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Company Reports Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $346 Million on Revenue of $2.0 Billion and Adjusted Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $330 Million Production of 2.026 Bcfe per Day Increases 8% Sequentially and 27% Year Over Year; Proved Reserves Reach Record Level of 10.6 Tcfe; Company Delivers Year-to-Date Proved Reserve Replacement Rate of 415% from 1.606 Tcfe of Additions

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2007--Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today reported financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2007. For the quarter, Chesapeake generated net income available to common shareholders of $346 million ($0.72 per fully diluted common share), operating cash flow of $1.085 billion (defined as cash flow from operating activities before changes in assets and liabilities) and ebitda of $1.240 billion (defined as net income before income taxes, interest expense, and depreciation, depletion and amortization expense) on revenue of $2.027 billion and production of 186.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (bcfe).

The company's 2007 third-quarter net income available to common shareholders and ebitda include an unrealized after-tax mark-to-market gain of $16 million resulting from the company's oil and natural gas and interest rate hedging programs. This type of item is typically not included in published estimates of the company's financial results by certain securities analysts. Excluding this item, Chesapeake generated adjusted net income to common shareholders in the 2007 third quarter of $330 million ($0.69 per fully diluted common share) and adjusted ebitda of $1.195 billion. The excluded item does not affect the calculation of operating cash flow. A reconciliation of operating cash flow, ebitda, adjusted ebitda and adjusted net income to comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles is presented on pages 22 - 25 of this release.

Key Operational and Financial Statistics Summarized Below for the 2007 Third Quarter, 2007 Second Quarter and 2006 Third Quarter

The table below summarizes Chesapeake's key results during the 2007 third quarter and compares them to the 2007 second quarter and the 2006 third quarter.

                                                 Three Months Ended:
                                               -----------------------
                                               9/30/07 6/30/07 9/30/06
                                               ------- ------- -------
Average daily production (in mmcfe)              2,026   1,868   1,597
Natural gas as % of total production                91      92      91
Natural gas production (in bcf)                  170.3   156.1   133.8
Average realized natural gas price ($/mcf) (a)    7.41    7.97    8.39
Oil production (in mbbls)                        2,680   2,324   2,178
Average realized oil price ($/bbl) (a)           69.25   65.37   60.62
Natural gas equivalent production (in bcfe)      186.4   170.0   146.9
Natural gas equivalent realized price ($/mcfe)
 (a)                                              7.76    8.21    8.54
Oil and natural gas marketing income ($/mcfe)      .10     .11     .09
Service operations income ($/mcfe)                 .06     .07     .13
Production expenses ($/mcfe)                     (.89)   (.90)   (.84)
Production taxes ($/mcfe)                        (.30)   (.31)   (.28)
General and administrative costs ($/mcfe) (b)    (.23)   (.25)   (.20)
Stock-based compensation ($/mcfe)                (.10)   (.07)   (.06)
DD&A of oil and natural gas properties
 ($/mcfe)                                       (2.57)  (2.60)  (2.34)
D&A of other assets ($/mcfe)                     (.24)   (.23)   (.18)
Interest expense ($/mcfe) (a)                    (.52)   (.54)   (.52)
Operating cash flow ($ in millions) (c)          1,085   1,076     989
Operating cash flow ($/mcfe)                      5.82    6.33    6.73
Adjusted ebitda ($ in millions) (d)              1,195   1,167   1,091
Adjusted ebitda ($/mcfe)                          6.41    6.86    7.43
Net income to common shareholders ($ in
 millions)                                         346     492     523
Earnings per share - assuming dilution ($)         .72    1.01    1.13
Adjusted net income to common shareholders ($
 in millions) (e)                                  330     342     373
Adjusted earnings per share - assuming
 dilution ($)                                      .69     .71     .83

(a) includes the effects of realized gains or (losses) from hedging, but does not include the effects of unrealized gains or (losses) from hedging

(b) excludes expenses associated with non-cash stock-based compensation

(c) defined as cash flow provided by operating activities before changes in assets and liabilities

(d) defined as net income before income taxes, interest expense, and depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, as adjusted to remove the effects of certain items detailed on page 24

(e) defined as net income available to common shareholders, as adjusted to remove the effects of certain items detailed on page 24

Oil and Natural Gas Production Sets Record for 25th Consecutive Quarter; 2007 Third-Quarter Average Daily Production Increases 8% and 27% Over Production in the 2007 Second Quarter and the 2006 Third Quarter

Daily production for the 2007 third quarter averaged 2.026 bcfe, an increase of 158 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (mmcfe), or 8%, over the 1.868 bcfe of daily production in the 2007 second quarter and an increase of 429 mmcfe, or 27%, over the 1.597 bcfe produced per day in the 2006 third quarter. Virtually all of the company's production growth on both a sequential and year-over-year basis was through the drillbit. Chesapeake's average daily production for the quarter consisted of 1.851 bcf of natural gas and 29,130 barrels (bbls) of oil.

Chesapeake's 2007 third-quarter production of 186.4 bcfe was an increase of 16.4 bcfe over the 170.0 bcfe of production in the 2007 second quarter and an increase of 39.5 bcfe over the 146.9 bcfe produced in the 2006 third quarter. The company's production for the quarter was comprised of 170.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas (bcf) (91% on a natural gas equivalent basis) and 2.680 million barrels of oil and natural gas liquids (mmbbls) (9% on a natural gas equivalent basis). The company's sequential and year-over-year growth rates for its natural gas production were 9% and 27%, respectively, while the company's sequential and year-over-year growth rates for its oil production were 15% and 23%, respectively. Chesapeake's production growth rates were achieved despite the curtailment of approximately 3.0 bcfe of the company's net production during September 2007.

The 2007 third quarter was Chesapeake's 25th consecutive quarter of sequential U.S. production growth. Over these 25 quarters, Chesapeake's U.S. production has increased 417%, for an average compound quarterly growth rate of 7% and an average compound annual growth rate of 30%.

As a result of better than expected results from the company's drilling program, Chesapeake is raising its previous forecasts for total production growth for 2007 to 21-23% from 18-22% and for 2008 to 18-22% from 14-18%, while reaffirming its 12-16% production growth forecast for 2009.

Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves Reach Record Level of 10.6 Tcfe; Drilling and Acquisition Costs for the First Three Quarters of 2007 Average $2.10 per Mcfe as Company Adds 1.6 Tcfe for a Reserve Replacement Rate of 415%

Chesapeake began 2007 with estimated proved reserves of 8.956 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (tcfe) and ended the third quarter with 10.562 tcfe, an increase of 1.606 tcfe, or 18%. During the first three quarters of 2007, Chesapeake replaced its 510 bcfe of production with an estimated 2.116 tcfe of new proved reserves for a reserve replacement rate of 415%. Reserve replacement through the drillbit was 1.761 tcfe, or 345% of production (including 859 bcfe of positive performance revisions and 79 bcfe of positive revisions resulting from oil and natural gas price increases between December 31, 2006 and September 30, 2007) and 83% of the total increase. Reserve replacement through the acquisition of proved reserves completed during the first three quarters of 2007 was 355 bcfe, or 70% of production and 17% of the total increase.

On a per thousand cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (mcfe) basis, the company's total drilling and acquisition costs for the first three quarters of 2007 were $2.10 per mcfe (excluding costs of $245 million for seismic, $923 million for acquisition of unproved properties, $780 million to acquire new leasehold, $182 million for capitalized interest on leasehold and unproved property and $144 million relating to tax basis step-up and asset retirement obligations, as well as positive revisions of proved reserves from higher oil and natural gas prices). Excluding these same items, Chesapeake's exploration and development costs through the drillbit were $2.17 per mcfe during the first three quarters of 2007 while reserve replacement costs through acquisitions of proved reserves were $1.75 per mcfe. Total costs incurred in oil and natural gas acquisition, exploration and development activities during the first three quarters of 2007, including seismic, unproved properties, leasehold, capitalized interest and internal costs, non-cash tax basis step-up and asset retirement obligations, were $6.5 billion. A complete reconciliation of finding and acquisition costs and a roll-forward of proved reserves are presented on page 20 of this release.

During the first three quarters of 2007, Chesapeake continued the industry's most active drilling program and drilled 1,523 gross (1,307 net) operated wells and participated in another 1,262 gross (173 net) wells operated by other companies. The company's drilling success rate was 99% for company-operated wells and 97% for non-operated wells. Also during the first three quarters of 2007, Chesapeake invested $3.1 billion in operated wells (using an average of 153 operated rigs) and $547 million in non-operated wells (using an average of 108 non-operated rigs.

As of September 30, 2007, Chesapeake's estimated future net cash flows from proved reserves, discounted at an annual rate of 10% before income taxes (PV-10) were $19.4 billion using field differential adjusted prices of $5.85 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas (mcf) (based on a NYMEX quarter-end price of $6.38 per mcf) and $76.76 per bbl (based on a NYMEX quarter-end price of $81.56 per bbl).

By comparison, the December 31, 2006 PV-10 of the company's proved reserves was $13.6 billion using field differential adjusted prices of $5.41 per mcf (based on a NYMEX year-end price of $5.64 per mcf) and $56.25 per bbl (based on a NYMEX year-end price of $61.15 per bbl). Including the effect of income taxes, the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows from proved reserves at year-end 2006 was $10.0 billion. By further comparison, the September 30, 2006 PV-10 of the company's proved reserves was $9.7 billion using field differential adjusted prices of $3.96 per mcf (based on a NYMEX quarter-end price of $4.18 per mcf) and $58.12 per bbl (based on a NYMEX quarter-end price of $62.82 per bbl).

Chesapeake's current PV-10 changes by approximately $383 million for every $0.10 per mcf change in natural gas prices and approximately $56 million for every $1.00 per bbl change in oil prices. The company calculates the standardized measure of future net cash flows in accordance with SFAS 69 only at year end because applicable income tax information on properties, including recently acquired oil and natural gas interests, is not readily available at other times during the year. As a result, the company is not able to reconcile the interim period-end values to the standardized measure at such dates. The only difference between the two measures is that PV-10 is calculated before considering the impact of future income tax expenses, while the standardized measure includes such effects.

In addition to the PV-10 value of its proved reserves, the net book value of the company's other assets (including drilling rigs, gathering systems, compressors, land and buildings, investments, long-term derivative instruments and other noncurrent assets) was $2.9 billion as of September 30, 2007, $2.8 billion as of December 31, 2006 and $2.8 billion as of September 30, 2006.

Average Realized Prices, Hedging Results and Hedging Positions Detailed

Average prices realized during the 2007 third quarter (including realized gains or losses from oil and natural gas derivatives, but excluding unrealized gains or losses on such derivatives) were $7.41 per mcf of natural gas and $69.25 per bbl of oil, for a realized natural gas equivalent price of $7.76 per mcfe. Realized gains from oil and natural gas hedging activities during the 2007 third quarter generated a $1.70 gain per mcf and a $1.51 loss per bbl for a 2007 third-quarter realized hedging gain of $286 million, or $1.53 per mcfe. Excluding hedging activity, Chesapeake's average realized pricing differentials to NYMEX during the 2007 third quarter were a negative $0.45 per mcf and a negative $4.62 per bbl.

By comparison, average prices realized during the 2006 third quarter (including realized gains or losses from oil and natural gas derivatives, but excluding unrealized gains or losses on such derivatives) were $8.39 per mcf of natural gas and $60.62 per bbl of oil, for a realized natural gas equivalent price of $8.54 per mcfe. Realized gains from oil and natural gas hedging activities during the 2006 third quarter generated a $2.33 gain per mcf and a $4.43 loss per bbl for a 2006 third-quarter realized hedging gain of $301 million, or $2.05 per mcfe. Excluding hedging activity, Chesapeake's average realized pricing differentials to NYMEX during the 2006 third quarter were a negative $0.52 per mcf and a negative $5.43 per bbl.

The following tables compare Chesapeake's open hedge position through swaps and collars as well as gains from lifted hedges as of November 6, 2007 to those previously announced as of September 4, 2007. Depending on changes in oil and natural gas futures markets and management's view of underlying oil and natural gas supply and demand trends, Chesapeake may either increase or decrease its hedging positions at any time in the future without notice.


