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Bill Barrett Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results and Announces Big Growth in Oil Production, DJ Basin Expansion and Reduced Gas Drilling

August 2, 2012

DENVER, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) today reported second quarter 2012 results and announced operational updates highlighted by:

  • Oil and natural gas production growth, up 13% to 29.9 Bcfe; oil production up 92% over the second quarter of 2011 and up 32% sequentially.
  • Discretionary cash flow (a non-GAAP measure, see below) of $94.7 million or $2.00 per diluted common share.
  • Leasehold acquisitions totaling 31,070 net acres in the Denver-Julesburg (“DJ”) Basin, located in the Wattenberg Field northeast extension area (“northeast Wattenberg”), subsequent to quarter-end. Deal terms are not being disclosed.
  • Successful Niobrara exploration well in the northeast Wattenberg, with a 24-hour peak IP rate of 798 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“Boe/d”) and an average 30-day rate of 517 Boe/d.
  • Successful Shannon formation test well in the Powder River Deep with a 24-hour peak flowing IP rate of 523 Boe/d and 30-day average rate of 429 Boe/d.
  • Reduction of development capital allocated to the Piceance Basin, cutting drilling activity from two rigs to zero.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Fred Barrett commented: “In the second quarter we delivered sizable growth in oil production, up 32% from the first quarter and positioning the Company to meet targeted 75-80% oil production growth for the year. We are also pleased to report new exploration catalysts and expansion of the DJ Basin program. The second quarter was again challenging due to low commodity prices, with May regional natural gas prices hitting a low not seen since September 2008 and NGL prices declining approximately 40% from January to June. In this environment, we continue to focus on building the oil component of our portfolio. We continue to execute in the Uinta Oil Program, and in the DJ we are quickly building a scalable oil play highlighted this quarter by positive exploration results and the acquisition of sizable, contiguous acreage positions adjacent to Wattenberg.

“Importantly, we remain attentive to total capital expenditures, both in keeping total expenditures within an acceptable level compared to expected cash flows and directing our capital to our highest return programs. As a result of the significant decline in NGL prices as well as continued low natural gas prices, we have cut all drilling in Gibson Gulch and have added one rig to the DJ program, which generates some of our best returns. The net effect of these changes will reduce 2012 development capital by approximately $40 million and reduce the 2013 capital expenditure run-rate by approximately $100 million. The Company will maintain flexibility and continue to consider further capital reallocation as it optimizes activities among the Uinta Oil Program and its sizable position in the DJ Basin Niobrara play.

“We aim to drive exceptional oil growth in 2012 and 2013 while taking prudent measures to narrow the funding requirements over the same time period. In parallel, as we said we would do, we will continue to manage our portfolio to enhance value and strengthen our financial position, and we are off to a great start by completing the recent lease financing of certain infrastructure.”

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL RESULTS

Oil and natural gas production totaled 29.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (“Bcfe”) in the second quarter of 2012, up 13% from 26.5 Bcfe in the second quarter of 2011. The Company’s 2012 capital program is targeting 75-80% growth in oil production. Second quarter average oil production of 6,972 barrels of oil per day (“Bbls/d”) is up 92% compared with the second quarter of 2011 and oil production is up 78% year-to-date.

Realized pricing in the second quarter of 2012 remained strong despite low natural gas prices in May of $1.75 per million British thermal units (“MMBtu”) (May CIG IFERC first of month price.) The average realized sales price was $5.97 per thousand cubic feet equivalent (“Mcfe”), which benefitted from increased oil production and included an $0.80 per Mcfe benefit from NGL-related pricing and a $1.33 per Mcfe benefit from realized hedges. The average realized price is down from $7.01 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2011, due to lower natural gas prices partially offset by slightly higher oil prices. The average realized natural gas price in the second quarter was $4.77 per Mcf and the average realized oil price was $84.86 per barrel (“Bbl”). (See “Selected Operating Highlights” below for more detail.)

In the second quarter of 2012, oil and NGLs made up 30% of the total sales volumes (see “Disclosure Statements” below) and 59% of pre-hedge revenues. Sales volumes, including the breakdown of natural gas production into quantities sold as dry gas and quantities that receive the benefit of NGL-related pricing from the Company’s election to process natural gas, where it is able to do so, are as follows:

                           2Q11          3Q11   4Q11   1Q12   2Q12
                           ----          ----   ----   ----   ----
    Reported
     Production
     Volumes:

                Oil (Bbls/d)              3,642  4,304  5,066  5,286  6,972
                 Natural gas, including
                 NGLs (MMcf/d)              269    279    286    278    287

    Reported
     Realized
     Prices:

                Oil (per Bbl)            $82.40 $79.79 $81.48 $88.42 $84.86
                 Natural gas, including
                 NGLs (per Mcf)           $6.47  $6.48  $6.26  $5.46  $4.77

    Sales*
     Volumes:

                Oil (Bbls/d)              3,642  4,304  5,066  5,286  6,972
                 Natural gas sold as dry
                 gas (MMcf/d)               234    250    261    257    262
                NGLs (Bbls/d)            11,024 11,571 11,476 11,985 11,439

* See “Disclosure Statements” below.

