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Pioneer Natural Resources Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) ("Pioneer" or "the Company") today announced financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Pioneer reported second quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $168 million, or $1.41 per diluted share (see attached schedule for description of per diluted share calculation). Net income included noncash unrealized gains on derivatives of $84 million after tax, or $.71 per diluted share. Without the effect of this item, adjusted income for the second quarter of 2010 would have been $84 million, or $.70 per diluted share.

Also included in Pioneer's second quarter results was a net gain of $33 million after tax, or $.27 per diluted share, related to unusual items. These unusual items included:



  • income of $26 million after tax ($.22 per diluted share) associated with discontinued operations, primarily attributable to the receipt of $35 million of interest (before tax) on the royalty refund received from the Minerals Management Service (MMS), now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, earlier this year,
  • Alaska Petroleum Production Tax (PPT) credits of $9 million after tax ($.07 per diluted share),
  • the divestiture of a portion of Pioneer's Eagle Ford Shale asset to Reliance Industries Limited ("Reliance") in conjunction with the previously announced joint venture transaction and the sale of non-core Uinta/Piceance properties for a combined gain of $1 million after tax ($.01 per diluted share) and
  • a hurricane-related charge of $3 million after tax ($.03 per diluted share), primarily related to the estimated remaining reclamation work required at Pioneer's East Cameron 322 Gulf of Mexico property that was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005. A substantial portion of the Company's total reclamation expenditures is expected to be recovered from insurance.
Second quarter and recent highlights included:



  • producing 113.5 thousand barrels oil equivalent per day (MBOEPD) reflecting growth in the Spraberry field, Eagle Ford Shale and Alaska, partially offset by unplanned production shut-ins in Alaska due to shipping curtailments on the Trans Alaska Pipeline and unplanned downtime at Pioneer's Mid-Continent gas processing facilities (combined approximately 1.5 MBOEPD),
  • ramping up Spraberry drilling as planned; currently running 20 rigs and expecting to be at 25 to 30 rigs by year end,
  • closing a joint venture transaction with Reliance to accelerate Eagle Ford Shale development,
  • increasing from two rigs to five rigs in the Eagle Ford Shale and expecting to be at seven rigs by year end,
  • drilling two successful operated wells in Tunisia, with a third well currently drilling,
  • reducing debt during the second quarter by $279 million and
  • decreasing net debt-to-book capitalization to 37% at the end of the quarter.
Scott Sheffield, Chairman and CEO, stated, "Based on our planned drilling ramp-up in the Spraberry field and Eagle Ford Shale, we expect production growth over the 2011 through 2013 period to be 15+% per year. Cash flow is forecasted to substantially increase from $1.2 billion in 2010 to $2.0 billion in 2013, assuming current NYMEX strip prices and taking into account the Company's attractive oil and gas derivatives position. We continue to be committed to spending within cash flow and maintaining our strong financial position."

Operations Update

In the Spraberry field in West Texas, Pioneer's drilling ramp-up continues to be on schedule, with 20 rigs currently operating. The Company plans to increase to 25 to 30 rigs by year end and expects to drill 440 wells during 2010.

As forecasted, this drilling program is generating quarter-to-quarter Spraberry production growth during 2010. Second quarter production was 32 MBOEPD, up 4% from the first quarter of 2010. First quarter production was 2% higher than the fourth quarter of 2009. By the fourth quarter of 2010, production is forecasted to increase to 34 MBOEPD, an increase of 10% from the fourth quarter of 2009.

The 2010 drilling program is adding incremental production and proved reserves from completions in the Lower Wolfcamp, shale/silt and the deeper Strawn intervals. Approximately 40% of Pioneer's remaining wells to be drilled in 2010 will penetrate the Strawn. Initial production rates from wells drilled to these intervals have been 20% to 30% higher than the average initial production rate of a traditional Spraberry/Dean/Upper Wolfcamp well of 60 barrels oil equivalent per day (BOEPD).

The Company plans to test two horizontal wells in the Wolfcamp, one later in the third quarter and the other during the fourth quarter. Wells and facilities have also been completed for the Company's 7,000-acre waterflood project, with commencement of water injection planned for the third quarter and first oil response expected during the first half of 2011.

Pioneer plans to continue to add drilling rigs beyond 2010 and expects to be running 40 rigs by 2012, which will drill approximately 1,000 wells per year. Based on this planned rig ramp-up schedule, Spraberry field production is expected to double from 2010 to 2013, reflecting a compounded annual production growth rate of 25%.

