SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 18, 2004
Exxon Mobil Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
5959 LAS COLINAS BOULEVARD, IRVING, TEXAS 75039-2298
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code): (972) 444-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Regulation FD Disclosure
Results of Operations and Financial Condition
The following information is furnished pursuant to both Item 9 and Item 12.
The Registrant hereby furnishes the information set forth in its News Release, dated February 18, 2004, announcing 2003 additions to worldwide proved oil and gas reserves and the related reserve replacement percentage, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 99.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
Date: February 18, 2004
/s/ Donald D. Humphreys
Donald D. Humphreys
Vice President, Controller and
Principal Accounting Officer
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Exxon Mobil Corporation News Release, dated February 18, 2004, announcing 2003 additions to worldwide proved oil and gas reserves and the related reserve replacement percentage.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
5959 Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039-2298
972 444 1107 Telephone
972 444 1138 Facsimile
Contact: Sandy Duhe, ExxonMobil
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2004
EXXONMOBIL REPLACES PRODUCTION FOR TENTH YEAR IN A ROW
IRVING, TEXAS, February 18 -- Exxon Mobil Corporation announced today that additions to its worldwide proved oil and gas reserves totaled 1.7 billion oil-equivalent barrels in 2003, replacing 105 percent of production, including property sales. Excluding property sales, reserve replacement totaled 107 percent of production.
Exxon Mobil Corporation Chairman Lee Raymond said, "This marks the tenth year in a row that proved reserves additions have more than replaced our produced volumes. The annual reporting of reserves is the product of our long-standing processes within the Corporation which ensure consistency and management accountability with respect to all reserve bookings. All reserve additions and revisions follow a rigorous and structured management review process stewarded by a team of experienced reserve experts with global responsibilities."
The 2003 results were led by significant reserve additions from ExxonMobil's growth areas in the Caspian Region developments including the Kashagan field and expansions to the Tengiz and Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields, in Qatar from ExxonMobil's participation in the development of the North Field gas resource, in West Africa from developments in Nigeria and Chad and from new developments and established operations in Europe. These reserve bookings were subject
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to the company's rigorous review process and reflect developments with substantial funding commitments as well as revisions (both positive and negative) to existing fields following additional drilling, reservoir performance data, or study activities.
Production totaled 1.6 billion oil-equivalent barrels in 2003. Liquids production was 912 million barrels, and gas production totaled 4.0 trillion cubic feet.
With 22.0 billion barrels of proved oil and gas reserves at yearend 2003, ExxonMobil's reserve life at current production rates is nearly 14 years.
RESOURCE ADDITIONS TOTAL 2.1 BILLION BARRELS
For total resources, ExxonMobil added 2.1 billion net oil-equivalent barrels in 2003 to the industry's largest resource base. Additions to the resource base were characterized by geographically diverse and high quality discoveries from drilling and acquisition of discovered but undeveloped resources. The company's total oil and gas resource base of over 72 billion oil-equivalent barrels includes proved reserves and other discovered resources that will likely be developed.
Key 2003 additions were associated with successful exploration drilling campaigns in Angola, Nigeria, Canada, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and the United States as well as additional resources underpinning new liquefied natural gas developments in Qatar.
CAUTIONARY NOTE: The term "resource base" includes quantities of discovered oil and gas that are not yet classified as proved reserves but that we believe will likely be developed in the future. The term "reserves," as used in this release, includes proved reserves from Syncrude tar sands operations in Canada which are treated as mining operations in our SEC reports.