(*) PV-10 is a non-GAAP financial measure and represents the year-end present value of estimated future cash inflows from proved oil and natural gas reserves, less future development and operating costs, discounted at 10% per annum to reflect the timing of future cash flows and using SEC prescribed pricing assumptions for the period. PV-10 differs from Standardized Measure because Standardized Measure includes the effects of future income taxes on future net cash flows. Neither PV-10 nor Standardized Measure should be construed as the fair value of our oil and natural gas reserves. Standardized Measure is prescribed by the SEC as an industry standard asset value measure to compare reserves with consistent pricing costs and discount assumptions. PV-10 facilitates the comparisons to other companies as it is not dependent on the tax-paying status of the entity.

Based on average realized prices of $55 per barrel of oil and $2.50 per Mcf for natural gas, CRC's estimated proved reserves would be 515 million BOE, including 441 million BOE of proved developed and 74 million BOE of proved undeveloped reserves. Management's internal estimate of PV-10 value at these prices would be approximately $4.75 billion2.

ESG Update

As a dependable and reliable energy producer in the State of California, in 2020, CRC maintained the highest CDP ranking among all U.S. oil and gas companies, tying for first with one other U.S.-based E&P with global operations, and released the third annual Sustainability report with expanded disclosures. Underscoring the Company's commitment to safe and responsible production, CRC's ESG performance and progress on its 2030 Sustainability Goals, which align with California’s climate goals toward carbon neutrality in accordance with the Paris Climate Accord, continue to be directly tied to the performance-based compensation of its executives, senior managers and employees. The new Board of Directors will continue to highlight, monitor and provide guidance on CRC ESG efforts, including a strong commitment to sustainability, HSE and community engagement.

Hedging Update as of February 28, 2021

CRC will utilize its hedging program to ensure strong cash flows in nearly any commodity price environment and will target approximately 80% of anticipated production. The current strategy includes a mix of swaps and options to ensure CRC’s ability to generate free cash flow and is also aligned with CRC’s reserve-based lending (RBL) requirements. See Attachment 7 for further information on CRC's current hedges.

2021 Strategy Day

On March 18, 2021, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time, CRC will host a virtual Strategy Day to review the Company’s strategic repositioning, expected outcomes of the new strategic alignment and 2021 guidance. Participants can preregister here for the live webcast or access in the Investor Relations section of CRC.com the day of the event. A digital replay of the event will be archived for approximately 90 days and supplemental slides for the event will also be available in the Investor Relations section on www.crc.com.

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1 See Attachment 3 for the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted EBITDAX, adjusted EBITDAX margin, operating costs per BOE (excluding effects of PSC-type contracts), adjusted net income (loss), discretionary cash flow and free cash flow, including reconciliations to their most directly comparable GAAP measure, where applicable.
2 GAAP does not prescribe a standardized measure of reserves on a basis other than SEC pricing. As such, no standardized measure of proved reserves using $55 per barrel for oil and $2.50 per Mcf for natural gas has been provided.


About California Resources Corporation

California Resources Corporation (CRC) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, applying complementary and integrated infrastructure to gather, process and market its production. Using advanced technology, CRC focuses on safely and responsibly supplying affordable energy.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information included herein contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could materially affect CRC's expected results of operations, liquidity, cash flows and business prospects. Such statements include those regarding CRC's expectations as to its future:

financial position, liquidity, cash flows and results of operations
business prospects
transactions and projects
operating costs
operations and operational results including production, hedging and capital investment
budgets and maintenance capital requirements
reserves
type curves
expected synergies from acquisitions and joint ventures

Actual results may differ from anticipated results, sometimes materially, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. While CRC believes assumptions or bases underlying its expectations are reasonable and make them in good faith, they almost always vary from actual results, sometimes materially. CRC also believes third-party statements it cites are accurate but have not independently verified them and do not warrant their accuracy or completeness. Factors (but not necessarily all the factors) that could cause results to differ include:

