* Sees average production in 2010 of 7,700-8,200 boe/d
* Sees 2010 light oil, NGL weighting to about 24 pct
April 21 (Reuters) - Canada’s Delphi Energy Corp (DEE.TO) raised its full-year production forecast, citing success of its winter capital program.
The drilling program focused on its three core areas of Bigstone, Hythe and Wapiti/Gold Creek, all located in Northwest Alberta, capitalized on the light oil, liquids-rich natural gas and multi-zone nature of those assets.
Calgary-based Delphi expects average production in the range of 7,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) to 8,200 boe/d, up from 7,500 boe/d to 8,000 boe/d.
The company sees light oil and natural gas liquids weighting to be about 24 percent by the year-end, up from 15 percent in 2009.
Delphi reported production of about 7,600 boe/d for the first quarter of 2010 based on field estimates.
Additionally, the company has 800 boe/d to 1000 boe/d of new production capability to be tied in to existing pipeline and processing infrastructure during the second and third quarters.
Shares of the company were up 7 percent at C$2.95 during morning trade Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Isheeta Sanghi in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian)