eog3qtr10-q.htm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)

x           QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2010

or

o           TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number: 1-9743
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
47-0684736
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

1111 Bagby, Sky Lobby 2, Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)

713-651-7000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x  No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes x  No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer x    Accelerated filer o    Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o  No x

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Title of each class
Number of shares
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
254,015,745 (as of October 28, 2010)


 
 

 


EOG RESOURCES, INC.

TABLE OF CONTENTS



PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Page No.
       
 
ITEM 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
       
   
3
       
   
4
       
   
5
       
   
6
       
 
ITEM 2.
21
       
 
ITEM 3.
39
       
 
ITEM 4.
39
       
PART II.
OTHER INFORMATION
 
       
 
ITEM 1.
40
       
 
ITEM 2.
40
       
 
ITEM 6.
41
       
 
42
       
 
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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
EOG RESOURCES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
                         
                         
Net Operating Revenues
                       
Natural Gas
  $ 602,242     $ 450,304     $ 1,832,578     $ 1,477,926  
Crude Oil, Condensate and Natural Gas Liquids
    613,850       398,806       1,683,088       886,268  
Gains on Mark-to-Market Commodity Derivative Contracts
    60,998       20,877       105,816       405,830  
Gathering, Processing and Marketing
    233,971       134,553       601,790       249,679  
Gains (Losses) on Property Dispositions
    64,809       (232 )     72,441       510  
Other, Net
    6,205       2,541       15,023       5,884  
Total
    1,582,075       1,006,849       4,310,736       3,026,097  
                                 
Operating Expenses
                               
Lease and Well
    180,921       142,183       507,647       422,288  
Transportation Costs
    103,262       70,971       286,318       205,844  
Gathering and Processing Costs
    18,472       13,318       47,353       44,552  
Exploration Costs
    47,307       44,910       148,635       128,840  
Dry Hole Costs
    2,700       3,016       45,095       39,653  
Impairments
    352,908       69,404       502,865       181,921  
Marketing Costs
    231,758       131,816       591,735       237,819  
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
    500,888       385,330       1,398,137       1,150,251  
General and Administrative
    81,310       62,775       206,470       179,481  
Taxes Other Than Income
    74,244       47,823       227,773       118,715  
Total
    1,593,770       971,546       3,962,028       2,709,364  
                                 
Operating Income (Loss)
    (11,695 )     35,303       348,708       316,733  
Other Income (Expense), Net
    5,772       (339 )     7,910       2,637  
Income (Loss) Before Interest Expense and Income Taxes
    (5,923 )     34,964       356,618       319,370  
Interest Expense, Net
    32,890       30,407       88,215       73,594  
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes
    (38,813 )     4,557       268,403       245,776  
Income Tax Provision
    32,093       361       161,422       99,576  
Net Income (Loss)
  $ (70,906 )   $ 4,196     $ 106,981     $ 146,200  
                                 
Net Income (Loss) Per Share
                               
Basic
  $ (0.28 )   $ 0.02     $ 0.43     $ 0.59  
Diluted
  $ (0.28 )   $ 0.02     $ 0.42     $ 0.58  
                                 
Dividends Declared per Common Share
  $ 0.155     $ 0.145     $ 0.465     $ 0.435  
                                 
Average Number of Common Shares
                               
Basic
    251,015       249,535       250,719       248,647  
Diluted
    251,015       252,422       254,444       251,288  
                                 


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In Thousands, Except Share Data)
(Unaudited)

   
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
ASSETS
 
Current Assets
           
Cash and Cash Equivalents
  $ 27,832     $ 685,751  
Accounts Receivable, Net
    897,732       771,417  
Inventories
    381,263       261,723  
Assets from Price Risk Management Activities
    60,728       20,915  
Income Taxes Receivable
    89,357       37,009  
Other
    77,533       62,726  
Total
    1,534,445       1,839,541  
                 
Property, Plant and Equipment
               
Oil and Gas Properties (Successful Efforts Method)
    28,208,613       24,614,311  
Other Property, Plant and Equipment
    1,598,453       1,350,132  
Total Property, Plant and Equipment
    29,807,066       25,964,443  
Less:  Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
    (11,557,256 )     (9,825,218 )
Total Property, Plant and Equipment, Net
    18,249,810       16,139,225  
Other Assets
    160,604       139,901  
Total Assets
  $ 19,944,859     $ 18,118,667  
                 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities
               
Accounts Payable
  $ 1,541,268     $ 979,139  
Accrued Taxes Payable
    114,763       92,858  
Dividends Payable
    38,946       36,286  
Liabilities from Price Risk Management Activities
    29,144       27,218  
Deferred Income Taxes
    45,367       35,414  
Current Portion of Long-Term Debt
    -       37,000  
Other
    168,812       137,645  
Total
    1,938,300       1,345,560  
                 
Long-Term Debt
    3,768,638       2,760,000  
Other Liabilities
    695,855       632,652  
Deferred Income Taxes
    3,423,942       3,382,413  
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 9)
               
                 
Stockholders' Equity
               
Common Stock, $0.01 Par, 640,000,000 Shares Authorized and 253,985,680 Shares Issued at September 30, 2010 and 252,627,177 Shares Issued at December 31, 2009
    202,540       202,526  
Additional Paid in Capital
    695,046       596,702  
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
    375,847       339,720  
Retained Earnings
    8,855,869       8,866,747  
Common Stock Held in Treasury, 145,613 Shares at September 30, 2010 and 118,525 Shares at December 31, 2009
    (11,178 )     (7,653 )
Total Stockholders' Equity
    10,118,124       9,998,042  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
  $ 19,944,859     $ 18,118,667  
                 

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Thousands)
(Unaudited)

   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
           
Reconciliation of Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
           
Net Income
  $ 106,981     $ 146,200  
Items Not Requiring (Providing) Cash
               
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
    1,398,137       1,150,251  
Impairments
    502,865       181,921  
Stock-Based Compensation Expenses
    81,700       74,532  
Deferred Income Taxes
    53,067       39,793  
Gains on Property Dispositions, Net
    (72,441 )     (510 )
Other, Net
    (2,317 )     3,248  
Dry Hole Costs
    45,095       39,653  
Mark-to-Market Commodity Derivative Contracts
               
Total Gains
    (105,816 )     (405,830 )
Realized Gains
    25,180       986,980  
Excess Tax Benefits from Stock-Based Compensation
    -       (34,052 )
Other, Net
    13,354       9,385  
Changes in Components of Working Capital and Other Assets and Liabilities
               
Accounts Receivable
    (124,813 )     119,099  
Inventories
    (134,181 )     (23,592 )
Accounts Payable
    527,418       (361,698 )
Accrued Taxes Payable
    (40,104 )     16,097  
Other Assets
    (16,051 )     (4,255 )
Other Liabilities
    44,348       9,357  
Changes in Components of Working Capital Associated with Investing and Financing Activities
    (216,695 )     147,097  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
    2,085,727       2,093,676  
                 
Investing Cash Flows
               
Additions to Oil and Gas Properties
    (3,740,883 )     (2,267,884 )
Additions to Other Property, Plant and Equipment
    (223,072 )     (240,614 )
Proceeds from Sales of Assets
    126,371       2,515  
Changes in Components of Working Capital Associated with Investing Activities
    216,546       (146,783 )
Other, Net
    (4,206 )     1,405  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities
    (3,625,244 )     (2,651,361 )
                 
Financing Cash Flows
               
Net Commercial Paper Borrowings
    33,700       -  
Long-Term Debt Borrowings
    991,395       900,000  
Long-Term Debt Repayments
    (37,000 )     -  
Dividends Paid
    (114,277 )     (105,989 )
Excess Tax Benefits from Stock-Based Compensation
    -       34,052  
Treasury Stock Purchased
    (10,298 )     (9,888 )
Proceeds from Stock Options Exercised and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    24,527       13,691  
Debt Issuance Costs
    (6,469 )     (8,887 )
Other, Net
    149       (314 )
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
    881,727       822,665  
                 
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash
    (129 )     12,220  
                 
(Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
    (657,919 )     277,200  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period
    685,751       331,311  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period
  $ 27,832     $ 608,511  
                 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


1.      Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

General.  The consolidated financial statements of EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (collectively, EOG), included herein have been prepared by management without audit pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Accordingly, they reflect all normal recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial results for the interim periods presented.  Certain information and notes normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations.  However, management believes that the disclosures included either on the face of the financial statements or in these notes are sufficient to make the interim information presented not misleading.  These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in EOG's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, filed with the SEC on February 25, 2010 (EOG's 2009 Annual Report).