Discretionary cash flow (a non-GAAP measure, see “Discretionary Cash Flow Reconciliation” below) in the second quarter of 2012 was $94.7 million, or $2.00 per diluted common share, down from $122.8 million in the second quarter of 2011. The decline in discretionary cash flow is primarily due to lower realized natural gas prices and increased interest expenses, partially offset by higher production volumes. Discretionary cash flow was $193.6 million for the first half of 2012 compared with $227.5 million for the first half of 2011.

Net income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted common share, down from $32.6 million, or $0.69 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2011. Net income was affected by the same factors as discretionary cash flow as well as higher depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, partially offset by higher non-cash gains on derivatives. Impairment charges in the second quarter of 2012 were $18.3 million and were primarily related to the effect of unfavorable market conditions on certain exploration properties. Net income for the first half of 2012 was $39.2 million compared with $47.9 million in the first half of 2011.

Adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2012 (a non-GAAP measure, see “Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation” below) was a loss of $2.4 million, or ($0.05) per diluted common share, compared with $27.6 million, or $0.59 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2011. Adjusted net income for the first half of 2012 was $7.3 million compared with $46.6 million in the first half of 2011. Adjusted net income removes the effect of non-recurring charges such as unrealized derivative gains and losses, impairment expenses, property sales and one-time items.

DEBT AND LIQUIDITY

At June 30, 2012, the Company’s revolving credit facility had an outstanding balance of $75.0 million on a borrowing base of $900.0 million. After deducting an outstanding letter of credit for $26.0 million, borrowing capacity was $799.0 million. At June 30, 2012, the Company had outstanding a total of $1,150.3 million principal amount in senior debt with no significant maturity before 2016.

Subsequent to quarter-end, the Company completed, or is in the process of completing, lease financing agreements for new and existing compressors and related facilities owned by the Company in the West Tavaputs and Gibson Gulch areas. The funding is expected to total $106 million, with $88 million completed to date. The agreements are with several financial institutions and have an implicit interest rate of less than 3.5% per annum.

OPERATIONS

Production, Wells Spud and Capital Expenditures

The following table lists production, wells spud and total capital expenditures by basin for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012:

                                          Three Months ended June 30, 2012                           Six Months ended June 30, 2012
                                          --------------------------------                           ------------------------------
                                               Average Net                          Wells                                                       Capital                              Average Net                          Wells                               Capital
                                                Production                           Spud                                                    Expenditures                             Production                           Spud                            Expenditures
    Basin                                         (MMcfe/d)                          (gross)                                                    (millions)                              (MMcfe/d)                          (gross)                            (millions)
    -----                                         ---------                           ------                                                     ---------                              ---------                           ------                             ---------

    Uinta:
                          Uinta Oil
                          Program                               28                             44                                                             $74.4                                   26                             65                                    $151.4
                          West
                          Tavaputs                             101                              4                                                              30.3                                  101                             16                                      77.9
    Piceance                                                   145                             39                                                              79.5                                  140                             85                                     148.6
    Denver-Julesburg                                             9                              8                                                              28.7                                    7                             10                                      56.3
    Powder River (CBM)                                          31                              0                                                               0.0                                   32                              2                                       0.1
    Other                                                       15                              1                                                              34.4                                   13                              3                                      48.0
    -----                                                      ---                            ---                                                              ----                                  ---                            ---                                      ----

    Total                                                      329                             96                                                            $247.3                                  319                            181                                    $482.3
    =====                                                      ===                            ===                                                            ======                                  ===                            ===                                    ======

Operating and Drilling Update

The Company anticipates drilling or participating in approximately 255 gross/190 net development wells in 2012. The Company’s development program is focused on growth in oil production and reserves. The Company’s current drilling program includes five rigs in the Uinta Oil Program and three rigs in the DJ Basin Niobrara oil play.

Uinta Basin, Utah

Uinta Oil Program (Blacktail Ridge, Lake Canyon, East Bluebell and South Altamont) – Current net production is approximately 5,200 Boe/d. The Company currently has five drilling rigs operating in the area and expects to drill up to 67 gross/47 net operated wells in the area in 2012, plus participate in approximately 40 wells operated by its partner in Lake Canyon. During 2012, the Company seeks to increase recoveries and optimize development of this vast, oil-rich resource base. The Company will continue its vertical development program and renew drilling of its horizontal Uteland Butte program. The Company recently drilled horizontal tests in the Black Shale and Wasatch horizons as well as a vertical test of the Mahogany with results expected in the fall of 2012.