CRC's ability to execute its business plan post-emergence
the volatility of commodity prices and the potential for sustained low oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices
impact of CRC's recent emergence from bankruptcy on its business and relationships
debt limitations on CRC's financial flexibility
insufficient cash flow to fund planned investments, interest payments on CRC's debt, debt repurchases or changes to CRC's capital plan
insufficient capital or liquidity, including as a result of lender restrictions, unavailability of capital markets or inability to attract potential investors
limitations on transportation or storage capacity and the need to shut-in wells
inability to enter into desirable transactions including acquisitions, asset sales and joint ventures
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CRC's ability to utilize its net operating loss carryforwards to reduce its income tax obligations
legislative or regulatory changes, including those related to drilling, completion, well stimulation, operation, maintenance or abandonment of wells or facilities, managing energy, water, land, greenhouse gases (GHGs) or other emissions, protection of health, safety and the environment, or transportation, marketing and sale of CRC products
joint ventures and acquisitions and CRC's ability to achieve expected synergies
the recoverability of resources and unexpected geologic conditions
incorrect estimates of reserves and related future cash flows and the inability to replace reserves
changes in business strategy
production-sharing contracts' effects on production and unit operating costs
the effect of CRC's stock price on costs associated with incentive compensation
effects of hedging transactions
equipment, service or labor price inflation or unavailability
availability or timing of, or conditions imposed on, permits and approvals
lower-than-expected production, reserves or resources from development projects, joint ventures or acquisitions, or higher-than-expected decline rates
disruptions due to accidents, mechanical failures, power outages, transportation or storage constraints, natural disasters, labor difficulties, cyber attacks or other catastrophic events
pandemics, epidemics, outbreaks, or other public health events, such as the COVID-19
factors discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors in CRC's Annual Report on Form 10-K available at www.crc.com.

Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "likely," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "project," "seek," "should," "target, "will" or "would" and similar words that reflect the prospective nature of events or outcomes typically identify forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.



Contacts:
Joanna Park (Investor Relations) 818-661-3731
Joanna.Park@crc.com
Richard Venn (Media)
818-661-6014
Richard.Venn@crc.com 
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Attachment 1
SUMMARY OF RESULTS  
Fourth Quarter
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ and shares in millions, except per share amounts)2020202020202019
Statements of Operations:      
Revenues      
Oil and natural gas sales$237 $105 $342 $550 
Net derivative gain (loss) from commodity contracts(141)16 (125)(28)
Other revenue
   Trading revenue38 15 53 56 
   Electricity sales15 11 26 24 
   Other3 5 
     Total revenues152 149 301 610 
Costs and Other  
Operating costs114 51 165 211 
General and administrative expenses40 19 59 62 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization34 32 66 114 
Taxes other than on income10 13 23 38 
Exploration expense1 2 
Other expenses, net
   Trading costs24 11 35 31 
   Electricity cost of sales10 16 17 
   Transportation costs8 12 10 
   Other17 14 31 21 
     Total costs and other258 151 409 508 
Operating (Loss) Income(106)(2)(108)102 
Non-Operating (Loss) Income
Reorganization items, net(3)3,994 3,991 — 
Interest and debt expense, net(11)(6)(17)(90)
Net gain on early extinguishment of debt —  18 
Other non-operating expenses(5)4 (54)
(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes(125)3,995 3,870 (24)
Income tax provision —  (1)
Net (Loss) Income(125)3,995 3,870 (25)
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests2 (10)(8)(42)
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Common Stock$(123)$3,985 $3,862 $(67)
Net (loss) income attributable to common stock per share - basic 1
$(1.48)$80.20 $ $(1.36)
Net (loss) income attributable to common stock per share - diluted 1
$(1.48)$80.20 $ $(1.36)
Adjusted net income (loss)$28 $(20)$8 $36 
Adjusted net income (loss) per share - basic$0.34 $(0.40)$ $0.73 
Adjusted net income (loss) per share - diluted$0.34 $(0.40)$ $0.73 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic83.3 49.5  49.1 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted83.3 49.5  49.2 
Adjusted EBITDAX$83 $33 $116 $308 
Effective tax rate0%0%0%4%
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Total Year
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ and shares in millions, except per share amounts)2020202020202019
Statements of Operations:     
Revenues     
Oil and natural gas sales$237 $1,092 $1,329 $2,270 
Net derivative gain (loss) from commodity contracts(141)91 (50)(59)
Other revenue
   Trading revenue38 124 162 286 
   Electricity sales15 86 101 112 
   Other3 14 17 25 
     Total revenues152 1,407 1,559 2,634 
Costs and Other 
Operating costs114 511 625 895 
General and administrative expenses40 212 252 290 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization34 328 362 471 
Asset impairments 1,736 1,736 — 
Taxes other than on income10 134 144 157 
Exploration expense1 10 11 29 
Other expenses, net
   Trading costs24 78 102 201 
   Electricity cost of sales10 53 63 68 
   Transportation costs8 35 43 40 
   Other17 89 106 54 
     Total costs and other258 3,186 3,444 2,205 
Operating (Loss) Income(106)(1,779)(1,885)429 
Non-Operating (Loss) Income
Reorganization items, net(3)4,060 4,057 — 
Interest and debt expense, net(11)(206)(217)(383)
Net gain on early extinguishment of debt 5 126 
Other non-operating expenses(5)(84)(89)(72)
(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes(125)1,996 1,871100
Income tax provision —  (1)
Net (Loss) Income(125)1,996 1,871 99 
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests2 (107)(105)(127)
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Common Stock$(123)$1,889 $1,766 $(28)
Net (loss) income attributable to common stock per share - basic$(1.48)$40.59 $ $(0.57)
Net (loss) income attributable to common stock per share - diluted$(1.48)$40.42 $ $(0.57)