              Open Swap Positions as of November 6, 2007

                            Natural Gas                 Oil
                      ----------------------- ------------------------
Quarter or Year        % Hedged     $ NYMEX    % Hedged     $ NYMEX
===================== =========== =========== =========== ============
2007 Q4                   83%        7.84         63%        72.84
===================== =========== =========== =========== ============
2008 Q1                   74%        8.78         80%        72.84
2008 Q2                   69%        8.49         78%        72.59
2008 Q3                   67%        8.64         75%        72.44
2008 Q4                   61%        9.16         66%        73.48
===================== =========== =========== =========== ============
2008 Total                68%        8.76         75%        72.82
===================== =========== =========== =========== ============
2009 Total                28%        8.87         73%        78.81
===================== =========== =========== =========== ============

       Open Natural Gas Collar Positions as of November 6, 2007

                                               Average      Average
                                                Floor       Ceiling
Quarter or Year                   % Hedged     $ NYMEX      $ NYMEX
=============================== ============ ============ ============
2007 Q4                             11%          7.13         8.88
=============================== ============ ============ ============
2008 Q1                             10%          7.36         9.28
2008 Q2                              1%          7.50         9.68
2008 Q3                              1%          7.50         9.68
2008 Q4                              1%          7.50         9.68
=============================== ============ ============ ============
2008 Total                           3%          7.41         9.40
=============================== ============ ============ ============
2009 Total                           3%          7.97        11.18
=============================== ============ ============ ============

     Gains From Lifted Natural Gas Hedges as of November 6, 2007

                                      Assuming Natural Gas
                         Total Gain      Production of:       Gain
Quarter or Year         ($ millions)         (bcf)         ($ per mcf)
======================= ============= ==================== ===========
2007 Q4                      158             182.5            0.87
======================= ============= ==================== ===========
2008 Q1                      133              188             0.71
2008 Q2                      39               194             0.20
2008 Q3                      36               202             0.18
2008 Q4                      37               209             0.18
======================= ============= ==================== ===========
2008 Total                   245              793             0.31
======================= ============= ==================== ===========
2009 Total                   13               897             0.01
======================= ============= ==================== ===========

Additionally, the company has lifted a portion of its oil hedges, securing gains of $4.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2007 and for the full year 2008.


             Open Swap Positions as of September 4, 2007

                               Natural Gas               Oil
                           -------------------- ----------------------
Quarter or Year             % Hedged   $ NYMEX   % Hedged    $ NYMEX
========================== ========== ========= ========== ===========
2007 Q4                       70%       8.83       66%        71.57
========================== ========== ========= ========== ===========
2008 Q1                       69%       10.07      75%        72.69
2008 Q2                       75%       8.67       73%        72.56
2008 Q3                       71%       8.76       70%        72.40
2008 Q4                       65%       9.30       61%        73.48
========================== ========== ========= ========== ===========
2008 Total                    70%       9.18       69%        72.77
========================== ========== ========= ========== ===========
2009 Total                    27%       8.98       32%        76.75
========================== ========== ========= ========== ===========

      Open Natural Gas Collar Positions as of September 4, 2007

                                               Average      Average
                                                Floor       Ceiling
Quarter or Year                   % Hedged     $ NYMEX      $ NYMEX
================================ =========== ============ ============
2007 Q4                              11%         7.13         8.88
================================ =========== ============ ============
2008 Q1                              11%         7.36         9.28
2008 Q2                              2%          7.50         9.68
2008 Q3                              1%          7.50         9.68
2008 Q4                              1%          7.50         9.68
================================ =========== ============ ============
2008 Total                           4%          7.41         9.40
================================ =========== ============ ============
2009 Total                           2%          7.50        10.72
================================ =========== ============ ============

     Gains From Lifted Natural Gas Hedges as of September 4, 2007

                                     Assuming Natural Gas
                         Total Gain     Production of:        Gain
Quarter or Year         ($ millions)        (bcf)         ($ per mcf)
======================= ============ ==================== ============
2007 Q4                     117             172.5             0.68
======================= ============ ==================== ============
2008 Q1                      41             174.0             0.23
2008 Q2                      21             178.5             0.12
2008 Q3                      21             189.5             0.11
2008 Q4                      22             192.5             0.11
======================= ============ ==================== ============
2008 Total                  105             734.5             0.14
======================= ============ ==================== ============
2009 Total                   4              835.0             0.01
======================= ============ ==================== ============

Certain open natural gas swap positions include knockout swaps with knockout provisions at prices ranging from $5.25 to $6.25 covering 17 bcf in the fourth quarter of 2007, $5.45 to $6.50 covering 186 bcf in 2008 and $5.45 to $6.50 covering 152 bcf in 2009. Certain open natural gas collar positions include three-way collars that include written put options with strike prices ranging from $5.00 to $6.00 covering 14 bcf in the fourth quarter of 2007, $5.00 to $6.00 covering 11 bcf in 2008 and $5.50 to $6.00 covering 27 bcf in 2009. Also, certain open oil swap positions include cap-swaps and knockout swaps with provisions limiting the counterparty's exposure below prices ranging from $45.00 to $60.00 covering 0.7 mmbbls in the fourth quarter of 2007 and 3 mmbbls in 2008, and from $52.50 to $60.00 covering 7 mmbbls in 2009.

The company's updated forecasts for 2007 through 2009 are attached to this release in an Outlook dated November 6, 2007 labeled as Schedule "A", which begins on page 26. This Outlook has been changed from the Outlook dated September 4, 2007 (attached as Schedule "B", which begins on page 30) to reflect various updated information.

Chesapeake's Leasehold and 3-D Seismic Inventories Increase to 12.5 Million Net Acres and 18.5 Million Acres; Risked Unproved Reserves in the Company's Inventory Now Reach 23 Tcfe, Bringing Total Reserve Base to 34 Tcfe

Since 2000, Chesapeake has invested $8.8 billion in new leasehold and 3-D seismic acquisitions and now owns the largest combined inventories of onshore leasehold (12.5 million net acres) and 3-D seismic (18.5 million acres) in the U.S. On this leasehold, the company has approximately 28,000 net drilling locations, representing an approximate 10-year inventory of drilling projects, on which it believes it can develop an estimated 3.8 tcfe of proved undeveloped reserves and approximately 23 tcfe of risked unproved reserves (90 tcfe of unrisked unproved reserves). Chesapeake's 10.6 tcfe of estimated proved reserves and its 23 tcfe of estimated risked unproved reserves total approximately 34 tcfe.

To aggressively develop these assets, Chesapeake has continued to significantly strengthen its technical capabilities by increasing its land, geoscience and engineering staff to more than 1,300 employees. Today, the company has approximately 6,000 employees, of whom approximately 60% work in the company's E&P operations and approximately 40% work in the company's oilfield service operations.

Chesapeake characterizes its drilling activity by one of four play types: conventional gas resource, unconventional gas resource, emerging unconventional gas resource and Appalachian Basin gas resource. In these plays, Chesapeake uses a probability-weighted statistical approach to estimate the potential number of drillsites and unproved reserves associated with such drillsites. The following summarizes Chesapeake's ownership and activity in each gas resource play type and highlights notable projects in each play.

Conventional Gas Resource Plays - In its traditional conventional areas (i.e., portions of the Mid-Continent, Permian, Gulf Coast and South Texas regions), where exploration targets are typically deep and defined using 3-D seismic data, Chesapeake believes it has a meaningful competitive advantage due to its operating scale, deep drilling expertise and approximately 14.0 million acres of 3-D seismic data. Chesapeake is producing approximately 980 mmcfe net per day in conventional gas resource plays and owns 3.5 million net acres on which it has an estimated 3.0 tcfe of proved developed reserves, 0.9 tcfe of proved undeveloped reserves and approximately 3.3 tcfe of estimated risked unproved reserves. In these plays, the company is currently using 35 operated drilling rigs to further develop its inventory of approximately 3,700 drillsites. Three of Chesapeake's most important conventional gas resource plays are described below:

    --  Southern Oklahoma (generally Pennsylvanian-aged formations in
        Bray, Cement, Golden Trend, Sholem Alechem and Texoma): From
        various formations located in the Marietta, Ardmore and
        Anadarko basins, the company is producing approximately 210
        mmcfe net per day. The company is currently using eight
        operated rigs to further develop its 335,000 net acres of
        leasehold. Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in southern
        Oklahoma are an estimated 574 bcfe, its proved undeveloped
        reserves are an estimated 231 bcfe and its estimated risked
        unproved reserves are approximately 600 bcfe after applying a
        75% risk factor and assuming an additional 500 net wells are
        drilled in the years ahead. The company's targeted results for
        vertical southern Oklahoma wells are $3.5 million to develop
        2.2 bcfe on approximately 120-acre spacing.

    --  South Texas: Located primarily in Zapata and Hidalgo Counties,
        Texas, Chesapeake's South Texas assets are producing
        approximately 145 mmcfe net per day. The company is currently
        using five operated rigs to further develop its 140,000 net
        acres of leasehold. Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in
        South Texas are an estimated 302 bcfe, its proved undeveloped
        reserves are an estimated 137 bcfe and its estimated risked
        unproved reserves are approximately 400 bcfe after applying a
        75% risk factor and assuming an additional 340 net wells are
        drilled in the years ahead. The company's targeted results for
        vertical South Texas wells are $3.3 million to develop 2.0
        bcfe on approximately 80-acre spacing.

    --  Mountain Front (primarily Morrow and Springer formations in
        western Oklahoma): From these prolific formations located in
        the Anadarko Basin, the company is producing approximately 100
        mmcfe net per day. The company is currently using two operated
        rigs to further develop its 145,000 net acres of Mountain
        Front leasehold. Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in the
        Mountain Front area are an estimated 168 bcfe, its proved
        undeveloped reserves are an estimated 50 bcfe and its
        estimated risked unproved reserves are approximately 325 bcfe
        after applying a 70% risk factor and assuming an additional 90
        net wells are drilled in the years ahead. The company's
        targeted results for vertical Mountain Front wells are $9.0
        million to develop 5.0 bcfe on approximately 320-acre spacing.

Unconventional Gas Resource Plays - In its unconventional gas resource plays, the company is producing approximately 1.0 bcfe net per day. Chesapeake owns 3.4 million net acres in unconventional gas resource plays on which it has an estimated 2.7 tcfe of proved developed reserves, 2.4 tcfe of proved undeveloped reserves and approximately 15.3 tcfe of estimated risked unproved reserves and is currently using 96 operated drilling rigs to further develop its inventory of approximately 15,300 net drillsites. Seven of Chesapeake's most important unconventional gas resource plays are described below:

    --  Fort Worth Barnett Shale (North Texas): The Fort Worth Barnett
        Shale is the largest and most prolific unconventional gas
        resource play in the U.S. In this play, Chesapeake is the
        third-largest producer of natural gas, the most active driller
        and the largest leasehold owner in the Core and Tier 1 sweet
        spot of Tarrant, Johnson and western Dallas counties.
        Chesapeake is producing approximately 330 mmcfe net per day
        from the Fort Worth Barnett Shale. Over the past three months,
        Chesapeake's net production in the Fort Worth Barnett Shale
        play has increased by approximately 100 mmcfe per day, or 43%,
        as a result the company's favorably positioned leasehold and
        its accelerated drilling program. Chesapeake is currently
        using 38 operated rigs to further develop its 235,000 net
        acres of leasehold, of which 200,000 net acres are located in
        the prime Core and Tier 1 areas. At its current pace of
        drilling, Chesapeake expects to be completing, on average, one
        new Barnett Shale well approximately every 15 hours through at
        least 2009. Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in the Fort
        Worth Barnett Shale are an estimated 979 bcfe, its proved
        undeveloped reserves are an estimated 806 bcfe and its
        estimated risked unproved reserves are approximately 4.4 tcfe
        after applying a 15% risk factor in the Core and Tier 1 areas
        and a 30% risk factor in other areas and assuming an
        additional 2,700 net wells are drilled in the years ahead. The
        company has increased its targeted results for Core and Tier 1
        horizontal Fort Worth Barnett Shale wells to 2.65 bcfe at a
        cost of $2.6 million on approximately 60-acre spacing
        utilizing wellbores that are generally 3,000' in length and
        500' apart. Chesapeake's targeted results for Tier 2
        horizontal Fort Worth Barnett Shale wells are $2.25 million to
        develop 1.5 bcfe.