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.  The operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

EOG has determined that there are no subsequent events which require recognition or disclosure in these consolidated financial statements except as disclosed herein.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards and Developments.  In January 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2010-06, "Improving Disclosures About Fair Value Measurements" (ASU 2010-06), which amends the Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) (ASC Topic 820).  Among other provisions, ASC Topic 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the relative reliability of inputs used in fair value measurements. The hierarchy gives highest priority to Level 1 inputs that represent unadjusted quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities that the reporting entity has the ability to access at the measurement date. Level 2 inputs are directly or indirectly observable inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs and have the lowest priority in the hierarchy. This amendment requires new disclosures on the value of, and the reason for, transfers in and out of Levels 1 and 2 of the fair value hierarchy and additional disclosures about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements within Level 3 fair value measurements.  ASU 2010-06 also clarifies existing disclosure requirements on levels of disaggregation and about inputs and valuation techniques.  ASU 2010-06 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2009, except for the requirement to provide additional disclosures regarding Level 3 measurements which will be effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2010.  See Note 12.



 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



2.      Stock-Based Compensation

As more fully discussed in Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in EOG's 2009 Annual Report, EOG maintains various stock-based compensation plans.  Stock-based compensation expense is included in the Consolidated Statements of Income based upon job functions of the employees receiving the grants as follows (in millions):

   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
                         
Lease and Well
  $ 8.0     $ 6.3     $ 20.3     $ 17.7  
Gathering and Processing Costs
    0.1       -       0.4       -  
Exploration Costs
    7.3       5.1       18.1       15.2  
General and Administrative
    21.3       14.6       42.9       41.6  
   Total
  $ 36.7     $ 26.0     $ 81.7     $ 74.5  


At the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in April 2010 (2010 Annual Meeting), an amendment to the EOG Resources, Inc. 2008 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan, as amended (2008 Plan), was approved, pursuant to which the number of shares of common stock available for future grants of stock options, stock-settled stock appreciation rights (SARs), restricted stock, restricted stock units and other stock-based awards under the 2008 Plan was increased by an additional 6.9 million shares, to an aggregate maximum of 12.9 million shares plus shares underlying forfeited or cancelled grants under the prior stock plans.  At September 30, 2010, approximately 7.0 million common shares remained available for grant under the 2008 Plan.  Effective with the adoption of the 2008 Plan, EOG's policy is to issue shares related to the 2008 Plan from previously authorized unissued shares.

Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  The fair value of all Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) grants is estimated using the Black-Scholes-Merton model.  Certain of EOG's stock options granted in 2005 contain a feature that limits the potential gain that can be realized by requiring vested options to be exercised if the market price of EOG's common stock reaches 200% of the grant price for five consecutive trading days (Capped Option).  EOG may or may not issue Capped Options in the future.  The fair value of each Capped Option grant was estimated using a Monte Carlo simulation.  Effective May 2005, the fair value of stock option grants not containing the Capped Option feature and SAR grants is estimated using the Hull-White II binomial option pricing model.  Stock-based compensation expense related to stock option, SAR and ESPP grants totaled $12.6 million and $10.3 million during the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively, and $30.4 million and $29.4 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

At the 2010 Annual Meeting, an amendment to the ESPP was approved to increase the shares available for grant by 1.0 million shares.  The ESPP was originally approved by EOG's stockholders in 2001, and would have expired on July 1, 2011.  The amendment also extended the term of the ESPP to December 31, 2019, unless terminated earlier by its terms or by EOG.  EOG had previously suspended the ESPP, effective for the July 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 offering period, due to an insufficient number of shares then remaining available under the ESPP.  As a result of stockholder approval at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the above-referenced amendment to the ESPP to increase the shares available under the ESPP, EOG resumed the ESPP for the January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010 offering period.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



Weighted average fair values and valuation assumptions used to value stock option, SAR and ESPP grants during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 are as follows:

   
Stock Options/SARs
   
ESPP
 
   
Nine Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
                         
Weighted Average Fair Value of Grants
  $ 32.10     $ 30.11     $ 25.42     $ 25.78  
Expected Volatility
    39.74 %     41.92 %     38.18 %     78.89 %
Risk-Free Interest Rate
    0.87 %     1.42 %     0.18 %     0.25 %
Dividend Yield
    0.7 %     0.7 %     0.7 %     1.0 %
Expected Life
 
5.5 yrs
   
5.5 yrs
   
0.5 yrs
   
0.5 yrs
 


Expected volatility is based on an equal weighting of historical volatility and implied volatility from traded options in EOG's stock.  The risk-free interest rate is based upon United States Treasury yields in effect at the time of grant.  The expected life is based upon historical experience and contractual terms of stock option, SAR and ESPP grants.

The following table sets forth the stock option and SAR transactions for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (stock options and SARs in thousands):

   
Nine Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30, 2010
   
September 30, 2009
 
         
 
         
 
 
   
Number of
   
Weighted
   
Number of
   
Weighted
 
   
Stock Options/SARs
   
Average
Grant Price
   
Stock Options/SARs
   
Average
Grant Price
 
                         
Outstanding at January 1
    8,335     $ 57.08       7,802     $ 52.56  
Granted
    1,420       93.02       1,251       80.87  
Exercised (1)
    (924 )     40.11       (387 )     41.67  
Forfeited
    (80 )     80.12       (87 )     73.85  
Outstanding at September 30 (2)
    8,751       64.49       8,579       56.96  
                                 
Vested or Expected to Vest (3)
    8,221       64.01       8,336       56.28  
                                 
Exercisable at September 30 (4)
    5,632       51.79       5,603       44.69  

(1)
The total intrinsic value of stock options/SARs exercised for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $58 million and $12 million, respectively.  The intrinsic value is based upon the difference between the market price of EOG's common stock on the date of exercise and the grant price of the stock options/SARs.
(2)
The total intrinsic value of stock options/SARs outstanding at September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $252 million and $236 million, respectively.  At September 30, 2010 and 2009, the weighted average remaining contractual life was 4.1 years and 4.3 years, respectively.
(3)
The total intrinsic value of stock options/SARs vested or expected to vest at September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $241 million and $235 million, respectively.  At September 30, 2010 and 2009, the weighted average remaining contractual life was 4.1 years and 4.3 years, respectively.
(4)
The total intrinsic value of stock options/SARs exercisable at September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $233 million and $220 million, respectively.  At September 30, 2010 and 2009, the weighted average remaining contractual life was 3.0 years and 3.5 years, respectively.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



At September 30, 2010, unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested stock option, SAR and ESPP grants totaled $95.9 million.  This unrecognized expense will be amortized on a straight-line basis over a weighted average period of 3.0 years.

Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units. Employees may be granted restricted (non-vested) stock and/or restricted stock units without cost to them.  Stock-based compensation expense related to restricted stock and restricted stock units totaled $24.1 million and $15.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively, and $51.3 million and $45.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.
 

 
The following table sets forth the restricted stock and restricted stock unit transactions for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (shares and units in thousands):

   
Nine Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30, 2010
   
September 30, 2009
 
         
Weighted
         
Weighted
 
   
Number of
   
Average
   
Number of
   
Average
 
   
Shares and
   
Grant Date
   
Shares and
   
Grant Date
 
   
Units
   
Fair Value
   
Units
   
Fair Value
 
                         
Outstanding at January 1
    3,636     $ 73.69       3,048     $ 70.24  
Granted
    840       93.36       1,184       62.88  
Released (1)
    (308 )     53.99       (500 )     28.16  
Forfeited
    (57 )     77.71       (47 )     78.06  
Outstanding at September 30 (2)
    4,111       79.13       3,685       73.49  

(1)
The total intrinsic value of restricted stock and restricted stock units released for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $30 million and $32 million, respectively.  The intrinsic value is based upon the closing price of EOG's common stock on the date restricted stock and restricted stock units are released.
(2)
The total intrinsic value of restricted stock and restricted stock units outstanding at September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $382 million and $308 million, respectively.

