Talisman Energy Second Quarter Results

Talisman Energy Second Quarter Results 
Solid Performance from Two Core Areas 
Q2 Cash Flow $526 million 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/13 -- Talisman Energy Inc.
(TSX:TLM) (NYSE:TLM) has reported its operating and financial results
for the second quarter of 2013. All values in this release are in US$
unless otherwise stated. 
2013 Second Quarter Overview 


 
--  Production averaged 361,000 boe/d, down 3% from the previous quarter.
    Operational performance in Talisman's two core areas, the Americas and
    Asia-Pacific, was strong during the quarter. Planned turnarounds and
    unplanned downtime in the non-core North Sea, production restrictions in
    Algeria and natural declines in North America were partially offset by
    new oil production from HST/HSD in Vietnam and production growth in the
    Eagle Ford. 
--  Cash flow(1) was $526 million, up 2% relative to the previous quarter.
    Increased liquids volumes in Vietnam and the Eagle Ford and lower
    royalties in Malaysia were partially offset by lower North Sea
    production and oil prices. 
--  Net income was $97 million, compared to a net loss of $213 million in
    the first quarter. This was primarily a result of mark-to-market gains
    from the company's active hedging program and gains from the sale of
    non-core assets in Canada and Indonesia. 
--  In Vietnam, the HST/HSD oil field development came on stream in May,
    ahead of schedule and under budget. The field is currently producing
    12,000 bbls/d (net to Talisman). 
--  In the Eagle Ford, production increased by 22% relative to the previous
    quarter, averaging 25,000 boe/d (net to Talisman). Production averaged
    28,000 boe/d (net to Talisman) during the last month of the quarter. 
--  As part of the company's planned $2-3 billion divestment program,
    Talisman has commenced a sales process for its Norway, Montney and North
    Duvernay assets, as well as its equity stake in the Ocensa pipeline in
    Colombia. 
--  Talisman completed a bolt-on acquisition of a 55% working interest and
    operatorship in Block 07/03 offshore Vietnam, which includes the Red
    Emperor oil discovery, for a cash consideration of $95 million. 
--  In Kurdistan, the Kurdamir-3 well has been cased, cored and logged, with
    encouraging results. Drill stem testing is now underway, with results
    expected in the third quarter. 
--  In addition to the appointment of Brian Levitt in the first quarter,
    Talisman has appointed Thomas Ebbern and Henry Sykes to the company's
    Board of Directors. 

 
(1) The term "cash flow" is a non-GAAP measure. Please see the
advisories and reconciliations elsewhere in this news release. 
"We continue to make steady progress against our four priorities, and
the underlying performance of our core business in the Americas and
Asia-Pacific is strong," said Hal Kvisle, President and CEO. "These
regions represent the company's future; we remain focused on
operating efficiencies, cost management and capital investment
performance.  
"In North America, we have improved operational execution across the
portfolio with strong results in Western Canada, the Marcellus and
the Eagle Ford plays. Our Marcellus team has sustained production
with very little capital investment over the past year, and we are
now ready to resume drilling and development activity in response to
stronger forward market gas prices. In the Eagle Ford, we continue to
drill and complete wells more efficiently, allowing us to reduce our
rig count while growing our production volumes at lower capital
costs. In Canada, we have advanced our technical understanding of the
Montney and Duvernay shale plays, achieving better production rates,
higher ultimate recoveries and lower full cycle costs. In our core
Edson region, we are successfully developing the Wild River rich gas
play, initiating activity in the Wilrich and improving our liquid
recoveries through commitments to a deep cut extraction plant in the
area.  
"Asia-Pacific continues its strong performance against a backdrop of
relatively high natural gas prices. During the quarter, we
successfully brought our HST/HSD oil fields offshore Vietnam on
stream, adding 12,000 bbls/d of high value light oil production. We
continue to pursue oil and gas field development opportunities in
Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia that are close to our existing
operations.  
"Year to date, our daily production is approximately 365,000 boe/d
and we have generated over $1 billion in cash flow. At the mid-point
of the year, we have reviewed our guidance numbers. We expect to
increase production in the second half of the year in the Americas
and Asia-Pacific, and we expect to meet or exceed our production
guidance in those core regions. We continue to experience production
issues from our mature North Sea assets, and we are reducing our
full-year North Sea production forecast by about 9,000 boe/d. We are
working with our joint venture partners to resolve these issues and
sustain our North Sea production, but it will take time and require
ongoing capital investment.  
"Accordingly, we are revising our 2013 production guidance to the
lower end of the 375-395,000 boe/d range. We now expect cash flow to
be between $2.1-2.3 billion for the year.  
"Capital spending(2) is expected to come within the $3 billion target
set out in March (+/- 5%). We have been more efficient in our capital
spending in North America, and this has allowed us to fund
incremental capital investment opportunities in both the Americas and
Asia-Pacific.  
"We are making good progress on the organizational front, improving
the way we work and reducing our cost structure throughout the
company.  
"We are actively pursuing non-core asset sales in the Americas and in
the North Sea. During the quarter, we opened a data room for our
Norway business, we are marketing our equity stake in the Ocensa
pipeline in Colombia, we opened a data room for our North Duvernay
lands, and we continue discussions with prospective LNG developers
with respect to our large Montney positions.  
"We have taken steps to renew and strengthen our Board of Directors
through the appointment of Brian Levitt, Tom Ebbern and Henry Sykes.
Our new directors bring extensive energy, capital markets and
leadership experience to our Board, and we look forward to their
contributions.  
"We are committed to sustaining production from core assets,
improving the profitability of every barrel we produce, and focusing
our capital program on opportunities that fit with our capabilities
and existing operations. We have made significant progress over the
past nine months, and we look forward to strong results in the second
half of 2013." 
(2) The term "capital spending" is a non-GAAP measure. Please see the
advisories and reconciliations elsewhere in this news release. 
2013 Production Guidance  
Below is the company's revised production guidance table for 2013.
Talisman expects continued strong performance from its two core
areas, with production and liquids momentum in the second half of the
year. 


