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Callon Petroleum sees big jump in net income

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company reported net income of $19.9 million, or $0.50 per fully diluted share, for the second quarter, and $24.0 million, or $0.65 per fully diluted share, for the six-month period ended June 30, 2011. This compares with net income of $2.1 million, or $0.07 per fully diluted share, during the second quarter, and $6.0 million, or $0.21 per fully diluted share, for the six-month period ended June 30, 2010.

Operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2011 include oil and gas sales of $36.8 million from average production of 5.6 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (Mboe/d). This corresponds to sales of $21.6 million from average production of 4.4 Mboe/d during the comparable 2010 period. The average price per barrel of oil (Bbl) received in the second quarter of 2011, after hedging impact, increased to $105.75, compared to $74.03 for the same period in 2010.

The average price per thousand cubic feet of natural gas (Mcf) received during the quarter ended June 30, 2011, increased to $5.58, compared to $5.22, after the impact of hedging, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

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