This excerpt taken from the EOG DEF 14A filed Mar 25, 2009.
Ratification of Appointment for 2009
The Audit Committee of the Board has appointed Deloitte to audit our consolidated financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2009, and such appointment has been approved by the Board.
Ratification of this appointment shall be effective upon the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the Common Stock present or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Abstentions with respect to the ratification of this appointment will have the effect of a vote against ratification of this appointment and broker non-votes (which will occur if a broker or other nominee does not have discretionary authority and has not received instructions with respect to the proposal within ten days of the Annual Meeting) will not be counted in determining the number of shares necessary for approval.
In the event the appointment of Deloitte is not ratified, the Audit Committee will consider the appointment of other independent auditors. A representative of Deloitte is expected to be present at the Annual Meeting and will be available to make a statement if such representative desires to do so and to respond to appropriate questions.