Overview of 2007 Results and Outlook

2007 was Devon's best year in its 20-year history as a public company. We achieved key operational successes and continued to execute our strategy to increase value per share. As a result, we delivered record amounts for earnings, earnings per share and operating cash flow, and also grew proved reserves to a new all-time high. Key measures of our financial and operating performance for 2007, as well as certain operational developments, are summarized below:

Operating costs increased due to the 12% growth in production, inflationary pressure driven by increased competition for field services and the weakened U.S. dollar compared to the Canadian dollar. Per unit lease operating expenses increased 15% to $8.16 per Boe.

During 2007, we used $6.2 billion of cash flow from continuing operations along with other capital resources to fund $6.2 billion of capital expenditures, reduce debt obligations by $567 million, repurchase $326 million of our common stock and pay $259 million in dividends to our stockholders. We also ended the year with $1.7 billion of cash and short-term investments.

From an operational perspective, we completed another successful year with the drill-bit. We drilled 2,440 wells with an overall 98% rate of success. This success rate enabled us to increase our proved reserves by 9% to a record of 2.5 billion Boe at the end of 2007. We added 390 MMBoe of proved reserves during the year with extensions, discoveries and performance revisions, which was well in excess of the 224 MMBoe we produced during the year. Consistent with our two-pronged operating strategy, 92% of the wells we drilled were North American development wells.

Besides completing another successful year of drilling, we also had several other key operational achievements during 2007. In the Gulf of Mexico, we continued to build upon prior years' successful drilling results with our deepwater exploration and development program. We commenced production from the Merganser field, and we also began drilling our first operated exploratory well in the Lower Tertiary trend of the Gulf of Mexico. We also made progress toward commercial development of our four previous discoveries in the Lower Tertiary trend.

At our 100%-owned Jackfish thermal heavy oil project in the Alberta oil sands, we completed construction and commenced steam injection. Oil production from Jackfish is expected to ramp up throughout 2008 toward a peak production target of 35,000 Bbls per day. Additionally, we began front-end engineering and design work on an extension of our Jackfish project. Like the first phase, this second phase of Jackfish is also expected to eventually produce 35,000 Bbls per day.

Finally, we completed construction and fabrication of the Polvo oil development project offshore Brazil and began producing oil from the first of ten planned wells. Polvo, located in the Campos basin, was discovered in 2004 and is our first operated development project in Brazil.

In November 2006 and January 2007, we announced plans to divest our operations in Egypt and West Africa, including Equatorial Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon and other countries in the region. Divesting these properties will allow us to redeploy our financial and intellectual capital to the significant growth opportunities we have developed onshore in North America and in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, we will sharpen our focus in North America and concentrate our international operations in Brazil and China, where we have established competitive advantages.

In October 2007, we completed the sale of our operations in Egypt and received proceeds of $341 million. As a result of this sale, we recognized a $90 million after-tax gain in the fourth quarter of 2007. In November 2007, we announced an agreement to sell our operations in Gabon for $205.5 million. We are finalizing purchase and sales agreements and obtaining the necessary partner and government approvals for the remaining properties in the West African divestiture package. We are optimistic we can complete these sales during the first half of 2008 and then primarily use the proceeds to repay our outstanding commercial paper and revolving credit facility borrowings and resume common stock repurchases.

Looking to 2008, we announced in February 2008 that we have hedged a meaningful portion of our expected 2008 production with financial price collar and swap arrangements. As of February 15, 2008, approximately 62% of our expected 2008 gas production is subject to either price collars with a floor price of $7.50 per MMBtu and an average ceiling price of $9.43 per MMBtu, or price swaps with an average price of $8.24 per MMBtu. Another 2% of our expected 2008 gas production is subject to fixed-price physical contracts. Also, as of February 15, 2008, approximately 12% of our expected 2008 oil production is subject to price collars with a floor price of $70.00 per barrel and an average ceiling price of $140.23 per barrel.

Additionally, our operational accomplishments in recent years have laid the foundation for continued growth in future years, at competitive unit costs, which we expect will continue to create additional value for our investors. In 2008, we expect to deliver proved reserve additions of 390 to 410 million Boe with related capital expenditures in the range of $6.1 to $6.4 billion. We expect production to increase approximately 9% from 2007 to 2008, which reflects our significant reserve additions in recent years as well as those expected in 2008. Additionally, our exploration program exposes us to high-impact projects in North America and international locations that can fuel more growth in the years to come.