As Pioneer ramps up Spraberry field activity, the Company continues to focus on controlling drilling and production costs. The Company is expanding its integrated services in the Spraberry field and plans to internally provide 30% to 60% of its service requirements by 2012. One Company-owned fracture stimulation fleet is currently operating in the field. Three additional fleets are being built, with one being delivered each quarter over the next nine months. To support its fracture stimulation operations, Pioneer has contracts in place for sand supply through 2015. Frac tank ownership will more than double from 250 tanks currently to 550 tanks by year end. Tubular and pumping unit requirements have been contracted through 2011. In addition, the Company has six Company-owned drilling rigs currently operating, with plans to complete the purchase of an additional six rigs during the third quarter and to have them all operational by year end. Six pulling units are being added, which will bring the total fleet to 24 units by mid-2011. The Company also has hot oil units, water transport trucks, reverse units and fishing tools to support its growing operations.

In the highly prospective Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, Pioneer recently announced its joint venture agreement with Reliance, effective June 1, 2010, under which the Company sold a 45% interest in approximately 212,000 net acres leased by the Company for a total price of $1.15 billion. Reliance paid $266 million in cash to Pioneer at closing and will pay an additional $879 million to carry 75% of Pioneer's share of future drilling costs. Reliance is also participating with Pioneer in the development of midstream assets in the Eagle Ford Shale as a 49.9% partner.

To date, Pioneer has successfully drilled and completed eight horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford Shale. Five of the wells are on production, with the remaining three expected to be brought online during the fourth quarter following the completion of central gathering facilities. Three additional wells are awaiting completion and will also be brought online during the fourth quarter after central gathering facilities are completed. Pioneer recently increased its drilling activity in the play from two rigs to five rigs and will further ramp up to seven rigs by year end. To support the joint venture's drilling ramp-up, Pioneer has also entered into a two-year contract for third-party fracture stimulation services beginning in the first quarter of 2011 and is purchasing a fracture stimulation fleet that is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2011. Midstream operations are underway with central gathering facility locations and right of ways being acquired, transportation pipe being ordered, and pipeline and central processing facility construction underway.

Pioneer and Reliance have agreed to a joint venture development plan which forecasts the drilling of 26 horizontal Eagle Ford Shale wells during June through December 2010, increasing to 70 wells in 2011, 120 wells in 2012 and 140 wells in 2013. This plan will allow the joint venture to maintain its substantial acreage position.

Based on the joint venture development plan, Pioneer's net production in the Eagle Ford Shale is expected to increase from an average of 2 MBOEPD in 2010 to a range of 32 MBOEPD to 41 MBOEPD in 2013. This strong production growth, coupled with the upfront cash payment and drilling carry from Reliance, is expected to generate positive cash flow for Pioneer from its Eagle Ford Shale upstream and midstream activities in all years going forward (assuming current NYMEX strip prices for oil and gas).

Pioneer is aggressively acquiring acreage in the Barnett Shale Combo Play (liquids-rich), where the Company now has approximately 43,000 net acres under lease which represents more than 400 drilling locations. The Company will commence drilling its first well in the play in August and expects to drill eight wells by year end. Current plans call for ramping up to four rigs during 2011. The Company has acquired 70 square miles of 3-D seismic over its acreage and expects to increase this coverage to 150 square miles by year end. Assuming current NYMEX strip commodity prices, a drilling cost of $2.8 million and a gross estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) of 320 thousand barrels oil equivalent, Pioneer's internal rate of return in the Barnett Shale Combo Play is expected to be approximately 45% before tax. The Company is also participating in six non-operated wells in the Barnett Shale during 2010.

On the North Slope of Alaska, Pioneer's production was 7 thousand barrels oil per day (MBOPD) during the second quarter, an increase of 1 MBOPD from the first quarter due to Pioneer's successful drilling program. Second quarter production would have been 1 MBOPD greater had the Company not experienced unplanned shipping curtailments on the Trans Alaska Pipeline and third-party pipeline repairs at the Kuparuk River Unit. Pioneer drilled one Nuiqsut injector well during the second quarter and plans to drill two Nuiqsut wells, one Kuparuk well and one Moraine well over the remainder of 2010. All of these wells will be producers and one of the Nuiqsut wells will test the production capability of a dual lateral. Pioneer's 2010 production from Alaska is forecasted to grow by 50% to 60% compared to 2009.

In the Mid-Continent area (Panhandle of Texas and western Kansas), second quarter 2010 production averaged 21 MBOEPD. Production in the Mid-Continent area was negatively impacted by 500 BOEPD due to unscheduled plant maintenance.

In the Raton Basin (Colorado) and Edwards Trend (South Texas), where gas drilling has been curtailed since the beginning of 2009 due to low gas prices, second quarter 2010 production averaged 170 million cubic feet per day (MMCFPD) and 50 MMCFPD, respectively. These rates reflect respective decreases of 2% and 6% from the first quarter due to natural production declines in both fields and unscheduled field compression maintenance in the Edwards Trend.

