Form 10-Q

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form 10-Q

 

þ

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

For the quarter ended September 30, 2013

or

 

¨

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

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission File Number 1-1204

 

 

HESS CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

DELAWARE

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)

13-4921002

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

1185 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, N.Y.

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

10036

(Zip Code)

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code is (212) 997-8500)

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 þ    No ¨

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 þ    No ¨

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 þ

   Accelerated Filer ¨    Non-Accelerated Filer ¨   Smaller Reporting Company ¨
   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  

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

At September 30, 2013, there were 337,575,164 shares of Common Stock outstanding.

 

 

 


PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)

 

                                               
    September 30,
2013
    December 31,
2012
 
    (In millions,  
    except share amounts)  
ASSETS   

CURRENT ASSETS

   

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 321     $ 642  

Accounts receivable

   

Trade

    1,418       4,057  

Other

    359       281  

Inventories

    695       1,259  

Assets held for sale

    5,642       1,092  

Other current assets

    822       1,056  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

    9,257       8,387  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

INVESTMENTS IN AFFILIATES

    441       443  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

   

Total — at cost

    43,121       45,553  

Less: Reserves for depreciation, depletion, amortization and lease impairment

    15,707       16,746  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment — net

    27,414       28,807  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

GOODWILL

    1,869       2,208  

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES

    2,617       3,126  

OTHER ASSETS

    298       470  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

  $ 41,896     $ 43,441  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 
   
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   

CURRENT LIABILITIES

   

Accounts payable

  $ 453     $ 2,809  

Accrued liabilities

    2,783       3,287  

Taxes payable

    385       960  

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

    2,511       539  

Short-term debt and current maturities of long-term debt

    791       787  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

    6,923       8,382  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

LONG-TERM DEBT

    5,418       7,324  

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES

    2,257       2,662  

ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS

    2,277       2,212  

OTHER LIABILITIES AND DEFERRED CREDITS

    1,179       1,658  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

    18,054       22,238  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

EQUITY

   

Hess Corporation Stockholders’ Equity

   

Common stock, par value $1.00
Authorized — 600,000,000 shares
Issued — 337,575,164 shares at September 30, 2013;
    341,527,617 shares at December 31, 2012

    338       342  

Capital in excess of par value

    3,599       3,524  

Retained earnings

    20,279       17,717  

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

    (447     (493
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Hess Corporation stockholders’ equity

    23,769       21,090  

Noncontrolling interests

    73       113  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

    23,842       21,203  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

  $ 41,896     $ 43,441  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CONT’D.)

 

HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME (UNAUDITED)

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012      2013     2012  
    (In millions, except per share amounts)  

REVENUES AND NON-OPERATING INCOME

        

Sales and other operating revenues

  $ 2,706     $ 3,072      $ 9,183     $ 9,292  

Gains (losses) on asset sales

    (5     376        1,794       412  

Other, net

    (3     46        (57     72  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues and non-operating income

    2,698       3,494        10,920       9,776  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES

        

Cost of products sold (excluding items shown separately below)

    374       359        1,391       961  

Operating costs and expenses

    475       568        1,570       1,653  

Production and severance taxes

    84       144        311       409  

Exploration expenses, including dry holes and lease impairment

    154       259        573       708  

General and administrative expenses

    153       134        469       410  

Interest expense

    86       104        291       313  

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

    681       728        1,973       2,136  

Asset impairments

           208               267  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

    2,007       2,504        6,578       6,857  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

    691       990        4,342       2,919  

Provision for income taxes

    325       480        1,204       1,330  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

    366       510        3,138       1,589  

INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, NET OF INCOME TAXES

    52       82        169       98  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET INCOME

    418       592        3,307       1,687  

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

    (2     35        180       36  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HESS CORPORATION

  $ 420     $ 557      $ 3,127     $ 1,651  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HESS CORPORATION PER SHARE

        

BASIC:

        

Continuing operations

  $ 1.08     $ 1.49      $ 8.73     $ 4.65  

Discontinued operations

    0.16       0.16        0.49       0.23  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET INCOME PER SHARE

  $ 1.24     $ 1.65      $ 9.22     $ 4.88  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

DILUTED:

        

Continuing operations

  $ 1.07     $ 1.48      $ 8.63     $ 4.63  

Discontinued operations

    0.16       0.16        0.48       0.22  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET INCOME PER SHARE

  $ 1.23     $ 1.64      $ 9.11     $ 4.85  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (DILUTED)

    343.3       340.0        343.3       340.3  

COMMON STOCK DIVIDENDS PER SHARE

  $ .25     $ .10      $ .45     $ .30  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CONT’D.)

 

HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

NET INCOME

  $ 418     $ 592     $ 3,307     $ 1,687  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

       

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges

       

Effect of hedge (gains) losses reclassified to income

    (5     14       (46     480  

Income taxes on effect of hedge (gains) losses reclassified to income

    2       (3     17       (179
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net effect of hedge (gains) losses reclassified to income

    (3     11       (29     301  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Change in fair value of cash flow hedges

    (96     (130     69       (166

Income taxes on change in fair value of cash flow hedges

    37       52       (26     65  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in fair value of cash flow hedges

    (59     (78     43       (101
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Change in derivatives designated as cash flow hedges, after-tax

    (62     (67     14       200  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Pension and other postretirement plans

       

Reduction of unrecognized actuarial losses

                  245         

Income taxes on actuarial changes in plan liabilities

                  (89       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Reduction of unrecognized actuarial losses, net

                  156         
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amortization of net actuarial losses

    12       21       46       64  

Income taxes on amortization of net actuarial losses

    (5     (8     (17     (24
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net effect of amortization of net actuarial losses

    7       13       29       40  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Change in pension and other postretirement plans, after-tax

    7       13       185       40  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

       

Foreign currency translation adjustment

    27       161       (266     153  

Reclassified to Gains (losses) on asset sales

                  119         
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Change in foreign currency translation adjustment

    27       161       (147     153  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

    (28     107       52       393  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

    390       699       3,359       2,080  

Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

    (2     38       186       37  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HESS CORPORATION

  $ 392     $ 661     $ 3,173     $ 2,043  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CONT’D.)

 

HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 

                                               
    Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

   

Net income

  $ 3,307     $ 1,687  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

   

Gains on asset sales

    (1,794     (412

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

    1,973       2,136  

Asset impairments

           267  

Exploratory dry hole costs

    87       210  

Lease impairment

    167       163  

Stock compensation expense

    51       60  

Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes

    405       (85

Income from discontinued operations

    (169     (98

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

    (1,008     67  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities — continuing operations

    3,019       3,995  

Cash provided by operating activities — discontinued operations

    301       95  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

    3,320       4,090  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

   

Capital expenditures

    (4,388     (5,928

Proceeds from asset sales

    3,802       656  

Other, net

    (164     (26
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash used in investing activities — continuing operations

    (750     (5,298

Cash used in investing activities — discontinued operations

    (62     (84
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

    (812     (5,382
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

   

Net borrowings (repayments) of debt with maturities of 90 days or less

    (1,313     1,583  

Debt with maturities of greater than 90 days

   

Borrowings

    535       448  

Repayments

    (1,290     (432

Cash dividends paid

    (154     (136

Common stock acquired and retired

    (500       

Noncontrolling interests, net

    (182       

Other, net

    84       9  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities — continuing operations

    (2,820     1,472  

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities — discontinued operations

    (9     (3
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    (2,829     1,469  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

    (321     177  

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR

    642       351  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

  $ 321     $ 528  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CONT’D.)

 

HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

 

                                                                                                                      
    Common
Stock
    Capital in
Excess of
Par
    Retained
Earnings
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Total Hess
Stockholders’
Equity
    Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total
Equity
 
    (In millions)  

BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2013

  $ 342     $ 3,524     $ 17,717     $ (493   $ 21,090     $ 113     $ 21,203  

Net income

        3,127         3,127       180       3,307  

Other comprehensive income (loss)

          46       46       6       52  
         

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

            3,173       186       3,359  

Restricted common stock awards, net

    1       38                     39              39  

Employee stock options, including

income tax benefits

    2       93                     95              95  

Performance share units

           12                     12              12  

Cash dividends declared

                  (154            (154            (154

Common stock acquired and retired

    (7     (68     (425            (500            (500

Noncontrolling interests, net

                  14              14       (226     (212
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

BALANCE AT SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

  $ 338     $ 3,599     $ 20,279     $ (447   $ 23,769     $ 73     $ 23,842  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2012

  $ 340     $ 3,417     $ 15,826     $ (1,067   $ 18,516     $ 76     $ 18,592  

Net income

        1,651         1,651       36       1,687  

Other comprehensive income (loss)

          392       392       1       393  
         

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

            2,043       37       2,080  

Restricted common stock awards, net

    2       40                     42              42  

Employee stock options, including

income tax benefits

           36                     36              36  

Performance share units

           5                     5              5  

Cash dividends declared

                  (102            (102            (102

Noncontrolling interests, net

                  2              2       (3     (1
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

BALANCE AT SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

  $ 342     $ 3,498     $ 17,377     $ (675   $ 20,542     $ 110     $ 20,652  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CONT’D.)

 

HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

1. Basis of Presentation

The financial statements included in this report reflect all normal and recurring adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of Hess Corporation’s (the Corporation or Hess) consolidated financial position at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the consolidated results of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 and the consolidated cash flows for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012. The unaudited results of operations for the interim periods reported are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year.

In March 2013, the Corporation announced an asset sales program that includes divesting its oil and gas properties in Indonesia and Thailand and its downstream businesses to continue its transformation into a more focused pure play exploration and production (E&P) company. The downstream businesses to be divested include the Corporation’s terminal, retail, energy marketing and energy trading operations. In July 2013, the Corporation announced an agreement to sell its energy marketing business, and the sale closed in November 2013. In October 2013, the Corporation announced an agreement to sell its United States (U.S.) East Coast terminal network and St. Lucia terminal. The Corporation has initiated a sales process for each of the remaining planned divestitures and anticipates completing the divestitures within one year. In February 2013, the Corporation ceased refining at its Port Reading facility, completing its exit from all refining operations. The results of the terminal, retail, energy marketing, energy trading and Port Reading refining operations (the “downstream businesses”) have been classified as discontinued operations for all periods presented. See Note 2, Discontinued Operations – Downstream Businesses and Note 15, Subsequent Events. Unless indicated otherwise, the information in the notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements relates to the Corporation’s continuing operations.

These financial statements were prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for interim reporting. As permitted under those rules, certain notes or other financial information that are normally required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) have been condensed or omitted from these interim financial statements. These statements, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in the Corporation’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. Certain information in the financial statements and notes has been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

Recently adopted accounting pronouncements: Effective January 1, 2013, the Corporation adopted ASU 2013-02, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (AOCI) which requires aggregated disclosures of amounts reclassified out of AOCI as well as a presentation of changes in AOCI balances by component. The changes in AOCI by component, including amounts reclassified out of AOCI in their entirety are presented in the Statement of Consolidated Comprehensive Income.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Corporation adopted ASU 2011-11, Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities which requires disclosure of information needed to evaluate the effects or potential effects of the contractual right of setoff for assets and liabilities. This accounting standard update applies to assets and liabilities related to financial instruments and derivatives subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement. The required disclosures are presented in Note 14, Risk Management and Trading Activities.