At September 30, 2010, unrecognized compensation expense related to restricted stock and restricted stock units totaled $161 million.  Such unrecognized expense will be recognized on a straight-line basis over a weighted average period of 2.9 years.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



3.      Net Income (Loss) Per Share

The following table sets forth the computation of Net Income (Loss) Per Share for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (in thousands, except per share data).  For the three-month period ending September 30, 2010, the same number of shares was used in the calculation of both basic and diluted earnings per share as a result of the net loss during the period.

   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
                         
Numerator for Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Share -
                       
Net Income (Loss)
  $ (70,906 )   $ 4,196     $ 106,981     $ 146,200  
                                 
Denominator for Basic Earnings Per Share -
                               
Weighted Average Shares
    251,015       249,535       250,719       248,647  
Potential Dilutive Common Shares -
                               
Stock Options/SARs
    -       1,718       2,059       1,558  
Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units
    -       1,169       1,666       1,083  
Denominator for Diluted Earnings Per Share -
                               
Adjusted Diluted Weighted Average Shares
    251,015       252,422       254,444       251,288  
                                 
Net Income (Loss) Per Share
                               
Basic
  $ (0.28 )   $ 0.02     $ 0.43     $ 0.59  
Diluted
  $ (0.28 )   $ 0.02     $ 0.42     $ 0.58  


The diluted earnings per share calculation excludes stock options, SARs and restricted stock and restricted stock units that were anti-dilutive.  The excluded stock options and SARs totaled 7.9 million and 2.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively, and 0.3 million and 2.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.  For the three months ended September 30, 2010, 4.1 million shares of restricted stock and restricted stock units were excluded.

4.
Supplemental Cash Flow Information

Net cash paid for interest and income taxes was as follows for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (in thousands):

   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
             
Interest (1)
  $ 71,177     $ 54,179  
Income Taxes, Net of Refunds Received
  $ 187,484     $ 45,823  

(1)
Net of capitalized interest of $57 million and $38 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.  Capitalized interest totaled $20 million and $13 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

Non-cash investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 included non-cash additions of $3 million to EOG's oil and gas properties in connection with contingent consideration related to EOG's acquisition of certain unproved properties (see Note 14).

 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



5.      Comprehensive Income (Loss)

The following table presents the components of EOG's comprehensive income (loss) for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (in thousands):

   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
                         
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
                       
Net Income (Loss)
  $ (70,906 )   $ 4,196     $ 106,981     $ 146,200  
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
                               
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
    61,687       161,044       32,599       260,007  
Foreign Currency Swap Transaction
    (666 )     504       4,724       5,470  
Income Tax Related to Foreign Currency Swap Transaction
    170       (446 )     (1,273 )     (1,704 )
Defined Benefit Pension and Postretirement Plans
    40       34       120       104  
Income Tax Related to Defined Benefit Pension and Postretirement Plans
    (15 )     (12 )     (43 )     (37 )
Total
  $ (9,690 )   $ 165,320     $ 143,108     $ 410,040  


6.
Segment Information

Selected financial information by reportable segment is presented below for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (in thousands):

   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
                         
Net Operating Revenues
                       
United States
  $ 1,359,896     $ 849,338     $ 3,603,758     $ 2,571,956  
Canada
    103,587       92,678       357,186       283,722  
Trinidad
    110,904       60,353       328,900       151,765  
Other International (1)
    7,688       4,480       20,892       18,654  
Total
  $ 1,582,075     $ 1,006,849     $ 4,310,736     $ 3,026,097  
                                 
Operating Income (Loss)
                               
United States
  $ 252,871     $ 26,971     $ 562,194     $ 282,601  
Canada
    (330,985 )     (18,883 )     (386,205 )     (27,281 )
Trinidad
    76,028       38,370       222,997       89,640  
Other International (1)
    (9,609 )     (11,155 )     (50,278 )     (28,227 )
Total
    (11,695 )     35,303       348,708       316,733  
                                 
Reconciling Items
                               
Other Income (Expense), Net
    5,772       (339 )     7,910       2,637  
Interest Expense, Net
    32,890       30,407       88,215       73,594  
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes
  $ (38,813 )   $ 4,557     $ 268,403     $ 245,776  
 
(1)      Other International includes EOG's United Kingdom and China operations.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



Total assets by reportable segment are presented below at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in thousands):

   
At
   
At
 
   
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Total Assets
           
United States
  $ 16,321,612     $ 14,108,129  
Canada
    2,683,289       2,888,949  
Trinidad
    776,908       813,901  
Other International (1)
    163,050       307,688  
Total
  $ 19,944,859     $ 18,118,667  
 
(1)      Other International includes EOG's United Kingdom and China operations.

7.      Asset Retirement Obligations

The following table presents the reconciliation of the beginning and ending aggregate carrying amounts of short-term and long-term legal obligations associated with the retirement of property, plant and equipment for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (in thousands):

   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
             
Carrying Amount at Beginning of Period
  $ 456,484     $ 368,159  
Liabilities Incurred
    27,439       38,817  
Liabilities Settled
    (21,653 )     (13,701 )
Accretion
    19,105       16,285  
Revisions (1)
    53,824       13,827  
Foreign Currency Translations
    1,980       10,462  
Carrying Amount at End of Period
  $ 537,179     $ 433,849  
                 
Current Portion
  $ 28,767     $ 22,923  
Noncurrent Portion
  $ 508,412     $ 410,926  

(1)      Revisions to asset retirement obligations primarily reflect changes in abandonment cost estimates.

The current and noncurrent portions of EOG's asset retirement obligations are included in Current Liabilities - Other and Other Liabilities, respectively, on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



8.
Suspended Well Costs

EOG's net changes in suspended well costs for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2010 are presented below (in thousands):

   
Nine Months
 
   
Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
 
       
Balance at December 31, 2009
  $ 118,459  
Additions Pending the Determination of Proved Reserves
    104,859  
Reclassifications to Proved Properties
    (64,672 )
Charged to Dry Hole Costs
    (5,379 )
Foreign Currency Translations
    (49 )
Balance at September 30, 2010
  $ 153,218  


The following table provides an aging of suspended well costs at September 30, 2010 (in thousands, except well count):

   
At
       
   
September 30,
       
   
2010
       
             
Capitalized exploratory well costs that have been capitalized for a period less than one year
  $ 85,949        
Capitalized exploratory well costs that have been capitalized for a period greater than one year
    67,269  (1)        
Total
  $ 153,218          
Number of exploratory wells that have been capitalized for a period greater than one year
    5          

(1)
Consists of costs related to two shale projects in British Columbia, Canada (B.C.) ($32 million), an outside operated, offshore Central North Sea project in the United Kingdom (U.K.) ($22 million), an East Irish Sea project in the U.K. ($9 million) and a well in the Sichuan Basin, Sichuan Province, The People's Republic of China ($4 million).  In the B.C. shale projects, EOG is currently evaluating additional well data and infrastructure alternatives for delivery of product and expects to complete its evaluations by the end of 2010.  In the Central North Sea project, EOG is currently evaluating an export route and negotiating commercial terms for transport of production from the project.  The operator expects to submit a revised field development plan to the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change during the fourth quarter of 2010 and anticipates approval in the first quarter of 2011.  In the East Irish Sea project, EOG is currently preparing a field development plan that it anticipates submitting to the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change during the fourth quarter of 2010.  The evaluation of the Sichuan Basin project is expected to be completed in early 2011.