    --  Fayetteville Shale (Arkansas): In this region of growing
        importance to Chesapeake, the company is the second-largest
        leasehold owner in the Core area of the play and is producing
        approximately 60 mmcfe net per day. Chesapeake's net
        production levels have doubled over the past three months as a
        result of the company's accelerated drilling program and
        better-than-expected well results. Chesapeake is currently
        using 11 operated rigs to further develop its 420,000 net
        acres of leasehold in the Core area of the play. Chesapeake's
        proved developed reserves in the Fayetteville Shale are an
        estimated 117 bcfe, its proved undeveloped reserves are an
        estimated 97 bcfe and its estimated risked unproved reserves
        are approximately 5.0 tcfe after applying a 40% risk factor
        and assuming an additional 3,100 net wells are drilled in the
        years ahead. The company has increased its targeted results
        for horizontal Fayetteville Shale wells to 2.0 bcfe at a cost
        of $3.0 million on approximately 80-acre spacing using
        approximately 3,000' horizontal laterals.

    --  Sahara (primarily Mississippi, Chester and Hunton formations
        in Northwest Oklahoma): In this vast play that extends across
        five counties in northwestern Oklahoma, Chesapeake is the
        largest producer of natural gas, the most active driller and
        the largest leasehold owner. Chesapeake is producing
        approximately 190 mmcfe net per day in the Sahara area. The
        company is currently using 12 operated rigs to further develop
        its 800,000 net acres of leasehold. Chesapeake's proved
        developed reserves in Sahara are an estimated 551 bcfe, its
        proved undeveloped reserves are an estimated 462 bcfe and its
        estimated risked unproved reserves are approximately 2.6 tcfe
        after applying a 25% risk factor and assuming an additional
        7,000 net wells are drilled in the years ahead. The company's
        targeted results for vertical Sahara wells are $0.9 million to
        develop 0.6 bcfe on approximately 70-acre spacing.

    --  Deep Haley (primarily Strawn, Atoka and Morrow formations in
        West Texas): In this West Texas Delaware Basin area,
        Chesapeake is the second-largest leasehold owner and the most
        active driller. Chesapeake's production from Deep Haley is
        approximately 105 mmcfe net per day. The company is exploring
        on more than 1.0 million gross acres and is currently using
        nine operated rigs to further develop its 560,000 net acres of
        leasehold. Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in Deep
        Haley are an estimated 137 bcfe, its proved undeveloped
        reserves are an estimated 145 bcfe and its estimated risked
        unproved reserves are approximately 1.4 tcfe after applying a
        80% risk factor and assuming an additional 340 net wells are
        drilled in the years ahead. The company's targeted results for
        vertical Deep Haley wells are $12.0 million to develop 6.0
        bcfe on approximately 320-acre spacing.

    --  Ark-La-Tex Tight Gas Sands (primarily Travis Peak, Cotton
        Valley, Pettit and Bossier formations): In this large region
        covering most of East Texas and northern Louisiana, Chesapeake
        has assembled a strong portfolio of unconventional gas
        resource plays. Chesapeake is one of the 10-largest producers
        of natural gas, the third most active driller and one of the
        largest leasehold owners in the area. Chesapeake is producing
        approximately 135 mmcfe net per day in the Ark-La-Tex area.
        The company is currently using eight operated rigs to further
        develop its 220,000 net acres of leasehold. Chesapeake's
        unconventional proved developed reserves in the Ark-La-Tex
        region are an estimated 393 bcfe, its proved undeveloped
        reserves are an estimated 257 bcfe and its estimated
        unconventional risked unproved reserves are approximately 325
        bcfe after applying a 70% risk factor and assuming an
        additional 800 net wells are drilled in the years ahead. The
        company's targeted results for medium-depth vertical
        Ark-La-Tex wells are $1.7 million to develop 1.0 bcfe on
        approximately 50-acre spacing.

    --  Granite, Atoka and Colony Washes (western Oklahoma and Texas
        Panhandle): Chesapeake is the largest producer of natural gas,
        the most active driller and the largest leasehold owner in the
        various Wash plays of the Anadarko Basin. Chesapeake is
        producing approximately 155 mmcfe net per day from these
        plays. The company is currently using 12 operated rigs to
        further develop its 190,000 net acres of Wash leasehold.
        Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in the Wash plays are
        an estimated 415 bcfe, its proved undeveloped reserves are an
        estimated 521 bcfe and its estimated risked unproved reserves
        are approximately 900 bcfe after applying a 50% risk factor
        and assuming an additional 750 net wells are drilled in the
        years ahead. The company's targeted results for vertical
        Granite and Atoka Wash wells are $2.8 million to develop 1.4
        bcfe on approximately 80-acre spacing. The company's targeted
        results for horizontal Colony Wash wells are $7.0 million to
        develop 6.25 bcfe on approximately 160-acre spacing.

    --  Woodford Shale (southeastern Oklahoma Arkoma Basin):
        Chesapeake is the second largest leasehold owner in the
        Woodford Shale play, an unconventional gas play in the
        southeastern Oklahoma portion of the Arkoma Basin. As a result
        of successful drilling results by Chesapeake and others, the
        company has become more confident in the economic merits of a
        portion of the Woodford Shale play and has upgraded the play
        from its emerging unconventional gas resource play category.
        However, to high-grade its efforts in the play, Chesapeake has
        elected to sell approximately 65,000 net acres in a
        transaction anticipated to close by year-end 2007. The company
        is producing approximately 25 mmcfe net per day from the
        Woodford Shale and is currently using five operated rigs to
        further develop its 35,000 net acres that will remain after
        the sale. Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in the
        Woodford Shale are an estimated 44 bcfe, its proved
        undeveloped reserves in the play are an estimated 47 bcfe and
        its estimated risked unproved reserves are approximately 550
        bcfe after applying a 50% risk factor and assuming an
        additional 300 net wells are drilled in the years ahead. The
        company's targeted results for horizontal Woodford Shale wells
        are $4.3 million to develop 2.45 bcfe on approximately
        160-acre spacing

Emerging Unconventional Gas Resource Plays - In its emerging unconventional gas resource plays, commercial production has only recently been established but the company believes future reserve potential could be substantial. Chesapeake is producing approximately 15 mmcfe net per day in these plays and owns 1.9 million net acres on which it has an estimated 38 bcfe of proved developed reserves, 11 bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves and approximately 2.0 tcfe of estimated risked unproved reserves. In these plays, the company is currently using seven operated drilling rigs to further develop its inventory of approximately 1,000 net drillsites. Two of Chesapeake's most important emerging unconventional gas resource plays are described below:

    --  Delaware Basin Shales (primarily Barnett and Woodford
        formations in West Texas): Chesapeake continues to evaluate a
        variety of drilling and completion techniques to test the
        commercial potential of its Delaware Basin Barnett and
        Woodford Shale play in far West Texas where Chesapeake is the
        largest leasehold owner. The company is producing
        approximately 3 mmcfe net per day from the Delaware Basin
        Barnett and Woodford Shales. The company is currently using
        four operated rigs to further develop its 800,000 net acres of
        leasehold. Chesapeake's proved developed reserves in the
        Delaware Basin shales are an estimated 9 bcfe and it has not
        yet booked any proved undeveloped reserves. The company
        estimates its risked unproved reserves are 1.1 tcfe after
        applying a 90% risk factor and assuming an additional 500 net
        wells are drilled in the years ahead. The company's targeted
        results for Delaware Basin vertical Barnett and Woodford Shale
        wells are $5.5 million to develop 3.0 bcfe on approximately
        160-acre spacing. The company has not yet developed a model
        for targeted results from horizontal wells in the play.

    --  Deep Bossier (East Texas and northern Louisiana): Chesapeake
        is one of the top three leasehold owners in the Deep Bossier
        play and is producing approximately 7 mmcfe net per day. The
        company is currently using three operated rigs to further
        develop its 380,000 net acres of leasehold. Chesapeake's
        proved developed reserves in the Deep Bossier are an estimated
        7 bcfe, its proved undeveloped reserves are an estimated 4
        bcfe and its estimated risked unproved reserves are
        approximately 450 bcfe after applying a 90% risk factor and
        assuming an additional 120 net wells are drilled in the years
        ahead. The company's targeted results for vertical Deep
        Bossier wells are $10.0 million to develop 5.0 bcfe on
        approximately 320-acre spacing.

Appalachian Basin Gas Resource Plays - Chesapeake's Appalachian assets include both conventional and unconventional play types in the Devonian Shale and other formations. Chesapeake is the largest leasehold owner in the region with 3.8 million net acres and is producing approximately 135 mmcfe net per day. The company is currently using 13 operated rigs in the region to further develop its extensive leasehold position. In Appalachia, Chesapeake has an estimated 1.0 tcfe of proved developed reserves, an estimated 527 bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves and its estimated risked unproved reserves are approximately 2.8 tcfe after applying a 50% risk factor and assuming an additional 8,100 net wells are drilled in the years ahead. The company's targeted results for vertical Devonian Shale wells are $0.5 million to develop 0.35 bcfe on approximately 140-acre spacing. The company is currently drilling a series of vertical and horizontal Marcellus Shale wells and is also developing exploration programs for various deep and horizontal targets other than the Marcellus Shale.

In addition, Chesapeake continues to actively generate new prospects and acquire additional leasehold throughout the company's areas of operation in various conventional, unconventional and emerging unconventional plays not described above.

Company Provides Update on Recently Announced Enhanced Financial Plan

In early September 2007, Chesapeake announced an enhanced financial plan designed to monetize latent balance sheet value and to fully fund its planned capital expenditures through 2009 without accessing public capital markets. Since then, the company has successfully implemented multiple aspects of the plan and anticipates further progress over the next two quarters. Chesapeake believes its planned transactions in the asset and financial markets will allow it to monetize approximately $4 billion of assets by the end of 2009 that, in management's opinion, have not been adequately reflected in the company's market valuation historically.

Drilling Rig and Natural Gas Compression Sale/Leaseback Transactions - During the 2007 third quarter, Chesapeake completed its third sale/leaseback transaction on 37 drilling rigs for net proceeds of approximately $235 million. The company has now completed sale/leaseback transactions on a total of 70 rigs and anticipates completing similar transactions on its remaining 11 rigs during the fourth quarter of 2007. Also during the 2007 third quarter, Chesapeake completed a sale/leaseback facility for its natural gas compression assets. The company received approximately $160 million for the sale/leaseback of its existing natural gas compression assets and will fund up to $185 million of future natural gas compression assets under the same facility. Once the additional transactions are completed, Chesapeake estimates that virtually all of its historical cost in its 81 rig drilling fleet and its natural gas compression assets will have been monetized at a pre-tax cost of capital of approximately 5.5%.

Producing Property Monetizations and Asset Sales - The company is currently in the process of monetizing certain Chesapeake-operated producing assets in Kentucky and West Virginia. The company intends to retain drilling rights on the properties below currently producing intervals and outside of existing producing wellbores. Chesapeake has received multiple attractive offers for the Appalachian assets with a variety of transaction structures. The company anticipates completing a monetization transaction by year-end 2007 for proceeds in excess of $1.0 billion. In addition, the company also plans to pursue four more monetizations of similarly mature properties in 2008 and 2009 for further proceeds of approximately $2.0 billion. For accounting purposes, the company anticipates that the proposed transactions will be treated as prepaid sales rather than property sales.

The company is also currently in the process of selling non-core E&P assets in the Rocky Mountains and in the southeastern Oklahoma Woodford Shale play for expected proceeds in excess of $300 million. These sales are anticipated to close by the first quarter of 2008. In total, Chesapeake is anticipating receiving monetization and sale proceeds of approximately $3.3 billion by year-end 2009.

Midstream MLP - Chesapeake is currently in the process of forming a private MLP to own a non-operating interest in its midstream natural gas assets outside of Appalachia, which consist primarily of gas gathering systems and processing assets. These assets, which are expected to grow substantially in future years, currently generate annualized cash flow from operating activities in excess of $100 million. The company believes its MLP transaction will be valued at more than $1 billion and is anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2008.

New Revolving Credit Facility - On November 2, 2007, Chesapeake completed a new, five-year $3.0 billion Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility that replaced the company's previous $2.5 billion facility. The new facility reflects the increased scale and scope of the company's operations and will help accommodate timing differences between operational cash flow, asset monetizations and planned capital expenditures.