In Tunisia, production for the second quarter was 6 MBOEPD, essentially the same as the first quarter. During the second quarter, Pioneer drilled two successful operated wells identified from new 3-D seismic reprocessing in its Cherouq and Anaguid concessions. A third well is currently being drilled in the Cherouq concession. After these wells are completed and tested, the results of the three wells will be evaluated and a forward plan for Tunisia will be developed. The Company is also participating in three non-operated wells in Tunisia during 2010.

In South Africa, second quarter production averaged 5 MBOEPD. Production is forecasted to be more than 200% greater in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the maintenance-impacted fourth quarter of 2009.

2010 Capital Expenditures

Pioneer's capital program for 2010 (including midstream investments) is forecasted to total approximately $1.2 billion. Drilling capital (excluding asset retirement obligations, capitalized interest and G&G G&A) continues to be forecasted at $960 million and is focused on oil drilling. This includes 440 Spraberry wells ($580 million), 32 wells in the Eagle Ford Shale ($100 million which includes the benefit of the drilling carry paid by Reliance to Pioneer commencing June 1 under the Company's joint venture agreement), one rig in Alaska ($120 million), six wells in Tunisia (three operated and three non-operated at a cost of $65 million), 14 wells in the liquids-rich areas of the Barnett Shale (eight operated and six non-operated at a cost of $50 million) and other drilling-related activities across Pioneer's other assets ($45 million). The Company also plans to spend $150 million to add acreage in the Spraberry field, the Eagle Ford Shale and the liquids-rich area of the Barnett Shale. Another $50 million will be spent for the commencement of midstream facility development in the Eagle Ford Shale. No significant dry gas drilling is planned. Gas prices would have to strengthen significantly to support the recommencement of drilling in Pioneer's dry gas assets.

Operating cash flow to fund this capital spending is forecasted to be approximately $1.2 billion, assuming current NYMEX strip commodity prices and including the receipt of a refund of past royalty overpayments plus interest totaling $155 million from the MMS. The operating cash flow of $1.2 billion excludes the upfront cash payment of $266 million received from Reliance related to the Eagle Ford Shale joint venture transaction.

Second Quarter 2010 Financial Review

Second quarter sales from continuing operations averaged 113.5 MBOEPD, consisting of oil sales averaging 33 MBOPD, natural gas liquids (NGL) sales averaging 19 thousand barrels per day and gas sales averaging 365 MMCFPD.

The reported second quarter average price for oil was $87.71 per barrel and included $7.46 per barrel related to deferred revenue from volumetric production payments (VPPs) for which production was not recorded. The reported price for NGLs was $34.40 per barrel. The reported price for gas was $4.10 per thousand cubic feet.

Second quarter production costs averaged $11.88 per barrel oil equivalent (BOE).

Depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) expense averaged $14.56 per BOE for the second quarter. Exploration and abandonment costs were $27 million for the quarter and included $5 million of acreage abandonment and unsuccessful drilling costs and $22 million of geologic and geophysical expenses and personnel costs.

Cash flow from operating activities for the second quarter was $394 million.

Third Quarter 2010 Financial Outlook

The following paragraphs provide the Company's third quarter of 2010 outlook for certain operating and financial items.

Production is forecasted to average 113 MBOEPD to 116 MBOEPD, reflecting planned drilling activity and the oil lifting schedule for Tunisia.

Production costs are expected to average $11.75 to $13.75 per BOE, based on current NYMEX strip commodity prices. DD&A expense is expected to average $14.25 to $15.50 per BOE.

Total exploration and abandonment expense is forecasted to be $35 million to $45 million, primarily related to exploration wells, including related acreage costs, and seismic and personnel costs.

General and administrative expense is expected to be $41 million to $44 million, interest expense is expected to be $44 million to $47 million, and other expense is expected to be $12 million to $17 million. Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations is expected to be $2 million to $4 million.

Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiaries' income, excluding noncash mark-to-market adjustments, is expected to be $9 million to $12 million, primarily reflecting the public ownership in Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P.

The Company's effective income tax rate is expected to range from 40% to 50% based on current capital spending plans, higher tax rates in Tunisia and the assumption of no significant mark-to-market changes in the Company's derivative position. Cash taxes are expected to be $15 million to $25 million and are primarily attributable to Tunisia and South Africa.

The Company's financial and mark-to-market results, derivatives for oil, NGL and gas, amortization of net deferred gains on discontinued/terminated commodity hedges and future VPP amortization are outlined on the attached schedules.

Earnings Conference Call

On Thursday, July 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, Pioneer will discuss its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, with an accompanying presentation. Instructions for listening to the call and viewing the accompanying presentation are shown below.

Internet: www.pxd.com
Select "Investors," then "Earnings Calls & Webcasts" to listen to the discussion and view the presentation.

Telephone: Dial (888) 298-3457 confirmation code: 2458806 five minutes before the call. View the presentation via Pioneer's internet address above.