9.
Commitments and Contingencies

There are currently various suits and claims pending against EOG that have arisen in the ordinary course of EOG's business, including contract disputes, personal injury and property damage claims and title disputes.  While the ultimate outcome and impact on EOG cannot be predicted with certainty, management believes that the resolution of these suits and claims will not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on EOG's consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flow.  EOG records reserves for contingencies when information available indicates that a loss is probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



10.      Pension Benefits

EOG has a non-contributory defined contribution pension plan and a matched defined contribution savings plan in place for most of its employees in the United States.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, EOG's total costs recognized for these pension plans were $16.7 million and $15.2 million, respectively.

In addition, as more fully discussed in Note 6 to Consolidated Financial Statements included in EOG's 2009 Annual Report, EOG's Canadian, Trinidadian and United Kingdom subsidiaries maintain various pension and savings plans for most of their respective employees.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, combined contributions to these plans were $2.2 million and $1.8 million, respectively.

11.      Long-Term Debt

Long-Term Debt.  EOG utilizes commercial paper and short-term borrowings from uncommitted credit facilities, bearing market interest rates, for various corporate financing purposes.  At September 30, 2010, EOG had $34 million of outstanding borrowings from commercial paper and no outstanding borrowings from uncommitted credit facilities.  The average commercial paper borrowings outstanding for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $112 million.  The weighted average interest rates for commercial paper and uncommitted credit facility borrowings for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 were 0.34% and 0.68%, respectively.  Commercial paper outstanding at September 30, 2010 was classified as long-term debt based upon EOG's intent and ability to replace such amounts with other long-term debt.

On May 20, 2010, EOG completed its public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.95% Senior Notes due 2015 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.40% Senior Notes due 2020 (together, Notes).  Interest on the Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on June 1 and December 1 of each year beginning December 1, 2010.  Net proceeds from the Notes offering of approximately $990 million were used for general corporate purposes, including repayment of outstanding commercial paper borrowings.

EOG currently has two $1.0 billion unsecured Revolving Credit Agreements with domestic and foreign lenders.  At September 30, 2010, there were no borrowings or letters of credit outstanding under either of these agreements.  The first $1.0 billion unsecured Revolving Credit Agreement (2005 Agreement) matures on June 28, 2012.  Advances under the 2005 Agreement accrue interest based, at EOG's option, on either the London InterBank Offering Rate plus an applicable margin (Eurodollar rate) or the base rate of the 2005 Agreement's administrative agent.  At September 30, 2010, the Eurodollar rate and applicable base rate, had there been any amounts borrowed under the 2005 Agreement, would have been 0.45% and 3.25%, respectively.

On September 10, 2010, EOG entered into the second $1.0 billion unsecured Revolving Credit Agreement (2010 Agreement).  The 2010 Agreement matures on September 10, 2013.  Advances under the 2010 Agreement accrue interest based, at EOG's option, on either the Eurodollar rate or the base rate (as defined in the 2010 Agreement) plus an applicable margin.  At September 30, 2010, the Eurodollar rate and applicable base rate, had there been any amounts borrowed under the 2010 Agreement, would have been 1.83% and 3.83%, respectively.  The 2010 Agreement  and the 2005 Agreement each contain representations, warranties, covenants and events of default that are customary for investment grade, senior unsecured commercial bank credit agreements, including a financial covenant for the maintenance of a total debt-to-total capitalization ratio of no greater than 65%.

On May 12, 2010, EOG Resources Trinidad Limited, a wholly owned foreign subsidiary of EOG, repaid at maturity the remaining $37 million outstanding balance of, and cancelled, its $75 million Revolving Credit Agreement.

Fair Value of Debt.  At September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, EOG had outstanding $3,794 million and $2,797 million, respectively, aggregate principal amount of debt, which had estimated fair values of approximately $4,329 million and $3,056 million, respectively.  The estimated fair value of debt was based upon quoted market prices and, where such quotes were not available, upon interest rates available to EOG at the end of each respective period.

 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



12.      Fair Value Measurements

Certain of EOG's financial and nonfinancial assets and liabilities are reported at fair value on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  As more fully discussed in Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in EOG's 2009 Annual Report, EOG adopted the provisions of the Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures Topic of the ASC for its financial and nonfinancial assets and liabilities.  The following table provides fair value measurement information within the fair value hierarchy for certain of EOG's financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (in millions):

   
Fair Value Measurements Using:
 
   
Quoted Prices in Active Markets (Level 1)
   
Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
             
   
Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)
       
       
       
   
Total
 
At September 30, 2010
                       
Financial Assets:
                       
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Price Swaps
  $ -     $ 50     $ -     $ 50  
Natural Gas Swaptions
    -       43       -       43  
                                 
Financial Liabilities:
                               
Natural Gas Basis Swaps
  $ -     $ 29     $ -     $ 29  
Foreign Currency Rate Swap
    -       48       -       48  
Contingent Consideration
    -       -       17       17  
                                 
At December 31, 2009
                               
Financial Assets:
                               
Natural Gas Collars, Price Swaps and Basis Swaps
  $ -     $ 21     $ -     $ 21  
                                 
Financial Liabilities:
                               
Natural Gas Collars, Price Swaps and Basis Swaps
  $ -     $ 37     $ -     $ 37  
Foreign Currency Rate Swap
    -       49       -       49  
Contingent Consideration
    -       -       35       35  


The estimated fair value of crude oil financial price swap contracts, natural gas financial collar, price swap and basis swap contracts and natural gas swaption contracts (see Note 13) was based upon forward commodity price curves based on quoted market prices.  The estimated fair value of the foreign currency rate swap was based upon forward currency rates.

In connection with the acquisition of certain unproved acreage in Nacogdoches County, Texas, during the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010, EOG could be required to make an additional one-time supplemental cash payment to the sellers contingent upon future natural gas prices over a five-year period (see Note 14).  The fair value of the contingent consideration was estimated using present value techniques based upon an assessment of the probability that EOG would be required to make such future payment.  Level 3 inputs used in such assessment include EOG's internal estimates of future natural gas prices and an appropriate risk-adjusted discount rate.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



The following table presents the reconciliation of the beginning and ending fair value of EOG's contingent consideration liability measured using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2010 (in millions):

   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30, 2010
 
       
Fair Value at Beginning of Period
  $ 35  
Additions (see Note 14)
    3  
Change in Fair Value Included in Earnings (1)
    (21 )
Fair Value at End of Period
  $ 17  

(1)      Reflected as a reduction of depreciation, depletion and amortization.

The initial measurement of asset retirement obligations at fair value is calculated using discounted cash flow techniques and based on internal estimates of future retirement costs associated with property, plant and equipment.  Significant Level 3 inputs used in the calculation of asset retirement obligations include plugging costs and reserve lives.  A reconciliation of EOG's asset retirement obligations is presented in Note 7.

Proved oil and gas properties and other property, plant and equipment with a carrying amount of $757 million were written down to their fair value of $425 million, resulting in pretax impairment charges of $291 million in Canada (see Note 14) and $41 million in the United States for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.  Significant Level 3 assumptions associated with the calculation of discounted cash flows used in the impairment analysis include EOG's estimate of future natural gas and crude oil prices, production costs, development expenditures, anticipated production of proved reserves, appropriate risk-adjusted discount rates and other relevant data.  In connection with the impairment of shallow natural gas assets held for sale in Canada, EOG utilized accepted bids and estimates of customary closing adjustments and selling costs as the basis for determining fair value.

13.      Risk Management Activities

Commodity Price Risk.  As more fully discussed in Note 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in EOG's 2009 Annual Report, EOG engages in price risk management activities from time to time.  These activities are intended to manage EOG's exposure to fluctuations in commodity prices for natural gas and crude oil.  EOG utilizes financial commodity derivative instruments, primarily collar, price swap and basis swap contracts, as a means to manage this price risk.  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 physical commodity contracts is included in revenues at the time of settlement, which in turn affects average realized hydrocarbon prices.  EOG recognized net gains on the mark-to-market of financial commodity derivative contracts of $61 million and $21 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively, and $106 million and $406 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



Financial Price Swap Contracts.  Presented below is a comprehensive summary of EOG's natural gas and crude oil financial price swap contracts at September 30, 2010, with notional volumes expressed in million British thermal units per day (MMBtud) and in barrels per day (Bbld) and prices expressed in dollars per million British thermal units ($/MMBtu) and in dollars per barrel ($/Bbl), as applicable.

