This excerpt taken from the DVN 10-K filed Feb 28, 2007.
Common Stock Repurchase Program
In August 2005, we announced a program to repurchase up to 50 million shares of our common stock. We had repurchased 6.5 million shares under this program through the middle of 2006 when the program was suspended as a result of the Chief acquisition. In conjunction with the sales of our Egyptian and West African operations, we expect to resume this repurchase program in late 2007 by using a portion of the sales proceeds to repurchase common stock. Although this program expires at the end of 2007, it could be extended if necessary.