Management Comments

Aubrey K. McClendon, Chesapeake's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to report outstanding financial and operational results for the 2007 third quarter. We are particularly proud of our success through the drillbit that enabled the company to deliver reserve and production growth well above our expectations despite the impact of our 3.0 bcfe curtailment of natural gas production during the month of September in response to low natural gas prices. We are also pleased with our progress in implementing the various elements of our enhanced financial plan that should enable Chesapeake to deliver superior growth and financial returns without accessing the public capital markets for the foreseeable future.

"The benefits of Chesapeake's strategic shift from resource capture to resource conversion that began in 2006 are noticeably accelerating and we look forward to generating further strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2007 and in 2008 and 2009. In fact, our drilling success continues to exceed our expectations and so we are once again increasing our production growth rates for 2007 to 21-23% from 18-22% and for 2008 to 18-22% from 14-18%, while reaffirming our 12-16% production growth forecast for 2009. In addition, we expect to increase our proved reserves this year by 20-25% to approximately 11 tcfe, and we are now raising our year-end 2008 reserve expectations to 12.5-13 tcfe from our previous projection of 12 tcfe and our year-end 2009 proved reserve expectation to 14-15 tcfe from 13 tcfe previously.

"Our focused business strategy, value-added growth, tremendous inventory of undrilled locations and valuable hedge positions clearly differentiate Chesapeake in the industry and we look forward to continuing to create substantial value for our shareholders as we successfully execute our business plan in the years ahead."

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss this release has been scheduled for Wednesday morning, November 7, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. EST. The telephone number to access the conference call from within the United States is 800-591-6945 and from outside the U.S. is 617-614-4911. The passcode for the call is 74141697. We encourage those who would like to participate in the call to dial the access number between 8:50 and 8:55 a.m. EST. For those unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available for audio playback from noon EST, November 7, 2007, through midnight EST on November 21, 2007. The number to access the conference call replay from within the U.S. is 888-286-8010 and from outside the U.S. is 617-801-6888. The passcode for the replay is 45774944. The conference call will also be webcast live on the Internet and can be accessed by going to Chesapeake's website at www.chkenergy.com and selecting the "News & Events" section. The webcast of the conference call will be available on our website for one year.

This press release and the accompanying Outlooks include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations or forecasts of future events. They include estimates of oil and natural gas reserves, expected oil and natural gas production and future expenses, projections of future oil and natural gas prices, planned capital expenditures for drilling, leasehold acquisitions and seismic data, and statements concerning anticipated cash flow and liquidity, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. Disclosures concerning the fair value of derivative contracts and their estimated contribution to our future results of operations are based upon market information as of a specific date. These market prices are subject to significant volatility. We caution you not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update this information.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results are described in "Risks Related to our Business" under "Risk Factors" in the Offer to Exchange attached as an exhibit to each of the two Schedules TO we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 9, 2007. These risk factors include the volatility of oil and natural gas prices; the limitations our level of indebtedness may have on our financial flexibility; our ability to compete effectively against strong independent oil and natural gas companies and majors; the availability of capital on an economic basis to fund reserve replacement costs; our ability to replace reserves and sustain production; uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of oil and natural gas reserves and projecting future rates of production and the amount and timing of development expenditures; uncertainties in evaluating oil and natural gas reserves of acquired properties and associated potential liabilities; our ability to effectively consolidate and integrate acquired properties and operations; unsuccessful exploration and development drilling; declines in the values of our oil and natural gas properties resulting in ceiling test write-downs; lower prices realized on oil and natural gas sales and collateral required to secure hedging liabilities resulting from our commodity price risk management activities; the negative impact lower oil and natural gas prices could have on our ability to borrow; drilling and operating risks, including potential environmental liabilities; production interruptions that could adversely affect our cash flow; and pending or future litigation.

Our production forecasts are dependent upon many assumptions, including estimates of production decline rates from existing wells and the outcome of future drilling activity. Although we believe the expectations and forecasts reflected in these and other forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance they will prove to have been correct. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties.

The SEC has generally permitted oil and natural gas companies, in filings made with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use the term "unproved" to describe volumes of reserves potentially recoverable through additional drilling or recovery techniques that the SEC's guidelines may prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and accordingly are subject to substantially greater risk of actually being realized by the company. While we believe our calculations of unproved drillsites and estimation of unproved reserves have been appropriately risked and are reasonable, such calculations and estimates have not been reviewed by third-party engineers or appraisers.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the largest independent and third-largest overall producer of natural gas in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on exploratory and developmental drilling and corporate and property acquisitions in the Mid-Continent, Fort Worth Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, South Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Ark-La-Tex and Appalachian Basin regions of the United States. The company's Internet address is www.chkenergy.com.


                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                 ($ in 000's, except per share data)
                             (unaudited)

                                     September 30,     September 30,

THREE MONTHS ENDED:                      2007              2006
---------------------------------- ----------------- -----------------
                                       $      $/mcfe     $      $/mcfe
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

REVENUES:
  Oil and natural gas sales        1,492,002   8.00  1,493,226  10.16
  Oil and natural gas marketing
   sales                             501,268   2.69    398,114   2.71
  Service operations revenue          33,732   0.18     38,071   0.26
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Revenues               2,027,002  10.87  1,929,411  13.13
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

OPERATING COSTS:
  Production expenses                165,334   0.89    124,045   0.84
  Production taxes                    56,160   0.30     40,562   0.28
  General and administrative
   expenses                           61,443   0.33     37,382   0.25
  Oil and natural gas marketing
   expenses                          482,990   2.59    384,473   2.62
  Service operations expense          23,034   0.12     18,821   0.13
  Oil and natural gas
   depreciation, depletion and
   amortization                      479,035   2.57    343,723   2.34
  Depreciation and amortization of
   other assets                       44,418   0.24     27,016   0.18
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Operating Costs        1,312,414   7.04    976,022   6.64
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS               714,588   3.83    953,389   6.49
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
  Interest and other income            1,652   0.01      5,132   0.03
  Interest expense                  (116,048) (0.62)   (74,112) (0.50)
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Other Income (Expense)  (114,396) (0.61)   (68,980) (0.47)
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

  INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES         600,192   3.22    884,409   6.02

  Income Tax Expense:
    Current                            8,762   0.05         --     --
    Deferred                         219,312   1.17    336,074   2.29
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Income Tax Expense       228,074   1.22    336,074   2.29
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

NET INCOME                           372,118   2.00    548,335   3.73
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

  Preferred stock dividends          (25,836) (0.14)   (25,753) (0.17)
  Loss on exchange/conversion of
   preferred stock                        --     --         --     --
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON
 SHAREHOLDERS                        346,282   1.86    522,582   3.56
                                   ========== ====== ========== ======

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:

  Basic                                $0.76             $1.25
                                   ==========        ==========
  Assuming dilution                    $0.72             $1.13
                                   ==========        ==========

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON AND COMMON
 EQUIVALENT SHARES OUTSTANDING (in
 000's)

  Basic                              453,572           417,569
                                   ==========        ==========
  Assuming dilution                  516,735           483,273
                                   ==========        ==========

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                 ($ in 000's, except per share data)
                             (unaudited)

                                     September 30,     September 30,

NINE MONTHS ENDED:                       2007              2006
---------------------------------- ----------------- -----------------
                                       $      $/mcfe     $      $/mcfe
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

REVENUES:
  Oil and natural gas sales        4,164,044   8.16  4,190,430   9.83
  Marketing sales                  1,446,251   2.84  1,170,091   2.74
  Service operations revenue         101,049   0.20     97,473   0.23
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Revenues               5,711,344  11.20  5,457,994  12.80
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

OPERATING COSTS:
  Production expenses                460,609   0.90    364,134   0.85
  Production taxes                   151,250   0.30    129,858   0.30
  General and administrative
   expenses                          168,150   0.33     99,728   0.23
  Marketing expenses               1,394,134   2.73  1,131,521   2.66
  Service operations expense          67,096   0.13     48,925   0.12
  Oil and natural gas
   depreciation, depletion and
   amortization                    1,314,429   2.58    976,839   2.29
  Depreciation and amortization of
   other assets                      120,162   0.24     74,051   0.17
  Employee retirement expense             --     --     54,753   0.13
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Operating Costs        3,675,830   7.21  2,879,809   6.75
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS             2,035,514   3.99  2,578,185   6.05
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
  Interest and other income           12,318   0.02     19,742   0.04
  Interest expense                  (278,518) (0.54)  (220,226) (0.52)
  Gain on sale of investment          82,705   0.16    117,396   0.28
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Other Income (Expense)  (183,495) (0.36)   (83,088) (0.20)
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

  Income Before Income Taxes       1,852,019   3.63  2,495,097   5.85

  Income Tax Expense:
    Current                           19,470   0.04         --     --
    Deferred                         684,297   1.34    963,136   2.26
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------
      Total Income Tax Expense       703,767   1.38    963,136   2.26
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

NET INCOME                         1,148,252   2.25  1,531,961   3.59
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

  Preferred stock dividends          (77,508) (0.15)   (62,793) (0.15)
  Loss on exchange/conversion of
   preferred stock                        --     --    (10,556) (0.02)
                                   ---------- ------ ---------- ------

NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON
 SHAREHOLDERS                      1,070,744   2.10  1,458,612   3.42
                                   ========== ====== ========== ======

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:

  Basic                                $2.37             $3.75
                                   ==========        ==========
  Assuming dilution                    $2.23             $3.40
                                   ==========        ==========

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON AND COMMON
 EQUIVALENT SHARES OUTSTANDING (in
 000's)

  Basic                              452,368           389,136
                                   ==========        ==========
  Assuming dilution                  515,563           450,680
                                   ==========        ==========

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                     CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                              (in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                                         September 30,   December 31,
                                              2007           2006
---------------------------------------- -------------- --------------

Cash                                     $        2,130 $        2,519
Other current assets                          1,278,329      1,151,350
                                         -------------- --------------
    Total Current Assets                      1,280,459      1,153,869
                                         -------------- --------------

Property and equipment (net)                 27,547,974     21,904,043
Other assets                                  1,060,127      1,359,255
                                         -------------- --------------
    Total Assets                         $   29,888,560 $   24,417,167
                                         ============== ==============

Current liabilities                      $    2,390,352 $    1,889,809
Long-term debt, net                          10,872,256      7,375,548
Asset retirement obligation                     218,212        192,772
Other long-term liabilities                     503,973        390,108
Deferred tax liability                        3,900,114      3,317,459
                                         -------------- --------------
    Total Liabilities                        17,884,907     13,165,696

Stockholders' Equity                         12,003,653     11,251,471
                                         -------------- --------------

Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity $   29,888,560 $   24,417,167
                                         ============== ==============

Common Shares Outstanding                       473,721        457,434
                                         ============== ==============

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                            CAPITALIZATION
                              (in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                 September    % of Total     December    % of Total
                     30,          Book          31,          Book
                    2007     Capitalization    2006     Capitalization
---------------- ----------- -------------- ----------- --------------

Long-term debt,
 net             $10,872,256             48 $ 7,375,548             40
Stockholders'
 equity           12,003,653             52  11,251,471             60
                 ----------- -------------- ----------- --------------
    Total        $22,875,909            100 $18,627,019            100
                 =========== ============== =========== ==============

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
    RECONCILIATION OF ADDITIONS TO OIL AND NATURAL GAS PROPERTIES
                 NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
                ($ in 000's, except per unit amounts)
                             (unaudited)

                                                     Reserves
                                          Cost      (in mmcfe)  $/mcfe
-------------------------------------- ----------- ------------ ------

Exploration and development costs      $3,648,333  1,681,836(a)   2.17
Acquisition of proved properties          622,517    354,786      1.75
                                       ----------- ------------
    Subtotal                            4,270,850  2,036,622      2.10
                                       ----------- ------------

Divestitures                                 (228)      (118)
Geological and geophysical costs          245,410         --
                                       ----------- ------------
    Adjusted subtotal                   4,516,032  2,036,504      2.22
                                       ----------- ------------

Revisions - price                              --     79,389

Leasehold acquisition costs               630,344         --
Lease brokerage costs and recording
 fees                                     150,057         --
Acquisition of unproved properties and
 other                                    922,979         --
Capitalized interest on leasehold and
 unproved property                        181,555         --
                                       ----------- ------------
    Adjusted subtotal                   6,400,967  2,115,893      3.03
                                       ----------- ------------

Tax basis step-up                         129,705         --
Asset retirement obligation and other      14,700         --
                                       ----------- ------------
    Total                              $6,545,372  2,115,893      3.09
                                       =========== ============

(a) Includes positive performance revisions of 859 bcfe and excludes positive revisions of 79 bcfe resulting from oil and natural gas price increases between December 31, 2006 and September 30, 2007.


                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                   ROLL-FORWARD OF PROVED RESERVES
                 NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
                             (unaudited)

                                                              Mmcfe
---------------------------------------------------------- -----------

Beginning balance, 01/01/07                                 8,955,614
Extensions and discoveries                                    822,879
Acquisitions                                                  354,786
Divestitures                                                     (118)
Revisions - performance                                       858,957
Revisions - price                                              79,389
Production                                                   (510,079)
                                                           -----------
Ending balance, 9/30/07                                    10,561,428
                                                           ===========

Reserve replacement                                         2,115,893
Reserve replacement ratio (a)                                     415%

(a) The company uses the reserve replacement ratio as an indicator of the company's ability to replenish annual production volumes and grow its reserves, thereby providing some information on the sources of future production. It should be noted that the reserve replacement ratio is a statistical indicator that has limitations. The ratio is limited because it typically varies widely based on the extent and timing of new discoveries and property acquisitions. Its predictive and comparative value is also limited for the same reasons. In addition, since the ratio does not embed the cost or timing of future production of new reserves, it cannot be used as a measure of value creation.


                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
  SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - OIL AND NATURAL GAS SALES AND INTEREST EXPENSE
                              (in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                         THREE MONTHS ENDED       NINE MONTHS ENDED
                            September 30,           September 30,
                       ----------------------- -----------------------
                          2007        2006        2007        2006
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Oil and Natural Gas
 Sales ($ in
 thousands):
  Oil sales            $  189,635  $  141,687  $  442,460  $  404,595
  Oil derivatives -
   realized gains
   (losses)                (4,048)     (9,660)     26,059     (25,695)
  Oil derivatives -
   unrealized gains
   (losses)               (27,815)     28,724     (54,715)     24,825
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

      Total Oil Sales     157,772     160,751     413,804     403,725
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

  Natural gas sales       971,899     811,591   2,918,541   2,526,168
  Natural gas
   derivatives -
   realized gains
   (losses)               289,653     311,090     890,076     832,769
  Natural gas
   derivatives -
   unrealized gains
   (losses)                72,678     209,794     (58,377)    427,768
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

      Total Natural
       Gas Sales        1,334,230   1,332,475   3,750,240   3,786,705
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

      Total Oil and
       Natural Gas
       Sales           $1,492,002  $1,493,226  $4,164,044  $4,190,430
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

Average Sales Price -
 excluding gains
 (losses) on
 derivatives:
  Oil ($ per bbl)      $    70.76  $    65.05  $    61.91  $    62.85
  Natural gas ($ per
   mcf)                $     5.71  $     6.06  $     6.25  $     6.52
  Natural gas
   equivalent ($ per
   mcfe)               $     6.23  $     6.49  $     6.59  $     6.87

Average Sales Price -
 excluding unrealized
 gains (losses) on
 derivatives):
  Oil ($ per bbl)      $    69.25  $    60.62  $    65.55  $    58.86
  Natural gas ($ per
   mcf)                $     7.41  $     8.39  $     8.15  $     8.66
  Natural gas
   equivalent ($ per
   mcfe)               $     7.76  $     8.54  $     8.39  $     8.77

Interest Expense ($ in
 thousands):
  Interest             $   98,219  $   75,100  $  265,192  $  221,832
  Derivatives -
   realized (gains)
   losses                  (1,314)      1,555         393        (852)
  Derivatives -
   unrealized (gains)
   losses                  19,143      (2,543)     12,933        (754)
                       ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Total Interest
       Expense         $  116,048  $   74,112  $  278,518  $  220,226
                       =========== =========== =========== ===========

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA
                              (in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                                        September 30,   September 30,

THREE MONTHS ENDED:                         2007            2006
-------------------------------------- --------------- ---------------

Beginning cash                         $        3,870  $      366,270
Cash provided by operating activities       1,266,639         937,275
Cash (used in) investing activities        (2,484,804)     (2,883,948)
Cash provided by financing activities       1,216,425       1,581,119
Ending cash                                     2,130             716

====================================== =============== ===============

                                        September 30,   September 30,

NINE MONTHS ENDED:                          2007            2006
-------------------------------------- --------------- ---------------

Beginning cash                         $        2,519  $       60,027
Cash provided by operating activities       3,388,539       2,982,419
Cash (used in) investing activities        (6,487,841)     (6,668,005)
Cash provided by financing activities       3,098,913       3,626,275
Ending cash                                     2,130             716

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
           RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING CASH FLOW AND EBITDA
                              (in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                              September 30,   June 30,   September 30,

THREE MONTHS ENDED:               2007          2007         2006
----------------------------- ------------- ------------ -------------

CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING
 ACTIVITIES                   $  1,266,639  $ 1,145,368      $ 937,275

Adjustments:
  Changes in assets and
   liabilities                    (181,917)     (69,046)        51,328
                              ------------- ------------ -------------

OPERATING CASH FLOW (1)       $  1,084,722  $ 1,076,322      $ 988,603
                              ============= ============ =============

(1)Operating cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities before changes in assets and liabilities. Operating cash flow is presented because management believes it is a useful adjunct to net cash provided by operating activities under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). Operating cash flow is widely accepted as a financial indicator of an oil and natural gas company's ability to generate cash which is used to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service debt. This measure is widely used by investors and rating agencies in the valuation, comparison, rating and investment recommendations of companies within the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. Operating cash flow is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity.

                              September 30,   June 30,  September 30,

THREE MONTHS ENDED:                2007         2007         2006
----------------------------- -------------- ---------- --------------

NET INCOME                    $      372,118 $  518,145 $      548,335

Income tax expense                   228,074    317,570        336,074
Interest expense                     116,048     83,732         74,112
Depreciation and amortization
 of other assets                      44,418     39,844         27,016
Oil and natural gas
 depreciation, depletion and
 amortization                        479,035    442,063        343,723
                              -------------- ---------- --------------

EBITDA (2)                    $    1,239,693 $1,401,354 $    1,329,260
                              ============== ========== ==============

(2)Ebitda represents net income before income tax expense, interest expense, and depreciation, depletion and amortization expense. Ebitda is presented as a supplemental financial measurement in the evaluation of our business. We believe that it provides additional information regarding our ability to meet our future debt service, capital expenditures and working capital requirements. This measure is widely used by investors and rating agencies in the valuation, comparison, rating and investment recommendations of companies. Ebitda is also a financial measurement that, with certain negotiated adjustments, is reported to our lenders pursuant to our bank credit agreement and is used in the financial covenants in our bank credit agreement and our senior note indentures. Ebitda is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for net income, income from operations, or cash flow provided by operating activities prepared in accordance with GAAP. Ebitda is reconciled to cash provided by operating activities as follows:

                              September 30,   June 30,   September 30,

THREE MONTHS ENDED:               2007          2007         2006
----------------------------- ------------- ------------ -------------

CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING
 ACTIVITIES                   $  1,266,639  $ 1,145,368  $     937,275

Changes in assets and
 liabilities                      (181,917)     (69,046)        51,328
Interest expense                   116,048       83,732         74,112
Unrealized gains (losses) on
 oil and natural gas
 derivatives                        44,863      151,589        238,518
Other non-cash items                (5,940)      89,711         28,027
                              ------------- ------------ -------------

EBITDA                        $  1,239,693  $ 1,401,354  $   1,329,260
                              ============= ============ =============

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
           RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING CASH FLOW AND EBITDA
                              (in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                                         September 30,  September 30,

NINE MONTHS ENDED:                            2007           2006
---------------------------------------- -------------- --------------

CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES    $   3,388,539  $   2,982,419

Adjustments:
  Changes in assets and liabilities           (103,984)       (32,787)
                                         -------------- --------------

OPERATING CASH FLOW (1)                  $   3,284,555  $   2,949,632
                                         ============== ==============

(1)Operating cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities before changes in assets and liabilities. Operating cash flow is presented because management believes it is a useful adjunct to net cash provided by operating activities under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). Operating cash flow is widely accepted as a financial indicator of an oil and natural gas company's ability to generate cash which is used to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service debt. This measure is widely used by investors and rating agencies in the valuation, comparison, rating and investment recommendations of companies within the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. Operating cash flow is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity.

                                           September 30, September 30,

NINE MONTHS ENDED:                              2007          2006
------------------------------------------ ------------- -------------

NET INCOME                                 $   1,148,252 $   1,531,961

Income tax expense                               703,767       963,136
Interest expense                                 278,518       220,226
Depreciation and amortization of other
 assets                                          120,162        74,051
Oil and natural gas depreciation,
 depletion and amortization                    1,314,429       976,839
                                           ------------- -------------

EBITDA (2)                                 $   3,565,128 $   3,766,213
                                           ============= =============

(2)Ebitda represents net income before income tax expense, interest expense, and depreciation, depletion and amortization expense. Ebitda is presented as a supplemental financial measurement in the evaluation of our business. We believe that it provides additional information regarding our ability to meet our future debt service, capital expenditures and working capital requirements. This measure is widely used by investors and rating agencies in the valuation, comparison, rating and investment recommendations of companies. Ebitda is also a financial measurement that, with certain negotiated adjustments, is reported to our lenders pursuant to our bank credit agreement and is used in the financial covenants in our bank credit agreement and our senior note indentures. Ebitda is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for net income, income from operations, or cash flow provided by operating activities prepared in accordance with GAAP. Ebitda is reconciled to cash provided by operating activities as follows:

                                          September 30, September 30,

NINE MONTHS ENDED:                            2007           2006
----------------------------------------- ------------- --------------

CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES     $  3,388,539  $   2,982,419

Changes in assets and liabilities             (103,984)       (32,787)
Interest expense                               278,518        220,226
Unrealized gains (losses) on oil and
 natural gas derivatives                      (113,092)       452,593
Other noncash items                            115,147        143,762
                                          ------------- --------------

EBITDA                                    $  3,565,128  $   3,766,213
                                          ============= ==============

                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS
                ($ in 000's, except per share amounts)
                             (unaudited)

                                September 30,  June 30,  September 30,
THREE MONTHS ENDED:                 2007         2007        2006
------------------------------- ------------- ---------- -------------

Net income available to common
 shareholders                   $    346,282  $ 492,309  $    522,582

Adjustments:
  Unrealized (gains) losses on
   derivatives, net of tax           (15,947)   (98,559)     (149,457)
  Gain on sale of investment,
   net of tax                             --    (51,277)           --
                                ------------- ---------- -------------

Adjusted net income available
 to common shareholders (1)          330,335    342,473       373,125
  Preferred dividends                 25,836     25,836        25,753
                                ------------- ---------- -------------

Total adjusted net income       $    356,171  $ 368,309  $    398,878
                                ============= ========== =============

Weighted average fully diluted
 shares outstanding (2)              516,735    515,159       483,273

Adjusted earnings per share
 assuming dilution              $       0.69  $    0.71  $       0.83
                                ============= ========== =============

(1)Adjusted net income available to common and adjusted earnings per share assuming dilution exclude certain items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results. The company discloses these non-GAAP financial measures as a useful adjunct to GAAP earnings because:

a. Management uses adjusted net income available to common to evaluate the company's operational trends and performance relative to other oil and natural gas producing companies.

b. Adjusted net income available to common is more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts.

c. Items excluded generally are one-time items or items whose timing or amount cannot be reasonably estimated. Accordingly, any guidance provided by the company generally excludes information regarding these types of items.

(2)Weighted average fully diluted shares outstanding include shares that were considered antidilutive for calculating earnings per share in accordance with GAAP.