A replay of the webcast will be archived on Pioneer's website. A telephone replay will be available through August 20 by dialing (888) 203-1112, confirmation code: 2458806.

Pioneer is a large independent oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with operations primarily in the United States. For more information, visit Pioneer's website at www.pxd.com.

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements, charts and graphs in this presentation are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements and the business prospects of Pioneer are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause Pioneer's actual results in future periods to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, volatility of commodity prices, product supply and demand, competition, the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof, other government regulation or action, the ability to obtain approvals from third parties and negotiate agreements with third parties on mutually acceptable terms, international operations and associated international political and economic instability, litigation, the costs and results of drilling and operations, availability of equipment, services and personnel required to complete the Company's operating activities, access to and availability of transportation, processing and refining facilities, Pioneer's ability to replace reserves, implement its business plans or complete its development activities as scheduled, access to and cost of capital, the financial strength of counterparties to Pioneer's credit facility and derivative contracts and the purchasers of Pioneer's oil, NGL and gas production, uncertainties about estimates of reserves and resource potential and the ability to add proved reserves in the future, the assumptions underlying production forecasts, quality of technical data, environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change, and acts of war or terrorism. Sensitivity price cases for proved reserves mentioned in this presentation may not be attained or sustained. These and other risks are described in Pioneer's 10-K and 10-Q Reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Pioneer may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it. Pioneer undertakes no duty to publicly update these statements except as required by law.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors --The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") prohibits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, from disclosing estimates of oil or gas resources other than "reserves," as that term is defined by the SEC. In this presentation, Pioneer includes estimates of quantities of oil and gas using certain terms, such as "resource potential," "EUR" or other descriptions of volumes of reserves, which terms include quantities of oil and gas that may not meet the SEC's definitions of proved, probable and possible reserves, and which the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit Pioneer from including in filings with the SEC. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and accordingly are subject to substantially greater risk of being recovered by Pioneer. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC.Such filings are available from the Company at 5205 N. O'Connor Blvd., Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75039, Attention: Investor Relations, and the Company's website at www.pxd.com. These filings also can be obtained from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.













PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)










June 30,

2010


December 31,

2009

ASSETS Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$ 197,686

$ 27,368
Accounts receivable, net


212,821


331,748
Income taxes receivable


1,582


25,022
Inventories


122,393


139,177
Prepaid expenses


19,097


9,011
Deferred income taxes


-


26,857
Derivatives


149,632


48,713
Other current assets, net


9,367


8,222








Total current assets


712,578


616,118








Property, plant and equipment, at cost:






Oil and gas properties, using the successful efforts method of accounting


10,740,639


10,512,904
Accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization


(3,168,814 )

(2,946,048 )







Total property, plant and equipment


7,571,825


7,566,856








Deferred income taxes


2,356


387
Goodwill


298,563


309,259
Derivatives


142,450


43,631
Other assets, net


384,550


331,014











$ 9,112,322

$ 8,867,265








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities:






Accounts payable

$ 342,256

$ 253,583
Interest payable


54,023


47,009
Income taxes payable


12,941


17,411
Deferred income taxes


43,158


128
Deferred revenue


67,436


90,215
Derivatives


31,211


116,015
Other current liabilities


36,260


46,830








Total current liabilities




587,285


571,191








Long-term debt


2,531,431


2,761,011
Deferred income taxes


1,638,060


1,470,899
Deferred revenue


64,730


87,021
Derivatives


13,968


133,645
Other liabilities


218,715


200,467
Stockholders' equity


4,058,133


3,643,031











$ 9,112,322

$ 8,867,265












PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)










Three Months EndedJune 30,


Six Months EndedJune 30,




2010
2009
2010
2009 Revenues and other income:












Oil and gas

$ 462,142

$ 370,692

$ 969,938

$ 738,543
Interest and other


20,263


88,598


40,066


99,258
Derivative gains (losses), net


177,528


(170,224 )

443,004


(70,361 ) Gain (loss) on disposition of assets, net


7,645


53


24,588


(62 ) Hurricane activity, net


(5,184 )

(16,075 )

2,226


(16,450 )



662,394


273,044


1,479,822


750,928
Costs and expenses:












Oil and gas production


97,294


84,793


187,009


195,223
Production and ad valorem taxes


25,338


23,715


52,399


51,414
Depletion, depreciation and amortization


150,314


158,673


301,082


346,817
Impairment of oil and gas properties


-


-


-


21,091
Exploration and abandonments


27,123


21,618


47,920


52,788
General and administrative


42,374


33,275


83,322


67,929
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations


2,632


2,753


5,592


5,505
Interest


45,368


43,475


92,891


84,613
Other


14,725


36,715


31,301


68,104




405,168


405,017


801,516


893,484














Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes


257,226


(131,973 )

