This excerpt taken from the EOG DEF 14A filed Apr 4, 2008.
Vote Required to Approve the 2008 Plan
The affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of our Common Stock present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote thereat is required to approve the 2008 Plan. Under Delaware law, unlike broker non-votes (which occur if a broker or other nominee does not have discretionary authority and has not received instructions with respect to a particular proposal), abstentions would have the same effect as a vote against this
proposal. It is the intention of the persons named in the enclosed form of proxy to vote such proxy FOR this proposal.
The Board of Directors recommends voting FOR this proposal.