                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                  RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA
                             ($ in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                              September 30,   June 30,   September 30,
THREE MONTHS ENDED:               2007          2007         2006
----------------------------- ------------- ------------ -------------

EBITDA                        $  1,239,693  $ 1,401,354  $  1,329,260

Adjustments, before tax:
  Unrealized (gains) losses
   on oil and natural gas
   derivatives                     (44,863)    (151,589)     (238,518)
  Gain on sale of investment            --      (82,705)           --
                              ------------- ------------ -------------

Adjusted ebitda (1)           $  1,194,830  $ 1,167,060  $  1,090,742
                              ============= ============ =============

(1)Adjusted ebitda excludes certain items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results. The company discloses these non-GAAP financial measures as a useful adjunct to ebitda because:

a. Management uses adjusted ebitda to evaluate the company's operational trends and performance relative to other oil and natural gas producing companies.

b. Adjusted ebitda is more comparable to estimates provided by securities analysts.

c. Items excluded generally are one-time items or items whose timing or amount cannot be reasonably estimated. Accordingly, any guidance provided by the company generally excludes information regarding these types of items.


                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS
                ($ in 000's, except per share amounts)
                             (unaudited)

                                           September 30, September 30,
NINE MONTHS ENDED:                             2007          2006
------------------------------------------ ------------- -------------

Net income available to common
 shareholders                              $  1,070,744  $  1,458,612

Adjustments:
  Unrealized (gains) losses on
   derivatives, net of tax                       78,134      (281,076)
  Gain on sale of investment, net of tax        (51,277)      (72,786)
  Loss on conversion/exchange of preferred
   stock                                             --        10,556
  Employee retirement expense, net of tax            --        33,947
  Cumulative impact of income tax rate
   change                                            --        15,000
  Legal settlement, net of tax                       --        (7,192)
                                           ------------- -------------

Adjusted net income available to common
 shareholders (1)                             1,097,601     1,157,061
  Preferred dividends                            77,508        62,793
                                           ------------- -------------

Total adjusted net income                  $  1,175,109  $  1,219,854
                                           ============= =============

Weighted average fully diluted shares
 outstanding (2)                                515,563       450,680

Adjusted earnings per share assuming
 dilution                                  $       2.28  $       2.71
                                           ============= =============

(1)Adjusted net income available to common and adjusted earnings per share assuming dilution exclude certain items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results. The company discloses these non-GAAP financial measures as a useful adjunct to GAAP earnings because:

a. Management uses adjusted net income available to common to evaluate the company's operational trends and performance relative to other oil and natural gas producing companies.

b. Adjusted net income available to common is more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts.

c. Items excluded generally are one-time items or items whose timing or amount cannot be reasonably estimated. Accordingly, any guidance provided by the company generally excludes information regarding these types of items.

(2)Weighted average fully diluted shares outstanding include shares that were considered antidilutive for calculating earnings per share in accordance with GAAP.


                    CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
                  RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA
                             ($ in 000's)
                             (unaudited)

                                          September 30, September 30,
NINE MONTHS ENDED:                            2007           2006
----------------------------------------- ------------- --------------

EBITDA                                    $  3,565,128  $   3,766,213

Adjustments, before tax:
  Unrealized (gains) losses on oil and
   natural gas derivatives                     113,092       (452,593)
  Gain on sale of investment                   (82,705)      (117,396)
  Employee retirement expense                       --         54,753
  Legal settlement                                  --        (11,600)
                                          ------------- --------------

Adjusted EBITDA (1)                       $  3,595,515  $   3,239,377
                                          ============= ==============

(1)Adjusted ebitda excludes certain items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results. The company discloses these non-GAAP financial measures as a useful adjunct to ebitda because:

a. Management uses adjusted ebitda to evaluate the company's operational trends and performance relative to other oil and natural gas producing companies.

b. Adjusted ebitda is more comparable to estimates provided by securities analysts.

c. Items excluded generally are one-time items or items whose timing or amount cannot be reasonably estimated. Accordingly, any guidance provided by the company generally excludes information regarding these types of items.

    SCHEDULE "A"

    CHESAPEAKE'S OUTLOOK AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2007

Quarter Ending December 31, 2007 and Years Ending December 31, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

We have adopted a policy of periodically providing guidance on certain factors that affect our future financial performance. As of November 6, 2007, we are using the following key assumptions in our projections for the fourth quarter of 2007 and the full-years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The primary changes from our September 4, 2007 Outlook are in italicized bold and are explained as follows:

1) We are increasing our prior production guidance for the 2007 fourth quarter and for 2008 and 2009;

2) Production assumptions have been updated;

3) Projected effects of changes in our hedging positions have been updated; and

4) Certain cost assumptions, shares outstanding and budgeted capital expenditure assumptions have been updated.


                            Quarter     Year       Year       Year
                             Ending     Ending     Ending     Ending
                           12/31/2007 12/31/2007 12/31/2008 12/31/2009
                           ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Estimated Production(a)
  Oil - mbbls                2,500      9,600      10,500     11,000
  Natural gas - bcf         181.5 -
                              183.5   649 - 651  788 - 798  892 - 902
  Natural gas equivalent -  196.5 -
   bcfe                       198.5   707 - 709  851 - 861  958 - 968
  Daily natural gas
   equivalent midpoint -
   in mmcfe                  2,150      1,940      2,340      2,640
NYMEX Prices (b) (for calculation of realized hedging effects only):
  Oil - $/bbl                $79.84     $69.60     $75.00     $75.00
  Natural gas - $/mcf        $7.07      $6.89      $7.50      $7.50
Estimated Realized Hedging Effects (based on assumed NYMEX prices
 above):
  Oil - $/bbl               $(5.40)     $1.28     $(0.44)     $3.88
  Natural gas - $/mcf        $1.68      $1.84      $1.36      $0.53
Estimated Differentials to
 NYMEX Prices:
  Oil - $/bbl                7 - 9%     7 - 9%     7 - 9%     7 - 9%
  Natural gas - $/mcf       10 - 14%   10 - 14%   10 - 14%   10 - 14%
Operating Costs per Mcfe of Projected Production:
  Production expense        $0.90 -    $0.90 -    $0.90 -    $0.90 -
                               1.00       1.00       1.00       1.00
  Production taxes
   (generally 5.5% of O&G   $0.35 -    $0.35 -    $0.35 -    $0.35 -
   revenues) (c)               0.40       0.40       0.40       0.40
  General and               $0.25 -    $0.25 -    $0.25 -    $0.25 -
   administrative              0.30       0.30       0.30       0.30
  Stock-based compensation  $0.08 -    $0.08 -    $0.10 -    $0.10 -
   (non-cash)                  0.10       0.10       0.12       0.12
  DD&A of oil and natural   $2.60 -    $2.50 -    $2.50 -    $2.50 -
   gas assets                  2.70       2.70       2.70       2.70
  Depreciation of other     $0.18 -    $0.20 -    $0.26 -    $0.26 -
   assets                      0.20       0.24       0.30       0.30
  Interest expense(d)       $0.55 -    $0.55 -    $0.55 -    $0.55 -
                               0.60       0.60       0.60       0.60
Other Income per Mcfe:
  Oil and natural gas       $0.04 -    $0.08 -    $0.07 -    $0.07 -
   marketing income            0.06       0.10       0.09       0.09
  Service operations        $0.04 -    $0.05 -    $0.05 -    $0.05 -
   income                      0.06       0.07       0.07       0.07
Book Tax Rate (About
 Equals 97% deferred)         38%        38%        38%        38%
--------------------------
Equivalent Shares
 Outstanding - in
 millions:
  Basic                       480        459        496        504
  Diluted                     520        519        525        532
Budgeted Capital Expenditures, net - in millions:
  Drilling                  $1,000 -   $4,250 -   $4,000 -   $4,000 -
                              1,100      4,450      4,200      4,200
  Leasehold and property               $1,200 -   $1,200 -   $1,200 -
   acquisition costs       $300 - 350    1,400      1,400      1,400
  Monetization of oil and  $(1,000 -  $(1,000 -  $(1,000 -  $(1,000 -
   gas properties(a)          1,200)     1,200)     1,200)     1,200)
  Geological and
   geophysical costs        $50 - 75  $250 - 300 $200 - 250 $200 - 250
                           ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
      Total budgeted
       capital                         $4,700 -   $4,400 -   $4,400 -
       expenditures, net   $325 - 350    4,950      $4,650     $4,650

(a) The 2008 and 2009 forecasts assume that the company monetizes producing properties in multiple transactions beginning late in the fourth quarter of 2007. For accounting purposes, the company anticipates that the proposed monetization transactions will be treated as prepaid sales rather than property sales. As a result, Chesapeake's forecast does not reflect a reduction of production volumes from the monetized properties.

(b) Oil NYMEX prices have been updated for actual contract prices through October 2007 and natural gas NYMEX prices have been updated for actual contract prices through November 2007.

(c) Severance tax per mcfe is based on NYMEX prices of: $79.84 per bbl of oil and $6.70 to $7.80 per mcf of natural gas during Q4 2007; $69.60 per bbl of oil and $6.80 to $7.90 per mcf of natural gas during calendar 2007; and $75.00 per bbl of oil and $6.80 to $7.90 per mcf of natural gas during calendar 2008 and 2009.

(d) Does not include gains or losses on interest rate derivatives (SFAS 133).

Commodity Hedging Activities

The company utilizes hedging strategies to hedge the price of a portion of its future oil and natural gas production. These strategies include:

(i) For swap instruments, Chesapeake receives a fixed price and pays a floating market price to the counterparty. The fixed-price payment and the floating-price payment are netted, resulting in a net amount due to or from the counterparty.

(ii) For cap-swaps, Chesapeake receives a fixed price and pays a floating market price. The fixed price received by Chesapeake includes a premium in exchange for a "cap" limiting the counterparty's exposure. In other words, there is no limit to Chesapeake's exposure but there is a limit to the downside exposure of the counterparty.

(iii) For knockout swaps, Chesapeake receives a fixed price and pays a floating market price. The fixed price received by Chesapeake includes a premium in exchange for the possibility to reduce the counterparty's exposure to zero, in any given month, if the floating market price is lower than certain predetermined knockout prices.

(iv) For written call options, Chesapeake receives a premium from the counterparty in exchange for the sale of a call option. If the market price exceeds the fixed price of the call option, Chesapeake pays the counterparty such excess. If the market price settles below the fixed price of the call option, no payment is due from Chesapeake.

(v) Collars contain a fixed floor price (put) and ceiling price (call). If the market price exceeds the call strike price or falls below the put strike price, Chesapeake receives the fixed price and pays the market price. If the market price is between the call and the put strike price, no payments are due from either party.

(vi) A three-way collar contract consists of a standard collar contract plus a written put option with a strike price below the floor price of the collar. In addition to the settlement of the collar, the put option requires Chesapeake to make a payment to the counterparty equal to the difference between the put option price and the settlement price if the settlement price for any settlement period is below the put option strike price.

(vii) Basis protection swaps are arrangements that guarantee a price differential for oil or natural gas from a specified delivery point. For Mid-Continent basis protection swaps, which have negative differentials to NYMEX, Chesapeake receives a payment from the counterparty if the price differential is greater than the stated terms of the contract and pays the counterparty if the price differential is less than the stated terms of the contract. For Appalachian basis protection swaps, which have positive differentials to NYMEX, Chesapeake receives a payment from the counterparty if the price differential is less than the stated terms of the contract and pays the counterparty if the price differential is greater than the stated terms of the contract.

Commodity markets are volatile, and as a result, Chesapeake's hedging activity is dynamic. As market conditions warrant, the company may elect to settle a hedging transaction prior to its scheduled maturity date and lock in the gain or loss on the transaction.

Chesapeake enters into oil and natural gas derivative transactions in order to mitigate a portion of its exposure to adverse market changes in oil and natural gas prices. Accordingly, associated gains or loses from the derivative transactions are reflected as adjustments to oil and natural gas sales. All realized gains and losses from oil and natural gas derivatives are included in oil and natural gas sales in the month of related production. Pursuant to SFAS 133, certain derivatives do not qualify for designation as cash flow hedges. Changes in the fair value of these nonqualifying derivatives that occur prior to their maturity (i.e., because of temporary fluctuations in value) are reported currently in the consolidated statement of operations as unrealized gains (losses) within oil and natural gas sales.

Following provisions of SFAS 133, changes in the fair value of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges, to the extent effective in offsetting cash flows attributable to hedged risk, are recorded in other comprehensive income until the hedged item is recognized in earnings. Any change in fair value resulting from ineffectiveness is recognized currently in oil and natural gas sales.