2. Discontinued Operations — Downstream Businesses

As a result of the Corporation’s plans to divest its downstream businesses, the results of operations for these businesses have been reported as discontinued operations in the Statement of Consolidated Income and the related assets and liabilities have been classified as held for sale at September 30, 2013 in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The downstream businesses were previously included in the Marketing and Refining segment.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CONT’D.)

HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

Sales and other operating revenues and Income from discontinued operations for the downstream businesses were as follows:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months  Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012      2013      2012  
    (In millions)  

Sales and other operating revenues

  $ 5,368     $ 6,138      $ 18,433      $ 18,929  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations before income taxes

  $ 84     $ 113      $ 259      $ 137  

Provision for income taxes

    32       31        90        39  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    52       82        169        98  

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

    (2     29        4        21  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income from discontinued operations attributable to Hess Corporation

  $ 54     $ 53      $ 165      $ 77  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents the assets and liabilities of the discontinued downstream businesses that are classified as held for sale (in millions):

 

                       
    September 30,  
    2013  

Accounts receivable

  $ 1,931  

Inventories

    469  

Investment in affiliate

    182  

Property, plant and equipment — net

    1,265  

Other assets

    125  
 

 

 

 

Total assets

  $ 3,972  
 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

  $ 1,889  

Other liabilities and deferred credits

    148  
 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

  $ 2,037  
 

 

 

 

At September 30, 2013, the inventories of the downstream businesses consisted of $1,040 million of refined petroleum products and natural gas, less a last-in, first-out (LIFO) adjustment of $689 million, and $118 million of merchandise. As a result of the cessation of refining operations at the Port Reading facility in the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation recognized a pre-tax gain of $218 million ($137 million after income taxes) relating to the liquidation of LIFO inventories and recorded additional depreciation of $80 million. In the third quarter of 2013, the Corporation also recognized a pre-tax gain of $228 million ($143 million after income taxes) relating to the liquidation of LIFO inventories in conjunction with its ongoing divestiture program. The LIFO gains and additional depreciation have been included in Income from discontinued operations.

 

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3. Exit and Disposal Costs

The following table provides the components and changes in the Corporation’s restructuring accruals:

 

                                                                                               
    E&P     Corporate
and Other
    Downstream
Businesses
    Total  
    (In millions)  

Employee Severance

       

Balance at January 1, 2013

  $      $      $      $   

Provision

    86       27       122       235  (a) 

Payments

    (25     (1     (4     (30
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2013

    61       26       118       205  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Facility and Other Exit Costs

       

Balance at January 1, 2013

                           

Provision

    9  (b)             48  (c)      57  

Payments

    (9            (35     (44
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2013

                  13       13  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total restructuring accruals at September 30, 2013

  $ 61     $ 26     $ 131     $ 218  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(a)

Of the total employee severance charges for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, $45 million was included in Operating costs and expenses, $16 million in Exploration expenses, $52 million in General and administrative expenses and $122 million in Income from discontinued operations. Total employee severance charges for the three months ended September 30, 2013 were $44 million, of which $1 million was included in Operating costs and expenses, $1 million in Exploration expenses, $9 million in General and administrative expenses and $33 million in Income from discontinued operations.

(b)

Included in General and administrative expenses.

(c)

Included in Income from discontinued operations.

The employee severance charges primarily resulted from the asset sales program announced in March 2013, which was initiated to continue the Corporation’s transformation to a more focused pure play E&P company. The severance charges were based on probable amounts incurred under ongoing severance arrangements or other statutory requirements, plus amounts earned through September 30, 2013 under enhanced benefit arrangements. The enhanced benefits are recognized ratably over the estimated service period required for the employee to earn the benefit upon termination. The Corporation expects to recognize approximately $80 million of pre-tax enhanced benefits expense over the estimated remaining service period beyond September 30, 2013, of which $10 million relates to E&P, $25 million to Corporate and Other and $45 million to the downstream businesses. The Corporation’s estimate of employee severance costs could change due to a number of factors, including the number of employees that work through the requisite service date and the timing of when each divestiture occurs.

The facility and other exit costs relate to the shutdown of Port Reading refining operations and contract termination and other costs resulting from the Corporation’s exit from Russian operations. Beyond the amounts accrued at September 30, 2013, the Corporation expects to record costs totaling approximately $25 million pre-tax to complete the idling of the Port Reading refinery equipment, as such costs may not be recognized until incurred. In addition, the Corporation also expects to incur pre-tax charges totaling approximately $35 million associated with the cessation of use of certain leased office space in the fourth quarter of 2013.

4. Dispositions

In April 2013, the Corporation completed the sale of its Russian subsidiary, Samara-Nafta, for cash proceeds of $2.1 billion after working capital and other adjustments. Based on the Corporation’s 90% interest in Samara-Nafta, net proceeds to Hess were approximately $1.9 billion. The transaction resulted in a nontaxable gain of $1,119 million after deducting the net book value of assets, including allocated goodwill of $148 million. After reduction of the noncontrolling interest holder’s share of $168 million, which is reflected in Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests, the net gain attributable to the Corporation was $951 million.

 

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In the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation sold its interests in the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) fields (Hess 3%), offshore Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea, and the associated Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil transportation pipeline company (Hess 2%) for cash proceeds of $884 million. The transaction resulted in a nontaxable gain of $360 million, after deducting the net book value of assets including allocated goodwill of $52 million. The Corporation also completed the sale of its interests in the Beryl fields (Hess 22%) and the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) pipeline in the United Kingdom North Sea for cash proceeds of $442 million. The transaction resulted in a pre-tax gain of $328 million ($323 million after income taxes), after deducting the net book value of assets including allocated goodwill of $48 million.

In September 2012, the Corporation completed the sale of its interests in the Schiehallion Field (Hess 16%) in the United Kingdom North Sea, its share of the associated floating production, storage and offloading vessel, and the West of Shetland pipeline system for cash proceeds of $524 million after post-closing adjustments. The transaction resulted in a pre-tax gain of $376 million ($349 million after income taxes). In January 2012, the Corporation completed the sale of its interest in the Snohvit Field (Hess 3%), a liquefied natural gas project offshore Norway, for cash proceeds of $132 million. The transaction resulted in an after-tax gain of $36 million.

5. Inventories

Inventories consisted of the following:

 

                                               
    September 30,
2013
     December 31,
2012
 
    (In millions)  

Crude oil and other charge stocks

  $ 334      $ 493  

Refined petroleum products and natural gas

            1,362  

Less: LIFO

            (1,123
 

 

 

    

 

 

 
    334        732  

Merchandise, materials and supplies

    361        527  
 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total inventories

  $ 695      $ 1,259  
 

 

 

    

 

 

 

The inventories of the downstream businesses have been classified as Assets held for sale in the Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 30, 2013.

6. Property, Plant and Equipment

Assets Held for Sale

Exploration and Production: In March 2013, the Corporation approved a plan to divest its E&P assets in Thailand (comprising the Pailin (Hess 15%) and Sinphuhorm (Hess 35%) fields) and Indonesia (comprising the Pangkah (Hess 75%) and Natuna (Hess 23%) fields). At September 30, 2013, the book value of assets associated with these properties totaled $1,670 million, primarily consisting of the net property, plant and equipment balances and allocated goodwill of $170 million, which were reported as Assets held for sale. In addition, liabilities related to these properties totaled $474 million, primarily consisting of asset retirement obligations and deferred income taxes, which were reported in Liabilities associated with assets held for sale. At December 31, 2012, assets and liabilities related to the ACG and Beryl fields, which were divested in the first quarter of 2013, were classified as held for sale.

Downstream Businesses: As of September 30, 2013, the assets and liabilities of the downstream businesses have been classified as held for sale. In July 2013, the Corporation announced an agreement to sell its energy marketing business, and the sale closed in November 2013 for cash proceeds of $1.2 billion before post-closing adjustments. In October 2013, the Corporation also announced an agreement to sell its U.S. East Coast terminal network and St. Lucia terminal for $850 million before post-closing adjustments. This transaction is also expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. See Note 2, Discontinued Operations – Downstream Businesses and Note 15, Subsequent Events.

 

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Capitalized Exploratory Well Costs: The following table discloses the net changes in capitalized exploratory well costs pending determination of proved reserves for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 (in millions):

 

                       

Balance at January 1

  $ 2,259  

Additions to capitalized exploratory well costs pending the determination of proved reserves

    183  

Reclassifications to wells, facilities and equipment based on the determination of proved reserves

    (69

Capitalized exploratory well costs charged to expense

    (7

Dispositions and other

    (78
 

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2013

  $ 2,288  
 

 

 

 

The preceding table excludes exploratory dry hole costs of $80 million which were incurred and subsequently expensed in 2013. Capitalized exploratory well costs greater than one year old after completion of drilling were $2,105 million at September 30, 2013. Approximately 40% of the capitalized well costs in excess of one year related to Block WA-390-P, offshore Western Australia, where development planning and commercial activities, including negotiations with potential liquefaction partners, are ongoing. Successful negotiation with a third party liquefaction partner is necessary before the Corporation can negotiate a gas sales agreement and sanction development of the project. Approximately 24% related to the Corporation’s Pony discovery on Block 468 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and 7% related to the Pony #3 well on Block 469. The Corporation has signed an exchange agreement with the partners of the adjacent Green Canyon Blocks 512 and 511, which contain the Knotty Head discovery. Under this agreement, Hess was appointed operator and has a 20% working interest in the blocks, which are now collectively referred to as the Stampede project. An application to unitize Blocks 468, 512, the western half of 469 and the eastern half of 511 is planned to be filed with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in the fourth quarter of 2013. Field development planning is progressing and the project is targeted for sanction in 2014. Approximately 12% of the capitalized well costs in excess of one year related to offshore Ghana where the Corporation completed drilling its seventh successful exploration well in February 2013. Appraisal plans for the block were submitted to the Ghanaian government for approval in June 2013 and the Corporation has begun pre-development studies on the block. Approximately 12% related to Area 54, offshore Libya, where the Corporation is pursuing commercial options. The remainder of the capitalized well costs in excess of one year related to projects where further drilling is planned or development planning and other assessment activities are ongoing to determine the economic and operating viability of the projects.

7. Goodwill

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill, all of which relate to the E&P segment, are as follows (in millions):

 

                       

Balance at January 1, 2013

  $ 2,208  

Dispositions*

    (339
 

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2013

  $ 1,869  
 

 

 

 

 

*

Includes $170 million reclassified to Assets held for sale in 2013.

 

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8. Asset Retirement Obligations

The following table describes changes to the Corporation’s asset retirement obligations for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and year ended December 31, 2012:

 

                                               
    2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Asset retirement obligations at beginning of period

  $ 2,661     $ 2,071  

Liabilities incurred

    10       186  

Liabilities settled or disposed of

    (461     (324

Accretion expense

    97       135  

Revisions of estimated liabilities

    568       529  

Foreign currency translation

    (62     64  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Asset retirement obligations at end of period

    2,813       2,661  

Less: Current obligations

    536       449  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term obligations at end of period

  $ 2,277     $ 2,212  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

The revisions in 2013 and 2012 reflect overall increases in estimated abandonment obligations resulting from changes in the expected scope of operations, increases in the time expected to complete dismantlement activities and updates to service rates.