Adjusted net income (loss)$28 $(285)$(257)$70 
Adjusted net income (loss) per share - basic$0.34 $(2.98)$ $1.41 
Adjusted net income (loss) per share - diluted$0.34 $(2.98)$ $1.40 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic83.3 49.4  49.0 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted83.3 49.6  49.2 
Adjusted EBITDAX$83 $406 $489 $1,142 
Effective tax rate0%0%01%


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Fourth Quarter
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ in millions)2020202020202019
Cash Flow Data:
Net cash (used) provided by operating activities$(12)$(23)$(35)$136 
Net cash used by investing activities$(7)$(2)$(9)$(103)
Net cash (used) provided by financing activities$(156)$106 $(50)$(38)


Total Year
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ in millions)2020202020202019
Cash Flow Data:
Net cash (used) provided by operating activities$(12)$118 $106 $676 
Net cash used by investing activities$(7)$(30)$(37)$(394)
Net cash (used) provided by financing activities$(156)$98 $(58)$(282)


SuccessorPredecessor
December 31,December 31,
($ and shares in millions)20202019
Selected Balance Sheet Data:
Total current assets$329 $491 
Property, plant and equipment, net$2,655 $6,352 
Total current liabilities$473 $709 
Long-term debt, net$597 $5,023 
Other long-term liabilities$822 $720 
Mezzanine equity$ $802 
Equity $1,182 $(296)
Outstanding shares83.349.2 


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DERIVATIVE GAINS AND LOSSES ON COMMODITY CONTRACTS
Fourth Quarter
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions)2020202020202019
Non-cash derivative (loss) gain - excluding noncontrolling interest$(138)$13 $(125)$(67)
Non-cash derivative (loss) gain - noncontrolling interest(2)— (2)(4)
       Total non-cash changes(140)13 (127)(71)
   Net (payments) proceeds on settled commodity derivatives(1)2 43 
   Net derivative (loss) gain from commodity contracts$(141)$16 $(125)$(28)
Total Year
SuccessorPredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions)2020202020202019
Non-cash derivative (loss) gain - excluding noncontrolling interest$(138)$(19)$(157)$(166)
Non-cash derivative (loss) gain - noncontrolling interest(2) (4)
       Total non-cash changes(140)(17)(157)(170)
   Net (payments) proceeds on settled commodity derivatives(1)108 107 111 
   Net derivative (loss) gain from commodity contracts$(141)$91 $(50)$(59)