678,306


(142,556 ) Income tax benefit (provision)


(94,693 )

41,724


(255,167 )

42,465
Income (loss) from continuing operations


162,533


(90,249 )

423,139


(100,091 ) Income from discontinued operations, net of tax


26,156


2,731


26,156


1,761
Net income (loss)


188,689


(87,518 )

449,295


(98,330 ) Net (income) loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests


(21,113 )

522


(36,465 )

(3,271 ) Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$ 167,576

$ (86,996 )
$ 412,830

$ (101,601 )













Basic earnings per share:












Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders

$ 1.20

$ (0.78 )
$ 3.29

$ (0.91 ) Income from discontinued operations attributable to common stockholders


0.22


0.02


0.22


0.02
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$ 1.42

$ (0.76 )
$ 3.51

$ (0.89 )













Diluted earnings per share:












Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders

$ 1.19

$ (0.78 )
$ 3.27

$ (0.91 ) Income from discontinued operations attributable to common stockholders


0.22


0.02


0.22


0.02
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$ 1.41

$ (0.76 )
$ 3.49

$ (0.89 )













Weighted average shares outstanding:












Basic


115,104


113,979


114,880


114,116
Diluted


116,006


113,979


115,735


114,116














PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)










Three Months EndedJune 30,



Six Months EndedJune 30,



2010
2009

2010
2009 Cash flows from operating activities:











Net income (loss)
$ 188,689

$ (87,518 )
$ 449,295

$ (98,330 ) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:























Depletion, depreciation and amortization

150,314


158,673


301,082


346,817
Impairment of oil and gas properties

-


-


-


21,091
Exploration expenses, including dry holes

4,491


9,705


8,057


27,954
Hurricane activity, net

3,500


15,000


3,500


15,000
Deferred income taxes

84,596


(39,431 )

243,052


(49,941 ) (Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net

(7,645 )

(53 )

(24,588 )

62
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations

2,632


2,753


5,592


5,505
Discontinued operations

11,220


834


11,220


5,208
Interest expense

7,513


6,921


14,920


13,529
Derivative related activity

(160,216 )

159,520


(442,087 )

48,235
Amortization of stock-based compensation

9,425


9,926


19,049


19,223
Amortization of deferred revenue

(22,588 )

(36,975 )

(45,070 )

(73,695 ) Other noncash items

(1,590 )

14,146


(3,766 )

24,840
Change in operating assets and liabilities











Accounts receivable, net

48,296


11,720


96,376


53,941
Income taxes receivable

2,176


(13,140 )

23,440


31,796
Inventories

(4,950 )

(23,219 )

12,479


(57,689 ) Prepaid expenses

(10,639 )

(16,147 )

(10,204 )

(14,187 ) Other current assets

(8,418 )

40,863


(7,192 )

66,920
Accounts payable

84,754


4,062


50,458


(107,388 ) Interest payable

20,328


15,677


7,014


101
Income taxes payable

(2,934 )

5,376


(4,470 )

13,917
Other current liabilities

(5,103 )

(14,786 )

(14,943 )

(44,581 ) Net cash provided by operating activities

393,851


223,907


693,214


248,328
Net cash used in investing activities

(71,830 )

(88,744 )

(238,373 )

(259,807 ) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(158,875 )

(115,316 )

(284,523 )

27,465
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

163,146


19,847


170,318


15,986
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

34,540


44,476


27,368


48,337
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$ 197,686

$ 64,323

$ 197,686

$ 64,323














PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED SUMMARY PRODUCTION AND PRICE DATA












Three Months EndedJune 30,


Six Months EndedJune 30,





2010
2009
2010
2009 Average Daily Sales Volumes

from Continuing Operations:





























Oil (Bbls) -
U.S.

27,448

23,873

26,630

25,109

South Africa

641

379

875

312

Tunisia

5,178

7,154

5,066

6,754

Worldwide

33,267

31,406

32,571

32,175














Natural gas liquids (Bbls) -
U.S.

19,291

18,921

19,204

20,778














Gas (Mcf) -
U.S.

333,916

355,661

340,048

370,565

South Africa

28,810

33,243

29,915

31,771

Tunisia

2,628

1,753

2,686

2,048

Worldwide

365,354

390,657

372,649

404,384














Total (BOE) -
U.S.