 
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                              Initial Full-                    Revised Full-
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    Region        Product        Guidance   1H Actual Guidance  Guidance(i) 
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North America   Total mboe/d     170-176          174       185          180
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Southeast Asia  Total mboe/d     130-138          130       135          132
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Colombia        Total mboe/d    approx. 20         18        18           18
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Algeria         Total mboe/d    approx. 14         10        12           11
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North Sea       Total mboe/d      41-46            35        33           34
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Total         Liquids mbbls/d    140-150          127       137          132
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                 Gas mmcf/d    1,405-1,470      1,438     1,476        1,457
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                Total mboe/d     375-395          367       383          375
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(i)Revised full-year guidance figures are approximate. 
Financial Results 
Effective January 1, 2013, Talisman adopted new rules under IFRS for
investments in its UK and Equion joint ventures. The after tax
operating results of these joint ventures are now disclosed as a
single line "income (loss) from joint ventures and associates." For
more information, please see notes 4 and 8 to the company's interim
condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the Adoption of New
Accounting Standards section in the interim MD&A. For comparative
purposes, Talisman has included non-GAAP figures in this press
release, which include results from the UK and Equion joint ventures. 
Table includes results from Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited
(TSEUK) and Equion Energia Limited (Equion) 


 
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June 30                                   Q2 13         Q1 13          Q2 12
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Cash flow ($ million)                       526           517            803
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Cash flow per share(3)                     0.51          0.50           0.78
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Earnings (loss) from                                                        
 operations(3)($ million)                   (27)          (60)            71
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Earnings (loss) from operations                                             
 per share(3 )                            (0.03)        (0.06)          0.07
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Net income (loss) ($ million)                97          (213)           196
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Net income (loss) per share                0.09         (0.21)          0.19
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Average shares outstanding - basic                                          
 (million)                                1,030         1,027          1,026
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Cash flow for the quarter was $526 million, up 2% from the previous
quarter. Lower North Sea production and oil prices were offset by
higher realized natural gas prices in North America, lower royalties
in Asia-Pacific and gains from held for trading financial
instruments. Compared to the same period last year, cash flow is down
34%, largely due to the sale of a 49% equity interest in Talisman's
UK North Sea business in December 2012.  
The company recorded a loss of $27 million (on a non-GAAP basis) from
operations, excluding non-operational items, compared to a loss of
$60 million in the first quarter.  
Net income was $97 million, compared to a net loss of $213 million in
the first quarter. This was primarily a result of mark-to-market
gains from the company's active hedging program and gains from the
sale of non-core assets in Canada and Indonesia.  
Year to date, capital spending is $1.6 billion, nearly 25% lower than
the first six months of 2012. Net debt(3) at June 30, 2013 was $4.6
billion. Talisman expects to use proceeds from initial dispositions
to reduce net debt, with a 2014 debt to cash flow target range of 1.5
or less. 
(3) The terms "earnings (loss) from operations", "earnings (loss)
from operations per share", "cash flow per share" and "net debt" are
non-GAAP measures. Please see the advisories and reconciliations
elsewhere in this news release. 
Netbacks 
The North Sea results include the UK and Norway, and "Other" results
include Colombia and Algeria. 


 
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June 30                                        Q2 13       Q1 13       Q2 12
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WTI benchmark ($/bbl)                          94.22       94.37       93.53
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Brent benchmark ($/bbl)                       102.44      112.55      108.33
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NYMEX benchmark ($/mmbtu)                       4.09        3.35        2.26
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Oil and liquids netback ($/bbl)                                             
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North America                                  36.45       37.69       37.76
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Southeast Asia                                 29.66       28.06       42.56
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North Sea                                      17.96       45.05       49.42
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Other                                          57.74       63.02       64.09
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Total oil and liquids ($/bbl)                  33.13       41.02       47.83
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Natural gas netback ($/mcf)                                                 
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North America                                   1.72        1.21        0.37
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Southeast Asia                                  5.59        5.70        5.80
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North Sea                                      13.71        6.04        5.66
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Other                                           1.86        2.24        1.53
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Total natural ga
s ($/mcf)                       3.20        2.93        2.25
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Total company netback ($/boe)                  24.06       25.67       26.20
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WTI prices remained flat quarter over quarter, averaging $94.22/bbl,
but are up slightly year over year. NYMEX natural gas prices rose 22%
to an average of $4.09/mmbtu for the quarter.  
The company's average gross netback was down 6% quarter over quarter.
Lower liquids prices in Asia-Pacific and higher operating costs in
the North Sea were offset in part by lower average royalty rates.
Year over year, Talisman's average gross netback is down 8%,
principally due to higher royalties and lower realized prices,
partially offset by lower operating costs.  
Oil and liquids netbacks are down 19% for the quarter as a result of
a 9% decrease in Brent oil prices, combined with higher average
royalty rates and higher unit operating costs in the North Sea driven
by lower volumes due to turnarounds.  
In North America, the company's realized natural gas price is up 18%
from the previous quarter and 83% from the same period last year
behind strengthening NYMEX and AECO prices. As a result, gas netbacks
in North America are up 42% from the first quarter and have more than
quadrupled over the same period last year.  
In Asia-Pacific, the company's gas netbacks were slightly lower
quarter over quarter. Lower royalty rates were partially offset by
lower realized natural gas prices, which were down 7% from the
previous quarter to an average of $9.51/mcf. 
Production 
Table includes Talisman's share of production from subsidiaries and
equity-accounted entities.  