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Attachment 2
PRODUCTION STATISTICS 
 Fourth Quarter
NetSuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
Oil, NGLs and Natural Gas Production Per Day2020202020202019
Oil (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin38 38 38 50 
 Los Angeles Basin23 23 23 23 
 Ventura Basin2 2 
 Total63 63 63 76 
NGLs (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin12 13 13 15 
 Total12 13 13 15 
Natural Gas (MMcf/d)
 San Joaquin Basin138 139 138 157 
 Los Angeles Basin1 2 
 Ventura Basin3 3 
 Sacramento Basin23 19 20 26 
 Total165 162 163 190 
Total Production (MBoe/d)103 103 103 123 
 Fourth Quarter
Gross Operated and Net Non-OperatedSuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
Oil, NGLs and Natural Gas Production Per Day2020202020202019
Oil (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin44 45 45 54 
 Los Angeles Basin28 27 28 31 
 Ventura Basin3 2 
 Total75 75 75 89 
NGLs (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin13 14 13 15 
 Total13 14 13 15 
Natural Gas (MMcf/d)
 San Joaquin Basin148 149 148 161 
 Los Angeles Basin8 8 10 
 Ventura Basin3 4 
 Sacramento Basin26 24 25 35 
 Total185 185 185 211 
Total Production (MBoe/d)119 119 119 140 

Note: MBbl/d refers to thousands of barrels per day; MMcf/d refers to millions of cubic feet per day; MBoe/d refers to thousands of barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) per day. Natural gas volumes have been converted to Boe based on the equivalence of energy content of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil. Barrels of oil equivalence does not necessarily result in price equivalence.

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Total Year
NetSuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
Oil, NGLs and Natural Gas Production Per Day2020202020202019
Oil (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin38 42 42 52 
 Los Angeles Basin23 25 24 24 
 Ventura Basin2 3 
 Total63 70 69 80 
NGLs (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin12 13 13 15 
 Total12 13 13 15 
Natural Gas (MMcf/d)
 San Joaquin Basin138 147 145 162 
 Los Angeles Basin1 2 
 Ventura Basin3 4 
 Sacramento Basin23 21 21 28 
 Total165 174 172 197 
Total Production (MBoe/d)103 112 111 128 

Total Year
Gross Operated and Net Non-OperatedSuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
Oil, NGLs and Natural Gas Production Per Day2020202020202019
Oil (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin44 49 48 56 
 Los Angeles Basin28 30 29 32 
 Ventura Basin3 3 
 Total75 82 80 93 
NGLs (MBbl/d)
 San Joaquin Basin13 14 14 15 
 Total13 14 14 15 
Natural Gas (MMcf/d)
 San Joaquin Basin148 157 155 164 
 Los Angeles Basin8 9 
 Ventura Basin3 4 
 Sacramento Basin26 27 26 38 
 Total185 197 194 216 
Total Production (MBoe/d)119 129 127 144 

Note: MBbl/d refers to thousands of barrels per day; MMcf/d refers to millions of cubic feet per day; MBoe/d refers to thousands of barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) per day. Natural gas volumes have been converted to Boe based on the equivalence of energy content of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil. Barrels of oil equivalence does not necessarily result in price equivalence.