102,392

102,069

102,508

107,647

South Africa

5,443

5,920

5,861

5,608

Tunisia

5,616

7,447

5,514

7,095

Worldwide

113,451

115,436

113,883

120,350














Average Reported Prices (a):













Oil (per Bbl) -
U.S.
$ 89.50
$ 75.13
$ 90.74
$ 64.39

South Africa
$ 76.88
$ 62.27
$ 77.32
$ 56.33

Tunisia
$ 79.56
$ 57.23
$ 76.80
$ 52.57

Worldwide
$ 87.71
$ 70.89
$ 88.21
$ 61.83














Natural gas liquids (per Bbl) -
U.S.
$ 34.40
$ 26.78
$ 38.07
$ 24.69














Gas (per Mcf) -
U.S.
$ 3.87
$ 3.24
$ 4.52
$ 3.82

South Africa
$ 6.11
$ 5.29
$ 6.21
$ 4.66

Tunisia
$ 10.89
$ 7.78
$ 11.15
$ 6.74

Worldwide
$ 4.10
$ 3.43
$ 4.71
$ 3.90





























Total (BOE) -
U.S.
$ 43.10
$ 33.81
$ 45.72
$ 32.94

South Africa
$ 41.39
$ 33.71
$ 43.25
$ 29.52

Tunisia
$ 78.45
$ 56.82
$ 76.00
$ 51.99

Worldwide
$ 44.76
$ 35.29
$ 47.06
$ 33.90














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(a) Average prices are attributable to continuing operations and include the results of hedging activities and amortization of VPP deferred revenue.



PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTARY EARNINGS PER SHARE INFORMATION

The Company uses the two-class method of calculating basic and diluted earnings per share. Under the two-class method of calculating earnings per share, GAAP provides that share- and unit-based awards with guaranteed dividend or distribution participation rights qualify as "participating securities" during their vesting periods. The Company's basic net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders is computed as (i) net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, (ii) less participating share- and unit-based basic earnings (iii) divided by weighted average basic shares outstanding. The Company's diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders is computed as (i) basic net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, (ii) plus adjustments to participating undistributed earnings (iii) divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding. During periods in which the Company realizes a loss from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders, securities or other contracts to issue common stock would not be dilutive to loss per share and conversion into common stock is assumed not to occur.

The following table is a reconciliation of the Company's net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders to basic net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders and to diluted net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009:


















Three Months EndedJune 30,



Six Months EndedJune 30,




2010

2009

2010

2009


(in thousands)
















Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$ 167,576


$ (86,996 )

$ 412,830


$ (101,601 ) Participating basic distributed earnings


(121 )


(121 )


(108 )


(95 ) Participating basic undistributed earnings


(3,962 )


-



(9,283 )


-
Basic net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders


163,493



(87,117 )


403,439



(101,696 ) Diluted adjustments to participating undistributed earnings


72



-



110



-
Diluted net income (loss) attributable to common
stockholders

















$ 163,565


$ (87,117 )

$ 403,549


$ (101,696 )

































The following table is a reconciliation of basic weighted average common shares outstanding to diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009:


















Three Months Ended

June 30,



Six Months Ended

June 30,




2010

2009

2010

2009


(in thousands)












Weighted average common shares outstanding:











Basic

115,104

113,979

114,880

114,116 Dilutive common stock options

262

-

243

- Contingently issuable - performance shares

640

-

612

-












Diluted

116,006

113,979

115,735

114,116

























PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands)

EBITDAX and discretionary cash flow ("DCF") (as defined below) are presented herein, and reconciled to the generally accepted accounting principle ("GAAP") measures of net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities because of their wide acceptance by the investment community as financial indicators of a company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur debt. The Company also views the non-GAAP measures of EBITDAX and DCF as useful tools for comparisons of the Company's financial indicators with those of peer companies that follow the full cost method of accounting. EBITDAX and DCF should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss) or net cash provided by operating activities, as defined by GAAP.




















Three Months EndedJune 30,



Six Months EndedJune 30,




2010
2009

2010
2009













Net income (loss)

$ 188,689

$ (87,518 )
$ 449,295

$ (98,330 ) Depletion, depreciation and amortization


150,314


158,673


301,082


346,817
Impairment of oil and gas properties


-


-


-


21,091
Exploration and abandonments


27,123


21,618


47,920


52,788
Hurricane activity, net


5,184


16,075


(2,226 )

16,450
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations


2,632


2,753


5,592


5,505
Interest expense


45,368


43,475


92,891


84,613
Income tax (benefit) provision


94,693


(41,724 )

255,167


(42,465 ) (Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net


(7,645 )

(53 )

(24,588 )

62
Discontinued operations


(26,156 )

(2,731 )

(26,156 )

(1,761 ) Derivative related activity


(160,216 )

159,520


(442,087 )

48,235
Amortization of stock-based compensation


9,425


9,926


19,049


19,223
Amortization of deferred revenue


(22,588 )

(36,975 )

(45,070 )

(73,695 ) Other noncash items


(1,590 )

14,146


(3,766 )

24,840














EBITDAX (a)


305,233


257,185


627,103


403,373














Cash interest expense


(37,855 )

(36,554 )

(77,971 )

(71,084 ) Current income taxes


(10,097 )

2,293


(12,115 )

(7,476 )