 
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June 30                                        Q2 13       Q1 13       Q2 12
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Oil and liquids (mbbls/d)                                                   
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North America                                     33          29          28
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Southeast Asia                                    43          41          41
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North Sea(i)                                      30          37          70
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Other (including Colombia and Algeria)            20          22          22
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Total oil and liquids (mbbls/d)                  126         129         161
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Natural gas (mmcf/d)                                                        
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North America                                    846         875       1,039
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Southeast Asia                                   519         531         528
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North Sea(i)                                       6          16          32
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Other (including Colombia and Algeria)            43          39          43
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Total natural gas (mmcf/d)                     1,414       1,461       1,642
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Total (mboe/d)                                   361         372         435
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Assets sold (mboe/d)                                                        
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North America                                      -           -           6
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North Sea                                          -           -          25
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Southeast Asia                                     1           4           3
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Production from ongoing operations                                          
 (mboe/d)                                        360         368         401
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(i)UK North Sea equity interest reduced to 51% in December 2012.  
Year over year production is down primarily due to the sale of a 49%
equity interest in Talisman's UK North Sea business in December 2012.
Production from ongoing operations averaged 360,000 boe/d, down 2%
from the previous quarter. Increased liquids production from HST/HSD
in Vietnam and the Eagle Ford in North America were offset by planned
turnarounds and unplanned downtime in the North Sea and natural
declines in North America.  
Natural gas volumes in North America were lower than the previous
quarter (approximately 30 mmcf/d) due to natural declines and lower
capital spending in the Marcellus and conventional assets in Canada.
In Asia-Pacific, natural gas production was slightly lower than the
previous quarter as a result of the Offshore North West Java (ONWJ)
sale and planned maintenance in Malaysia and Indonesia. This was
partially offset by increased demand for gas from Corridor. 
The Americas  
North America  
Production 


 
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June 30                                        Q2 13       Q1 13       Q2 12
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Gas                                                                         
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Edson-Duvernay-Montney                           349         360         406
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Marcellus                                        426         442         545
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Eagle Ford                                        50          51          39
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Other                                             21          22          25
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Gas from ongoing operations (mmcf/d)             846         875        1015
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Liquids         
                                                            
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Edson-Duvernay-Montney                             5           6           7
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Eagle Ford                                        17          12           7
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Chauvin                                           11          11          12
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Liquids from ongoing operations                                             
 (mbbls/d)                                        33          29          26
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Assets sold (mboe/d)                               -           -           6
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Total North America gas production                                          
 (mmcf/d)                                        846         875        1039
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Total North America liquids production                                      
 (mbbls/d)                                        33          29          28
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Total North America production (mboe/d)          174         175         201
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Production in North America averaged 174,000 boe/d, relatively
unchanged quarter over quarter as growth in liquids production in the
Eagle Ford offset natural gas declines. The company continues to
direct the vast majority of capital towards oil and liquids-rich
opportunities. Given the favorable gas price environment and
Talisman's low development costs, the company will also be funding
additional well completions and tie-ins in the Marcellus. Talisman
expects full-year North American production to be approximately
180,000 boe/d, exceeding original guidance, and to come in near the
top end of its liquids range of 30,000-35,000 bbls/d.  
In the Eagle Ford, Talisman's production was up 22% from the previous
quarter to 25,000 boe/d (net to Talisman), with liquids volumes up
42% from 12,000 boe/d to 17,000 boe/d. During the quarter, Talisman
brought on stream 53 gross operated wells and three new facilities,
with total gross processing capacity of 20,000 bbls/d of liquids and
120 mmcf/d of gas. However, production was constrained due to the
temporary shut-in of some production facilities to accommodate the
large number of new wells being tied-in, poor weather conditions, and
some wells being temporarily shut-in due to liquids loading in well
bores. Transition of operatorship to Statoil in the eastern half of
the asset has been successfully completed, in accordance with the
joint venture agreement.  
The company continues to make significant improvements to operational
efficiency in the Eagle Ford, and has reduced drilling cycle times to
21 days and lowered drilling and completing costs to approximately $8
million per well. As a result, Talisman and Statoil were able to
further reduce rig count by one, to five rigs while remaining on
track to deliver the same amount of drilled wells for the year.  
In the Marcellus, production for the quarter averaged 426 mmcf/d,
down 4% from the previous quarter due to natural declines. However,
production optimization activities continue to improve underlying
base declines.  
As a result of the company's strong competitive position in the
Marcellus, Talisman has allocated an additional $50 million of
capital to complete 20 gross wells from its current inventory of 70
drilled but uncompleted wells. Talisman expects annualized production
from the Marcellus to be 440-450 mmcf/d.  
In the southern portion of the liquids-rich Duvernay, operations were
largely suspended in the second quarter due to spring break-up. The
company is currently drilling the final well of its 2013 program, has
commenced completion activities on one well and plans to complete the
second well before year-end.  
In the Montney, production remained flat quarter over quarter,
averaging 72 mmcf/d, with minimum capital investment. Development
drilling in Farrell Creek from multi-well pads continues, and the
company has prepared 27 wells to complete in 2013. Significant
operational progress continues to be made, with second quarter
average cycle time down to 32 days, compared to 40 days for 2012. For
the remainder of the year, the company will operate two rigs in
Farrell Creek, with a third rig drilling vertical appraisal wells in
the Cypress area. This vertical well data, along with continuing
performance from the company's five producing horizontal wells and
the results of an ongoing 3D seismic program, will further enhance
Talisman's understanding of the area for future development.  
In the Greater Edson area, the third party deep cut processing plant
at Wild River continues to progress on budget and ahead of schedule,
and is now expected to be on stream late in the third quarter. Once
on stream, natural gas liquids volumes from the deep cut plant are
expected to be 4,000 boe/d net to Talisman (approximately 70%
ethane). The company plans to drill three horizontal wells to
evaluate its land position in the liquids-rich Wilrich formation in
the second half of the year, with volumes to be processed through the
Talisman-owned Edson facility. As part of its strategic priority to
improve operational performance, the company reduced downtime of
planned turnarounds at Edson and Wild River, resulting in higher than
expected production for the quarter.  
In the Chauvin area, an 18-well infill drilling program commenced in
June. 
Colombia  
Second quarter production averaged 18,000 boe/d. Planned activity at
CPO-9 and CPE-6 has been delayed due to ongoing community and surface
access issues. Talisman is actively engaged with its partners and the
Colombian authorities to address these issues.  
In the heavy oil region, Equion's seven-well appraisal program in
block CPO-9 continues. Three wells have been completed and are now
testing. Two wells are currently being drilled and two additional
wells are planned for the second half of the year.  
In the foothills region, testing of the Huron-2 well in the Niscota
block is in the final stages, with encouraging results confirming a
gas/condensate discovery. Following testing, Equion will define a
development plan. Drilling of the Huron-3 well is ongoing, and Equion
expects to reach target depth by the end of the year. At Piedemonte,
Equion's facilities expansion project has been delayed due to
community and surface access issues.  
Talisman, along with three other partners, is actively marketing
their combined 27% stake in the Ocensa pipeline (Talisman's ownership
position is approximately 12%). A data room has been opened and
discussions with interested parties are ongoing. Talisman plans to
retain its rights to pipeline capacity. 
Asia-Pacific  
Production 