9. Debt

In the first nine months of 2013, the Corporation repaid a net amount of $1,913 million under available credit facilities, which consisted of net repayments of $555 million on its short-term credit facilities, $758 million on the Corporation’s syndicated revolving credit facility and $600 million on its asset-backed credit facility. In the second quarter of 2013, the Corporation recorded capital lease obligations totaling $98 million in conjunction with its commitment to acquire 50 existing Hess retail gasoline stations that were previously held under operating leases. The Corporation repaid $155 million of other debt during the nine months ended September 30, 2013, including approximately $60 million in July 2013, related to these capital lease obligations.

10. Foreign Currency

Pre-tax foreign currency gains (losses) included in Other, net in the Statement of Consolidated Income amounted to the following:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months  Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012      2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Pre-tax foreign currency gains (losses)

  $ (8   $ 17      $ (58   $ 24  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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11. Retirement Plans

Components of net periodic pension cost consisted of the following:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Service cost

  $ 18     $ 19     $ 55     $ 55  

Interest cost

    22       22       66       66  

Expected return on plan assets

    (36     (29     (105     (87

Amortization of net loss

    12       21       46       63  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Pension expense

  $ 16     $ 33     $ 62     $ 97  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

During the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation’s pension and other postretirement plans were impacted by a significant reduction in the expected future service from active participants due to the Corporation’s announced asset sales program. The impact of the resulting curtailment and remeasurement was a reduction of approximately $245 million in the Corporation’s accrued benefit plan liabilities and pre-tax unrecognized actuarial losses recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). As a result, the Corporation’s full year 2013 pension expense is now estimated to be approximately $80 million, of which approximately $60 million relates to the amortization of unrecognized net actuarial losses.

In 2013, the Corporation expects to contribute approximately $145 million to its funded pension plans. Through September 30, 2013, the Corporation contributed approximately $110 million of this amount.

12. Weighted Average Common Shares

The net income and weighted average number of common shares used in the basic and diluted earnings per share computations were as follows:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012      2013      2012  
    (In millions, except per share amounts)  

Income from continuing operations, net of income taxes

  $ 366     $ 510      $ 3,138      $ 1,589  

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

          6        176        15  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income from continuing operations attributable to Hess Corporation

    366       504        2,962        1,574  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    52       82        169        98  

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

    (2     29        4        21  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income from discontinued operations attributable to Hess Corporation

    54       53        165        77  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Hess Corporation

  $ 420     $ 557      $ 3,127      $ 1,651  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

         

Basic

    339.0       338.6        339.3        338.3  

Effect of dilutive securities:

         

Restricted common stock

    1.4       1.0        1.3        1.1  

Stock options

    1.8       0.4        1.6        0.9  

Performance share units

    1.1              1.1         
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

    343.3       340.0        343.3        340.3  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013      2012      2013      2012  
    (In millions, except per share amounts)  

Net income attributable to Hess Corporation per share:

          

Basic:

          

Continuing operations

  $ 1.08      $ 1.49      $ 8.73      $ 4.65  

Discontinued operations

    0.16        0.16        0.49        0.23  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income per share

  $ 1.24      $ 1.65      $ 9.22      $ 4.88  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted:

          

Continuing operations

  $ 1.07      $ 1.48      $ 8.63      $ 4.63  

Discontinued operations

    0.16        0.16        0.48        0.22  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income per share

  $ 1.23      $ 1.64      $ 9.11      $ 4.85  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Corporation granted 1,205,569 shares of restricted stock and 279,093 performance share units (PSUs) during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013 and 1,561,300 shares of restricted stock and 420,628 PSUs for the same period in 2012. The weighted average common shares used in the diluted earnings per share calculations exclude the effect of 3,680,344 and 4,661,606 out-of-the-money stock options for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively, as well as 11,519,000 and 8,810,000 out-of-the-money stock options for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, and 412,977 PSUs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

In March 2013, the Corporation announced a board authorized plan to repurchase up to $4 billion of outstanding common stock with the proceeds from its announced asset divestiture program. In August 2013, the Corporation began purchasing shares and, in the third quarter, purchased approximately 6,530,000 shares for a total cost of approximately $500 million. As of September 30, 2013, the Corporation may purchase up to $3.5 billion of common stock under its board authorized plan. The weighted average of common shares outstanding used in the earnings per share calculations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 were only modestly reduced by the third quarter stock purchases, due to the timing of the purchases. In addition, the weighted averages were increased by employee stock options exercised and the increased number of dilutive shares resulting from the Corporation’s higher stock price.

13. Segment Information

The Corporation is an E&P company that develops, produces, purchases, transports and sells crude oil and natural gas. The Corporation also purchases, markets and trades refined petroleum products, natural gas and electricity through its downstream businesses. In the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation announced plans to divest the downstream businesses, which were previously included in the Marketing and Refining operating segment. Accordingly, the results of operations for the downstream businesses have been classified as discontinued operations. With this change the Corporation now has one operating segment, Exploration and Production, and a Corporate and Other segment, which is primarily comprised of corporate and interest expenses.

 

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The Corporation’s results by operating segment were as follows:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Operating revenues: Exploration and Production

  $ 2,706     $ 3,072     $ 9,183     $ 9,292  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Hess Corporation:

       

Exploration and Production

  $ 455     $ 608     $ 3,274     $ 1,887  

Corporate and Other

    (89     (104     (312     (313
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Continuing operations

    366       504       2,962       1,574  

Discontinued operations - Downstream businesses

    54       53       165       77  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $ 420     $ 557     $ 3,127     $ 1,651  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Identifiable assets by operating segment were as follows:

 

       
                September 30,
2013
    December 31,
2012
 
                (In millions)  

Exploration and Production

      $ 37,059     $ 37,687  

Corporate and Other

        707       813  
     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Continuing operations

        37,766       38,500  

Discontinued operations - Downstream businesses

        4,130       4,941  
     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

      $ 41,896     $ 43,441  
     

 

 

   

 

 

 

14. Risk Management and Trading Activities

In the normal course of its business, the Corporation is exposed to commodity risks related to changes in the prices of crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products and electricity, as well as changes in interest rates and foreign currency values. In the disclosures that follow, risk management activities are referred to as corporate and energy marketing risk management activities. The Corporation also has trading operations, principally through a 50% voting interest in a consolidated partnership, that trades energy-related commodities, securities and derivatives. These activities are also exposed to commodity price risks primarily related to the prices of crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products and electricity as well as foreign currency values. In March 2013, the Corporation announced plans to divest the downstream businesses, which include its energy marketing risk management and trading activities. Accordingly, the results from energy marketing risk management and trading activities have been classified as discontinued operations and the related assets and liabilities reported as held for sale in the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

The Corporation maintains a control environment for all of its risk management and trading activities under the direction of its chief risk officer and through its corporate risk policy, which the Corporation’s senior management has approved. Controls include volumetric, term and value at risk limits. The chief risk officer must approve the trading of new instruments and commodities. Risk limits are monitored and reported on a daily basis to business units and senior management. The Corporation’s risk management department also performs independent price verifications (IPV’s) of sources of fair values, validations of valuation models and analyzes changes in fair value measurements on a daily, monthly and/or quarterly basis. The Corporation’s treasury department is responsible for administering foreign exchange rate and interest rate hedging programs using similar controls and processes, where applicable.

The Corporation’s risk management department, in performing the IPV procedures, utilizes independent sources and valuation models that are specific to the individual contracts and pricing locations to identify positions that require adjustments to better reflect the market. This review is performed quarterly and the results are presented to the chief risk officer and senior management. The IPV process considers the reliability of the pricing services through assessing the

 

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number of available quotes, the frequency at which data is available and, where appropriate, the comparability between pricing sources.

Following is a description of the Corporation’s activities that use derivatives as part of their operations and strategies. Derivatives include both financial instruments and forward purchase and sale contracts. Gross notional amounts of both long and short positions are presented in the volume tables below. These amounts include long and short positions that offset in closed positions and have not reached contractual maturity. Gross notional amounts do not quantify risk or represent assets or liabilities of the Corporation, but are used in the calculation of cash settlements under the contracts.

Corporate Risk Management Activities: Corporate risk management activities include transactions designed to reduce risk in the selling prices of crude oil, refined petroleum products or natural gas produced by the Corporation or to reduce exposure to foreign currency or interest rate movements. Generally, futures, swaps or option strategies may be used to fix the forward selling price of a portion of the Corporation’s crude oil, refined petroleum products or natural gas production. Forward contracts may also be used to purchase certain currencies in which the Corporation does business with the intent of reducing exposure to foreign currency fluctuations. These forward contracts comprise various currencies, primarily the British Pound. Interest rate swaps may be used to convert interest payments on certain long-term debt from fixed to floating rates.

The gross volumes of the Corporate risk management derivative contracts outstanding were as follows:

 

                                               
    September 30,
2013
     December 31,
2012
 

Commodity, primarily crude oil (millions of barrels)

    8        1  

Foreign exchange (millions of U.S. Dollars)

  $ 55      $ 1,285  

Interest rate swaps (millions of U.S. Dollars)

  $ 865      $ 880  

In the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation entered into Brent crude oil hedges using fixed-price swap contracts to hedge the variability of forecasted future cash flows from 90,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) of crude oil sales volumes for the remainder of the calendar year at an average price of approximately $109.70 per barrel. In 2012, the Corporation had entered into Brent crude oil hedges using fixed-price swap contracts to hedge 120,000 bopd of crude oil sales volumes for the full year at an average price of $107.70 per barrel. In 2012, the Corporation also realized hedge losses from previously closed Brent crude oil hedges that covered 24,000 bopd during the year.

Realized gains from E&P hedging activities increased Sales and other operating revenues by $2 million and $36 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively ($1 million and $23 million after-taxes, respectively). Realized losses from E&P hedging activities decreased Sales and other operating revenues by $148 million and $533 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively ($94 million and $334 million after-taxes, respectively). At September 30, 2013, the after-tax deferred gains in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) related to Brent crude oil hedges were $1 million, which will be reclassified into earnings during the remainder of 2013 as the hedged crude oil sales are recognized in earnings. The ineffectiveness from Brent crude oil hedges, recognized immediately in Sales and other operating revenues, resulted in losses of $17 million and $2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and a gain of $1 million and a loss of $10 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

At September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the Corporation had interest rate swaps with gross notional amounts of $865 million and $880 million, respectively, which were designated as fair value hedges. Changes in the fair value of interest rate swaps and the hedged fixed-rate debt are recorded in Interest expense in the Statement of Consolidated Income. For the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, the Corporation recorded increases of $1 million and $7 million, respectively, and a decrease of $27 million and an increase of $17 million (excluding accrued interest) for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, in the fair value of interest rate swaps and a corresponding adjustment in the carrying value of the hedged fixed-rate debt.

Gains or losses on foreign exchange contracts that are not designated as hedges are recognized immediately in Other, net in Revenues and non-operating income in the Statement of Consolidated Income. Net realized and unrealized pre-tax gains and losses on foreign exchange contracts amounted to gains of $4 million and $31 million for the three months ended

 

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September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively and a loss of $36 million and a gain of $35 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Energy Marketing Risk Management Activities: In its energy marketing activities, the Corporation sells refined petroleum products, natural gas and electricity principally to commercial and industrial businesses at fixed and floating prices for varying periods of time. Commodity contracts such as futures, forwards, swaps and options, together with physical assets such as storage and pipeline capacity, are used to obtain supply and reduce margin volatility or lower costs related to sales contracts with customers.