Discretionary cash flow (b)


257,281


222,924


537,017


324,813














Cash hurricane activity


(1,684 )

(1,075 )

5,726


(1,450 ) Discontinued operations cash activity


37,376


3,565


37,376


6,969
Cash exploration expense


(22,632 )

(11,913 )

(39,863 )

(24,834 ) Changes in operating assets and liabilities


123,510


10,406


152,958


(57,170 )













Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 393,851

$ 223,907

$ 693,214

$ 248,328
________________


















(a) "EBITDAX" represents earnings before depletion, depreciation and amortization expense; impairment of oil and gas properties; exploration and abandonments; net hurricane activity; noncash derivative activity; accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations; interest expense; income taxes; (gain) loss on the disposition of assets, net; discontinued operations; amortization of stock-based compensation; amortization of deferred revenue and other noncash items.


(b) Discretionary cash flow equals cash flows from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities, cash activity reflected in discontinued operations and hurricane activity, and cash exploration expense.



































PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTARY NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(in thousands, except per share data)

Income adjusted for noncash derivative gains, and income adjusted for noncash derivative gains and unusual items, as presented in this press release, are presented and reconciled to Pioneer's net income attributable to common stockholders that is determined in accordance with GAAP because Pioneer believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of Pioneer's business that, when viewed together with its financial results computed in accordance with GAAP, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its historical financial performance and future operating results, greater transparency of underlying trends and greater comparability of results across periods. In addition, management believes that these non-GAAP measures may enhance investors' ability to assess Pioneer's historical and future financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be substitutes for the comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with Pioneer's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Noncash derivative gains, net, discontinued operations, gains on dispositions of assets, Alaskan Petroleum Production Tax credits and hurricane related expenses, net will recur in future periods; however, the amount and frequency of each item can vary significantly from period to period. The table below reconciles Pioneer's net income attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended June 30, 2010, as determined in accordance with GAAP, to income adjusted for noncash derivative gains, and income adjusted for noncash derivative gains and unusual items, for that quarter.
















After-tax

Amounts


Diluted

Amounts

Per Share









Net income attributable to common stockholders

$ 167,576

$ 1.41
Noncash derivative gains, net ($133,941 pretax)


(84,385 )

(0.71 ) Income adjusted for noncash derivative gains


83,191


0.70








Discontinued operations income ($39,308 pretax)


(26,156 )

(0.22 ) Petroleum production tax credit income ($13,613 pretax)


(8,576 )

(0.07 ) Gain on asset divestitures (EFS and U/P) ($7,584 pretax)


(1,001 )

(0.01 ) Hurricane related expenses, net ($5,184 pretax)


3,266


0.03
Income as adjusted for noncash derivative gains and unusual items

$ 50,724

$ 0.43
































PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Open Commodity Derivative Positions as of July 20, 2010

(Volumes are average daily amounts)




















2010














Third

Quarter


Fourth

Quarter


2011
2012
2013
2014



















Oil Derivatives (BBLs):


















Swap Contracts:


















Volume


2,500


2,500


750


3,000


3,000


- NYMEX price

$ 93.34

$ 93.34

$ 77.25

$ 79.32

$ 81.02

$ - Collar Contracts:


















Volume


-


-


2,000


-


-


- NYMEX price:


















Ceiling

$ -

$ -

$ 170.00

$ -

$ -

$ - Floor

$ -

$ -

$ 115.00

$ -

$ -

$ - Collar Contracts with Short Puts:


















Volume


30,000


30,250


34,250


28,000


1,250


- NYMEX price (a):


















Ceiling

$ 84.99

$ 85.09

$ 99.27

$ 120.59

$ 111.50

$ - Floor

$ 68.37

$ 68.38

$ 73.83

$ 80.54

$ 83.00

$ - Short Put

$ 55.23

$ 55.23

$ 59.36

$ 65.00

$ 68.00

$ - NGL Derivatives (BBLs):


















Swap Contracts:


















Volume


1,250


1,250


750


750


-


- Blended index price (b)

$ 47.38

$ 47.38

$ 34.65

$ 35.03

$ -

$ - Collar Contracts:


















Volume


2,000


2,000


1,000


-


-


- Index price (b):


















Ceiling

$ 49.98

$ 49.98

$ 50.93

$ -

$ -

$ - Floor

$ 41.58

$ 41.58

$ 42.21

$ -

$ -

$ - Collar Contracts with Short Puts:




















Volume


2,000


2,000


-


-


-


- Index price (b):


















Ceiling

$ 58.92

$ 58.92

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ - Floor

$ 47.64

$ 47.64

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ - Short Put

$ 38.71

$ 38.71

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ - Gas Derivatives (MMBtu):


















Swap Contracts:


















Volume


167,500


167,500


97,500


80,000


67,500


50,000 NYMEX price (c)