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Attachment 3
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS
Our results of operations, which are presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), can include the effects of unusual, out-of-period and infrequent transactions and events affecting earnings that vary widely and unpredictably (in particular certain non-cash items such as derivative gains and losses) in nature, timing, amount and frequency. Therefore, management uses certain non-GAAP measures to assess our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. These measures are widely used by the industry, the investment community and our lenders. Although these are non-GAAP measures, the amounts included in the calculations were computed in accordance with GAAP. Certain items excluded from these non-GAAP measures are significant components in understanding and assessing our financial performance, such as our cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the effect of acquisition and development costs of our assets. These measures should be read in conjunction with the information contained in our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Below are additional disclosures regarding each of the non-GAAP measures reported in this press release, including reconciliations to their most directly comparable GAAP measure where applicable.
ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS)
Management uses a measure called adjusted net income (loss) to provide useful information to investors interested in comparing our core operations between periods and our performance to our peers. This measure is not meant to disassociate the effects of unusual, out-of-period and infrequent items affecting earnings from management's performance but rather is meant to provide useful information to investors interested in comparing our financial performance between periods. Reported earnings are considered representative of management's performance over the long term. Adjusted net income (loss) is not considered to be an alternative to net income (loss) reported in accordance with GAAP. The following table presents a reconciliation of the GAAP financial measure of net income (loss) attributable to common stock to the non-GAAP financial measure of adjusted net income (loss) and presents the GAAP financial measure of net income (loss) attributable to common stock per diluted share and the non-GAAP financial measure of adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share.
 Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions, except per share amounts)2020201920202019
Net income (loss)$3,870 $(25)$1,871 $99 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(8)(42)(105)(127)
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock3,862 (67)1,766 (28)
Unusual, infrequent and other items:
Non-cash derivative loss (gain) from commodities, excluding noncontrolling interest125 67 157 166 
Non-cash derivative loss from interest rate contracts —  
Asset impairments — 1,736 — 
Reorganization items, net(3,991)— (4,057)— 
Severance and termination costs5 45 15 47 
Incentive and retention award modifications — 4 — 
Net gain on early extinguishment of debt (18)(5)(126)
Legal and professional fees related to our reorganization — 65 — 
Deficiency payment on pipeline delivery contract — 20 — 
Power plant maintenance — 7 — 
Write-off of deferred financing costs — 4 
Rig termination expenses2 5 
Ad valorem late payment penalties — 4 — 
Other, net5 22 
Total unusual, infrequent and other items(3,854)103 (2,023)98 
Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to common stock$8 $36 $(257)$70 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock per share - diluted$ $(1.36)$ $(0.57)
Adjusted net income (loss) per share - diluted$ $0.73 $ $1.40 
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FREE CASH FLOW
Management uses free cash flow, which is defined by us as net cash provided by operating activities less capital investments, as a measure of liquidity. The following table presents a reconciliation of our net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow. We have excluded one-time costs for bankruptcy related fees during 2020 as a supplemental measure of our free cash flow.
Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions)2020201920202019
Net cash provided by operating activities$(35)$136 $106 $676 
  Capital investments(10)(62)(47)(455)