The gross volumes of the Corporation’s energy marketing commodity contracts outstanding were as follows:

 

                                               
    September 30,
2013
     December 31,
2012
 

Crude oil and refined petroleum products (millions of barrels)

    20        26  

Natural gas (millions of mcf*)

    4,032        2,938  

Electricity (millions of megawatt hours)

    238        278  

 

*

One mcf represents one thousand cubic feet.

The changes in fair value of certain energy marketing commodity contracts that are not designated as hedges, as well as revenues from the sales contracts, supply contract purchases and net settlements from financial derivatives related to these energy marketing activities, are recognized currently in Income from discontinued operations in the Statement of Consolidated Income. Net realized and unrealized pre-tax gains and losses on derivative contracts not designated as hedges amounted to a loss of $125 million and a gain of $66 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and a loss of $49 million and a gain of $145 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

At September 30, 2013, a portion of energy marketing commodity contracts were designated as cash flow hedges to hedge variability of expected future cash flows of forecasted supply transactions. The Corporation recorded the effective portion of changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges as a component of Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) in the Consolidated Balance Sheet and then reclassified amounts to Income from discontinued operations in the Statement of Consolidated Income as the hedged transactions were recognized in earnings. After-tax deferred losses relating to energy marketing activities recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) were $9 million at September 30, 2013 and $22 million at December 31, 2012.

Trading Activities: Trading activities are conducted principally through a trading partnership in which the Corporation has a 50% voting interest. This consolidated entity operates to generate earnings through various strategies primarily using energy-related commodities, securities and derivatives. The Corporation also takes trading positions for its own account. The information that follows represents 100% of the trading partnership and the Corporation’s proprietary trading accounts.

The gross volumes of derivative contracts outstanding related to trading activities were as follows:

 

                                               
    September 30,
2013
     December 31,
2012
 

Commodity

    

Crude oil and refined petroleum products (millions of barrels)

    1,624        1,179  

Natural gas (millions of mcf)

    3,116        3,377  

Electricity (millions of megawatt hours)

    5        19  

Foreign exchange (millions of U.S. Dollars)

  $ 89      $ 412  

Other

    

Interest rate (millions of U.S. Dollars)

  $ 49      $ 167  

Equity securities (millions of shares)

    14        14  

 

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Pre-tax unrealized and realized gains (losses) recorded in Income from discontinued operations in the Statement of Consolidated Income from trading activities amounted to the following:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012      2013      2012  
    (In millions)  

Commodity

  $ 6     $ 75      $ 53      $ 83  

Foreign exchange

    (1     1               3  

Other

    9       9        17        8  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

  $ 14     $ 85      $ 70      $ 94  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements: The Corporation generally enters into master netting arrangements to mitigate legal and counterparty credit risk. Master netting arrangements are generally accepted overarching master contracts that govern all individual transactions with the same counterparty entity as a single legally enforceable agreement. The U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides for the enforcement of certain termination and netting rights under certain types of contracts upon the bankruptcy filing of a counterparty, commonly known as the “safe harbor” provisions. If a master netting arrangement provides for termination and netting upon the counterparty’s bankruptcy, these rights are generally enforceable with respect to “safe harbor” transactions. If these arrangements provide the right of offset and the Corporation’s intent and practice is to offset amounts in the case of such a termination, the Corporation’s policy is to record the fair value of derivative assets and liabilities on a net basis.

In the normal course of business the Corporation relies on legal and credit risk mitigation clauses providing for adequate credit assurance as well as close-out netting, including two-party netting and single counterparty multilateral netting. As applied to the Corporation, “two-party netting” is the right to net amounts owing under safe harbor transactions between a single defaulting counterparty entity and a single Hess entity, and “single counterparty multilateral netting” is the right to net amounts owing under safe harbor transactions among a single defaulting counterparty entity and multiple Hess entities. The Corporation is reasonably assured that these netting rights would be upheld in a bankruptcy proceeding in the U.S. in which the defaulting counterparty is a debtor under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

The following table provides information about the effect of netting arrangements on the presentation of the Corporation’s physical and financial derivative assets and (liabilities) that are measured at fair value, with the effect of single counterparty multilateral netting being included in column (iv):

 

                                                                                                                                               
           Gross Amounts Offset
in the Consolidated
Balance Sheet
    Net Amounts     Gross Amounts        
    Gross
Amounts
     Physical
Derivative and
Financial
Instruments
    Cash
Collateral*
    Presented in
the
Consolidated
Balance Sheet
    Not Offset in
the
Consolidated
Balance Sheet
    Net Amounts  
    (i)      (ii)     (ii)     (iii) = (i) + (ii)     (iv)     (v) = (iii) + (iv)  
    (In millions)  

September 30, 2013

            

Assets

            

Derivative contracts

            

Commodity

  $ 3,186      $ (2,530   $ (19   $ 637     $ (30   $ 607  

Interest rate and other

    62        (11     (4     47       (2     45  

Counterparty netting

           (80           (80           (80
 

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

  $ 3,248      $ (2,621   $ (23   $ 604     $ (32   $ 572  
 

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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          Gross Amounts Offset
in the Consolidated
Balance Sheet
    Net Amounts     Gross Amounts        
    Gross
Amounts
    Physical
Derivative and
Financial
Instruments
    Cash
Collateral*
    Presented in
the
Consolidated
Balance Sheet
    Not Offset in
the
Consolidated
Balance Sheet
    Net Amounts  
    (i)     (ii)     (ii)     (iii) = (i) + (ii)     (iv)     (v) = (iii) + (iv)  
    (In millions)  

September 30, 2013

           

Liabilities

           

Derivative contracts

           

Commodity

  $ (3,320   $ 2,530     $ 99     $ (691   $ 30     $ (661

Other

    (12     11             (1     2       1  

Counterparty netting

          80             80             80  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

  $ (3,332   $ 2,621     $ 99     $ (612   $ 32     $ (580
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

December 31, 2012

           

Assets

           

Derivative contracts

           

Commodity

  $ 3,253     $ (2,661   $ (34   $ 558     $ (45   $ 513  

Interest rate and other

    100       (8           92       (6     86  

Counterparty netting

          (81           (81           (81
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

  $ 3,353     $ (2,750   $ (34   $ 569     $ (51   $ 518  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities

           

Derivative contracts

           

Commodity

  $ (3,312   $ 2,661     $ 5     $ (646   $ 45     $ (601

Other

    (10     8             (2     6       4  

Counterparty netting

          81             81             81  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

  $ (3,322   $ 2,750     $ 5     $ (567   $ 51     $ (516
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

*

There is no cash collateral that was not offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

Included in net assets and liabilities that were offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as reflected in column (iii) of the table above were the assets and liabilities related to the Corporation’s discontinued operations in the amounts of $541 million and $611 million as of September 30, 2013, respectively ($483 million and $565 million as of December 31, 2012). The amounts at September 30, 2013 were classified as held for sale in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The remainder of net assets and liabilities that were offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as reflected in column (iii) of the table above, related to the Corporation’s continuing operations and were included in Accounts receivable – Trade and Accounts payable, respectively.

 

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The table below reflects the gross and net fair values of the corporate and energy marketing risk management and trading derivative instruments:

 

                                               
    Accounts
Receivable
    Accounts
Payable
 
    (In millions)  

September 30, 2013

   

Derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments

   

Commodity

  $ 23     $ (5

Interest rate and other

    40       (1
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments

    63       (6
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments*

   

Commodity

    3,163       (3,315

Foreign exchange

          (1

Other

    22       (10
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments

    3,185       (3,326
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross fair value of derivative contracts

    3,248       (3,332

Master netting arrangements

    (2,621     2,621  

Cash collateral (received) posted

    (23     99  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net fair value of derivative contracts

  $ 604     $ (612
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

December 31, 2012

   

Derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments

   

Commodity

  $ 65     $ (124

Interest rate and other

    72       (2
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments

    137       (126
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments*

   

Commodity

    3,188       (3,188

Foreign exchange

    14        

Other

    14       (8
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments

    3,216       (3,196
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross fair value of derivative contracts

    3,353       (3,322

Master netting arrangements

    (2,750     2,750  

Cash collateral (received) posted

    (34     5  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net fair value of derivative contracts

  $ 569     $ (567
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

*

Includes trading derivatives and derivatives used for risk management.

The Corporation determines fair value in accordance with the fair value measurements accounting standard (Accounting Standards Codification 820 — Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures), which established a hierarchy that categorizes the sources of inputs, which generally range from quoted prices for identical instruments in a principal trading market (Level 1) to estimates determined using related market data (Level 3). Measurements derived indirectly from observable inputs or from quoted prices from markets that are less liquid are considered Level 2.

When Level 1 inputs are available within a particular market, those inputs are selected for determination of fair value over Level 2 or 3 inputs in the same market. To value derivatives that are characterized as Level 2 and 3, the Corporation uses observable inputs for similar instruments that are available from exchanges, pricing services or broker quotes. These observable inputs may be supplemented with other methods, including internal extrapolation or interpolation, that result in the most representative prices for instruments with similar characteristics. Multiple inputs may be used to measure fair value,

 

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however, the level of fair value for each physical derivative and financial asset or liability presented below is based on the lowest significant input level within this fair value hierarchy.

The following table provides the Corporation’s net physical derivative and financial assets and (liabilities) that are measured at fair value based on this hierarchy:

 

                                                                                                                                               
    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Counterparty
netting
    Collateral     Balance  
    (In millions)  

September 30, 2013

           

Assets

           

Derivative contracts

           

Commodity

  $ 131     $ 417     $ 150     $ (42   $ (19   $ 637  

Interest rate and other

    10       40       2       (1     (4     47  

Collateral and counterparty netting

    (32     (47     (1                 (80
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

    109       410       151       (43     (23     604  

Other assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis

    8                               8  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis

  $ 117     $ 410     $ 151     $ (43   $ (23   $ 612 (a) 
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities

           

Derivative contracts

           

Commodity

  $ (75   $ (627   $ (130   $ 42     $ 99     $ (691

Other

          (2           1             (1

Collateral and counterparty netting

    32       47       1                   80  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

    (43     (582     (129     43       99       (612

Other liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis

    (22                             (22
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis

  $ (65   $ (582   $ (129   $ 43     $ 99     $ (634 )(b) 
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other fair value measurement disclosures Long-term debt

  $     $ (6,606   $     $     $     $ (6,606
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(a)

Includes a total of $63 million of Commodity and Interest rate and other Level 2 assets that relate to the Corporation’s continuing operations.

(b)

Includes $1 million of Commodity and Other Level 2 liabilities that relate to the Corporation’s continuing operations.

 

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    Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Counterparty
netting
    Collateral     Balance  
    (In millions)  

December 31, 2012

           

Assets

           

Derivative contracts

           

Commodity

  $ 94     $ 445     $ 243     $ (190   $ (34   $ 558  

Interest rate and other

    6       86       1       (1           92  

Collateral and counterparty netting

    (23     (54     (4                 (81
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

    77       477       240       (191     (34     569  

Other assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis

    5       49             (2           52  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis

  $ 82     $ 526     $ 240     $ (193   $ (34   $ 621  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities

           

Derivative contracts

           

Commodity

  $ (83   $ (657   $ (101   $ 190     $ 5     $ (646

Other

    (1     (2           1             (2

Collateral and counterparty netting

    23       54       4                   81  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative contracts

    (61     (605     (97     191       5       (567

Other liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis

    (40     (2     (2     2             (42
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis

  $ (101   $ (607   $ (99   $ 193     $ 5     $ (609
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other fair value measurement disclosures
Long-term debt

  $     $ (8,887   $     $     $     $ (8,887
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The following table provides net transfers into and out of each level of the fair value hierarchy:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Transfers into Level 1

  $ 18     $ 85     $ (1   $ 244  

Transfers out of Level 1

    15       (38     77       210  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ 33     $ 47     $ 76     $ 454  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Transfers into Level 2

  $ (11   $ 48     $ (103   $ (245

Transfers out of Level 2

    (2     (131     16       (288
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ (13   $ (83   $ (87   $ (533
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Transfers into Level 3

  $ (14   $ 50     $ (12   $ 100  

Transfers out of Level 3

    (6     (14     23       (21
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ (20   $ 36     $ 11     $ 79  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The Corporation’s policy is to recognize transfers in and transfers out as of the end of the reporting period. Transfers between levels result from the passage of time as contracts move closer to their maturities, fluctuations in the market liquidity for certain contracts and/or changes in the level of significance of fair value measurement inputs.

The following table provides changes in physical derivatives and financial assets and (liabilities) that are measured at fair value based on Level 3 inputs, which are all related to discontinued operations:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Balance at beginning of period

  $ 107     $ 87     $ 141     $ (143

Unrealized pre-tax gains (losses)

       

Included in earnings (a)

    (61     (26     (122     (72

Included in other comprehensive income (loss) (b)

                       43  

Purchases (c)

    4       14       44       244  

Sales (c)

    (1     (9     (32     (266

Settlements (d)

    (7     15       (20     232  

Transfers into Level 3

    (14     50       (12     100  

Transfers out of Level 3

    (6     (14     23       (21
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

  $ 22     $ 117     $ 22     $ 117  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(a)

All of the unrealized pre-tax gains and losses included in earnings were reflected in Income from discontinued operations in the Statement of Consolidated Income.

(b)

The unrealized pre-tax gains (losses) included in Other comprehensive income (loss) are reflected in the Change in fair value of cash flow hedges in the Statement of Consolidated Comprehensive Income.

(c)

Purchases and sales primarily represent option premiums paid or received, respectively, during the reporting period and are reflected in Income from discontinued operations in the Statement of Consolidated Income.

(d)

Settlements represent realized gains (losses) on derivatives settled during the reporting period and are reflected in Income from discontinued operations in the Statement of Consolidated Income.

The significant unobservable inputs used in Level 3 fair value measurements for the Corporation’s physical commodity contracts and derivative instruments primarily include less liquid delivered locations for physical commodity contracts or volatility assumptions for out-of-the-money options. The following table provides information about the Corporation’s significant recurring unobservable inputs used in the Level 3 fair value measurements. Natural gas contracts are usually quoted and transacted using basis pricing relative to an active pricing location (e.g., Henry Hub), for which price inputs represent the approximate value of differences in geography and local market conditions. All other price inputs below represent full contract prices. Significant changes in any of the inputs below, independently or correlated, may result in a different fair value.

 

                                               
    Unit of
Measurement
     Range /
Weighted Average
 

September 30, 2013

      

Assets

      

Commodity contracts with a fair value of $150 million (a)
Contract prices

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  $ / bbl (c)        $ 71.23 - 163.44 / 113.54   

Electricity

  $ / MWH (d)        $ 23.80 - 102.25 / 37.09     
 

 

 

Basis prices

      

Natural gas

  $ / MMBTU (e)        $ (1.76) - 10.15 / 0.11        
 

 

 

Contract volatilities

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  %        14.00 - 21.00 / 17.00   

Natural gas

  %        19.00 - 31.00 / 23.00   

Electricity

  %        16.00 - 29.00 / 23.00   
 

 

 

 

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HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

                                               
    Unit of
Measurement
     Range /
Weighted Average

September 30, 2013

      

Liabilities

      

Commodity contracts with a fair value of $130 million (b)
Contract prices

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  $ / bbl (c)      $ 89.82 - 130.53 / 116.97

Electricity

  $ / MWH (d)      $ 24.75 - 81.18 / 39.94
 

 

Basis prices

      

Natural gas

  $ / MMBTU (e)      $ (1.75) - 10.15 / 0.73
 

 

Contract volatilities

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  %      14.00 - 21.00 / 16.00
 

 

December 31, 2012

      

Assets

      

Commodity contracts with a fair value of $243 million
Contract prices

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  $ / bbl (c)      $79.35 -144.27 / 113.06

Electricity

  $ / MWH (d)      $23.37 - 79.27 / 40.81
 

 

Basis prices

      

Natural gas

  $ / MMBTU (e)      $ (0.47) - 6.66 / 0.39
 

 

Contract volatilities

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  %      23.00 - 27.00 / 26.00

Natural gas

  %      21.00 - 36.00 / 25.00

Electricity

  %      18.00 - 40.00 / 28.00
 

 

Liabilities

      

Commodity contracts with a fair value of $101 million
Contract prices

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  $ / bbl (c)      $83.49 -133.38 / 109.94

Electricity

  $ / MWH (d)      $25.01 - 72.60 / 40.38
 

 

Basis prices

      

Natural gas

  $ / MMBTU (e)      $ (0.72) - 6.66 / 1.26
 

 

Contract volatilities

      

Crude oil and refined petroleum products

  %      24.00 - 27.00 / 26.00

Natural gas

  %      21.00 - 28.00 / 22.00
 

 

 

(a)

Included in Assets held for sale.

(b)

Included in Liabilities associated with assets held for sale.

(c)

Price per barrel.

(d)

Price per megawatt hour.

(e)

Price per million British thermal unit.

Note:

Fair value measurement for all recurring inputs was performed using a combination of income and market approach techniques.

Credit Risk: The Corporation is exposed to credit risks that may at times be concentrated with certain counterparties, groups of counterparties or customers. Accounts receivable are generated from a diverse domestic and international customer base. As of September 30, 2013, the Corporation’s net Accounts receivable — Trade related to continuing operations were concentrated with the following counterparty and customer industry segments: Integrated Oil Companies — 51%, Refiners — 24%, Financial Institutions — 11% and Government Entities — 9%. As of December 31, 2012, the Corporation’s net Accounts receivable — Trade, which included the receivables for the downstream businesses, were concentrated as follows: Integrated Oil Companies — 23%, Refiners — 15%, Government Entities — 11%, Real Estate — 8%, Services — 8% and Manufacturing — 6%. The Corporation reduces its risk related to certain counterparties by using master netting arrangements and requiring

 

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HESS CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

collateral, generally cash or letters of credit. The Corporation records the cash collateral received or posted as an offset to the fair value of derivatives executed with the same counterparty. At September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the Corporation held cash from counterparties of $23 million and $34 million, respectively. The Corporation posted cash to counterparties at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, of $99 million and $5 million, respectively.

At September 30, 2013, the Corporation had outstanding letters of credit totaling $522 million ($746 million at December 31, 2012), primarily issued to satisfy margin requirements (approximately $405 million related to discontinued operations at September 30, 2013). Certain of the Corporation’s agreements also contain contingent collateral provisions that could require the Corporation to post additional collateral if the Corporation’s credit rating declines. As of September 30, 2013, the net liability related to both realized and unrealized derivative contracts with contingent collateral provisions was approximately $142 million, primarily related to discontinued operations ($435 million at December 31, 2012). There was no cash collateral posted on those derivatives at September 30, 2013 or December 31, 2012. At September 30, 2013 and at December 31, 2012, all three major credit rating agencies that rate the Corporation’s debt had assigned an investment grade rating. If two of the three agencies were to downgrade the Corporation’s rating to below investment grade, as of September 30, 2013, the Corporation would be required to post additional collateral of approximately $95 million ($275 million at December 31, 2012).

15. Subsequent Events

In October 2013, the Corporation announced an agreement to sell its U.S. East Coast terminal network and St. Lucia terminal for $850 million before post-closing adjustments. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. In November 2013, the Corporation closed the sale of its energy marketing business for cash proceeds of $1.2 billion before post-closing adjustments.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Overview

In March 2013, Hess Corporation (the Corporation) announced an asset sales program that includes divesting its oil and gas properties in Indonesia and Thailand and its downstream businesses to continue its transformation into a pure play exploration and production (E&P) company. The downstream businesses to be divested include the Corporation’s terminal, retail, energy marketing and energy trading operations. In February 2013, the Corporation ceased refining at its Port Reading facility, completing its exit from all refining operations. In July 2013, the Corporation announced an agreement to sell its energy marketing business, and the sale closed in November 2013. In October 2013, the Corporation also announced an agreement to sell its United States (U.S.) East Coast terminal network and St. Lucia terminal. This sale is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Other actions announced by the Corporation in March 2013 included repaying debt, establishing a cash cushion and returning capital to shareholders. During the third quarter of 2013, the Corporation increased its quarterly dividend 150% to 25 cents per common share and repurchased approximately 6,530,000 common shares at a cost of approximately $500 million under its authorized $4 billion share repurchase program.

The Corporation sold several other oil and gas assets to focus its E&P portfolio on lower risk and higher growth assets. During 2012 and the first half of 2013, the Corporation completed the sale of its interests in the Beryl, Bittern and Schiehallion fields in the United Kingdom North Sea, the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) fields offshore Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea, the Snohvit Field offshore Norway, the Eagle Ford Shale play in Texas as well as its subsidiary, Samara-Nafta, located in the Volga-Urals region of Russia.

As a result of the Corporation’s transformation into a pure play E&P company, the Corporation now has one operating segment, E&P, and a Corporate and Other segment, which is primarily comprised of corporate and interest expenses. The results of the terminal, retail, energy marketing, energy trading and Port Reading refining operations (the “downstream businesses”) have been classified as discontinued operations for all periods presented.

Third Quarter Results

The Corporation reported net income of $420 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with $557 million in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding items affecting comparability of earnings between periods on page 27, earnings for the third quarter of 2013 and 2012 were $405 million and $495 million, respectively.

Exploration and Production

E&P earnings were $455 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared with $608 million in the third quarter of 2012. Excluding items affecting comparability of earnings, E&P net income was $458 million in the third quarter of 2013 and $546 million in the same period of 2012. In the third quarter of 2013, the Corporation’s average worldwide crude oil selling price, including the effects of hedging, was $104.95 per barrel up from $86.69 per barrel in the third quarter of 2012. The Corporation’s average worldwide natural gas selling price was $6.52 per thousand cubic feet (mcf) in the third quarter of 2013, up from $5.88 per mcf in the third quarter of 2012.

The Corporation’s crude oil and natural gas production was 310,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) and 347,000 boepd in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, respectively, and 402,000 boepd and 409,000 boepd for the same periods in 2012. The comparative pro forma production of the E&P portfolio excluding the assets sold in 2012 and in the first nine months of 2013, as well as those classified as held for sale at September 30, 2013, would have been 281,000 boepd and 288,000 boepd for the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, respectively, and 283,000 boepd and 289,000 boepd for the same periods in 2012.

