EOG Resources 8-K 2009
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 7, 2009 (October 7, 2009)
EOG RESOURCES, INC.
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 7, 2009, EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) entered into an amendment (Amendment) to the Rights Agreement, dated as of February 14, 2000, as amended, by and between EOG and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as the rights agent (Rights Agreement). The Amendment modifies the definition of "Qualified Institutional Investor" set forth in Section 1 of the Rights Agreement, specifically to delete from clause (A) of the exception to such definition the requirement that a person shall, subsequent to December 31, 2004, continuously beneficially own greater than five percent of the outstanding shares of EOG's common stock prior to the time of determination of such person's "Qualified Institutional Investor" status.
Under the Rights Agreement, a person described in Rule 13d-l(b)(1) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 who is eligible to report beneficial ownership of EOG's common stock on Schedule 13G and who beneficially owns 15% or greater of EOG's outstanding common stock will nevertheless be deemed to be a "Qualified Institutional Investor" (and thus not an "Acquiring Person" which would trigger the protections of the Rights Agreement) if such person satisfies the amended exception to the "Qualified Institutional Investor" definition.
The Amendment, which sets forth the complete text of the amended "Qualified Institutional Investor" definition, is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.12 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
(a) The information contained in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
I. Price Risk Management
With the objective of enhancing the certainty of future revenues, from time to time EOG enters into New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) related financial collar, price swap and basis swap contracts. EOG accounts for these financial commodity derivative contracts using the mark-to-market accounting method. In addition to financial transactions, from time to time EOG is a party to various physical commodity contracts for the sale of hydrocarbons that cover varying periods of time and have varying pricing provisions. The financial impact of these physical commodity contracts is included in revenues at the time of settlement, which in turn affects average realized hydrocarbon prices.
For the third quarter of 2009, EOG anticipates a net gain of $20.9 million from its natural gas financial collar, price swap and basis swap contracts. During the third quarter of 2009, net cash inflow related to settled natural gas financial price swap and basis swap contracts was $331.2 million.
II. Natural Gas Financial Collar, Price Swap and Basis Swap Contracts
Since EOG filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 on August 6, 2009 (2009 Second Quarter Form 10-Q), EOG has not entered into any additional natural gas financial collar contracts. Presented below is a comprehensive summary of EOG's natural gas financial collar contracts as of October 7, 2009, with notional volumes expressed in million British thermal units per day (MMBtud) and prices expressed in dollars per million British thermal units ($/MMBtu).
The average floor price of EOG's outstanding natural gas financial collar contracts for 2010 is $10.33 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) and the average ceiling price is $12.63 per MMBtu.
Since EOG filed its 2009 Second Quarter Form 10-Q, EOG has not entered into any additional natural gas financial price swap contracts. Presented below is a comprehensive summary of EOG's natural gas financial price swap contracts as of October 7, 2009, with notional volumes expressed in MMBtud and prices expressed in $/MMBtu. The average price of EOG's outstanding natural gas financial price swap contracts for 2009 is $9.83 per MMBtu and for 2010 is $10.14 per MMBtu.
Prices received by EOG for its natural gas production generally vary from NYMEX prices due to adjustments for delivery location (basis) and other factors. EOG utilizes natural gas financial basis swap contracts in order to fix the differential between prices in the Rocky Mountain area and NYMEX Henry Hub prices. Since filing its 2009 Second Quarter Form 10-Q, EOG has not entered into any additional natural gas financial basis swap contracts. Presented below is a comprehensive summary of EOG's natural gas financial basis swap contracts as of October 7, 2009. The weighted average price differential represents the amount of reduction to NYMEX gas prices per MMBtu for the notional volumes covered by the basis swap. Notional volumes are expressed in MMBtud and price differentials are expressed in $/MMBtu.
(1) Includes closed contracts for the month of October 2009.
III. Forward-Looking Statements
This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including, among others, statements and projections regarding EOG's future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, budgets, reserve information, levels of production and costs and statements regarding the plans and objectives of EOG's management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. EOG typically uses words such as "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "strategy," "intend," "plan," "target," "goal," "may," "will" and "believe" or the negative of those terms or other variations or comparable terminology to identify its forward-looking statements. In particular, statements, express or implied, concerning EOG's future operating results and returns or EOG's ability to replace or increase reserves, increase production or generate income or cash flows are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although EOG believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that these expectations will be achieved or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, EOG's forward-looking statements may be affected by known and unknown risks, events or circumstances that may be outside EOG's control. Important factors that could cause EOG's actual results to differ materially from the expectations reflected in EOG's forward-looking statements include, among others:
In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the events anticipated by EOG's forward-looking statements may not occur, and you should not place any undue reliance on any of EOG's forward-looking statements. EOG's forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and EOG undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
* Exhibit filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Exhibit No. Description
* Exhibit filed herewith.