At June 30, 2012, the Company had an approximate 71% working interest in production from 160 gross wells. Depending upon elections to participate by partners, the Company expects to have an approximate 50% average working interest in its 2012 drilling program. The working interests for wells in the 2012 program range from 19% to 100%.

West Tavaputs – Current net production is approximately 106 million cubic feet equivalent per day (MMcfe/d). Due to low natural gas prices, the Company has suspended drilling at this dry natural gas program. This program remains one of the Company’s largest, long-term development assets.

At June 30, 2012, the Company had an approximate 97% working interest in production from 300 gross wells in its West Tavaputs shallow and deep programs.

Denver-Julesburg Basin, Colorado and Wyoming

Wattenburg and Chalk Bluffs – Current net production is approximately 1,350 Boe/d. The rapidly growing DJ Program includes development drilling, successful delineation drilling, and improving production through re-fracture stimulation of existing wells. The Company currently has three active rigs in the area, and the full year 2012 program was recently expanded and is expected to include approximately 33 gross/23 net operated wells, all of which will be horizontal and target the “B” and/or “C” bench of the Niobrara formation.

Year-to-date, the Company has added two rigs and 41,400 net acres to its growing DJ Basin program, more than doubling its position. During the second quarter of 2012, the Company initiated drilling on its Briggsdale acreage in northeast Wattenberg. The Niobrara test was drilled to approximately 6,400 feet with a 4,500 foot lateral and 18 fracture stimulation stages and had a 24-hour peak IP rate of 798 Boe/d and average 30-day rate of 517 Boe/d. The Company has completed three additional wells in the Chalk Bluffs and northeast Wattenberg that are currently being evaluated. Including recently acquired leaseholds, the Company has a total of approximately 74,820 net/119,230 gross acres in the play, including approximately 39,040 net acres in the northeast Wattenberg, 13,360 net acres in other portions of the core Wattenberg Field and 22,420 net acres in the Chalk Bluffs/northern Colorado/Wyoming exploration areas.

At June 30, 2012, the Company had an approximate 90% working interest in production from 222 gross wells.

Piceance Basin, Colorado

Gibson Gulch – Current net production is approximately 148 MMcfe/d. As a result of the significant decline in NGL prices starting in the second quarter of 2012, the Company is suspending drilling activity in this program. A portion of our Gibson Gulch natural gas production is processed, at the election of the Company, exposing the Company to NGL pricing. The incremental benefit to production revenues related to natural gas liquids was $0.80 per Mcfe to the Company-wide realized price in the second quarter of 2012, down from $1.14 per Mcfe in the first quarter of 2012. The Gibson Gulch program serves as a “swing area” for the Company as it can substantially modify the drilling program in conjunction with broader capital plans and commodity prices. Gibson Gulch operations benefit from low operating costs and revenue contributions from oil and NGLs.

At June 30, 2012, the Company had an approximate 98% working interest in production from 900 gross wells in its Gibson Gulch program.

Exploration Update

Powder River Deep, Powder River Basin, Wyoming – The Company completed a successful horizontal exploration well (working interest 75%) testing the Shannon formation that had a 24-hour peak flowing IP rate of 523 Boe/d and a 30-day average rate of 429 Boe/d, which was 95% oil. The well was drilled to a depth of approximately 8,800 feet and completed with a 4,000 foot lateral and 18 fracture stimulation stages. The Company plans to drill at least three additional horizontal wells in the Powder River Basin by year-end, including tests to the Sussex and Frontier formations, as well as participate in several non-operated tests. The Company has approximately 144,150 gross/64,230 net acres in the prospect.

San Juan Basin, New Mexico – The Company is conducting a 3-dimensional seismic survey in this area and intends to drill up to two horizontal wells by year-end targeting oil in the Tocito-Gallup-Niobrara at approximately 6,500 feet. The Company has approximately 36,000 net acres (including acreage to be earned) in the prospect.

Southern Alberta Basin, Montana – The Company has completed a 3-dimensional seismic survey of the area and, in the third quarter of 2012, intends to drill a horizontal well targeting oil in the Banff-Bakken formation at approximately 3,200 feet. The Company has approximately 94,000 net acres in the prospect.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Guidance

The Company’s 2012 guidance (please reference “Forward-Looking Statements” below) is as follows. The Company may update guidance as business conditions warrant:

  • Capital expenditures of $850 to $900 million, including leasehold acquisitions year-to-date.
  • Oil and natural gas production of 118 to 122 Bcfe, up 10% to 14% from 2011, narrowed from 116 to 122 Bcfe.
  • Lease operating costs per Mcfe of $0.60 to $0.65, unchanged.
  • Gathering, transportation and processing costs per Mcfe of $0.92 to $0.97, unchanged.
  • General and administrative expenses before non-cash stock-based compensation cost per Mcfe of $0.45 to $0.49, unchanged.