 
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June 30                                        Q2 13       Q1 13       Q2 12
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Malaysia liquids (mbbls/d)                        20          20          16
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Malaysia gas (mmcf/d)                            124         132         121
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Malaysia total (mboe/d)                           40          42          37
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Indonesia liquids (mbbls/d)                       10          11          10
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Indonesia gas (mmcf/d)                           391         397         407
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Indonesia total (mboe/d)                          76          77          78
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Vietnam liquids (mbbls/d)                          6           2           2
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Vietnam gas (mmcf/d)                               4           2           -
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Vietnam (mboe/d)                                   7           2           2
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Australia (mboe/d)                                 7           8          13
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Southeast Asia total (mboe/d)                    130         129         130
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Algeria (mboe/d)                                   9          11          13
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Asia-Pacific Total (mboe/d)                      139         140         143
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Production averaged 139,000 boe/d in the second quarter, in line with
the previous quarter. Early production from the HST/HSD oil fields in
Vietnam was offset by temporary production restrictions in Algeria,
operational issues and natural declines in Australia, planned
turnarounds across the region, and the completion of the ONWJ sale in
Indonesia.  
Natural gas production for the quarter averaged 519 mmcf/d with
prices averaging $9.51/mcf. Gas production is down 2% from the
previous quarter, following planned turnarounds in Malaysia and
Indonesia, partially offset by higher production at Corridor due to
strong domestic demand.  
In Vietnam, HST/HSD commenced production in mid-May. The project came
on stream under budget and ahead of schedule, and is currently
producing 12,000 bbls/d of oil net to Talisman. Overall production
averaged 7,000 bbls/d, significantly higher than the previous quarter
and the same period last year. In July, Talisman acquired a 55% stake
in Block 07/03 offshore Vietnam. The block is adjacent to the
company's existing position in the Nam Con Son Basin and provides
access to the Red Emperor oil discovery and upside appraisal and
exploration potential.  
In Malaysia, production was down 5% over the previous quarter to
40,000 boe/d, following planned turnarounds at a gas export platform,
which have continued into the third quarter. Production is expected
to increase in the fourth quarter, driven by a Kinabalu well
work-over and infill drilling programs planned for the third quarter.
Talisman continues to leverage the upside potential between Kinabalu
and the adjacent Sabah Basin through ongoing exploration.  
In Indonesia, production for the quarter averaged 76,000 boe/d, 1%
lower than last quarter and 3% lower than the previous year.
Production was down due to planned turnarounds at Jambi Merang and
Tangguh, and the completion of the ONWJ sale. This was partially
offset by higher production from Corridor due to the start of partial
production from the Letang Tengah Rawa Optimization project, and
stronger domestic demand.  
Production in Australia/Timor Leste averaged 7,000 boe/d, down 13%
from the first quarter, partially due to reduced gas lift in the K-3
well. Production is down year over year due to natural declines.  
In Algeria, production was down quarter over quarter to 9,000 boe/d,
due to temporary production restrictions imposed by the Algerian
regulators, and ongoing commissioning delays. Discussions with both
the operator and the Algerian authorities are underway, and the
company expects restrictions to be removed later this year. 
Other Operating Areas 
North Sea  
Talisman's share of UK production averaged 17,000 boe/d, down 19%
from the previous quarter, as operations were negatively affected by
scheduled turnarounds and continued facilities issues, amplified by
industry-wide helicopter restrictions that have hampered the joint
venture's ability to complete necessary repair work. The joint
venture partners are working diligently to address operational
issues, and are investing in facilities upgrades to increase uptime
and improve reliability. It will take time to address these issues
and stabilize production.  
In Norway, average daily production was 13,000 boe/d, down 30% from
the first quarter due to planned turnarounds and lower than expected
performance of the Varg infill wells and at the Veslefrikk and Gyda
fields.  
Infill wells are being drilled at Gyda South and Brage.  
With Talisman's North Sea business no longer considered a core area,
the company has announced a sales process to exit Norway. 
Kurdistan Region of Iraq  
In Kurdistan, the company's K-3 appraisal well reached target depth
in June and has been cased, cored and logged. Oil shows and
supportive log data indicative of oil were recorded over the majority
of the penetrated Kurdamir-3 Oligocene section. Based on initial
logging results, the company believes the lowest known oil could
extend approximately 150 metres deeper than was proven in the
Kurdamir-2 well. Drill stem testing of the K-3 continues, with test
results expected in the third quarter.  
The 3D seismic acquisition program over the Topkhana and Kurdamir
blocks is ongoing. Construction of the Topkhana-2 wellsite is
underway, with an expected spud date early in the fourth quarter. The
company is currently looking at options to monetize a portion of its
net working interest in Topkhana, which will also reduce its capital
exposure going forward.  
Common Share and Preferred Share Dividend Declaration  
The company has declared a quarterly dividend on the company's common
shares of $0.0675 per share. The dividend will be paid on September
30, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August
16, 2013.  
The company has also declared a quarterly dividend of CAD$0.2625 on
its Cumulative Redeemable Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series
1. The dividend will be paid on September 30, 2013 to shareholders of
record at the close of business on August 16, 2013.  
Adoption of Advance Notice By-Law 
Talisman's board of directors has adopted By-Law No. 2, which
requires advance notice to the company in circumstances where
nominations of persons for election as a director of the company are
made by shareholders. The terms of the by-law are in line with those
advance notice by-laws adopted by a majority of the S&P/TSX Composite
Index companies in the past year, which have been endorsed by proxy
advisory firms and approved overwhelmingly by their shareholders.  
The by-law fixes a deadline by which shareholders must submit a
notice of director nominations to the company prior to any annual or
special meeting of shareholders where directors are to be elected and
sets forth the information that a shareholder must include in the
notice for it to be valid. The by-law facilitates an orderly and
efficient annual or special meeting process and it ensures that all
shareholders receive adequate notice of director nominations with
sufficient information with respect to all nominees. This allows the
company and its shareholders to evaluate the proposed nominees'
qualifications and suitability as directors, which further allows
shareholders to cast an informed vote for the election of directors.  
The by-law is effective immediately. At the next meeting of
shareholders, shareholders will be asked to confirm and ratify the
by-law. A copy of the by-law has been filed and is available under
the company's profile at www.sedar.com. 
Talisman Energy Inc. is a global upstream oil and gas company,
headquartered in Canada. Talisman has two core operating areas: the
Americas (North America and Colombia) and Asia-Pacific. Talisman is
committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and
environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones
Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the
Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TLM. Please
visit our website at www.talisman-energy.com. 
Forward-Looking Information 
This news release contains information that constitutes
"forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements"
(collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of
applicable securities legislation. This forward-looking information
includes, among others, statements regarding: business strategy,
priorities and plans; expected production; expected cash flow;
expected capital spending; planned increase in investment in the
Marcellus; expected drilling activity in the Americas; expected
completions in the Montney; expected timing and capacity of the deep
cut processing plant at Wild R
iver; expected sales or joint ventures;
expected lifting of restrictions in Algeria; expected well test
results in Kurdistan; and other expectations, beliefs, plans, goals,
objectives, assumptions, information and statements about possible
future events, conditions, results of operations or performance. The
company priorities disclosed in this news release are objectives only
and their achievement cannot be guaranteed.  
The factors or assumptions on which the forward-looking information
is based include: assumptions inherent in current guidance; projected
capital investment levels; the flexibility of capital spending plans
and the associated sources of funding; the successful and timely
implementation of capital projects; the continuation of tax, royalty
and regulatory regimes; ability to obtain regulatory and partner
approval; commodity price and cost assumptions; and other risks and
uncertainties described in the filings made by the Company with
securities regulatory authorities. The Company believes the material
factors, expectations and assumptions reflected in the
forward-looking information are reasonable but no assurance can be
given that these factors, expectations and assumptions will prove to
be correct. Forward-looking information for periods past 2013 assumes
escalating commodity prices. 
Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information.
Forward-looking information is based on current expectations,
estimates and projections that involve a number of risks which could
cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ
materially from those anticipated by Talisman and described in the
forward-looking information contained in this news release. The
material risk factors include, but are not limited to: the risks of
the oil and gas industry, such as operational risks in exploring for,
developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; risks and
uncertainties involving geology of oil and gas deposits; risks
associated with project management, project delays and/or cost
overruns; uncertainty related to securing sufficient egress and
access to markets; the uncertainty of reserves and resources
estimates, reserves life and underlying reservoir risk; the
uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production,
costs and expenses, including decommissioning liabilities; risks
related to strategic and capital allocation decisions, including
potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or
development projects or capital expenditures; fluctuations in oil and
gas prices, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and tax
or royalty rates; the outcome and effects of any future acquisitions
and dispositions; health, safety, security and environmental risks,
including risks related to the possibility of major accidents;
environmental regulatory and compliance risks, including with respect
to greenhouse gases and hydraulic fracturing; uncertainties as to the
availability and cost of credit and other financing and changes in
capital markets; risks in conducting foreign operations (for example,
civil, political and fiscal instability and corruption); risks
related to the attraction, retention and development of personnel;
changes in general economic and business conditions; the possibility
that government policies, regulations or laws may change or
governmental approvals may be delayed or withheld; and results of the
Company's risk mitigation strategies, including insurance and any
hedging activities. 
The foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive. Additional
information on these and other factors which could affect the
Company's operations or financial results or strategy are included in
Talisman's most recent Annual Information Form. In addition,
information is available in the Company's other reports on file with
Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking information is
based on the estimates and opinions of the Company's management at
the time the information is presented. The Company assumes no
obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances
or management's estimates or opinions change, except as required by
law.  
Unless the context indicates otherwise, references in this news
release to "Talisman" or the "company" include, for reporting
purposes only, the direct or indirect subsidiaries of Talisman Energy
Inc. and the partnership interests held by Talisman Energy Inc. and
its subsidiaries unless stated otherwise. Such use of "Talisman" or
the "company" to refer to these other legal entities and partnership
interests does not constitute waiver by Talisman Energy Inc. or such
entities or partnerships of their separate legal status, for any
purpose.  
Oil and Gas Information 
Throughout this news release, Talisman makes reference to production
volumes. Unless otherwise stated, such production volumes are stated
on a gross basis, which means they are stated on a Company interest
basis prior to the deduction of royalties and similar payments. In
the US, net production volumes are reported after the deduction of
these amounts. 
Barrel of oil equivalent (boe) throughout this news release is
calculated at a conversion rate of six thousand cubic feet (mcf) of
natural gas for one barrel of oil (bbl). This news release also
includes reference to mcf equivalents (mcfes) which are calculated at
a conversion rate of one barrel of oil to 6,000 cubic feet of gas.
Boes and mcfes may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.
A boe conversion ratio of 6 mcf:1 bbl and an mcfe conversion ratio of
1 bbl: 6 mcf are based on an energy equivalence conversion method
primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value
equivalency at the wellhead. 
In this news release, all references to "core" and "non-core" assets
and properties align with the company's current public disclosure
regarding its assets and properties. 
Talisman also discloses netbacks in this news release. Netbacks per
boe are calculated by deducting from the sales price associated
royalties, operating and transportation costs. 
The Company defines "Tier 1" acreage as top quality acreage with an
expected breakeven of approximately $4/mcf. 
Forecasted Cash Flow  
This news release also contains discussions of anticipated cash flow.
The material assumptions used in determining estimates of cash flow
are: the anticipated production volumes; estimates of realized sales
prices, which are in turn driven by benchmark prices, quality
differentials and the impact of exchange rates; estimated royalty
rates; estimated operating expenses; estimated transportation
expenses; estimated general and administrative expenses; estimated
interest expense, including the level of capitalized interest; and
the anticipated amount of cash income tax and petroleum revenue tax.
The amount of is inherently difficult to predict.  
Anticipated production volumes are, in turn, based on the midpoint of
the estimated production range and do not reflect the impact of any
potential asset dispositions or acquisitions. The completion of any
contemplated asset acquisitions or dispositions is contingent on
various factors including favourable market conditions, the ability
of the company to negotiate acceptable terms of sale and receipt of
any required approvals for such acquisitions or dispositions.  
Non-GAAP Financial Measures  
Included in this news release are references to financial measures
commonly used in the oil and gas industry such as cash flow, earnings
(loss) from operations, capital spending and net debt. These terms
are not defined by International Financial Reporting Standards
(IFRS). Consequently, these are referred to as non-GAAP measures.
Talisman's reported results of such measures may not be comparable to
similarly titled measures reported by other companies.  
Cash Flow  
US$ million, except per share amounts 