Financial Price Swap Contracts
 
   
Natural Gas
   
Crude Oil
 
   
Volume (MMBtud)
   
Weighted Average Price ($/MMBtu)
   
Volume (Bbld)
   
Weighted Average Price ($/Bbl)
 
2010
                       
October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
    -     $ -       2,000     $ 91.50  
                                 
2011 (1)
                               
January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011
    150,000     $ 5.44       6,000     $ 93.18  
                                 
2012 (2)
                               
January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
    200,000     $ 5.57       -     $ -  

(1)
Includes unexercised swaption contracts which give a counterparty the option of entering into a price swap contract at a future date.  Such option is exercisable on December 22, 2010.  If the counterparty exercises this option, the notional volume of EOG's existing natural gas financial price swap contracts will increase by 100,000 MMBtud at an average price of $5.48 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) for the full year 2011.
(2)
Includes unexercised swaption contracts which give counterparties the option of entering into price swap contracts at future dates.  Such options are exercisable monthly up until the settlement date of each monthly contract.  If the counterparties exercise all such options, the notional volume of EOG's existing natural gas financial price swap contracts will increase by 100,000 MMBtud at an average price of $5.71 per MMBtu for each month of 2012.

Subsequent to September 30, 2010, EOG entered into additional crude oil financial price swap contracts for the year 2011.  For information on such contracts, see Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Capital Resources and Liquidity – Commodity Derivative Transactions.


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



Financial Basis Swap Contracts.  Prices received by EOG for its natural gas production generally vary from New York Mercantile Exchange (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.  Presented below is a comprehensive summary of EOG's natural gas financial basis swap contracts at September 30, 2010.  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 contracts.  The notional volumes are expressed in MMBtud and price differentials are expressed in $/MMBtu.

Natural Gas Financial Basis Swap Contracts
 
   
Volume
   
Weighted Average Price Differential
 
   
(MMBtud)
   
($/MMBtu)
 
2010
           
Fourth Quarter (1)
    65,000     $ (3.73 )
                 
2011
               
First Quarter
    65,000     $ (1.89 )

(1)      Includes closed contracts for the month of October 2010.

Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Risk.  As more fully described in Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in EOG's 2009 Annual Report, EOG is party to a foreign currency swap transaction with multiple banks to eliminate any exchange rate impacts that may result from the $150 million aggregate principal amount of notes issued by one of EOG's Canadian subsidiaries in 2004.  EOG accounts for the foreign currency swap transaction using the hedge accounting method.  Changes in the fair value of the foreign currency swap do not impact Net Income.  The after-tax net impact from the foreign currency swap transaction was a reduction in Other Comprehensive Income of $0.5 million and an increase in Other Comprehensive Income of $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively, and an increase in Other Comprehensive Income of $3.5 million and $3.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively (see Note 5).


 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(Unaudited)



The following table sets forth the amount, on a gross basis, and classification of EOG's outstanding derivative financial instruments at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009.  Certain amounts may be presented on a net basis in the consolidated financial statements when such amounts are with the same counterparty and subject to master netting arrangements between EOG and the counterparties to the transactions (in millions):

     
Fair Value at
 
     
September 30,
   
December 31,
 
Description
Location on Balance Sheet
 
2010
   
2009
 
               
Asset Derivatives (1)
             
Crude Oil Price Swaps and Natural Gas Collars and Price Swaps -
             
Current Portion
Assets from Price Risk Management Activities
  $ 61     $ 50  
 
Noncurrent Portion
Other Assets
  $ 32     $ -  
                   
Liability Derivatives
                 
Natural Gas Basis Swaps -
                 
Current Portion
Liabilities from Price Risk Management Activities
  $ 29     $ 57  
 
Noncurrent Portion
Other Liabilities
  $ -     $ 9  
                   
Foreign Currency Rate Swap - Noncurrent Portion
Other Liabilities
  $ 48     $ 49  

(1)  
Includes swaption contracts.

Credit Risk.  Notional contract amounts are used to express the magnitude of commodity price and foreign currency swap agreements.  The amounts potentially subject to credit risk, in the event of nonperformance by the other parties, are equal to the fair value of such contracts (see Note 12).  EOG evaluates its exposure to significant counterparties on an ongoing basis, including those arising from physical and financial transactions.  In some instances, EOG requires collateral, parent guarantees or letters of credit to minimize credit risk.

All of EOG's outstanding derivative instruments are covered by International Swap Dealers Association, Inc. Master Agreements (ISDAs) with counterparties.  The ISDAs may contain provisions that require EOG, if it is the party in a net liability position, to post collateral when the amount of the net liability exceeds the threshold level specified for EOG's then-current credit ratings.  In addition, the ISDAs may also provide that as a result of certain circumstances, including certain events that cause EOG's credit ratings to become materially weaker than its then-current ratings, the counterparty may require all outstanding derivatives under the ISDAs to be settled immediately.  See Note 12 for the aggregate fair value of all derivative instruments with credit-risk related contingent features that are in a net liability position at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009.  EOG had no collateral posted at September 30, 2010 or December 31, 2009.



 
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EOG RESOURCES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Concluded)
(Unaudited)



14.      Asset Acquisitions and Dispositions

As previously reported, EOG began marketing its Canadian shallow natural gas assets in July 2010.  In September 2010, EOG received acceptable bids for a portion of its shallow natural gas assets.  Subsequent to September 30, 2010, EOG reached agreements with three separate parties to sell these assets for approximately $320 million, including an estimate of customary adjustments under each respective sales agreement.  The transactions are expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2010.  In the third quarter of 2010, EOG recorded a pretax impairment of $280 million to adjust the shallow natural gas assets to be sold to estimated fair value, less estimated cost to sell.  At September 30, 2010, the Canadian shallow natural gas assets held for sale, and related liabilities, were included in Total Property, Plant and Equipment, Net ($322 million); Other Current Liabilities ($0.2 million); and Other Liabilities ($25 million) on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

During the second quarter of 2010, EOG's wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, EOG Resources Canada Inc. (EOG Canada), agreed to acquire the shares of Galveston LNG Inc., a Calgary-based corporation which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kitimat LNG Inc. and affiliates, owns 49 percent of the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal to be located at Bish Cove, near the Port of Kitimat, north of Vancouver, British Columbia.  Preliminary construction costs, currently estimated to be approximately $3 billion (Canadian), will be revised at the conclusion of front-end engineering and design.  In addition, Galveston LNG Inc. also owns a 24.5 percent interest in the proposed Pacific Trail Pipelines, an estimated $1 billion (Canadian)  project, originating at Summit Lake, British Columbia.  The pipeline is intended to link Western Canada’s natural gas producing regions to the Kitimat LNG terminal.  An affiliate of Apache Corporation owns 51 percent of the planned Kitimat LNG terminal and 25.5 percent interest in the proposed Pacific Trail Pipelines and will be the operator of the Kitimat LNG terminal.  Under the terms of the agreement, EOG Canada's offer to purchase the shares of Galveston LNG Inc. is conditioned upon the achievement of certain commercial and regulatory milestones.

As more fully described in Note 17 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in EOG's 2009 Annual Report, in the fourth quarter of 2009, EOG entered into an agreement to acquire unproved acreage in Nacogdoches County, Texas, within the Haynesville and Bossier Shale formations (Haynesville Assets).  The acquisition agreement provides for an additional one-time supplemental cash payment to the sellers of the Haynesville Assets that is contingent on the satisfaction of certain conditions (within a five-year period beginning on the principal closing date) set forth in the acquisition agreement with respect to future natural gas prices.  EOG estimated the fair value of the contingent consideration as of the acquisition dates in accordance with the provisions of the Business Combinations Topic of the ASC and has included such amount in Other Liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  In accordance with the acquisition agreement, EOG acquired additional Haynesville Assets at a final closing which occurred in the first quarter of 2010.  The total consideration recorded in 2010 for the acquisition of the Haynesville Assets was $18 million, including the contingent consideration.  The estimated fair value of the contingent consideration, including $3 million of contingent consideration related to the 2010 acquisition, was $17 million at September 30, 2010 (see Note 12).