Commodity Hedges Update

It is the Company’s strategy to hedge a portion of its production to reduce the risks associated with unpredictable future commodity prices and to provide predictability for a portion of cash flows in order to support the Company’s capital expenditure program.

For the remainder of 2012 and 2013, the Company has hedges in place as outlined in the table below. Swap and collar hedge positions are tied to regional sales points and include:

  • For the second half of 2012, approximately 41.6 Bcfe, or approximately 70% of production, at a weighted average blended floor price of $6.58 per Mcfe. Approximately 70% of natural gas, 60% of oil and 20% of NGL production/sales is hedged.
  • For 2013, approximately 56.1 Bcfe at a weighted average blended floor price of $6.77 per Mcfe. Based on current sales estimates, approximately 55% of natural gas, 30% of oil and 5% of NGL production/sales is hedged.

As of July 20, 2012:

                                                  SWAPS & COLLARS
                                                  ---------------

     Period Natural Gas / NGLs                Oil                        Equivalent
     ------ ------------------                ---                        ----------
                  Volume         Price                      Volume          Price        Volume        Price
                 MMBtu/d               $MMBtu               Bbl/d                  $/Bbl Mmcfe               $/Mcfe
                 -------               ------               -----                  ----- -----               ------

      3Q12               229,089        $4.39                      5,300         $101.02        22,086        $6.42
      4Q12               198,777        $4.52                      5,300         $101.02        19,551        $6.75
      1Q13               172,557        $3.85                      5,100          $99.45        16,872        $6.25
      2Q13               127,529        $3.97                      5,100          $99.45        13,335        $6.91
      3Q13               127,501        $3.96                      5,100          $99.45        13,479        $6.91
      4Q13               114,240        $4.02                      5,100          $99.45        12,370        $7.18

In addition, the Company has natural gas basis only hedges in place for 2012 of 20,000 MMBtu/d at a basis differential price of ($1.22) per MMBtu. These hedges are not in the money.

SECOND QUARTER 2012 RESULTS WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL

As previously announced, a webcast and conference call will be held later this morning to discuss second quarter 2012 results. Please join Bill Barrett Corporation executive management at noon Eastern time/10:00 a.m. Mountain time for the live webcast, accessed at www.billbarrettcorp.com, or join by telephone by calling 800-215-2410 (617-597-5410 international callers) with passcode 53483447. The webcast will remain available on the Company’s website for approximately 30 days, and a replay of the call will be available through August 9, 2012 at call-in number 888-286-8010 (617-801-6888 international) with passcode 26026826. The Company also has tentatively scheduled its remaining 2012 earnings conference calls for August 2 and November 1, 2012, typically at noon Eastern time/10:00 a.m. Mountain time.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

The Company plans to file today its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The 10-Q will be posted to the Company’s website at www.billbarrettcorp.com and found under “SEC Reports”.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Updated investor presentations will be posted to the homepage of the Company’s website at www.billbarrettcorp.com for each event below. Webcast events will also be accessible on the homepage of the Company’s website:

Investor Conferences

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Fred Barrett will present at the Enercom Oil and Gas Conference on August 15, 2012 at 3:35 p.m. Mountain time. The event will be webcast. The presentation for this event will be posted at 5:00 Mountain time on Monday, August 13, 2012.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Fred Barrett will present at the Barclays CEO Energy Conference on September 6, 2012 at 7:45 a.m. Eastern time. The event will be webcast. The presentation for this event will be posted at 5:00 Mountain time on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

Calculation of Natural Gas Liquids as a Percent of Sales Volumes

The Company’s natural gas production is based on wellhead volumes and its natural gas revenue includes the incremental revenue benefit from third party purchasers and processors when the company elects to receive NGL values from certain volumes of natural gas. Many oil and gas producing companies report NGL volumes and revenues separately from natural gas volumes and revenues. In order to provide a metric that is comparable to other oil and gas production companies, the Company is providing the percentage of total company sales volumes by product including oil, natural gas and NGL revenues received from our gas purchasers or processors. The NGL volumes identified by our gas purchasers or processors are converted to an oil equivalent based on 42 gallons per barrel and compared to overall gas equivalent production based on a 1 barrel to 6 Mcf ratio.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding projected results and future events. In particular, the Company is providing “2012 Guidance,” which contains projections for certain 2012 operational and financial results, as well as planned drilling activity. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s judgment as of this date and include certain risks and uncertainties. Please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC, and other filings including our Current Reports on Form 8-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, for a list of certain risk factors that may affect these forward-looking statements.

Actual results may differ materially from Company projections and can be affected by a variety of factors outside the control of the Company including, among other things, oil, NGL and natural gas price volatility, the ability to receive drilling and other permits and rights-of-way, regulatory approvals, economic and competitive conditions, legislative or regulatory changes including initiatives related to hydraulic fracturing, derivative and hedging activities, declines in the values of our oil and gas properties resulting in impairments, changes in estimates of proved reserves, higher than expected costs and expenses, exploration and development drilling and testing results, compliance with environmental and other regulations, costs and availability of third party facilities for gathering, processing, refining and transportation, performance of acquired properties, the availability and cost of services and materials, the ability to obtain industry partners to jointly explore certain prospects and the willingness and ability of those partners to meet capital obligations when requested, availability and costs of financing to fund the Company’s operations, unexpected future capital expenditures, risks associated with operating in one major geographic area, the success of the Company’s risk management activities, title to properties, litigation, environmental liabilities, and other factors discussed in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC. Bill Barrett Corporation encourages readers to consider the risks and uncertainties associated with projections and other forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly revise or update any forward-looking statements based on future events or circumstances.

ABOUT BILL BARRETT CORPORATION

Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, explores for and develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Additional information about the Company may be found on its website www.billbarrettcorp.com

                                                                                                                             BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
                                                                                                                          Selected Operating Highlights
                                                                                                                                   (Unaudited)

                                                                                                                                  Three Months Ended                                           Six Months Ended
                                                                                                                                       June 30,                                                    June 30,
                                                                                                                                       --------                                                    --------
                                                                                                                                                       2012                              2011                                                2012                              2011
                                                                                                                                                       ----                              ----                                                ----                              ----
    Production Data:
    ----------------
                                                                Natural gas (MMcf)                                                                  26,094                            24,506                                              51,412                            45,941
                                                                Oil (MBbls)                                                                            634                               331                                               1,115                               628
                                                                Combined volumes (MMcfe)                                                            29,898                            26,492                                              58,102                            49,709
                                                                 Daily combined volumes
                                                                 (Mmcfe/d)                                                                             329                               291                                                 319                               275
                                                                -----------------------                                                                ---                               ---                                                 ---                               ---
    Average Prices (before the effects of realized hedges):
    -------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Natural gas (per Mcf)                                  (1)                            $3.40                             $5.91                                               $3.83                             $5.77
                                                                Oil (per Bbl)                                                                        78.89                             89.40                                               83.62                             85.52
                                                                Combined (per Mcfe)                                                                   4.64                              6.59                                                5.00                              6.41
                                                                ------------------                                                                    ----                              ----                                                ----                              ----
    Average Realized Prices (after the effects of realized hedges):
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Natural gas (per Mcf)                                  (1)                            $4.77                             $6.47                                               $5.11                             $6.57
                                                                Oil (per Bbl)                                                                        84.86                             82.40                                               86.39                             80.53
                                                                Combined (per Mcfe)                                                                   5.97                              7.01                                                6.18                              7.09
                                                                ------------------                                                                    ----                              ----                                                ----                              ----
    Average Costs (per Mcfe):
    -------------------------
                                                                Lease operating expense                                                              $0.64                             $0.53                                               $0.65                             $0.55
                                                                 Gathering, transportation
                                                                 and processing expense                                                               0.87                              0.81                                                0.92                              0.82
                                                                Production tax expense                                                                0.23                              0.37                                                0.23                              0.37
                                                                 Depreciation, depletion
                                                                 and amortization                                                                     2.87                              2.60                                                2.75                              2.70
                                                                 General and administrative expense, excluding
                                                                 non-cash stock-based compensation
                                                                                                            (2)
                                                                                                          0.38       0.41                                                                0.43              0.48

                                                           (1)  Natural gas average prices include the effect of NGL revenues.

                                                           (2)   Management believes the separate presentation of the non-cash component of
                                                                 general and administrative expense is useful because the cash portion provides a
                                                                 better understanding of cash required for general and administrative expenses.
                                                                 Management also believes that this disclosure may allow for a more accurate
                                                                 comparison to the Company's peers that may have higher or lower costs associated
                                                                 with equity grants.

                                                                                                                    BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
                                                                                                             Consolidated Statements of Operations
                                                                                                                          (Unaudited)

                                                                                                    Three Months Ended                           Six Months Ended
                                                                                                         June 30,                                    June 30,
                                                                                                         --------                                    --------
                                                                                                                        2012                                        2011                                       2012                                        2011
                                                                                                                        ----                                        ----                                       ----                                        ----
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)

    Operating and Other Revenues:
    -----------------------------
                                       Oil and gas
                                       production                           (1)     $159,490                                   $194,328                                    $336,532                                   $366,525
                                      Other                                              862                                      3,021                                       2,996                                      3,259
                                      -----                                              ---                                      -----                                       -----                                      -----
                                       Total operating and
                                       other revenues                                160,352                                    197,349                                     339,528                                    369,784
                                      --------------------                           -------                                    -------                                     -------                                    -------