 
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Cash provided by operating activities            357         331         695
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Changes in non-cash working capital               61          21        (11)
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Add: Exploration expenditure                      67          75          91
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Add: Pennsylvania impact fee(1)                    -           -           7
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Add: Restructuring costs                          11          17           -
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Add: Income tax adjustments(3)                    15           -           -
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Less: Finance costs (cash)                      (71)        (70)        (45)
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Cash flow from subsidiaries                      440         374         737
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Add: Cash provided by operating                                             
 activities from equity accounted                                           
 entities                                        124         149         114
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Change in non-cash working capital from                                     
 equity accounted entities                      (38)         (5)        (47)
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Less: Dividends and distributions                                           
 received from equity accounted entities           -           -           -
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Add: Exploration expenditure from equity                                    
 accounted entities                                5           2           -
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Less: Finance costs (cash) from equity                                      
 accounted entities                              (5)         (3)         (1)
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Cash flow from equity accounted entities          86         143          66
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Cash Flow(2)                                     526         517         803
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Cash flow per share                             0.51        0.50        0.78
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Diluted cash flow per share                     0.51        0.50        0.78
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(1) Pennsylvania impact fee amount represents the one-time impact of the    
    retrospective application of the legislation to wells drilled pre-2012. 
(2) Includes cash flow from subsidiaries and Talisman's share of equity     
    accounted entities' cash flow.                                          
(3) Recent court ruling in Southeast Asia indicated an additional current   
    income tax of $31 million be charged during Q2 2013. In addition, the   
    Company recorded a $16 million benefit from the resolution of a tax     
    position in North America in Q2.                                        