The Corporation’s updated production guidance assumes no further contribution from Libya for the remainder of 2013 due to civil unrest in the country. In addition, maintenance at the Auger platform kept the Llano Field offshore U.S. shut in during the month of October. As a result, the Corporation expects fourth quarter 2013 production to be approximately 320,000 boepd. Therefore, the Corporation’s full year 2013 E&P production is expected to be at the lower end of the guidance range of 340,000 boepd to 355,000 boepd. This guidance reflects a downward revision from the beginning of the year forecast of 375,000 boepd to 390,000 boepd, primarily due to the earlier than anticipated sale of the Corporation’s Russian subsidiary and lower production in Libya due to civil unrest.

 

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Overview (continued)

 

The following is an update of E&P activities during the third quarter of 2013:

 

   

In North Dakota, net production from the Bakken oil shale play averaged 71,000 boepd for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of approximately 14% from 62,000 boepd in the third quarter of 2012. In the fourth quarter, downtime is planned to complete the expansion of the Tioga Gas Plant. This downtime is incorporated into the Corporation’s full year 2013 Bakken production guidance, which remains 64,000 boepd to 70,000 boepd. During the third quarter, 50 operated wells were brought on production, bringing the total to 122 wells for the first nine months of 2013. Drilling and completion costs per operated well averaged $7.8 million in the third quarter of 2013, an improvement of 18% or $1.7 million per well, versus the third quarter of 2012.

 

   

At the Valhall Field in Norway (Hess 64%) net production averaged 37,000 boepd in the third quarter of 2013, compared with 7,000 boepd in the same period last year, following the completion of a redevelopment project earlier in the year. Full year 2013 net production for Valhall is expected to be at the lower end of the guidance range of 24,000 boepd to 28,000 boepd.

 

   

Due to the continuing civil unrest in Libya, and the shutdown of the Es Sider terminal, net production at the Waha Field averaged 11,000 boepd in the third quarter of 2013, compared with 23,000 boepd in the same period last year.

 

   

In the North Malay Basin, the five well development drilling program which commenced in June 2013 was completed ahead of schedule and the rig has been demobilized. The project achieved first production on the Early Production System in October 2013. Progress has continued on the full field development where first gas is anticipated by 2017.

 

   

The Corporation completed drilling the third production well at the Tubular Bells Field and continued facilities construction. First oil from this development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is anticipated during the third quarter of 2014.

 

   

In the Utica shale play, seven wells were drilled, eight wells were completed and one well was flow tested. On the Corporation’s 100% owned acreage, the Porterfield C 1H-17 well, in Belmont County, tested at a rate of 3,421 boepd including 21% liquids. For the first nine months of 2013, 21 wells have been drilled, 18 wells were completed and nine wells have been tested across both the Corporation’s 100% owned and CONSOL joint venture acreage.

 

   

The Corporation spud its first exploration well on the Shakrok block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Corporation has a 64% working interest in this block and is the operator. This well is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. A second exploration well in Kurdistan, which will be on the Dinarta block, is due to be spud in December 2013.

Discontinued Operations — Downstream Businesses

Due to the Corporation’s plan to divest its downstream businesses, the results of these businesses are shown as discontinued operations and all comparative periods have been recast to reflect this change. Earnings of the downstream businesses were $54 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with $53 million in the same period in 2012. Third quarter 2013 results included after-tax income totaling $23 million resulting from the net impact of a gain on the liquidation of last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventories, largely offset by non-cash mark-to-market adjustments in energy marketing, employee severance, Port Reading refinery shutdown costs and other charges. In July 2013, the Corporation announced an agreement to sell its energy marketing business and the sale closed in November 2013 for cash proceeds of $1.2 billion before post-closing adjustments. In October 2013, the Corporation also announced an agreement to sell its U.S. East Coast terminal network and St. Lucia terminal for $850 million before post-closing adjustments. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013.

 

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Results of Operations

The after-tax earnings (losses) by major operating activity are summarized below:

 

                                                                                               
     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012     2013     2012  
     (In millions, except per share amounts)  

Exploration and Production

   $ 455     $ 608     $ 3,274     $ 1,887  

Corporate and Other

     (89     (104     (312     (313
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Continuing operations

     366       504       2,962       1,574  

Discontinued operations — Downstream businesses

     54       53       165       77  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Hess Corporation

   $ 420     $ 557     $ 3,127     $ 1,651  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Hess Corporation per share (diluted):

        

Continuing operations

   $ 1.07     $ 1.48     $ 8.63     $ 4.63  

Discontinued operations — Downstream businesses

     0.16       0.16       0.48       0.22  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income per share

   $ 1.23     $ 1.64     $ 9.11     $ 4.85  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Items Affecting Comparability of Earnings Between Periods

The following table summarizes, on an after-tax basis, items of income (expense) that are included in net income and affect comparability of earnings between periods. The items in the table below are explained and the pre-tax amounts are shown on pages 33 to 35.

 

                                                                                               
     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012     2013     2012  
     (In millions)  

Exploration and Production

   $ (3   $ 62      $ 1,518     $ 62   

Corporate and Other

     (5           (17      
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total items affecting comparability of earnings from continuing operations

     (8     62       1,501       62  

Discontinued operations — Downstream businesses

     23             32        
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total items affecting comparability of earnings between periods

   $    15     $    62     $ 1,533     $      62  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

In the following discussion and elsewhere in this report, the financial effects of certain transactions are disclosed on an after-tax basis. Management reviews segment earnings on an after-tax basis and uses after-tax amounts in its review of variances in segment earnings. Management believes that after-tax amounts are a preferable method of explaining variances in earnings, since they show the entire effect of a transaction rather than only the pre-tax amount. After-tax amounts are determined by applying the income tax rate in each tax jurisdiction to pre-tax amounts.

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

Comparison of Results

Exploration and Production

Following is a summarized income statement of the Corporation’s E&P operations:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012      2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Sales and other operating revenues

  $ 2,706     $ 3,072      $ 9,183     $ 9,292  

Gains (losses) on asset sales

    (8     376        1,791       412  

Other, net

    (3     44        (56     72  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues and non-operating income

    2,695       3,492        10,918       9,776  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

        

Cost of products sold (excluding items shown separately below)

    374       359        1,391       961  

Operating costs and expenses

    475       568        1,570       1,653  

Production and severance taxes

    84       144        311       409  

Exploration expenses, including dry holes and lease impairment

    154       259        573       708  

General and administrative expenses

    96       79        268       223  

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

    676       725        1,961       2,127  

Asset impairments

          208              267  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

    1,859       2,342        6,074       6,348  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Results of operations before income taxes

    836       1,150        4,844       3,428  

Provision for income taxes

    381       536        1,394       1,526  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

    455       614        3,450       1,902  

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

          6        176       15  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Hess Corporation

  $ 455     $ 608      $ 3,274     $ 1,887  
 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

After considering the E&P items affecting comparability of earnings between periods in the table on page 33, the remaining changes in E&P earnings are primarily attributable to changes in selling prices, production and sales volumes, cost of products sold, cash operating costs, depreciation, depletion and amortization, exploration expenses and income taxes as described below.

Selling prices: Higher average realized selling prices, primarily for crude oil and including the effects of hedging, increased E&P revenues in the third quarter and the first nine months of 2013, compared with the corresponding periods in 2012.

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

The Corporation’s average selling prices were as follows:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013      2012      2013      2012  

Crude oil — per barrel (including hedging)

          

United States

          

Onshore

  $ 96.01      $ 82.81      $ 91.87      $ 84.55  

Offshore

    106.66        101.02        106.99        102.54  

Total United States

    99.80        90.17        97.97        92.53  

Europe

    113.18        75.08        79.60        77.13  

Africa

    110.71        90.78        108.57        89.56  

Asia

    104.27        102.85        107.77        107.88  

Worldwide

    104.95        86.69        98.55        87.71  

Crude oil — per barrel (excluding hedging)

          

United States

          

Onshore

  $ 95.98      $ 83.34      $ 91.64      $ 85.62  

Offshore

    106.56        101.99        106.18        105.53  

Total United States

    99.75        90.87        97.51        94.46  

Europe

    112.51        75.36        79.01        78.18  

Africa

    110.95        110.33        107.81        111.28  

Asia

    104.27        103.20        107.77        109.92  

Worldwide

    104.88        92.35        97.99        94.58  

Natural gas liquids — per barrel

          

United States

          

Onshore

  $ 44.59      $ 41.34      $ 42.35      $ 45.53  

Offshore

    32.14        32.51        28.84        37.72  

Total United States

    41.03        38.35        37.50        42.60  

Europe

    58.67        56.82        57.02        75.67  

Asia

    70.05        64.67        71.70        75.95  

Worldwide

    43.67        41.71        39.46        49.05  

Natural gas — per mcf

          

United States

          

Onshore

  $ 2.91      $ 2.06      $ 2.99      $ 1.83  

Offshore

    2.56        2.31        2.79        1.83  

Total United States

    2.78        2.18        2.89        1.83  

Europe

    12.13        9.15        10.62        9.56  

Asia and other

    7.19        6.56        7.46        6.64  

Worldwide

    6.52        5.88        6.53        6.01  

In the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation entered into Brent crude oil hedges using fixed-price swap contracts to hedge the variability of forecasted future cash flows from 90,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) of crude oil sales volumes for the remainder of the calendar year at an average price of approximately $109.70 per barrel. In 2012, the Corporation had entered into Brent crude oil hedges using fixed-price swap contracts to hedge 120,000 bopd of crude oil sales volumes for the full year at an average price of $107.70 per barrel. In 2012, the Corporation also realized hedge losses from previously closed Brent crude oil hedges that covered 24,000 bopd during the year.

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

Realized gains from E&P hedging activities increased Sales and other operating revenues by $2 million and $36 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively ($1 million and $23 million after-taxes, respectively). Realized losses from E&P hedging activities decreased Sales and other operating revenues by $148 million and $533 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively ($94 million and $334 million after-taxes, respectively). At September 30, 2013, the after-tax deferred gains in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) related to Brent crude oil hedges were $1 million, which will be reclassified into earnings during the remainder of 2013 as the hedged crude oil sales are recognized in earnings. The ineffectiveness from Brent crude oil hedges, recognized immediately in Sales and other operating revenues, resulted in losses of $17 million and $2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and a gain of $1 million and a loss of $10 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Production and sales volumes: The Corporation’s crude oil and natural gas production was 310,000 boepd and 347,000 boepd in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, respectively, and 402,000 boepd and 409,000 boepd for the same periods in 2012. The Corporation’s updated production guidance assumes no further contribution from Libya for the remainder of 2013 due to civil unrest in the country. In addition, maintenance at the Auger platform kept the Llano Field shut in during the month of October 2013. As a result, the Corporation expects fourth quarter 2013 production to be approximately 320,000 boepd, and therefore, its full year 2013 E&P production is expected to be at the lower end of the guidance range of 340,000 boepd to 355,000 boepd. This guidance reflects a downward revision from the beginning of the year forecast of 375,000 boepd to 390,000 boepd, primarily due to the earlier than anticipated sale of the Corporation’s Russian subsidiary and lower production in Libya due to civil unrest.

The Corporation’s net average daily worldwide production by region was as follows:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013      2012      2013      2012  
    (In thousands)  

Crude oil — barrels per day

          

United States

          

Bakken

    57        52        54        45  

Other Onshore

    9        13        11        13  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Onshore

    66        65        65        58  

Offshore

    37        44        44        46  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total United States

    103        109        109        104  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Europe

    38        80        46        91  

Africa

    57        75        69        75  

Asia

    9        17        11        17  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

    207        281        235        287  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Natural gas liquids — barrels per day

          

United States

          

Bakken

    7        5        6        4  

Other Onshore

    4        6        4        5  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Onshore

    11        11        10        9  

Offshore

    4        5        6        6  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total United States

    15        16        16        15  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Europe

    1        2        1        3  

Asia

    1        1        1        1  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

    17        19        18        19  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013      2012      2013      2012  
    (In thousands)  

Natural gas — mcf per day

          

United States

          

Bakken

    44        35        39        25  

Other Onshore

    24        28        26        26  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Onshore

    68        63        65        51  

Offshore

    42        53        63        61  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total United States

    110        116        128        112  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Europe

    29        36        19        50  

Asia and other

    380        462        418        459  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

    519        614        565        621  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Barrels of oil equivalent per day*

    310        402        347        409  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

Reflects natural gas production converted on the basis of relative energy content (six mcf equals one barrel). Barrel of oil equivalence does not necessarily result in price equivalence as the equivalent price of natural gas on a barrel of oil equivalent basis has been substantially lower than the corresponding price for crude oil over the recent past. See the average selling prices in the table on page 29.

United States: Crude oil and natural gas production in the U.S. was lower in the third quarter of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012, as higher production from the Bakken oil shale play was more than offset by downtime due to extended seasonal maintenance at the outside operated Conger and Llano fields, offshore U.S., and lower onshore U.S. production, primarily due to the sale of the Corporation’s interest in the Eagle Ford Shale. Crude oil and natural gas production was higher in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 2012, mainly due to increased production from the Bakken oil shale play. In the fourth quarter, downtime is planned in the Bakken to complete the expansion of the Tioga Gas Plant. This downtime has been incorporated into the full year 2013 Bakken production guidance, which remains 64,000 boepd to 70,000 boepd.

Europe: Crude oil and natural gas production was lower in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 compared to the same periods in 2012, primarily due to asset sales. The Bittern and Schiehallion fields in the United Kingdom North Sea were sold in the second half of 2012. The Beryl fields, also in the United Kingdom North Sea, were sold in the first quarter of 2013, and the Corporation’s Russian subsidiary, which was producing approximately 50,000 boepd at the time of sale, was sold in April 2013. The total impact of asset sales reduced production by approximately 73,000 boepd and 53,000 boepd for the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, respectively, compared to the same periods a year ago. Production averaged 37,000 boepd in the third quarter of 2013 at the Valhall Field, offshore Norway, compared with 7,000 boepd in the third quarter of 2012, as a result of the ramp up of production following the completion of a redevelopment project. Full year 2013 net production for Valhall is expected to be at the lower end of the guidance range of 24,000 boepd to 28,000 boepd.

Africa: Crude oil production in Africa was lower in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, compared to the corresponding periods in 2012, primarily due to the shutdown of the Es Sider terminal in Libya in the third quarter of 2013, following civil unrest in the country. In addition, offshore Equatorial Guinea production was lower, due to decline and downtime at the Okume Complex, partially offset by new production from the Ceiba Field. The Corporation’s updated production guidance assumes no further contribution from Libya for the remainder of 2013 due to civil unrest.

Asia and other: Crude oil production was lower in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 compared to the corresponding periods in 2012, mainly due to the sale in March 2013 of the Corporation’s interests in the ACG fields in Azerbaijan. The assets were producing at a net rate of approximately 6,000 boepd at the time of sale. Natural gas production was lower in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 compared to the same periods in 2012, mainly due to lower production entitlement at the Joint Development Area of Malaysia/Thailand (JDA), together with lower production at the Pangkah Field in Indonesia following the facility’s shutdown for planned maintenance in the third quarter of 2013. Natural gas production was also lower in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, as a result of lower buyer nominations and a shutdown in September 2013 at the Sinphuhorm Field, onshore Thailand.

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

Sales volumes: Lower sales volumes, primarily for crude oil, decreased revenues in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 compared to the same periods in 2012.

The Corporation’s worldwide sales volumes were as follows:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013      2012      2013      2012  
    (In thousands)  

Crude oil — barrels

    17,857        26,158        63,804        77,583  

Natural gas liquids — barrels

    1,519        1,727        4,759        5,121  

Natural gas — mcf

    47,406        56,628        154,037        170,385  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Barrels of oil equivalent*

    27,277        37,323        94,236        111,102  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Crude oil — barrels per day

    194        284        234        283  

Natural gas liquids — barrels per day

    17        19        17        19  

Natural gas — mcf per day

    515        616        564        622  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Barrels of oil equivalent per day*

    296        406        345        405  
 

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

Reflects natural gas production converted on the basis of relative energy content (six mcf equals one barrel). Barrel of oil equivalence does not necessarily result in price equivalence as the equivalent price of natural gas on a barrel of oil equivalent basis has been substantially lower than the corresponding price for crude oil over the recent past. See the average selling prices in the table on page 29.

Cost of products sold: Cost of products sold is mainly comprised of costs relating to the purchases of crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas from the Corporation’s partners in Hess operated wells or other third parties. The increase in Cost of products sold in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 compared with the same periods in 2012, principally reflects higher volumes of crude oil purchases from third parties.

Cash operating costs: Cash operating costs, consisting of Operating costs and expenses, Production and severance taxes, and General and administrative expenses, decreased by approximately $135 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. The decrease was primarily related to asset sales that reduced costs in the third quarter of 2013 by approximately $150 million. These reductions included lower production and severance taxes as well as lower operating and maintenance costs. Partially offsetting the above decrease, were increased costs related to workovers and transportation. Cash operating costs also decreased by approximately $135 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 as lower production taxes, transportation costs, lease operating expenses and employee costs, were partly offset by severance charges and other exit costs.

Depreciation, depletion and amortization: Depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) expenses were lower in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, compared with the corresponding periods in 2012, primarily reflecting asset dispositions and the mix of production volumes. Third quarter 2013 results included higher DD&A expense from the Valhall Field, which has a higher DD&A rate per barrel than the portfolio average, resulting from a combination of the recently completed field redevelopment project to install the new production platform and prior acquisition costs.

Production unit costs: For the third quarter of 2013, E&P total production unit costs were $46.55 per barrel of oil equivalent (boe), consisting of cash operating costs of $22.84 and DD&A expenses of $23.71 per boe. For the first nine months of 2013, E&P total production unit costs were $42.59 per boe, consisting of cash operating costs of $21.86 and DD&A expenses of $20.73 per boe. Due to the anticipated absence of low unit cost barrels from Libya, fourth quarter 2013 cash costs and DD&A expense are each expected to be in the range of $24.00 to $25.00 per boe. As a result, the Corporation is raising its full year production unit cost guidance to $44.00 to $45.00 per boe, from $40.00 to $42.00 per boe.

Exploration expenses: Exploration expenses were lower in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, primarily due to lower dry hole costs and geological and seismic expenses. Exploration expenses were lower in the first nine months of 2013 compared to the corresponding period in 2012, primarily due to lower dry hole expenses.

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

Income taxes: Excluding items affecting comparability between periods, the effective income tax rate for E&P operations was 45% for the third quarter of 2013 compared to 49% for the same period in 2012. The E&P fourth quarter 2013 effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of 39% to 41% and E&P’s full year guidance is being reduced to 42% to 44%, from the earlier guidance of 46% to 50%, largely due to the assumed absence of higher taxed production in Libya for the remainder of 2013, as a result of civil unrest.

Items Affecting Comparability of Earnings Between Periods: The following table summarizes, on an after-tax basis, income (expense) items that affected comparability of E&P earnings between periods:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Gains on asset sales

  $     $ 349     $ 1,802     $ 385  

Noncontrolling interest share of gain on asset sale

                (168      

Employee severance

    (3           (79      

Other exit costs

                (9      

Asset impairments

          (116           (152

Income tax charges

          (115     (28     (115

Dry hole and other expenses

          (56           (56
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ (3   $ 62     $ 1,518     $ 62  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gains on asset sales: In April 2013, the Corporation completed the sale of its Russian subsidiary, Samara-Nafta, for cash proceeds of $2.1 billion after working capital and other adjustments. Based on the Corporation’s 90% interest in Samara-Nafta, after-tax proceeds to Hess were approximately $1.9 billion. This transaction resulted in a nontaxable gain on sale of $1,119 million, which was reduced by $168 million for the noncontrolling interest holder’s share of the gain, resulting in a net gain attributable to the Corporation of $951 million. In the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation completed the sale of its interests in the ACG fields, offshore Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea, for cash proceeds of $884 million, resulting in a nontaxable gain of $360 million and completed the sale of its interests in the Beryl fields in the United Kingdom North Sea for cash proceeds of $442 million, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $328 million ($323 million after income taxes). In the third quarter of 2012, the Corporation sold its interests in the Schiehallion Field (Hess 16%) in the United Kingdom North Sea, its share of the associated floating production, storage and offloading vessel, and the West of Shetland pipeline system, which resulted in a pre-tax gain of $376 million ($349 million after income taxes). First quarter 2012 results included an after-tax gain of $36 million related to the completion of the sale of the Corporation’s interest in the Snohvit Field, offshore Norway.

Employee severance: During the third quarter of 2013, the Corporation recorded after-tax charges of $3 million, resulting from its planned divestitures and transformation into a pure play E&P company. Severance charges for the first nine months of 2013 were $86 million pre-tax ($79 million after income taxes).

Other exit costs: During the second quarter of 2013, the Corporation incurred contract termination and other costs relating to its exit from Russia.

Asset impairments: In the third quarter of 2012, the Corporation recorded pre-tax impairment charges of $208 million ($116 million after income taxes) due to increases in the Corporation’s estimated abandonment liabilities for non-producing properties, which resulted in the book value of the properties exceeding their fair value. In the second quarter of 2012, the Corporation also recorded a pre-tax charge of $59 million ($36 million after-tax) to reduce the carrying value of certain exploration properties that were part of an asset exchange with a joint venture partner.

Income tax charges: During the first quarter of 2013, the Corporation recorded a non-cash income tax charge of $28 million as a result of a planned asset divestiture. In July 2012, the government of the United Kingdom changed the supplementary income tax rate applicable to deductions for dismantlement expenditures to 20% from 32%. As a result, the Corporation recorded a one-time charge of approximately $115 million for deferred taxes related to its asset retirement obligations in the United Kingdom.

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

Dry hole and other expenses: During the third quarter of 2012, the Corporation decided to cease further development and appraisal activities in Peru. As a result, the Corporation recorded exploration expenses totaling $86 million ($56 million after income taxes) to write off its exploration assets in the country.