 
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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
EOG RESOURCES, INC.

Overview

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (collectively, EOG), is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) oil and natural gas companies in the United States with proved reserves in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and China.  EOG operates under a consistent business and operational strategy that focuses predominantly on maximizing the rate of return on investment capital by controlling operating and capital costs.  This strategy is intended to enhance the generation of cash flow and earnings from each unit of production on a cost-effective basis, allowing EOG to deliver long-term production growth while maintaining a strong balance sheet.  EOG implements its strategy by emphasizing the drilling of internally generated prospects in order to find and develop low-cost reserves.  Maintaining the lowest possible operating cost structure that is consistent with safe operations is also an important goal in the implementation of EOG's strategy.

United States and Canada.  EOG's efforts to identify plays with large reserve potential has proven a successful supplement to its base development and exploitation program in the United States and Canada.  EOG continues to drill numerous wells in large acreage plays, which in the aggregate are expected to contribute substantially to EOG's future natural gas and crude oil production.  Production in the United States and Canada accounted for approximately 83% of total company production in the first nine months of 2010 as compared to 86% in the first nine months of 2009.  EOG has placed an emphasis on applying its horizontal drilling expertise gained in natural gas resource plays to unconventional oil reservoirs.  In 2010, EOG is focusing its efforts on developing its existing North American crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids acreage and capturing additional North American horizontal oil plays.  During the first nine months of 2010, the North Dakota Bakken and Fort Worth Basin Barnett Shale areas produced an increasing amount of crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids as compared to the comparable period in 2009.  EOG holds approximately 505,000 net acres in the mature oil window of the Eagle Ford Shale Play in South Texas where it has drilled and completed approximately 40 wells.  EOG expects significant crude oil production from this area beginning in 2011.  For the first nine months of 2010, crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids production accounted for approximately 26% of total company production as compared to 22% for the comparable period in 2009.  Based on current trends, EOG expects its 2010 crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids production to continue to increase both in total and as a percentage of total company production as compared to 2009.  EOG's major producing areas are in Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and western Canada.

During the second quarter of 2010, EOG's wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, EOG Resources Canada Inc. (EOG Canada), agreed to acquire the shares of Galveston LNG Inc., a Calgary-based corporation which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kitimat LNG Inc. and affiliates, owns 49 percent of the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal to be located at Bish Cove, near the Port of Kitimat, about 405 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia.  Planned capacity of the proposed Kitimat LNG terminal is about 700 million cubic feet of natural gas per day or five million metric tons of LNG per year.  Preliminary construction costs, currently estimated to be approximately $3 billion (Canadian), will be revised at the conclusion of front-end engineering and design.  In addition, Galveston LNG Inc. also owns a 24.5 percent interest in the proposed Pacific Trail Pipelines, an estimated $1 billion (Canadian), 300-mile project, originating at Summit Lake, British Columbia.  The pipeline is intended to link western Canada's natural gas producing regions to the Kitimat LNG terminal.  An affiliate of Apache Corporation owns 51 percent of the planned Kitimat LNG terminal and a 25.5 percent interest in the proposed Pacific Trail Pipelines and will be the operator of the Kitimat LNG terminal.  Under the terms of the agreement, EOG Canada's offer to purchase the shares of Galveston LNG Inc. is conditioned upon the achievement of certain commercial and regulatory milestones.


 
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As previously reported, EOG began marketing its Canadian shallow natural gas assets in July 2010.  In September 2010, EOG received acceptable bids for a portion of its shallow natural gas assets.  Subsequent to September 30, 2010, EOG reached agreements with three separate parties to sell these assets for approximately $320 million, including an estimate of customary adjustments under each respective sales agreement.  The transactions are expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2010.  In the third quarter of 2010, EOG recorded a pretax impairment of $280 million to adjust the shallow natural gas assets to be sold to estimated fair value, less estimated cost to sell.  The Canadian shallow natural gas assets being sold represent approximately 4% of EOG's total 2009 production and approximately 3% of EOG's total year-end proved reserves.

International. In the United Kingdom, EOG plans to submit a field development plan to the United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change in the fourth quarter of 2010 for its 2009 East Irish Sea oil discovery designated as the Conwy field.  EOG has a 100% working interest in this field.

During the third quarter of 2010, EOG drilled two additional horizontal wells in the Sichuan Basin, Sichuan Province, The People's Republic of China.  During the fourth quarter of 2010, EOG plans to complete one of the two horizontal wells drilled during the third quarter.  EOG expects to complete its evaluation of the economic viability of this project in early 2011.

EOG continues to evaluate other select natural gas and crude oil opportunities outside the United States and Canada primarily by pursuing opportunities in countries where indigenous natural gas and crude oil reserves have been identified.

Capital Structure.  One of management's key strategies is to maintain a strong balance sheet with a consistently below average debt-to-total capitalization ratio as compared to those in EOG's peer group.  EOG's debt-to-total capitalization ratio was 27% at September 30, 2010 compared to 22% at December 31, 2009.  As used in this calculation, total capitalization represents the sum of total current and long-term debt and total stockholders' equity.  On May 20, 2010, EOG completed its public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.95% Senior Notes due 2015 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.40% Senior Notes due 2020 (together, Notes).  Interest on the Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on June 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning December 1, 2010.  Net proceeds from the offering of approximately $990 million were used for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of outstanding commercial paper borrowings.  In September 2010, EOG entered into an additional $1.0 billion unsecured Revolving Credit Agreement with domestic and foreign lenders (2010 Agreement).  The 2010 Agreement matures on September 10, 2013.  At September 30, 2010, there were no borrowings or letters of credit outstanding under the 2010 Agreement.  See Note 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.  During the first nine months of 2010, EOG funded $4.1 billion in exploration and development and other property, plant and equipment expenditures, paid $114 million in dividends to common stockholders and repaid $37 million of long-term debt, primarily by utilizing cash provided from its operating activities, cash on hand, proceeds from the offering of the Notes, proceeds from sales of assets and commercial paper borrowings.

For 2010, EOG's budget for exploration and development and other property, plant and equipment expenditures is approximately $5.7 billion, excluding acquisitions.  United States and Canada crude oil drilling activity and, to a lesser extent, natural gas drilling activity will be the key components of these expenditures.  EOG expects capital expenditures to be greater than cash generated from operations for both 2010 and 2011.  EOG's business plan involves selling certain assets in 2010 and additional assets in 2011 to partially cover these anticipated shortfalls.  EOG has set its maximum debt-to-total capitalization ratio at 30 percent to 35 percent.

 
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Results of Operations

The following review of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of EOG and notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Three Months Ended September 30, 2010 vs. Three Months Ended September 30, 2009

Net Operating Revenues.  During the third quarter of 2010, net operating revenues increased $575 million, or 57%, to $1,582 million from $1,007 million for the same period of 2009.  Total wellhead revenues, which are revenues generated from sales of EOG's production of natural gas, crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids, for the third quarter of 2010 increased $367 million, or 43%, to $1,216 million from $849 million for the same period of 2009.  During the third quarter of 2010, EOG recognized net gains on the mark-to-market of financial commodity derivative contracts of $61 million compared to net gains of $21 million for the same period of 2009.  Gathering, processing and marketing revenues, which are revenues generated from sales of third-party natural gas, crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids as well as gathering fees associated with gathering third-party natural gas, for the third quarter of 2010 increased $99 million, or 74%, to $234 million from $135 million for the same period of 2009.  Gains (losses) on property dispositions of $65 million for the third quarter of 2010 primarily consist of gains on property dispositions in the Rocky Mountain area.