 
Cash flow, as commonly used in the oil and gas industry, represents
net income before exploration costs, DD&A, deferred taxes and other
non-cash expenses including Talisman's share of cash flow from equity
accounted entities. Cash flow is used by the company to assess
operating results between years and between peer companies using
different accounting policies. Cash flow should not be considered an
alternative to, or more meaningful than, cash provided by operating,
investing and financing activities or net income as determined in
accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the company's performance or
liquidity. Cash flow per share is cash flow divided by the average
number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted cash
flow per share is cash flow divided by the diluted number of common
shares outstanding during the period, as reported in the interim
condensed consolidated financial statements filed on July 31, 2013. A
reconciliation of cash provided by operating activities to cash flow
is provided above. 
Earnings (loss) from Operations  
US$ million, except per share amounts  


 
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Net income (loss)                                97        (213)        196 
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Gain on disposals (tax adjusted)                (45)          -        (188)
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Unrealized (gain) loss on financial                                         
 instruments(tax adjusted)(1)                  (193)         43         (37)
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Share-based payments (tax adjusted)(2)           (4)         24         (30)
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Foreign exchange on debt (tax adjusted)           4         (23)         (3)
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Impairment (tax adjusted)                         7          44          73 
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Pennsylvania impact fee (tax                                                
 adjusted)(3)                                     -           -           5 
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Restructuring costs (tax adjusted)                8          13           - 
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Income tax adjustments(4)                        41           -           - 
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Deferred tax adjustments(5)                      58          52          55 
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Earnings (loss) from operations(6 )             (27)        (60)         71 
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Earnings (loss) from 
operations per                                         
 share                                        (0.03)      (0.06)       0.07 
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Diluted earnings (loss) from operations                                     
 per share                                    (0.03)      (0.06)       0.07 
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(1) Unrealized (gain) loss on financial instruments relates to the change in
    the period of the mark-to-market value of the company's held-for-trading
    financial instruments.                                                  
(2) Share-based payments relate principally to the mark-to-market value of  
    the company's outstanding stock options and cash units at June 30. The  
    company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair
    value of its share-based payment plans.                                 
(3) Pennsylvania impact fee amount represents the one-time impact of the    
    retrospective application of the legislation to wells drilled pre-2012. 
(4) Recent court ruling in Southeast Asia indicated an additional income tax
    of $57 million be charged during Q2 2013. In addition, the company      
    recorded a $16 million benefit from the resolution of a tax position in 
    North America in Q2.                                                    
(5) Deferred tax adjustments largely comprise tax on foreign exchange on tax
    pools.                                                                  
(6) Earnings (loss) from operations include results and adjustments from    
    subsidiaries and Talisman's share of equity accounted entities.         