Excluding the swaps assumed in connection with the acquisition of CNR which are described below, the company currently has the following open natural gas swaps in place and also has the following gains from lifted natural gas swaps:

                                     Open Swap               Total
                                    Positions                Lifted
                                        as a      Total        Gain
                 Avg.                  % of        Gains   per Mcf of
                 NYMEX   Assuming    Estimated    from      Estimated
         Open   Strike  Natural Gas   Total       Lifted     Total
          Swaps  Price  Production    Natural     Swaps      Natural
          in    of Open  in Bcf's      Gas         ($          Gas
          Bcf's  Swaps      of:      Production  millions) Production
======================================================================
Q4
 2007(1)  141.4   $7.77       182.5         78%     $158.1       $0.87
======================================================================
Q1 2008   130.5   $8.74         188         69%     $133.0       $0.71
Q2 2008   125.4   $8.57         194         65%      $38.8       $0.20
Q3 2008   124.9   $8.74         202         62%      $35.9       $0.18
Q4 2008   117.6   $9.27         209         56%      $37.7       $0.18
======================================================================
Total
 2008(1)  498.4   $8.82         793         63%     $245.4       $0.31
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total
 2009(1)  233.5   $8.98         897         26%      $12.5       $0.01
======================================================================

(1) Certain hedging arrangements include cap-swaps and knockout swaps with provisions limiting the counterparty's exposure below prices ranging from $5.25 to $6.25 covering 17 bcf in Q4 2007, $5.45 to $6.50 covering 186 bcf in 2008 and $5.45 to $6.50 covering 152 bcf in 2009.

The company currently has the following open natural gas collars in place:

                                                         Open Collars
                                             Assuming      as a % of
                         Avg.      Avg.     Natural Gas   Estimated
               Open       NYMEX     NYMEX   Production       Total
               Collars   Floor    Ceiling    in Bcf's     Natural Gas
              in Bcf's    Price     Price       of:       Production
======================================================================
Q4 2007(1)        19.6     $7.13     $8.88        182.5            11%
======================================================================
Q1 2008           18.5     $7.36     $9.28          188            10%
Q2 2008            2.7     $7.50     $9.68          194             1%
Q3 2008            2.8     $7.50     $9.68          202             1%
Q4 2008            2.8     $7.50     $9.68          209             1%
======================================================================
Total 2008(1)     26.8     $7.41     $9.40          793             3%
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total 2009(1)     27.4     $7.97    $11.18          897             3%
======================================================================

(1) Certain collar arrangements include three-way collars that include written put options with strike prices ranging from $5.00 to $6.00 covering 14 bcf in Q4 2007, $5.00 to $6.00 covering 11 bcf in 2008 and $5.50 to $6.00 covering 27 bcf in 2009.

Note: Not shown above are written call options covering 7 bcf of production in Q4 2007 at a weighted average price of $7.85 for a weighted average premium of $1.13, 110 bcf of production in 2008 at a weighed average price of $10.26 for a weighted average premium of $0.66 and 119 bcf of production in 2009 at a weighed average price of $11.12 for a weighted average premium of $0.54.

The company has the following natural gas basis protection swaps in place:

                        Mid-Continent                Appalachia
                   ------------------------   ------------------------
                   Volume in      NYMEX       Volume in      NYMEX
                      Bcf's       less(1):       Bcf's       plus(1):
                   -----------  -----------   -----------  -----------
Q4 2007                   33.3         0.26           9.2         0.35
2008                     118.6         0.27          43.9         0.35
2009                      86.6         0.29          36.5         0.31
2010                        --           --          29.2         0.31
2011                        --           --          29.2         0.32
2012                      10.7         0.34            --           --
                   -----------  -----------   -----------  -----------
Totals                   249.2        $0.28         148.0        $0.33
                   ===========  ===========   ===========  ===========

(1) weighted average

We assumed certain liabilities related to open derivative positions in connection with the CNR acquisition in November 2005. In accordance with SFAS 141, these derivative positions were recorded at fair value in the purchase price allocation as a liability of $592 million ($216 million as of September 30, 2007). The recognition of the derivative liability and other assumed liabilities resulted in an increase in the total purchase price which was allocated to the assets acquired. Because of this accounting treatment, only cash settlements for changes in fair value subsequent to the acquisition date for the derivative positions assumed result in adjustments to our oil and natural gas revenues upon settlement. For example, if the fair value of the derivative positions assumed does not change, then upon the sale of the underlying production and corresponding settlement of the derivative positions, cash would be paid to the counterparties and there would be no adjustment to oil and natural gas revenues related to the derivative positions. If, however, the actual sales price is different from the price assumed in the original fair value calculation, the difference would be reflected as either a decrease or increase in oil and natural gas revenues, depending upon whether the sales price was higher or lower, respectively, than the prices assumed in the original fair value calculation. For accounting purposes, the net effect of these acquired hedges is that we hedged the production volumes listed below at their fair values on the date of our acquisition of CNR.

Pursuant to SFAS 149 "Amendment of SFAS 133 on Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities," the assumed CNR derivative instruments are deemed to contain a significant financing element and all cash flows associated with these positions are reported as financing activity in the statement of cash flows.

The following details the CNR derivatives (natural gas swaps) we have assumed:

                   Avg.                                     Open Swap
                   NYMEX                                   Positions
                  Strike   Avg. Fair             Assuming     as a %
                   Price  Value Upon             Natural       of
            Open  Of Open Acquisition  Initial      Gas     Estimated
           Swaps   Swaps       of     Liability Production    Total
            in     (per   Open Swaps  Acquired  in Bcf's   Natural Gas
            Bcf's   Mcf)   (per Mcf)  (per Mcf)     of:    Production
======================================================================
Q4 2007      10.6   $4.82       $8.87   ($4.05)      182.5          6%
======================================================================
Q1 2008       9.5   $4.68       $9.42   ($4.74)        188          5%
Q2 2008       9.5   $4.68       $7.41   ($2.73)        194          5%
Q3 2008       9.7   $4.68       $7.41   ($2.74)        202          5%
Q4 2008       9.7   $4.66       $7.84   ($3.17)        209          5%
======================================================================
Total 2008   38.4   $4.68       $8.02   ($3.34)        793          5%
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total 2009   18.3   $5.18       $7.28   ($2.10)        897          2%
======================================================================

Note: Not shown above are collars covering 3.7 bcf of production in 2009 at an average floor and ceiling of $4.50 and $6.00.

The company also has the following crude oil swaps in place:

                                                             Total
                                     Open Swap    Total       Lifted
                                    Positions      Gains    Gain per
                          Assuming     as a %     from         bbl
            Open  Avg.      Oil         of        Lifted       of
           Swaps   NYMEX Production  Estimated    Swaps     Estimated
            in    Strike in mbbls   Total Oil      ($       Total Oil
            mbbls  Price     of:     Production  millions) Production
======================================================================
Q4 2007(1)  1,564 $72.84      2,500         63%     $(0.5)     $(0.21)
======================================================================
Q1 2008     1,971  72.84      2,470         80%       $1.2       $0.49
Q2 2008     2,002  72.59      2,560         78%       $1.2       $0.47
Q3 2008     2,024  72.44      2,690         75%       $1.2       $0.45
Q4 2008     1,840  73.48      2,780         66%       $1.2       $0.43
======================================================================
Total
 2008(1)    7,837 $72.82     10,500         75%       $4.8       $0.46
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total
 2009(1)    8,030 $78.81     11,000         73%         --          --
======================================================================

(1) Certain hedging arrangements include cap-swaps and knockout swaps with provisions limiting the counterparty's exposure below prices ranging from $45.00 to $60.00 covering 736 mbbls in Q4 2007 and 3,478 mbbls in 2008 and from $52.50 to $60.00 covering 7,483 mbbls in 2009.

Note: Not shown above are written call options covering 920 mbbls of production in Q4 2007 at a weighted average price of $79.85 for a weighted average premium of $1.00, 2,564 mbbls of production in 2008 at a weighted average price of $82.50 for a weighted average premium of $3.17 and 2,190 mbbls of production in 2009 at a weighed average price of $75.00 for a weighted average premium of $5.47.

    SCHEDULE "B"

    CHESAPEAKE'S PREVIOUS OUTLOOK AS OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2007

    (PROVIDED FOR REFERENCE ONLY)

    NOW SUPERSEDED BY OUTLOOK AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2007

Quarters Ending September 30, 2007 and December 31, 2007; Years Ending December 31, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

We have adopted a policy of periodically providing guidance on certain factors that affect our future financial performance. As of September 4, 2007, we are using the following key assumptions in our projections for the third quarter of 2007, the fourth quarter of 2007 and the full-years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The primary changes from our August 2, 2007 Outlook are in italicized bold and are explained as follows:

1) We are increasing our prior production guidance for the quarter ending September 30, 2007;

2) Guidance for the quarter ending December 31, 2007 has been provided for the first time;

3) Guidance for the year ending December 31, 2009 has been provided for the first time;

4) Production assumptions have been updated, including assumed assets sales with production losses of 30 mmcf/d in 2007 and 60 mmcf/d in 2008 and 2009;

5) Certain cost assumptions have been updated;

6) Projected effects of changes in our hedging positions have been updated; and

7) Budgeted capital expenditure assumptions have been updated.


                 Quarter    Quarter     Year       Year       Year
                   Ending    Ending     Ending     Ending     Ending
                 9/30/2007 12/31/2007 12/31/2007 12/31/2008 12/31/2009
                 --------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Estimated
 Production
  Oil - mbbls      2,500     2,500      9,500      10,800     11,300
  Natural gas -   165.5 -   171.5 -   632 - 640   729.5 -   830 - 840
   bcf              167.5     173.5                 739.5
  Natural gas     180.5 -   186.5 -   688 - 698   794.5 -   898 - 908
   equivalent -     182.5     188.5                 804.5
   bcfe
  Daily natural    1,975     2,040      1,900      2,185      2,475
   gas equivalent
   midpoint - in
   mmcfe
NYMEX Prices (a) (for calculation of realized hedging effects only):
  Oil - $/bbl     $69.72     $67.50     $65.10     $67.50     $67.50
  Natural gas -    $6.17     $7.50      $7.00      $7.50      $7.50
   $/mcf
Estimated Realized Hedging Effects (based on assumed NYMEX prices
 above):
  Oil - $/bbl      $2.07     $3.50      $4.64      $4.66      $4.04
  Natural gas -    $1.81     $1.85      $1.92      $1.53      $0.56
   $/mcf
Estimated
 Differentials to
 NYMEX Prices:
  Oil - $/bbl     7 - 9%     7 - 9%     7 - 9%     7 - 9%     7 - 9%
  Natural gas -  10 - 14%   10 - 14%   10 - 14%   10 - 14%   10 - 14%
   $/mcf
Operating Costs per Mcfe of Projected Production:
  Production      $0.90 -   $0.90 -    $0.90 -    $0.90 -    $0.90 -
   expense          1.00       1.00       1.00       1.00       1.00
  Production      $0.35 -   $0.35 -    $0.35 -    $0.35 -    $0.35 -
   taxes            0.40       0.40       0.40       0.40       0.40
   (generally
   5.5% of O&G
   revenues) (b)
  General and     $0.25 -   $0.25 -    $0.25 -    $0.25 -    $0.25 -
   administrative   0.30       0.30       0.30       0.30       0.30
  Stock-based     $0.09 -   $0.08 -    $0.08 -    $0.10 -    $0.10 -
   compensation     0.11       0.10       0.10       0.12       0.12
   (non-cash)
  DD&A of oil and $2.55 -   $2.60 -    $2.50 -    $2.50 -    $2.50 -
   natural gas      2.65       2.70       2.70       2.70       2.70
   assets
  Depreciation of $0.24 -   $0.20 -    $0.24 -    $0.24 -    $0.24 -
   other assets     0.28       0.25       0.28       0.28       0.28
  Interest        $0.55 -   $0.55 -    $0.55 -    $0.55 -    $0.55 -
   expense(c)       0.60       0.60       0.60       0.60       0.60
Other Income per
 Mcfe:
  Oil and natural $0.08 -   $0.08 -    $0.08 -    $0.02 -    $0.02 -
   gas marketing    0.10       0.10       0.10       0.04       0.04
   income
  Service         $0.06 -   $0.04 -    $0.05 -    $0.05 -    $0.05 -
   operations       0.08       0.06       0.07       0.07       0.07
   income
Book Tax Rate       38%       38%        38%        38%        38%
 (About Equals
 97% deferred)
-----------------
Equivalent Shares
 Outstanding - in
 millions:
  Basic             454       454        453        458        463
  Diluted           520       520        519        524        529
Budgeted Capital
 Expenditures -
 in millions:
  Drilling       $1,050 -   $1,000 -   $4,250 -   $4,000 -   $4,000 -
                    1,150     1,100      4,450      4,200      4,200
  Leasehold       $100 -   $100 - 200 $600 - 800 $500 - 600 $500 - 600
   acquisition       200
   costs
  Geological and $50 - 75   $50 - 75  $250 - 300    $200       $200
   geophysical
   costs
                 --------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total        $1,200 -   $1,150 -   $5,100 -   $4,700 -   $4,700 -
     budgeted       1,425     1,375      5,550      $5,000     $5,000
     capital
     expenditures

(a) Oil NYMEX prices have been updated for actual contract prices through July 2007 and natural gas NYMEX prices have been updated for actual contract prices through September 2007.

