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CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION – (Continued) During 2018, we sold 559 mmboe of proved reserves for approximately $1.8 billion primarily in the Utica and MidContinent. We recorded extensions and discoveries of 270 mmboe, primarily related to undeveloped well additions located in Marcellus and Powder River Basin operating areas. In addition, we recorded upward revisions of 28 mmboe due to higher oil, natural gas and NGL prices in 2018 partially offset by downward revisions of 13 mmboe due to ongoing portfolio evaluation including longer lateral and spacing adjustments. The oil and natural gas prices used in computing our reserves as of December 31, 2018, were $65.56 per bbl and $3.10 per mcf, respectively, before price differentials. During 2017, we recorded extensions and discoveries of 723 mmboe primarily in the Gulf Coast, Marcellus and Utica due to longer lateral, successful drilling and additional allocated capital in our 5-year development plan. We recorded a downward revision of 327 mmboe from previous estimates due to an updated development plan in the Eagle Ford aligning up-spacing, our activity schedule and well performance. Additionally, PUDs were removed from properties in the Mid-Continent in the process of being divested. As of December 31, 2017, we did not have sufficient technical data to estimate the impact of enhanced completion techniques in Eagle Ford. The downward revision was partially offset by improved oil, natural gas and NGL prices in 2017 resulting in a 75 mmboe upward revision. The oil and natural gas prices used in computing our reserves as of December 31, 2017, were $51.34 per bbl and $2.98 per mcf, respectively, before price differentials. During 2016, we sold 241 mmboe of proved reserves for approximately $898 million. We recorded extensions and discoveries of 580 mmboe, primarily related to undeveloped well additions located in Utica and Eagle Ford. In addition, we recorded upward revisions of 113 mmboe due to changes in previous estimates resulting from improved drilling and operating efficiencies, which includes the impact from lower operating and capital costs, partially offset by downward revisions of 70 mmboe which were primarily the result of lower oil, natural gas and NGL prices in 2016. The oil and natural gas prices used in computing our reserves as of December 31, 2016, were $42.75 per bbl and $2.49 per mcf, respectively, before price differentials. Standardized Measure of Discounted Future Net Cash Flows Accounting Standards Codification Topic 932 prescribes guidelines for computing a standardized measure of future net cash flows and changes therein relating to estimated proved reserves. Chesapeake has followed these guidelines which are briefly discussed below. Future cash inflows and future production and development costs as of December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 were determined by applying the average of the first-day-of-the-month prices for the 12 months of the year and year-end costs to the estimated quantities of oil, natural gas and NGL to be produced. Actual future prices and costs may be materially higher or lower than the prices and costs used. For each year, estimates are made of quantities of proved reserves and the future periods during which they are expected to be produced based on continuation of the economic conditions applied for that year. Estimated future income taxes are computed using current statutory income tax rates including consideration of the current tax basis of the properties and related carryforwards, giving effect to permanent differences and tax credits. The resulting future net cash flows are reduced to present value amounts by applying a 10% annual discount factor. The assumptions used to compute the standardized measure are those prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and do not necessarily reflect our expectations of actual revenue to be derived from those reserves nor their present worth. The limitations inherent in the reserve quantity estimation process, as discussed previously, are equally applicable to the standardized measure computations since these estimates reflect the valuation process.

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