 
Earnings (loss) from operations are calculated by adjusting the
company's net income (loss) per the financial statements for certain
items of a non-operational nature, on an after tax basis. The
adjustments include items from subsidiaries and Talisman's share of
equity accounted entities. The company uses this information to
evaluate performance of core operational activities on a comparable
basis between periods. Earnings (loss) from operations per share are
earnings (loss) from operations divided by the average number of
common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings (loss)
from operations per share are earnings (loss) from operations divided
by the diluted number of common shares outstanding during the period,
as reported in the interim condensed consolidated financial
statements filed on July 31, 2013. A reconciliation of net income
(loss) to earnings (loss) from operations is provided above. 
Capital Spending  
US$ million 


 
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Subsidiaries                                                                
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Exploration, development and other               649         569         901
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Exploration expensed                              67          75          91
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Exploration and development spending -                                      
 Subsidiaries                                    716         644         992
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Talisman's share of equity accounted                                        
 entities                                                                   
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Exploration, development and other               122         130          35
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Exploration expensed                               5           1           -
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Exploration and development spending -                                      
 joint ventures                                  127         131          35
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Capital spending for subsidiaries and                                       
 joint ventures                                  843         775       1,027
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Capital spending (or run rate or exploration and development
spending) is calculated by adjusting the capital expenditure per the
financial statements for exploration costs that were expensed as
incurred and adding Talisman's share of joint ventures. 
Net Debt  
US$ million 


 
                                                                      As at 
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Long-term debt                                                        4,923 
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Cash and cash equivalents, net of bank indebtedness                    (232)
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Cash and cash equivalents from equity accounted entities(1)                 
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  TSEUK                                                                 (41)
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  Equion                                                                (60)
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Total net debt                                                        4,590 
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(1) Includes Talisman's share of joint ventures' cash and cash equivalents. 

 
Net debt is calculated by adjusting the company's long-term debt per
the financial statements for bank indebtedness, cash and cash
equivalents from subsidiaries and joint ventures. The company uses
this information to assess its true debt position and eliminate the
impact of timing differences. 


 
                            Talisman Energy Inc.                            
                                 Highlights                                 
                                 (unaudited)                                
                                                                            
                                       Three months ended  Six months ended 
                                             June 30           June 30      
                                            2013     2012     2013      2012
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Financial                                             
                      
(millions of US$ unless otherwise                                           
 stated)                                                                    
Cash flow (1)                                526      803    1,043     1,654
Net income (loss)                             97      196     (116)      487
Exploration and development spending                                        
 (1)                                         843    1,027    1,618     2,094
Per common share (US$)                                                      
 Cash flow (1)                              0.51     0.78     1.01      1.61
 Net income (loss)                          0.09     0.19    (0.12)     0.47
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Production (3)                                                              
(Daily Average - Gross)                                                     
Oil and liquids (bbls/d)                                                    
 North America                            32,675   27,589   30,785    27,764
 Southeast Asia                           43,116   41,460   42,115    43,154
 North Sea                                12,618   69,657   14,667    79,205
 Other                                    10,550   12,693   11,267    13,486
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Total oil and liquids                     98,959  151,399   98,834   163,609
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Natural gas (mmcf/d)                                                        
 North America                               846    1,039      861     1,032
 Southeast Asia                              519      528      525       538
 North Sea                                     4       32        9        38
 Other                                         -        -        -         -
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Total natural gas                          1,369    1,599    1,395     1,608
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Total mboe/d (2)                             327      419      331       431
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Prices (3)                                                                  
Oil and liquids (US$/bbl)                                                   
 North America                             65.84    67.55    64.92     72.41
 Southeast Asia                           101.07   106.52   106.54    115.08
 North Sea                                104.00   104.03   108.09    113.27
 Other                                     98.29    89.24   104.62    110.03
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Total oil and liquids                      89.51    96.83    93.59    106.55
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Natural gas (US$/mcf)                                                       
 North America                              3.92     2.14     3.62      2.31
 Southeast Asia                             9.51     9.48     9.87      9.67
 North Sea                                 30.67     9.99    14.80      9.94
 Other                                         -        -        -         -
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Total natural gas                           6.12     4.72     6.04      4.95
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Total (US$/boe) (2)                        52.68    53.13    53.35     58.85
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(1) Cash flow, exploration and development spending and cash flow           
 per share are non-GAAP measures.                                           
(2) Barrels of oil equivalent (boe) is calculated at a conversion rate of   
 six thousand cubic feet (mcf) of natural gas for one barrel of oil.        
(3) 2012 Production and price from Other, was restated to reflect the change
 to equity accounting of Equion on adoption of IFRS 11.                     
 

 
                            Talisman Energy Inc.                            
                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets                   
                                 (unaudited)                                
                                                                            