Free cash flow(45)74 59 221 
  BSP funded capital —  48 
Free cash flow, after internally funded capital$(45)$74 $59 $269 
   One-time bankruptcy related fees39 — 113 — 
Free cash flow, excluding one-time bankruptcy related fees$(6)$74 $172 $269 
ADJUSTED EBITDAX
We define Adjusted EBITDAX as earnings before interest expense; income taxes; depreciation, depletion and amortization; exploration expense; other unusual, infrequent and out-of-period items; and other non-cash items. We believe this measure provides useful information in assessing our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows and is widely used by the industry, the investment community and our lenders. Although this is a non-GAAP measure, the amounts included in the calculation were computed in accordance with GAAP. Certain items excluded from this non-GAAP measure are significant components in understanding and assessing our financial performance, such as our cost of capital and tax structure, as well as depreciation, depletion and amortization of our assets. This measure should be read in conjunction with the information contained in our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. A version of Adjusted EBITDAX is a material component of certain of our financial covenants under our Revolving Credit Facility and is provided in addition to, and not as an alternative for, income and liquidity measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.
 Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions, except per BOE amounts)2020201920202019
Net (loss) income$3,870 $(25)$1,871 $99 
Interest and debt expense, net17 90 217 383 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization66 114 362 471 
Exploration expense2 11 29 
Unusual, infrequent and other items (a)
(3,854)103 (2,023)98 
Non-cash items
   Accretion expense11 41 36 
   Stock-settled compensation1 6 13 
   Post-retirement medical and pension1 4 
   Other non-cash items2  
Adjusted EBITDAX$116 $308 $489 $1,142 
Net cash provided by operating activities$(35)$136 $106 $676 
Cash interest15 139 95 439 
Exploration expenditures2 11 18 
Working capital changes134 30 277 
Adjusted EBITDAX$116 $308 $489 $1,142 
Adjusted EBITDAX per Boe$12.25 $27.25 $12.09 $24.45 
(a) See Adjusted Net Income (Loss) reconciliation.
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DISCRETIONARY CASH FLOW
We define discretionary cash flow as the cash available after distributions to noncontrolling interest holders and cash interest, excluding the effect of working capital changes but before our internal capital investment. Management uses discretionary cash flow as a measure of the availability of cash to reduce debt or fund investments.
Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions)2020201920202019
Adjusted EBITDAX$116 $308 $489 $1,142 
Cash interest(15)(139)(95)(439)
Distributions paid to noncontrolling interest holders:
   BSP(30)(16)(64)(71)
   Ares(9)(20)(70)(80)
Discretionary cash flow (1)
$62 $133 $260 $552 
(1) Cash used for asset retirement obligations and idle well testing would have reduced Discretionary Cash Flow by $9 million and $8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively and $17 million and $26 million for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively..
ADJUSTED EBITDAX MARGIN
Management uses adjusted EBITDAX margin as a measure of profitability between periods and this measure is generally used by analysts for comparative purposes within the industry.
 Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ millions)2020201920202019
Total revenues$301 $610 $1,559 $2,634 
Non-cash derivative loss127 71 157 170 
Revenues, excluding non-cash derivative gains and losses$428 $681 $1,716 $2,804 
Adjusted EBITDAX margin 27 %45 %28 %41 %
OPERATING COSTS PER BOE
The reporting of our PSC-type contracts creates a difference between reported operating costs, which are for the full field, and reported volumes, which are only our net share, inflating the per barrel operating costs. The following table presents operating costs after adjusting for the excess costs attributable to PSC-type contracts.
Fourth QuarterTotal Year
Combined
(Non-GAAP)
PredecessorCombined
(Non-GAAP)
Predecessor
($ per Boe)2020201920202019
Operating costs$17.42 $18.67 $15.45 $19.16 
Excess costs attributable to PSC-type contracts (1.13)(1.35)(0.89)(1.46)
Operating costs, excluding effects of PSC-type contracts$16.29 $17.32 $14.56 $17.70 