(b) Severance tax per mcfe is based on NYMEX prices of: $69.72 per bbl of oil and $6.80 to $7.95 per mcf of natural gas during Q3 2007; $67.50 per bbl of oil and $6.85 to $7.95 per mcf of natural gas during Q4 2007; $65.10 per bbl of oil and $6.85 to $8.00 per mcf of natural gas during calendar 2007; and $67.50 per bbl of oil and $6.85 to $8.00 per mcf of natural gas during calendar 2008 and 2009.

(c) Does not include gains or losses on interest rate derivatives (SFAS 133).

Commodity Hedging Activities

The company utilizes hedging strategies to hedge the price of a portion of its future oil and natural gas production. These strategies include:

(i) For swap instruments, Chesapeake receives a fixed price and pays a floating market price, as defined in each instrument, to the counterparty. The fixed-price payment and the floating-price payment are netted, resulting in a net amount due to or from the counterparty.

(ii) For cap-swaps, Chesapeake receives a fixed price and pays a floating market price. The fixed price received by Chesapeake includes a premium in exchange for a "cap" limiting the counterparty's exposure. In other words, there is no limit to Chesapeake's exposure but there is a limit to the downside exposure of the counterparty.

(iii) For knockout swaps, Chesapeake receives a fixed price and pays a floating market price. The fixed price received by Chesapeake includes a premium in exchange for the possibility to reduce the counterparty's exposure to zero, in any given month, if the floating market price is lower than certain pre-determined knockout prices.

(iv) For written call options, Chesapeake receives a premium from the counterparty in exchange for the sale of a call option. If the market price exceeds the fixed price of the call option, Chesapeake pays the counterparty such excess. If the market price settles below the fixed price of the call option, no payment is due from Chesapeake.

(v) Collars contain a fixed floor price (put) and ceiling price (call). If the market price exceeds the call strike price or falls below the put strike price, Chesapeake receives the fixed price and pays the market price. If the market price is between the call and the put strike price, no payments are due from either party.

(vi) A three-way collar contract consists of a standard collar contract plus a written put option with a strike price below the floor price of the collar. In addition to the settlement of the collar, the put option requires Chesapeake to make a payment to the counterparty equal to the difference between the put option price and the settlement price if the settlement price for any settlement period is below the put option strike price.

(vii) Basis protection swaps are arrangements that guarantee a price differential of oil or natural gas from a specified delivery point. Chesapeake receives a payment from the counterparty if the price differential is greater than the stated terms of the contract and pays the counterparty if the price differential is less than the stated terms of the contract.

Commodity markets are volatile, and as a result, Chesapeake's hedging activity is dynamic. As market conditions warrant, the company may elect to settle a hedging transaction prior to its scheduled maturity date and lock in the gain or loss on the transaction.

Chesapeake enters into oil and natural gas derivative transactions in order to mitigate a portion of its exposure to adverse market changes in oil and natural gas prices. Accordingly, associated gains or loses from the derivative transactions are reflected as adjustments to oil and natural gas sales. All realized gains and losses from oil and natural gas derivatives are included in oil and natural gas sales in the month of related production. Pursuant to SFAS 133, certain derivatives do not qualify for designation as cash flow hedges. Changes in the fair value of these non-qualifying derivatives that occur prior to their maturity (i.e., because of temporary fluctuations in value) are reported currently in the consolidated statement of operations as unrealized gains (losses) within oil and natural gas sales.

Following provisions of SFAS 133, changes in the fair value of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges, to the extent effective in offsetting cash flows attributable to hedged risk, are recorded in other comprehensive income until the hedged item is recognized in earnings. Any change in fair value resulting from ineffectiveness is recognized currently in oil and natural gas sales.

Excluding the swaps assumed in connection with the acquisition of CNR which are described below, the company currently has the following open natural gas swaps in place and also has the following gains from lifted natural gas swaps:

                                      Open Swap               Total
                                     Positions                Lifted
                                         as a      Total       Gain
                   Avg.    Assuming     % of        Gains   per Mcf of
                   NYMEX   Natural    Estimated    from     Estimated
           Open   Strike      Gas      Total       Lifted     Total
           Swaps   Price  Production   Natural     Swaps     Natural
            in    of Open in Bcf's      Gas         ($          Gas
           Bcf's   Swaps      of:     Production  millions) Production
======================================================================
2007:
---------
Q3           72.6   $7.87      166.5         44%     $113.8      $0.68
Q4          110.9   $8.82      172.5         64%     $116.8      $0.68
======================================================================
Q3-Q4
 2007(1)    183.5   $8.44      339.0         54%     $230.6      $0.68
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total
 2008(1)    475.3   $9.27      734.5         65%     $105.0      $0.14
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total
 2009(1)    208.0   $9.12      835.0         25%       $3.9      $0.01
======================================================================

(1) Certain hedging arrangements include cap-swaps and knockout swaps with provisions limiting the counterparty's exposure below prices ranging from $5.75 to $6.50 covering 88 bcf in Q3-Q4 2007, $5.25 to $6.50 covering 225 bcf in 2008 and $5.90 to $6.50 covering 152 bcf in 2009.

The company currently has the following open natural gas collars in place:

                                                         Open Collars
                                                           as a % of
                         Avg.      Avg.      Assuming     Estimated
               Open       NYMEX    NYMEX   Natural Gas       Total
               Collars   Floor    Ceiling   Production    Natural Gas
              in Bcf's    Price    Price   in Bcf's of:   Production
======================================================================
2007:
-------------
Q3                22.1     $6.76    $8.20         166.5            13%
Q4                19.6     $7.13    $8.88         172.5            11%
======================================================================
Q3-Q4 2007(1)     41.7     $6.94    $8.52         339.0            12%
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total 2008(1)     26.8     $7.41    $9.40         734.5             4%
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total 2009(1)     18.3     $7.50   $10.72         835.0             2%
======================================================================

(1) Certain collar arrangements include three-way collars that include written put options with strike prices ranging from $5.00 to $6.00 covering 33 bcf in Q3-Q4 2007, $5.00 to $6.00 covering 11 bcf in 2008 and $6.00 covering 18 bcf in 2009.

Note: Not shown above are written call options covering 46 bcf of production in Q3-Q4 2007 at a weighted average price of $10.49 for a weighted average premium of $0.61, 110 bcf of production in 2008 at a weighed average price of $10.41 for a weighted average premium of $0.67 and 119 bcf of production in 2009 at a weighed average price of $11.12 for a weighted average premium of $0.61.

The company has the following natural gas basis protection swaps in place:

                       Mid-Continent                Appalachia
                 -------------------------   -------------------------
                 Volume in       NYMEX        Volume in      NYMEX
                    Bcf's       less(1):         Bcf's       plus(1):
                 -----------  ------------   ------------  -----------
Q3-Q4 2007              74.6          0.34           18.4         0.35
2008                   118.6          0.27           43.9         0.35
2009                    86.6          0.29           36.5         0.31
2010                      --            --           29.2         0.31
2011                      --            --           29.2         0.32
2012                    10.7          0.34             --           --
                 -----------  ------------   ------------  -----------
Totals                 290.5         $0.30          157.2        $0.33
                 ===========  ============   ============  ===========

(1) weighted average

We assumed certain liabilities related to open derivative positions in connection with the CNR acquisition in November 2005. In accordance with SFAS 141, these derivative positions were recorded at fair value in the purchase price allocation as a liability of $592 million ($255 million as of June 30, 2007). The recognition of the derivative liability and other assumed liabilities resulted in an increase in the total purchase price which was allocated to the assets acquired. Because of this accounting treatment, only cash settlements for changes in fair value subsequent to the acquisition date for the derivative positions assumed result in adjustments to our oil and natural gas revenues upon settlement. For example, if the fair value of the derivative positions assumed does not change, then upon the sale of the underlying production and corresponding settlement of the derivative positions, cash would be paid to the counterparties and there would be no adjustment to oil and natural gas revenues related to the derivative positions. If, however, the actual sales price is different from the price assumed in the original fair value calculation, the difference would be reflected as either a decrease or increase in oil and natural gas revenues, depending upon whether the sales price was higher or lower, respectively, than the prices assumed in the original fair value calculation. For accounting purposes, the net effect of these acquired hedges is that we hedged the production volumes listed below at their fair values on the date of our acquisition of CNR.

Pursuant to SFAS 149 "Amendment of SFAS 133 on Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities", the assumed CNR derivative instruments are deemed to contain a significant financing element and all cash flows associated with these positions are reported as financing activity in the statement of cash flows.

The following details the CNR derivatives (natural gas swaps) we have assumed:

                   Avg.                                     Open Swap
                   NYMEX                                   Positions
                  Strike   Avg. Fair             Assuming     as a %
                   Price  Value Upon             Natural       of
           Open   Of Open Acquisition  Initial      Gas     Estimated
            Swaps  Swaps       of     Liability Production    Total
            in     (per   Open Swaps  Acquired  in Bcf's   Natural Gas
            Bcf's   Mcf)   (per Mcf)  (per Mcf)     of:    Production
======================================================================
2007:
Q3           10.6   $4.82       $8.45   ($3.63)      166.5          6%
Q4           10.6   $4.82       $8.87   ($4.05)      172.5          6%
======================================================================
Q3-Q4 2007   21.2   $4.82       $8.66   ($3.84)      339.0          6%
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total 2008   38.4   $4.68       $8.02   ($3.34)      734.5          5%
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total 2009   18.3   $5.18       $7.28   ($2.10)      835.0          2%
======================================================================

Note: Not shown above are collars covering 3.7 bcf of production in 2009 at an average floor and ceiling of $4.50 and $6.00.

The company also has the following crude oil swaps in place:

                                      Open Swap               Total
                                     Positions     Total      Lifted
                                        as a %      Gains   Gain per
                          Assuming       of        from         bbl
                   Avg.       Oil     Estimated    Lifted      of
          Open     NYMEX  Production    Total      Swaps     Estimated
           Swaps  Strike      in        Oil         ($      Total Oil
         in mbbls  Price  mbbls of:   Production  millions) Production
======================================================================
2007:
Q3          1,656  $71.61      2,500         66%       $2.1      $0.84
Q4          1,656  $71.57      2,500         66%       $2.1      $0.84
======================================================================
Q3-Q4
 2007(1)    3,312  $71.59      5,000         66%       $4.2      $0.84
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total
 2008(1)    7,502  $72.77     10,800         69%       $4.8      $0.45
======================================================================

======================================================================
Total
 2009(1)    3,650  $76.75     11,300         32%         --         --
======================================================================

(1) Certain hedging arrangements include cap-swaps and knockout swaps with provisions limiting the counterparty's exposure below prices ranging from $45.00 to $60.00 covering 1,472 mbbls in Q3-Q4 2007 and 3,478 mbbls in 2008 and from $52.50 to $60.00 covering 3,103 mbbls in 2009.

Note: Not shown above are written call options covering 1,282 mbbls of production in 2008 at a weighted average price of $75.00 for a weighted average premium of $4.72 and 2,190 mbbls of production in 2009 at a weighed average price of $75.00 for a weighted average premium of $5.47.

CONTACT: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Jeffrey L. Mobley, CFA, 405-767-4763
Senior Vice President - Investor Relations and Research
jmobley@chkenergy.com
or
Marc Rowland, 405-879-9232
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
mrowland@chkenergy.com
SOURCE: Chesapeake Energy Corporation

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