SM ENERGY UPDATE ON EFFECTS OF HURRICANE HARVEY

DENVER, CO September 14, 2017 – SM Energy Company (the “Company”) (NYSE:SM) announced today updated information regarding the effects of Hurricane Harvey on the Company’s operations. Most importantly, all of the Company’s employees and families were safe during the disaster. The Company’s Houston office remains closed due to flooding of the lower floors of the building, and employees are able to work from home. Eagle Ford daily operations are run from the Company’s field office in Catarina, Texas, which was not affected by the storm.

All of the Company’s producing assets are located outside the storm’s path and were unharmed. While the Company had intermittent curtailments in certain production due to downstream, third-party facilities that were impacted by the storm, all of the Company’s operations have returned to pre-Harvey production levels.

The total effect on production from the hurricane is estimated at 0.2 MMBoe, which effectively reduces previously provided third quarter 2017 guidance to 10.6-11.0 MMBoe. This temporary effect on production was distributed approximately 58% natural gas, 32% NGLs and 10% oil. Again, all of the Company’s production, drilling and completion operations have returned to normal.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

SM Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in onshore North America. SM Energy routinely posts important information about the Company on its website. For more information about SM Energy, please visit its website at www.sm-energy.com.

SM ENERGY CONTACT:

Jennifer Martin Samuels, jsamuels@sm-energy.com, 303-864-2507

 

SM Energy Disaster Relief Efforts in Response to Hurricane Harvey

 

In response to the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey, SM Energy immediately provided the American Red Cross with a donation of $100,000. Additionally, the company is matching employee donations on a 1:1 basis to many organizations who are assisting those in need.

 

We are proud of the many employees who have so generously donated not only financially, but with their time and talent to help in the relief efforts.