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Attachment 4
CAPITAL INVESTMENTS  
 Fourth Quarter
SuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
($ millions)2020202020202019
    
Internally funded capital$7 $$10 $62 
Capital investments not included on our financial statements:
     MIRA funded capital —  13 
     Alpine funded capital(1)— (1)71 
Total capital program$6 $$9 $146 

 Total Year
SuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
($ millions)2020202020202019
    
Internally funded capital$7 $40 $47 $455 
Capital investments not included on our financial statements:
     MIRA funded capital  1 23 
     Alpine funded capital(1)93 92 134 
Total capital program$6 $134 $140 $612 


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Attachment 5
PRICE STATISTICS
 Fourth Quarter
SuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
 2020202020202019
Realized Prices
 Oil with hedge ($/Bbl)$45.37 $42.45 $44.39 $70.21 
 Oil without hedge ($/Bbl)$45.65 $40.59 $43.94 $64.22 
 NGLs ($/Bbl)$38.00 $30.57 $35.45 $33.81 
 Natural gas ($/Mcf)$3.21 $2.68 $3.03 $3.00 
Index Prices
 Brent oil ($/Bbl)$47.10 $41.52 $45.24 $62.50 
 WTI oil ($/Bbl)$44.21 $39.55 $42.66 $56.96 
 NYMEX gas ($/MMBtu)$2.86 $2.28 $2.66 $2.50 
Realized Prices as Percentage of Index Prices
 Oil with hedge as a percentage of Brent96 %102 %98 %112 %
 Oil without hedge as a percentage of Brent97 %98 %97 %103 %
 Oil with hedge as a percentage of WTI103 %107 %104 %123 %
 Oil without hedge as a percentage of WTI103 %103 %103 %113 %
 NGLs as a percentage of Brent81 %74 %78 %54 %
 NGLs as a percentage of WTI86 %77 %83 %59 %
 Natural gas as a percentage of NYMEX112 %118 %114 %120 %

 Total Year
SuccessorPredecessorCombinedPredecessor
 2020202020202019
Realized Prices
 Oil with hedge ($/Bbl)$45.37 $43.19 $43.53 $68.65 
 Oil without hedge ($/Bbl)$45.65 $41.21 $41.89 $64.83 
 NGLs ($/Bbl)$38.00 $25.70 $27.63 $31.71 
 Natural gas ($/Mcf)$3.21 $2.11 $2.28 $2.87 
Index Prices
 Brent oil ($/Bbl)$47.10 $42.43 $43.21 $64.18 
 WTI oil ($/Bbl)$44.21 $38.44 $39.40 $57.03 
 NYMEX gas ($/MMBtu)$2.86 $1.95 $2.10 $2.67 
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Realized Prices as Percentage of Index Prices
 Oil with hedge as a percentage of Brent96 %102 %101 %107 %
 Oil without hedge as a percentage of Brent97 %97 %97 %101 %
 Oil with hedge as a percentage of WTI103 %112 %110 %120 %
 Oil without hedge as a percentage of WTI103 %107 %106 %114 %
 NGLs as a percentage of Brent81 %61 %64 %49 %
 NGLs as a percentage of WTI86 %67 %70 %56 %
 Natural gas as a percentage of NYMEX112 %108 %109 %107 %

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Attachment 6
TOTAL YEAR 2020 DRILLING ACTIVITY     
 San JoaquinLos AngelesVenturaSacramento 
Wells DrilledBasinBasinBasinBasinTotal
Development Wells     
Primary4848
Waterflood246
Steamflood
Unconventional1818
Total68472
Total (1)
68472
 San JoaquinLos AngelesVenturaSacramento 
Wells DrilledBasinBasinBasinBasinTotal
CRC347
Alpine6565
Total (1)
68472
There were no wells drilled in the fourth quarter of 2020.
(1) Includes steam injectors and drilled but uncompleted wells, which would not be included in the SEC definition of wells drilled.



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Attachment 7
HEDGES - AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 2021    
 January -
Q1 2021Q2 2021Q3 2021Q4 20212022October 2023
Sold Calls:    
Barrels per day19,02833,53736,36236,70030,78317,758
Weighted-average Brent price per barrel$47.88$48.73$50.31$60.70$59.37$58.01
Purchased Puts:
Barrels per day39,14837,87236,61735,48330,78317,758
Weighted-average Brent price per barrel$41.88$40.00$40.00$40.00$40.00$40.00
Sold Puts:
Barrels per day15,65915,14914,64714,1933,042
Weighted-average Brent price per barrel$35.97$31.41$30.00$32.00$32.00
Swaps:
Barrels per day8,5249,6399,0638,9226,5765,919
Weighted-average Brent price per barrel$44.54$46.35$47.18$48.57$46.29$47.57
The BSP JV entered into crude oil derivatives for insignificant volumes through 2021 that are included in our consolidated results but not in the above table. The BSP JV also entered into natural gas swaps for insignificant volumes for periods through May 2021. The hedges entered into by the BSP JV could affect the timing of the redemption of BSP's preferred interest.
                                            



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