$ 6.26

$ 6.26

$ 6.32

$ 5.93

$ 6.11

$ 6.05 Collar Contracts:


















Volume


40,000


40,000


-


40,000


-


- NYMEX price (c):


















Ceiling

$ 7.19

$ 7.19

$ -

$ 6.96

$ -

$ - Floor

$ 5.75

$ 5.75

$ -

$ 5.00

$ -

$ - Collar Contracts with Short Puts:


















Volume


95,000


95,000


200,000


190,000


45,000


50,000 NYMEX price (c):


















Ceiling

$ 7.94

$ 7.94

$ 8.55

$ 7.96

$ 7.49

$ 8.08 Floor

$ 6.00

$ 6.00

$ 6.32

$ 6.12

$ 6.00

$ 6.00 Short Put

$ 5.00

$ 5.00

$ 4.88

$ 4.55

$ 4.50

$ 4.50 Basis Swap Contracts:


















Spraberry Index Swaps volume - (d)


30,000


13,424


-


2,500


2,500


- Price differential ($/MMBtu)

$ (0.20 )
$ (0.35 )
$ -

$ (0.30 )
$ (0.31 )
$ - Mid-Continent Index Swaps volume - (d)


190,000


183,370


100,000


20,000


10,000


- Price differential ($/MMBtu)

$ (0.82 )
$ (0.84 )
$ (0.71 )
$ (0.78 )
$ (0.71 )
$ - Gulf Coast Index Swaps volume - (d)


45,000


41,685


20,000


20,000


-


- Price differential ($/MMBtu)

$ (0.19 )
$ (0.22 )
$ (0.17 )
$ (0.17 )
$ -

$ -
























________________

























(a) Include NYMEX and Dated Brent average prices of U.S. and foreign production.
(b) Represents blended Mont Belvieu index price or respective NGL component prices per Bbl.
(c) Represents the NYMEX Henry Hub index price or approximate NYMEX Henry Hub index price based on historical differentials to the index price on the derivative trade date.
(d) Represent swaps that fix the basis differentials between indices at which the Company sells its Spraberry, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast gas and NYMEX Henry Hub index prices.

























PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Amortization of Deferred Revenue Associated with Volumetric Production Payments and Net Derivative Losses as of June 30, 2010

(in thousands)

















2010











Third

Quarter


Fourth

Quarter


2011
2012
Total
















Total deferred revenues (a)

$ 22,669

$ 22,476

$ 44,951

$ 42,070

$ 132,166
Less derivative losses to be recognized in pretax earnings (b)


















(578 )

(538 )

(3,571 )

(3,159 )

(7,846 )
















Total VPP impact to pretax earnings

$ 22,091

$ 21,938

$ 41,380

$ 38,911

$ 124,320






















________________






















(a) Deferred revenue will be amortized as increases to oil and gas revenues during the indicated future periods.
(b) Represents the remaining pretax earnings impact of the derivatives assigned in the VPPs.







Deferred Gains on Discontinued and Terminated Commodity Hedges as of June 30, 2010 (a)

(in thousands)









2010



Third

Quarter


Fourth

Quarter


2011








Commodity hedge gains (b):







Oil $ 19,784
$ 19,178
$ 36,489 NGL
1,839

1,840

- Gas
930

931

-
$ 22,553
$ 21,949
$ 36,489 ________________









(a) Excludes deferred hedge gains and losses on terminated derivatives related to the VPPs.
(b) Deferred commodity hedge gains will be amortized as increases to oil and gas revenues during the indicated future periods.














PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Derivative Gains, Net

(in thousands)










Three Months

Ended

June 30, 2010


Six Months

Ended

June 30, 2010

Noncash changes in fair value:






Oil derivative gains

$ 135,990

$ 185,596
NGL derivative gains


7,782


21,203
Gas derivative gains (losses)


(21,689 )

172,838
Interest rate derivative gains


24,159


33,538
Total noncash derivative gains, net (a)


146,242


413,175








Cash settled changes in fair value:






Oil derivative losses


(5,613 )

(12,068 ) NGL derivative losses


(772 )

(3,852 ) Gas derivative gains


36,836


44,036
Interest rate derivative gains


835


1,713
Total cash derivative gains, net


31,286


29,829
Total derivative gains, net

$ 177,528

$ 443,004










________________










(a) Total noncash derivative gain, net includes $12.3 million and $18.5 million of gains attributable to noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries during the three and six month periods ending June 30, 2010, respectively.

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SOURCE: Pioneer Natural Resources Company

Pioneer Natural Resources Company
Investors:
Frank Hopkins, 972-969-4065
or
Nolan Badders, 972-969-3955
or
Media and Public Affairs:
Susan Spratlen, 972-969-4018
or
Suzanne Hicks, 972-969-4020
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