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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2017 (December 13, 2017)




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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b), (c), (e) On December 13, 2017, the Board of Directors of EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) appointed Lloyd W. Helms, Jr. as EOG’s Chief Operating Officer, effective December 13, 2017. Mr. Helms, 60, has served as EOG’s Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production since August 2013. Mr. Helms, who joined a predecessor of EOG in 1981, has also previously served as EOG’s Executive Vice President, Operations (from February 2012 to August 2013), as Vice President and General Manager of EOG’s former Calgary, Alberta, Canada office (from March 2008 to February 2012) and as EOG’s Vice President, Engineering and Acquisitions (from September 2006 to March 2008).

Gary L. Thomas, most recently EOG’s President and Chief Operating Officer, will continue serving as President to allow for the gradual transition of his responsibilities prior to his retirement. He is expected to retire by year-end 2018.

In connection with the appointment of Mr. Helms as EOG’s Chief Operating Officer, the Compensation Committee of the Board approved (i) a new annual base salary for Mr. Helms of $615,000, effective December 13, 2017; (ii) a grant of 8,000 restricted stock units under the terms of the Amended and Restated EOG Resources, Inc. 2008 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan, with a grant date of December 13, 2017 and with EOG’s standard vesting and termination provisions; and (iii) an increase in Mr. Helms’ bonus target (as a percentage of his base salary) from 90% to 100%, effective beginning with his fiscal year 2018 compensation (in respect of his fiscal year 2018 performance).

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


99.1    Press Release of EOG Resources, Inc. dated December 14, 2017.




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.





Date: December 14, 2017     By:   /s/ Timothy K. Driggers
      Timothy K. Driggers
      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Duly Authorized Officer)