Penn West board approves $840M capital budget for 2015 Penn West reports its board has approved a 2015 capital budget of approximately $840M. The company expects to spud approximately 225, or 212 net, wells in 2015, over 90% of which will be drilled in the three core light oil areas. 2015 forecast average production is expected to be between 95,000 and 105,000 boe per day, weighted approximately 69% toward oil and liquids. The company's updated Long-Term Plan targets compound annual growth rates between 2015 and 2019 of approximately 13% for oil in terms of average daily production volumes, and over eight percent in terms of our total boe average daily production volumes, which is expected to drive a funds flow CAGR between 2015 and 2019 of over 20%. These targets are based on what the company believes to be conservative commodity pricing assumptions.