    Operating Expenses:
    -------------------
                                      Lease operating                                 19,030                                     14,075                                      37,668                                     27,374
                                       Gathering,
                                       transportation and
                                       processing                                     25,862                                     21,338                                      53,214                                     40,674
                                      Production tax                                   6,892                                      9,781                                      13,099                                     18,347
                                      Exploration                                      4,062                                        697                                       4,501                                      2,048
                                       Impairment, dry hole
                                       costs and
                                       abandonment                                    21,075                                      1,093                                      21,639                                      1,376
                                       Depreciation,
                                       depletion and
                                       amortization                                   85,942                                     68,847                                     160,025                                    134,241
                                       General and
                                       administrative                       (2)       11,314                                     10,739                                      25,114                                     23,806
                                       Non-cash stock-
                                       based compensation                   (2)        3,722                                      4,018                                       8,362                                      8,647
                                      -------------------                  ---         -----                                      -----                                       -----                                      -----
                                       Total operating
                                       expenses                                      177,899                                    130,588                                     323,622                                    256,513
                                      ----------------                               -------                                    -------                                     -------                                    -------
    Operating Income/ (Loss)                                                                                         (17,547)                                     66,761                                     15,906                                     113,271
    ------------------------                                                                                         -------                                      ------                                     ------                                     -------
    Other Income and Expense:
    -------------------------
                                       Interest income and
                                       other income                                      113                                        102                                       1,676                                        165
                                      Interest expense                               (23,912)                                   (12,321)                                    (45,502)                                   (24,363)
                                       Commodity derivative
                                       gain (loss)                          (1)       47,024                                     (2,907)                                     91,771                                    (14,019)
                                       Total other income
                                       and expense                                    23,225                                    (15,126)                                     47,945                                    (38,217)
                                      -------------------                             ------                                    -------                                      ------                                    -------
    Income before Income Taxes                                                                                         5,678                                      51,635                                     63,851                                      75,054
    Provision for Income Taxes                                                                                         2,380                                      18,999                                     24,660                                      27,203
    --------------------------                                                                                         -----                                      ------                                     ------                                      ------
    Net Income                                                                                                        $3,298                                     $32,636                                    $39,191                                     $47,851
    ----------                                                                                                        ------                                     -------                                    -------                                     -------

    Net Income Per Common Share
                                      Basic                                            $0.07                                      $0.70                                       $0.83                                      $1.03
                                      Diluted                                          $0.07                                      $0.69                                       $0.83                                      $1.02
                                      -------                                          -----                                      -----                                       -----                                      -----

    Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
                                      Basic                                           47,202                                     46,416                                      47,143                                     46,255
                                      Diluted                                         47,245                                     47,108                                      47,335                                     46,929
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                                 (1)   The table below summarizes the realized and unrealized gains and losses the Company
                                       recognized related to its oil and natural gas derivative instruments for the periods
                                       indicated:

                                                                                                Three Months Ended June 30,                  Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                                                                ---------------------------                 -------------------------
                                                                          2012                                          2011                                        2012                                       2011
                                                                          ----                                          ----                                        ----                                       ----
                                       Included in oil and
                                       gas production
                                       revenue:
                                       Certain realized
                                       gains on hedges                               $20,798                                    $19,776                                     $46,263                                    $47,699

                                       Included in commodity
                                       derivative gain
                                       (loss):
                                       Realized gain (loss)
                                       on derivatives not
                                       designated as cash
                                       flow hedges
                                                     $18,916                         $(8,590)                                   $22,719                                    $(13,994)
                                       Unrealized
                                       ineffectiveness gain
                                       recognized on
                                       derivatives
                                       designated as cash
                                       flow hedges
                                      -                                                  888                                          -                                       1,050
                                       Unrealized gain
                                       (loss) on
                                       derivatives not
                                       designated as cash
                                       flow hedges
                                                      28,108                           4,795                                     69,052                                      (1,075)
                                                      ------                           -----                                     ------                                      ------
                                         Total commodity                             $47,024                                    $(2,907)                                    $91,771                                   $(14,019)
                                         derivative gain
                                          (loss)

                                 (2)   Management believes the separate presentation of the non-cash component of general
                                       and administrative expense is useful because the cash portion provides a better
                                       understanding of cash required for general and administrative expenses. Management
                                       also believes that this disclosure may allow for a more accurate comparison to the
                                       Company's peers that may have higher or lower costs associated with equity grants.