 
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Wellhead volume and price statistics for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 were as follows:

   
Three Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Natural Gas Volumes (MMcfd) (1)
           
United States
    1,175       1,128  
Canada
    200       219  
Trinidad
    333       268  
Other International (2)
    14       13  
Total
    1,722       1,628  
                 
Average Natural Gas Prices ($/Mcf) (3)
               
United States
  $ 4.21     $ 3.27  
Canada
    3.42       3.15  
Trinidad
    2.53       1.77  
Other International (2)
    5.41       3.53  
Composite
    3.80       3.01  
                 
Crude Oil and Condensate Volumes (MBbld) (1)
               
United States
    66.6       51.7  
Canada
    5.9       4.7  
Trinidad
    4.8       3.0  
Other International (2)
    0.1       0.1  
Total
    77.4       59.5  
                 
Average Crude Oil and Condensate Prices ($/Bbl) (3)
               
United States
  $ 71.54     $ 60.79  
Canada
    69.12       61.43  
Trinidad
    65.06       57.07  
Other International (2)
    74.14       57.93  
Composite
    70.96       60.65  
                 
Natural Gas Liquids Volumes (MBbld) (1)
               
United States
    31.1       23.1  
Canada
    0.8       1.0  
Total
    31.9       24.1  
                 
Average Natural Gas Liquids Prices ($/Bbl) (3)
               
United States
  $ 36.56     $ 31.15  
Canada
    40.34       30.96  
Composite
    36.66       31.14  
                 
Natural Gas Equivalent Volumes (MMcfed) (4)
               
United States
    1,761       1,577  
Canada
    240       253  
Trinidad
    362       286  
Other International (2)
    15       13  
Total
    2,378       2,129  
                 
Total Bcfe (4)
    218.8       195.9  

(1)   Million cubic feet per day or thousand barrels per day, as applicable.
(2)
Other International includes EOG's United Kingdom and China operations.
(3)
Dollars per thousand cubic feet or per barrel, as applicable.  Excludes the impact of financial commodity derivative instruments (see Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements).
(4)
Million cubic feet equivalent per day or billion cubic feet equivalent, as applicable; includes natural gas, crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids.  Natural gas equivalents are determined using the ratio of 6.0 thousand cubic feet of natural gas to 1.0 barrel of crude oil and condensate or natural gas liquids.  Bcfe is calculated by multiplying the MMcfed amount by the number of days in the period and then dividing that amount by one thousand.



 
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Wellhead natural gas revenues for the third quarter of 2010 increased $152 million, or 34%, to $602 million from $450 million for the same period of 2009.  The increase was due to a higher composite average wellhead natural gas price ($126 million) and increased natural gas deliveries ($26 million).  EOG's composite average wellhead natural gas price increased 26% to $3.80 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) for the third quarter of 2010 from $3.01 per Mcf for the same period of 2009.

Natural gas deliveries for the third quarter of 2010 increased 94 MMcfd, or 6%, to 1,722 MMcfd from 1,628 MMcfd for the same period of 2009.  The increase was primarily due to higher production in Trinidad (65 MMcfd) and in the United States (47 MMcfd), partially offset by decreased production in Canada (19 MMcfd).  The increase in Trinidad was primarily attributable to deliveries under a take-or-pay contract, which began January 1, 2010.  The increase in the United States was primarily attributable to increased production in Louisiana (65 MMcfd), Texas (37 MMcfd) and Pennsylvania (12 MMcfd), partially offset by decreased production in the Rocky Mountain area (32 MMcfd), offshore Gulf of Mexico (16 MMcfd), Mississippi (8 MMcfd) and New Mexico (7 MMcfd).

Wellhead crude oil and condensate revenues for the third quarter of 2010 increased $177 million, or 54%, to $507 million from $330 million for the same period of 2009, due to an increase of 18 MBbld, or 30%, in wellhead crude oil and condensate deliveries ($103 million) and a higher composite average wellhead crude oil and condensate price ($74 million).  The increase in deliveries primarily reflects increased production in Texas (8 MBbld), North Dakota (5 MBbld), Trinidad (2 MBbld) and Colorado (2 MBbld).  EOG's composite average wellhead crude oil and condensate price for the third quarter of 2010 increased 17% to $70.96 per barrel compared to $60.65 per barrel for the same period of 2009.

Natural gas liquids revenues for the third quarter of 2010 increased $38 million, or 56%, to $107 million from $69 million for the same period of 2009, due to an increase of 8 MBbld, or 32%, in natural gas liquids deliveries ($22 million) and a higher composite average price ($16 million).  The increase in deliveries primarily reflects increased volumes in the Fort Worth Basin Barnett Shale area.  EOG's composite average natural gas liquids price for the third quarter of 2010 increased 18% to $36.66 per barrel compared to $31.14 per barrel for the same period of 2009.

During the third quarter of 2010, EOG recognized net gains on the mark-to-market of financial commodity derivative contracts of $61 million compared to net gains of $21 million for the same period of 2009.  During the third quarter of 2010, the cash outflow related to settled natural gas financial basis swap contracts was $14 million compared to the net cash inflow related to settled natural gas financial collar, price swap and basis swap contracts of $331 million for the same period of 2009.

Gathering, processing and marketing revenues represent sales of third-party natural gas, crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids as well as gathering fees associated with gathering third-party natural gas.  During the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, gathering, processing and marketing revenues were primarily related to sales of third-party crude oil and natural gas.  The purchase and sale of third-party crude oil and natural gas are utilized in order to balance firm transportation capacity with production in certain areas and to utilize excess capacity at EOG-owned facilities.  Marketing costs represent the costs of purchasing third-party crude oil and natural gas and the associated transportation costs.

During the third quarter of 2010, gathering, processing and marketing revenues and marketing costs increased primarily as a result of increased crude oil marketing activities.  Gathering, processing and marketing revenues less marketing costs for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $2 million compared to $3 million for the same period of 2009.


 
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Operating and Other Expenses.  For the third quarter of 2010, operating expenses of $1,594 million were $622 million higher than the $972 million incurred in the third quarter of 2009.  The following table presents the costs per thousand cubic feet equivalent (Mcfe) for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009:

   
Three Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
             
Lease and Well
  $ 0.83     $ 0.73  
Transportation Costs
    0.47       0.36  
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (DD&A) -
               
Oil and Gas Properties (1)
    2.18       1.84  
Other Property, Plant and Equipment
    0.12       0.13  
General and Administrative (G&A)
    0.37       0.32  
Interest Expense, Net
    0.15       0.16  
Total (2)
  $ 4.12     $ 3.54  

(1)
The 2010 amount excludes the reduction in the estimated fair value of the contingent consideration liability of $2 million, or $0.01 per Mcfe (see Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements).
(2)
Total excludes gathering and processing costs, exploration costs, dry hole costs, impairments, marketing costs and taxes other than income.

The primary factors impacting the cost components of per-unit rates of lease and well, transportation costs, DD&A, G&A and interest expense, net for the three months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the same period of 2009 are set forth below.

Lease and well expenses include expenses for EOG-operated properties, as well as expenses billed to EOG from other operators where EOG is not the operator of a property.  Lease and well expenses can be divided into the following categories: costs to operate and maintain EOG's natural gas and crude oil wells, the cost of workovers and lease and well administrative expenses.  Operating and maintenance expenses include, among other things, pumping services, salt water disposal, equipment repair and maintenance, compression expense, lease upkeep and fuel and power.  Workovers are operations to restore or maintain production from existing wells.

Each of these categories of costs individually fluctuates from time to time as EOG attempts to maintain and increase production while maintaining efficient, safe and environmentally responsible operations.  EOG continues to increase its operating activities by drilling new wells in existing and new areas.  Operating costs within these existing and new areas, as well as the costs of services charged to EOG by vendors, fluctuate over time.  In general, operating costs for wells producing crude oil and condensate are higher than operating costs for wells producing natural gas.

Lease and well expenses of $181 million for the third quarter of 2010 increased $39 million from $142 million for the same prior year period primarily due to higher operating and maintenance expenses in the United States ($19 million) and Canada ($7 million), increased lease and well administrative expenses in the United States ($8 million), increased workover expenditures in the United States ($3 million) and unfavorable changes in the Canadian exchange rate ($2 million).