                                                        June 30,December 31,
(millions of US$)                                           2013        2012
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                                                                  (restated)
Assets                                                                      
Current                                                                     
  Cash and cash equivalents                                  270         553
  Accounts receivable                                        970         884
  Risk management                                             85          48
  Income and other taxes receivable                           25          10
  Restricted cash                                            103           -
  Inventories                                                118         122
  Prepaid expenses                                            23          19
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                                                           1,594       1,636
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Other assets                                                 204          55
Restricted cash                                              135           -
Investments                                                1,801       1,791
Risk management                                               73          26
Goodwill                                                     775         775
Property, plant and equipment                             10,659      10,462
Exploration and evaluation assets                          3,193       3,319
Deferred tax assets                                        1,148       1,273
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                                                          17,988      17,701
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Total assets                                              19,582      19,337
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Liabilities                                                                 
Current                                                                     
  Bank indebtedness                                           38           -
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                 1,686       1,744
  Current portion of Yme removal obligation                  103           -
  Risk management                                              8          81
  Income and other taxes payable                              82          84
  Loans from joint ventures                                  197         148
  Current portion of long-term debt                          567           8
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                                                           2,681       2,065
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Decommissioning liabilities             
                   1,361       1,514
Yme removal obligation                                       172           -
Other long-term obligations                                  240         256
Risk management                                                2           1
Long-term debt                                             4,356       4,434
Deferred tax liabilities                                   1,051       1,157
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                                                           7,182       7,362
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Shareholders' equity                                                        
Common shares                                              1,709       1,639
Preferred shares                                             191         191
Contributed surplus                                          110         121
Retained earnings                                          6,898       7,148
Accumulated other comprehensive income                       811         811
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                                                           9,719       9,910
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Total liabilities and shareholders' equity                19,582      19,337
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                            Talisman Energy Inc.                            
             Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)             
                                (unaudited)                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                               Three months ended       Six months ended    
                                     June 30                 June 30        
(millions of US$)                  2013        2012        2013        2012 
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                                         (restated)              (restated) 
Revenue                                                                     
  Sales                           1,152       1,740       2,250       3,715 
  Other income                       10          17          37          43 
  Income from joint ventures                                                
   & associates, after tax           23          43          21          98 
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                           1,185       1,800       2,308       3,856 
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Expenses                                                                    
  Operating                         381         629         710       1,193 
  Transportation                     51          58         102         117 
  General and administrative        111         133         214         252 
  Depreciation, depletion                                                   
   and amortization                 464         545         885       1,119 
  Impairment (impairment                                                    
   reversals)                        (9)         73          (2)      1,126 
  Dry hole                           69          65          69         125 
  Exploration                        67          91         142         147 
  Finance costs                      79          67         157         138 
  Share-based payments                                                      
   expense (recovery)                 2         (31)         24         (72)
  (Gain) loss on held-for-                                                  
   trading financial                                                        
   instruments                     (221)        (35)       (141)         12 
  Gain on asset disposals           (59)       (254)        (59)       (759)
  Other, net                         13         (42)         19          30 
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Total expenses                      948       1,299       2,120       3,428 
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Income before taxes                 237         501         188         428 
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Taxes                                                                       
  Current income tax                139         179         286         584 
  Deferred income tax                                                       
   (recovery)                         1         126          18        (643)
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                                    140         305         304         (59)
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Net income (loss)                    97         196        (116)        487 
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Per common share (US$):                                                     
  Net income (loss)                0.09        0.19       (0.12)       0.47 
  Diluted net income (loss)        0.06        0.14       (0.14)       0.38 
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Weighted average number of common                                           
 shares outstanding (millions)                                              
  Basic                           1,030       1,026       1,029       1,025 
  Diluted                         1,033       1,033       1,033       1,032 
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                            Talisman Energy Inc.                            
              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows               
                                (unaudited)                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                              Three months ended       Six months ended     
                                    June 30                 June 30         
(millions of US$)                  2013        2012        2013        2012 
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                                         (restated)              (restated) 
Operating activities                                                        
Net income (loss)                    97         196        (116)        487 
Add: Finance costs (cash and                                                
 non-cash)                           79          67         157         138 
Items not involving cash            242         421         729         820 
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                                    418         684         770       1,445 
Changes in non-cash working                                                 
 capital                            (61)         11         (82)        164 
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Cash provided by operating                                                  
 activities                         357   
      695         688       1,609 
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Investing activities                                                        
Capital expenditures                                                        
 Exploration, development                                                   
  and other                        (649)       (901)     (1,218)     (1,894)
 Property acquisitions                -           -           -          (2)
Proceeds of resource                                                        
 property dispositions               99         437          99         939 
Yme removal obligation               (7)          -         275           - 
Restricted cash                       7           -        (238)          - 
Investments                           -           1          (7)         (4)
Loan to joint venture               (19)          -         (89)          - 
Changes in non-cash working                                                 
 capital                            (31)       (211)       (115)       (139)
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Cash used in investing                                                      
 activities                        (600)       (674)     (1,293)     (1,100)
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Financing activities                                                        
Long-term debt repaid                (4)       (562)         (4)       (991)
Long-term debt issued               416         583         509         841 
Loans from (repayments to)                                                  
 joint ventures                     (61)         73          49         108 
Common shares issued                  1           1          17           3 
Common shares purchased               -          (9)          -         (13)
Finance costs (cash)                (71)        (45)       (141)        (94)
Common share dividends              (68)       (138)       (138)       (138)
Preferred share dividends            (2)         (2)         (4)         (5)
Deferred credits and other           (6)         16         (15)          9 
Changes in non-cash working                                                 
 capital                             (7)          2          11           9 
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Cash provided by (used in)                                                  
 financing activities               198         (81)        284        (271)
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Effect of translation on                                                    
 foreign currency cash and                                                  
 cash equivalents                     1          (5)          -           2 
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Net increase (decrease) in                                                  
 cash and cash equivalents          (44)        (65)       (321)        240 
Cash and cash equivalents                                                   
 net of bank indebtedness,                                                  
 beginning of period                276         645         553         340 
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Cash and cash equivalents                                                   
 net of bank indebtedness,                                                  
 end of period                      232         580         232         580 
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Cash and cash equivalents           270         594         270         594 
Bank indebtedness                   (38)        (14)        (38)        (14)
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Cash and cash equivalents                                                   
 net of bank indebtedness,                                                  
 end of period                      232         580         232         580 
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Contacts:
Talisman Energy Inc. - Media and General Inquiries
Phoebe Buckland
Manager, External Communications
403-237-1657
tlm@talisman-energy.com 
Talisman Energy Inc. - Shareholder and Investor Inquiries
Lyle McLeod
Vice-President, Investor Relations
403-767-5732
tlm@talisman-energy.com
www.talisman-energy.com
 
 
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