                                                                                       BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
                                                                                Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
                                                                                             (Unaudited)

                                                                                                             As of                                                        As of
                                                                                                         June 30, 2012                                              December 31, 2011

    (in thousands)

    Assets:
    -------
                                       Cash and cash
                                       equivalents                                 $20,834                                              $57,331
                                       Other current
                                       assets                  (1)   181,795                                                189,012
                                       Property and
                                       equipment,
                                       net                         2,700,032                                              2,406,764
                                       Other
                                       noncurrent
                                       assets                         52,785                                                 34,823
                                      -----------                     ------                                                 ------
                                       Total
                                       assets                                   $2,955,446                                           $2,687,930
                                      ------                                    ----------                                           ----------

    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
    -------------------------------------
                                       Current
                                       liabilities             (1)                $199,651                                             $233,198
                                       Notes payable
                                       to bank                        75,000                                                 70,000
                                      Senior notes                 1,041,973                                                641,198
                                       Convertible
                                       senior notes                   25,344                                                171,042
                                       Other long-
                                       term
                                       liabilities             (1)   378,096                                                353,654
                                       Stockholders'
                                       equity                      1,235,382                                              1,218,838
                                       -------------               ---------                                              ---------
                                       Total
                                       liabilities and
                                       stockholders'
                                       equity                                   $2,955,446                                           $2,687,930
                                       ---------------                          ----------                                           ----------

                                 (1)   At June 30, 2012, the estimated fair value of all of our
                                       commodity derivative instruments was a net asset of $106.1
                                       million, comprised of: $84.1 million current assets; $22.1
                                       million non-current assets; and ($0.1) million non-
                                       current liabilities.  This amount will fluctuate quarterly
                                       based on estimated future commodity prices and the current
                                       hedge position.

                                                                                                           BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
                                                                                                     Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                                                                                                                  (Unaudited)

                                                                                          Three Months Ended                          Six Months Ended
                                                                                               June 30,                                   June 30,
                                                                                               --------                                   --------
                                                                                                              2012                                       2011                                       2012                                       2011
                                                                                                              ----                                       ----                                       ----                                       ----
    (in thousands)

    Operating Activities:
    ---------------------
                        Net income                        $3,298                                           $32,636                                    $39,191                                    $47,851
                         Adjustments to
                         reconcile to net
                         cash
                          provided by
                           operations:
                         Depreciation,
                         depletion and
                         amortization                     85,942                                            68,847                                    160,025                                    134,241
                         Impairment, dry
                         hole costs and
                         abandonment
                         expense                          21,075                                             1,093                                     21,639                                      1,376
                         Unrealized
                         derivative
                         (gain)\loss                     (28,108)                                           (5,683)                                   (69,052)                                        25
                         Deferred income
                         taxes                             2,380                                            18,999                                     24,660                                     27,203
                         Stock
                         compensation and
                         other non-cash
                         charges                           4,318                                             5,254                                      7,640                                     10,345
                         Amortization of
                         debt discounts
                         and deferred
                         financing costs                   1,685                                             3,251                                      5,002                                      6,420
                         Gain on sale of
                         properties                            -                                            (2,288)                                         -                                     (2,009)
                        ----------------                     ---                                            ------                                        ---                                     ------
                         Change in assets
                         and liabilities:
                                                 Accounts
                                                 receivable                  2,929                                    (18,415)                                    18,136                                    (22,114)
                                                 Prepayments
                                                 and other
                                                 assets                     (7,257)                                    (1,860)                                    (6,066)                                     2,069
                          Accounts
                                                 payable,
                                                 accrued and
                                                 other
                                                 liabilities                 3,581                                     13,010                                     (8,853)                                    (3,314)
                          Amounts
                                                 payable to
                                                 oil & gas
                                                 property
                                                 owners                     (2,106)                                     8,365                                     (5,383)                                     7,461
                                                 Production
                                                 taxes
                                                 payable                    (5,293)                                       319                                     (7,695)                                     1,685
                                                -----------                 ------                                        ---                                     ------                                      -----

                         Net cash provided
                         by operating
                         activities                      $82,444                                          $123,528                                   $179,244                                   $211,239
                        -----------------                -------                                          --------                                   --------                                   --------
    Investing Activities:
    ---------------------
                         Additions to oil and
                         gas properties,
                         including
                         acquisitions                   (229,901)                                         (278,630)                                  (460,059)                                  (383,802)
                         Additions of
                         furniture, equipment
                         and other                        (1,912)                                           (2,052)                                    (4,241)                                    (2,772)
                         Proceeds from sale of
                         properties and other
                         investing activities                246                                             2,204                                        134                                      1,860

                         Net cash used in
                         investing
                         activities                    $(231,567)                                        $(278,478)                                 $(464,166)                                 $(384,714)
                        -----------------              ---------                                         ---------                                  ---------                                  ---------
    Financing Activities:
    ---------------------
                        Proceeds from debt                75,000                                           145,000                                    525,000                                    145,000
                         Principal payments on
                         debt                                  -                                                 -                                   (267,156)                                         -
                         Deferred financing
                         costs and other                    (737)                                             (129)                                   (10,087)                                    (3,437)
                         Proceeds from stock
                         option exercises                      -                                             8,725                                        668                                     13,078
                        --------------------                 ---                                             -----                                        ---                                     ------

                         Net cash provided
                         by financing
                         activities                      $74,263                                          $153,596                                   $248,425                                   $154,641
                        -----------------                -------                                          --------                                   --------                                   --------

    Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents                                                                  (74,860)                                    (1,354)                                   (36,497)                                   (18,834)

    Beginning Cash and Cash Equivalents                                                                     95,694                                     41,210                                     57,331                                     58,690
    -----------------------------------                                                                     ------                                     ------                                     ------                                     ------

    Ending Cash and Cash Equivalents                                                                       $20,834                                    $39,856                                    $20,834                                    $39,856
    --------------------------------                                                                       -------                                    -------                                    -------                                    -------

                                                                                                             BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
                                                                                          Reconciliation of Discretionary Cash Flow & Adjusted Net Income
                                                                                                                    (Unaudited)

    Discretionary Cash Flow Reconciliation
                                                                                 Three Months Ended                            Six Months Ended
                                                                                      June 30,                                     June 30,
                                                                                      --------                                     --------
                                                                                                    2012                                          2011                                          2012                                          2011
                                                                                                    ----                                          ----                                          ----                                          ----
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)

    Net Income                                                                                    $3,298                                       $32,636                                       $39,191                                       $47,851

    Adjustments to reconcile to discretionary cash flow:
                              Depreciation,
                              depletion and
                              amortization                          85,942                                     68,847                                       160,025                                       134,241
                              Impairment, dry
                              hole and
                              abandonment
                              expense                               21,075                                      1,093                                        21,639                                         1,376
                              Exploration
                              expense                                4,062                                        697                                         4,501                                         2,048
                              Unrealized
                              derivative
                              (gain)/loss                          (28,108)                                    (5,683)                                      (69,052)                                           25
                              Deferred income
                              taxes                                  2,380                                     18,999                                        24,660                                        27,203
                              Stock
                              compensation
                              and other non-
                              cash charges                           4,318                                      5,254                                         7,640                                        10,345
                              Amortization of
                              debt discounts
                              and deferred
                              financing
                              costs                                  1,685                                      3,251                                         6,603                                         6,420
                              Gain on
                              extinguishment
                              of debt                                    -                                          -                                        (1,601)                                            -
                              Gain on sale of
                              properties                                 -                                     (2,288)                                            -                                        (2,009)
                             ---------------                           ---                                     ------                                           ---                                        ------
    Discretionary Cash Flow                                                                      $94,652                                      $122,806                                      $193,606                                      $227,500
    -----------------------                                                                      -------                                      --------                                      --------                                      --------

                              Per share,
                              diluted                                $2.00                                      $2.61                                         $4.09                                         $4.85
                             Per Mcfe                                                              $3.17                                         $4.64                                         $3.33                                         $4.58

    Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation
                                    Three Months Ended                           Six Months Ended
                                         June 30,                                    June 30,
                                         --------                                    --------
                                           2012                       2011                                       2012                                          2011
                                           ----                       ----                                       ----                                          ----
    (in thousands except per share amounts)

    Net Income                                                                                    $3,298                                       $32,636                                       $39,191                                       $47,851

    Adjustments to net income:
                              Unrealized
                              derivative
                              (gain)/loss             (28,108)                                    (5,683)                                      (69,052)                                           25
                             Impairment expense        18,337                                          -                                        18,337                                             -
                              Gain on sale of
                              properties                                -                                     (2,288)                                            -                                        (2,009)
                             One time items:
                              Gain on
                              extinguishment
                              of debt                                   -                                          -                                        (1,601)                                            -
                             --------------                           ---                                        ---                                        ------                                           ---
                              Subtotal
                              Adjustments              (9,771)                                    (7,971)                                      (52,316)                                       (1,984)
                             Effective tax rate            42%                                        37%                                           39%                                           36%
                             ------------------           ---                                        ---                                           ---                                           ---
                              Tax effected
                              adjustments              (5,667)                                    (5,022)                                      (31,913)                                       (1,270)
                             -----------
    Adjusted Net Income (loss)                                                                   $(2,369)                                      $27,614                                        $7,278                                       $46,581
    -------------------------                                                                    -------                                       -------                                        ------                                       -------

                             Per share, diluted                     $(0.05)                                     $0.59                                         $0.15                                         $0.99
                             Per Mcfe                               $(0.08)                                     $1.04                                         $0.13                                         $0.94

    The non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America) measures of discretionary cash flow and adjusted net income are presented because management believes that they provide useful
     additional information to investors for analysis of the Company's ability to internally generate funds for exploration, development and acquisitions as well as adjusting net income for unusual items to allow for a
     more consistent comparison from period to period. In addition, these measures are widely used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison and investment recommendations of companies in
     the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and many investors use the published research of industry research analysts in making investment decisions.

    These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, income from operations, net cash provided by operating activities or other income, profitability, cash flow or liquidity
     measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because discretionary cash flow and adjusted net income exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income and net cash provided by operating activities and may vary
     among companies, the amounts presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

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