Transportation costs represent costs associated with the delivery of hydrocarbon products from the lease to a downstream point of sale.  Transportation costs include the cost of compression (the cost of compressing natural gas to meet pipeline pressure requirements), dehydration (the cost associated with removing water from natural gas to meet pipeline requirements), gathering fees, fuel costs, transportation fees and costs associated with EOG's crude-by-rail operations.

Transportation costs of $103 million for the third quarter of 2010 increased $32 million from $71 million for the same prior year period primarily due to increased transportation costs in the Rocky Mountain area ($13 million), the Upper Gulf Coast area ($12 million) and the Fort Worth Basin Barnett Shale area ($7 million).  These increases reflect costs associated with marketing arrangements to transport production to downstream markets.  The increased transportation costs in the Rocky Mountain area also include costs associated with EOG’s crude-by-rail operations.

 
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DD&A of the cost of proved oil and gas properties is calculated using the unit-of-production method.  EOG's DD&A rate and expense are the composite of numerous individual field calculations.  There are several factors that can impact EOG's composite DD&A rate and expense, such as field production profiles, drilling or acquisition of new wells, disposition of existing wells, reserve revisions (upward or downward) primarily related to well performance and impairments.  Changes to these factors may cause EOG's composite DD&A rate and expense to fluctuate from year to year.  DD&A of the cost of other property, plant and equipment is calculated using the straight-line depreciation method over the useful lives of the assets.  Other property, plant and equipment consist of gathering and processing assets, compressors, crude-by-rail assets, vehicles, buildings and leasehold improvements, furniture and fixtures, and computer hardware and software.

DD&A expenses for the third quarter of 2010 increased $116 million to $501 million from $385 million for the same prior year period.  DD&A expenses associated with oil and gas properties for the third quarter of 2010 were $114 million higher than the same prior year period primarily due to higher unit rates in the United States ($49 million), Canada ($20 million), Trinidad ($5 million) and China ($3 million); unfavorable changes in the Canadian exchange rate ($4 million); and increased production in the United States ($35 million) and Trinidad ($3 million); partially offset by decreased production in Canada ($3 million).

DD&A expenses associated with other property, plant and equipment for the third quarter of 2010 were $2 million higher than the same prior year period primarily due to natural gas gathering systems and processing plants placed in service in the Rocky Mountain area in early 2010.

G&A expenses of $81 million for the third quarter of 2010 increased $19 million compared to the same prior year period primarily due to higher employee-related costs ($8 million), legal and other professional fees ($3 million) and information system costs ($2 million).

Interest expense, net of $33 million for the third quarter of 2010 increased $2 million compared to the same prior year period primarily due to a higher average debt balance ($9 million), partially offset by higher capitalized interest ($6 million).

Gathering and processing costs represent operating and maintenance expenses and administrative expenses associated with operating EOG's gathering and processing assets.

Gathering and processing costs for the third quarter of 2010 increased $5 million to $18 million compared to the same prior year period primarily due to increased activities in the Rocky Mountain ($3 million) and Fort Worth Basin Barnett Shale ($3 million) areas.

Impairments include amortization of unproved oil and gas property costs, as well as impairments of proved oil and gas properties.  Unproved properties with individually significant acquisition costs are amortized over the lease term and analyzed on a property-by-property basis for any impairment in value.  Unproved properties with acquisition costs that are not individually significant are aggregated, and the portion of such costs estimated to be nonproductive is amortized over the remaining lease term.  When circumstances indicate that a proved property may be impaired, EOG compares expected undiscounted future cash flows at a producing field level to the unamortized capitalized cost of the asset.  If the future undiscounted cash flows are lower than the unamortized capitalized cost, the capitalized cost is reduced to fair value.  Fair value is generally calculated by discounting the future cash flows at an appropriate risk-adjusted discount rate.  For certain of the Canadian shallow natural gas assets held for sale (as discussed above), EOG utilized accepted bids as the basis for determining fair value.


 
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Impairments of $353 million for the third quarter of 2010 increased $284 million from $69 million for the same prior year period primarily due to increased impairments of proved properties and other property, plant and equipment in Canada ($265 million) and the United States ($5 million), unfavorable changes in the Canadian exchange rate ($17 million) and increased amortization of unproved property costs in Canada ($7 million), partially offset by decreased amortization of unproved property costs in the United States ($10 million).  EOG recorded impairments of proved properties and other property, plant and equipment of $302 million and $15 million for the third quarter of 2010 and 2009, respectively.  Included in the third quarter 2010 amount were impairments of $280 million associated with Canadian shallow natural gas assets held for sale (see Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements).

Taxes other than income include severance/production taxes, ad valorem/property taxes, payroll taxes, franchise taxes and other miscellaneous taxes.  Severance/production taxes are generally determined based on wellhead revenues and ad valorem/property taxes are generally determined based on the valuation of the underlying assets.

Taxes other than income for the third quarter of 2010 increased $26 million to $74 million (6.1% of wellhead revenues) from $48 million (5.6% of wellhead revenues) for the same prior year period.  The increase in taxes other than income was primarily due to an increase in severance/production taxes as a result of increased wellhead revenues in the United States ($14 million) and Trinidad ($5 million) and a decrease in credits available to EOG in 2010 for Texas high cost gas severance tax rate reductions as a result of fewer wells qualifying for such credit ($5 million).

Other income (expense), net of $6 million for the third quarter of 2010 increased $6 million from the same prior year period.  The increase was primarily due to higher net foreign currency transaction gains ($3 million) and higher equity income from EOG's investment in ammonia plants in Trinidad ($2 million).

Income tax provision of $32 million for the third quarter of 2010 increased $32 million compared to the same prior year period due primarily to taxes associated with increased pretax earnings in the United States and Trinidad, partially offset by the tax effect of the Canadian shallow natural gas asset impairment.  The statutory tax rates in the United States and Trinidad are higher than the Canadian statutory rate.


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 vs. Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009

Net Operating Revenues.  During the first nine months of 2010, net operating revenues increased $1,285 million, or 42%, to $4,311 million from $3,026 million for the same period of 2009.  Total wellhead revenues for the first nine months of 2010 increased $1,152 million, or 49%, to $3,516 million from $2,364 million for the same period of 2009.  During the first nine months of 2010, EOG recognized net gains on the mark-to-market of financial commodity derivative contracts of $106 million compared to net gains of $406 million for the same period of 2009.  Gathering, processing and marketing revenues for the first nine months of 2010 increased $352 million, or 141%, to $602 million from $250 million for the same period of 2009.  Gains (losses) on property dispositions of $72 million for the first nine months of 2010 primarily consist of gains on property dispositions in the Rocky Mountain area.


 
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Wellhead volume and price statistics for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 were as follows:

   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Natural Gas Volumes (MMcfd)
           
United States
    1,096       1,153  
Canada
    205       224  
Trinidad
    342       266  
Other International
    15       15  
Total
    1,658       1,658  
                 
Average Natural Gas Prices ($/Mcf) (1)
               
United States
  $ 4.50     $ 3.57  
Canada
    4.09       3.67  
Trinidad
    2.54       1.54  
Other International
    4.64       4.45  
Composite
    4.05       3.27  
                 
Crude Oil and Condensate Volumes (MBbld)
               
United States
    59.5       46.5  
Canada
    6.1       3.6  
Trinidad
    4.7       3.0  
Other International
    0.1       0.1  
Total
    70.4       53.2  
                 
Average Crude Oil and Condensate Prices ($/Bbl) (1)
               
United States
  $ 72.58     $ 49.54  
Canada
    71.32       51.91  
Trinidad
    66.91       46.13  
Other International
    72.80       50.11  
Composite
    72.09       49.51  
                 
Natural Gas Liquids Volumes (MBbld)
               
United States
    27.4       22.2  
Canada
    0.9       1.1  
Total
    28.3       23.3  
                 
Average Natural Gas Liquids Prices ($/Bbl) (1)
               
United States
  $ 40.68     $ 26.42  
Canada
    42.90       27.29  
Composite
    40.75       26.46  
                 
Natural Gas Equivalent Volumes (MMcfed)
               
United States
    1,617       1,566  
Canada
    247       252  
Trinidad
    370       284  
Other International
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