The Corporation’s future E&P earnings may be impacted by external factors, such as volatility in the selling prices of crude oil and natural gas, reserve and production changes, exploration expenses, industry cost inflation, changes in foreign exchange rates and income tax rates, the effects of weather, political risk, environmental risk and catastrophic risk. For a more comprehensive description of the risks that may affect the Corporation’s E&P business, see Item 1A. Risk Factors Related to Our Business and Operations in the December 31, 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Corporate and Other

The following table summarizes corporate and interest expenses:

 

                                                                                               
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Corporate expenses (excluding items affecting comparability)

  $ 51     $ 56     $ 184     $ 196  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense

    108       112       335       331  

Less: Capitalized interest

    (22     (8     (44     (18
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

    86       104       291       313  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Corporate and Other expenses before income taxes

    137       160       475       509  

Income tax (benefits)

    (53     (56     (180     (196
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Corporate and Other expenses after income taxes

    84       104       295       313  

Items affecting comparability of earnings between periods, after-tax

    5             17        
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Corporate and Other expenses after income taxes

  $ 89     $ 104     $ 312     $ 313  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Corporate expenses were lower in the third quarter of 2013, compared with the third quarter of 2012, reflecting lower professional fees. Corporate expenses were lower in the first nine months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012 as lower employee benefit related costs and insurance expenses were partially offset by higher proxy solicitation costs. Interest expense was comparable in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 and 2012. Capitalized interest was $22 million and $44 million in the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, up from $8 million and $18 million in the same periods in 2012, due to additional investment in the Tubular Bells and North Malay Basin projects. Items affecting comparability of earnings for the three and nine months of 2013 were employee severance charges of $8 million pre-tax ($5 million after income taxes) and $27 million pre-tax ($17 million after income taxes), respectively.

Discontinued Operations — Downstream Businesses

The downstream businesses reported earnings of $54 million in the third quarter of 2013 and $165 million in the first nine months of 2013, compared to $53 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $77 million in the first nine months of 2012. These results included net after-tax income totaling $23 million for the third quarter of 2013 and $32 million for the first nine months of 2013 from items affecting the comparability of earnings as explained below. Excluding these items, the decrease in earnings in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 was due to lower trading results and the closure of the Port Reading refinery in the first quarter of 2013, partly offset by higher retail earnings due to improved retail gasoline margins. The increase in earnings in the first nine months of 2013, compared to the first nine months of 2012, reflected higher volumes in energy marketing and higher margins in retail marketing.

In the third quarter of 2013, the downstream businesses recorded pre-tax income of $37 million ($23 million after income taxes) resulting from the net impact of a gain on the liquidation of LIFO inventories, largely offset by non-cash mark-to-market adjustments in energy marketing, employee severance, Port Reading refinery shutdown costs and other charges. In the first nine months of 2013, the Corporation recognized net pre-tax income of $51 million ($32 million after income taxes) comprising gains on the liquidation of LIFO inventories, partially offset by employee severance costs, refinery shutdown charges, including costs to idle equipment at the Port Reading refining facility and accelerated depreciation, together with non-cash

 

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Results of Operations (continued)

 

mark-to-market adjustments in energy marketing and other charges.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The following table sets forth certain relevant measures of the Corporation’s liquidity and capital resources:

 

                                               
    September 30,
2013
    December 31,
2012
 
    (In millions, except ratio)  

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 321     $ 642  

Short-term debt and current maturities of long-term debt

  $ 791     $ 787  

Total debt

  $ 6,209     $ 8,111  

Total equity

  $ 23,842     $ 21,203  

Debt to capitalization ratio*

    20.7     27.7

 

*

Total debt as a percentage of the sum of total debt plus equity

Cash Flows

The following table summarizes the Corporation’s cash flows:

 

                                               
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Cash provided by operating activities — continuing operations

  $ 3,019     $ 3,995  

Cash provided by operating activities — discontinued operations

    301       95  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

    3,320       4,090  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash used in investing activities — continuing operations

    (750     (5,298

Cash used in investing activities — discontinued operations

    (62     (84
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

    (812     (5,382
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities — continuing operations

    (2,820     1,472  

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities — discontinued operations

    (9     (3
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    (2,829     1,469  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents — continuing operations

    (551     169  

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents — discontinued operations

    230       8  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

  $ (321   $ 177  
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating activities: Net cash provided by operating activities was $3,320 million in the first nine months of 2013, compared with $4,090 million in the same period of 2012, as higher operating earnings were more than offset by increases in working capital. Cash provided by operating activities from discontinued operations increased during the third quarter of 2013 due to the release of working capital as a result of the ongoing divestiture program.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources (continued)

 

Investing activities: The following table summarizes the Corporation’s capital expenditures:

 

                                               
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013      2012  
    (In millions)  

Exploration and Production

  $ 4,356      $ 5,924  

Corporate and Other

    32        4  
 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total capital expenditures — Continuing operations

    4,388        5,928  

Discontinued operations — Downstream businesses

    64        88  
 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total capital expenditures

  $ 4,452      $ 6,016  
 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Capital expenditures for E&P were lower in the first nine months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 mainly due to reduced capital expenditures in the Bakken and the Valhall Field. In 2013, the Corporation received net proceeds of approximately $3.5 billion from the sale of its interests in the Beryl, ACG and Eagle Ford fields together with its interests in its Russian subsidiary, Samara-Nafta. In the first nine months of 2012, the Corporation received proceeds of $656 million from the sale of assets in the E&P segment.

Financing activities: In the first nine months of 2013, the Corporation repaid a net amount of $1,913 million under available credit facilities and repaid $155 million of other debt. The net repayments under the credit facilities consisted of $555 million on the Corporation’s short-term credit facilities, $758 million on its syndicated revolving credit facility and $600 million on its asset backed credit facility. During the third quarter, the Corporation commenced its authorized $4 billion share repurchase plan with the purchase of approximately 6,530,000 common shares at an average price per share of $76.60 for a cost of approximately $500 million. During the third quarter of 2013, the Corporation also increased its quarterly dividend to 25 cents from 10 cents per common share. Dividends paid were $154 million in the first nine months of 2013 compared to $136 million in the first nine months of 2012. In the first nine months of 2012, the Corporation had net borrowings of $1,599 million which consisted of $1 billion from its syndicated revolving credit facility, $583 million from the Corporation’s short-term credit facilities and $68 million from its asset-backed credit facility, partially offset by net repayments of $52 million of other debt.

Future Capital Requirements and Resources

In March 2013, the Corporation announced an asset sales program with the intent to use the proceeds to repay debt, establish a cash cushion, fund its growth and return capital to shareholders through the repurchase of up to $4 billion of Hess common stock and an increase in the quarterly dividend. Total proceeds from completed and announced asset sales in 2013, including an expected release of working capital, amount to approximately $6.5 billion. The Corporation used net proceeds from the completed asset sales of $3.5 billion to repay debt of $2.1 billion, fund a portion of its 2013 capital expenditures, purchase approximately 6,530,000 shares of common stock at a cost of approximately $500 million and pay an increased quarterly dividend starting in the third quarter of 2013. As of September 30, 2013, the Corporation may purchase up to $3.5 billion of common stock under its board authorized plan.

The Corporation anticipates investing approximately $6.8 billion in capital and exploratory expenditures during 2013. Total capital and exploratory expenditures were approximately $4.8 billion for the first nine months of 2013, which is a lower run rate than the full year guidance. The Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining interest in the WilcoHess retail joint venture and expects to close this acquisition before the end of 2013. As a result of lower than budgeted 2013 spend in E&P, the Corporation still expects to achieve its capital spend target of $6.8 billion for the year.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources (continued)

 

The table below summarizes the capacity, usage and available capacity of the Corporation’s borrowing and letter of credit facilities at September 30, 2013:

 

                                                                                                                                               
    Expiration
Date
     Capacity      Borrowings      Letters of
Credit Issued
     Total Used      Available
Capacity
 
                         (In millions)                

Revolving credit facility

  April 2016      $ 4,000      $       $       $       $ 4,000  

Committed lines

  Various*        1,915                318        318        1,597  

Uncommitted lines

  Various*        639        435        204        639          
      

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

       $ 6,554      $ 435      $ 522      $ 957      $ 5,597  
      

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

*

Committed and uncommitted lines have expiration dates through 2015.

The Corporation has a $4 billion syndicated revolving credit facility, which can be used for borrowings and letters of credit. Through September 2013, the Corporation also had a 364-day asset-backed credit facility with a total capacity of $400 million, subject to the amount of eligible receivables posted as collateral. In September 2013, the Corporation terminated this facility.

In the second quarter of 2013, the Corporation recorded capital lease obligations totaling $98 million in conjunction with its commitment to acquire 50 existing Hess retail gasoline stations that were previously held under operating leases. The Corporation repaid approximately $60 million of these obligations in July 2013.

The Corporation also has a shelf registration under which it may issue additional debt securities, warrants, common stock or preferred stock.

The Corporation’s long-term debt agreements contain certain financial covenants that restrict the amount of total borrowings and secured debt. At September 30, 2013, the Corporation is permitted to borrow up to an additional $33.5 billion for the construction or acquisition of assets. The Corporation has the ability to borrow up to an additional $5.6 billion of secured debt as of September 30, 2013.

The Corporation’s $522 million in letters of credit outstanding at September 30, 2013 were primarily issued to satisfy margin requirements. See also Note 14, Risk Management and Trading Activities in the notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Off-balance Sheet Arrangements Relating to Discontinued Operations

The Corporation has operating leases not included in its Consolidated Balance Sheet, primarily related to gasoline stations operated by the retail marketing business. The net present value of these leases was $229 million at September 30, 2013 compared with $342 million at December 31, 2012. The decrease primarily resulted from the recording of a capital lease obligation in the second quarter of 2013 totaling $98 million in conjunction with the Corporation’s commitment to acquire 50 existing Hess retail gasoline stations that were previously held under operating leases. If the remaining leases at September 30, 2013 were included as debt, the Corporation’s debt to capitalization ratio would increase to 21.3% from 20.7%.

Market Risk Disclosures

As discussed in Note 14, Risk Management and Trading Activities in the notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, in the normal course of its business, the Corporation has been exposed to commodity risks related to changes in the prices of crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products and electricity, as well as to changes in interest rates and foreign currency values. In the disclosures that follow, risk management activities related to the continuing operations are referred to as corporate risk management while risk management activities related to the discontinued operations are referred to as energy marketing. The Corporation’s trading operations, which have been classified as discontinued operations, are conducted principally through a 50% voting interest in a consolidated partnership that trades energy-related commodities, securities and derivatives. These activities are also exposed to commodity risks primarily related to the prices of crude oil, natural gas, electricity and refined petroleum products.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION (CONT’D.)

 

Market Risk Disclosures (continued)

 

Value at Risk: The Corporation uses value at risk to monitor and control commodity risk within its risk management and trading activities. The value at risk model uses historical simulation and the results represent the potential loss in fair value over one day at a 95% confidence level. The model captures both first and second order sensitivities for options. Results may vary from time to time as trading strategies change to capture potential market rate movements or hedging levels change in risk management activities. The potential change in fair value based on commodity price risk is presented in the corporate risk management activities and energy marketing and trading activities sections below.

Corporate Risk Management Activities

The Corporation uses energy commodity derivatives in its corporate risk management activities. The Corporation estimates that at September 30, 2013, the value at risk for corporate risk management activities was $14 million, which was primarily due to the Brent crude oil cash flow hedge positions, as described in Note 14, Risk Management and Trading Activities in the notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. There were no outstanding Brent crude oil cash flow hedge positions at December 31, 2012.

The Corporation’s outstanding long-term debt of $5,774 million, including current maturities, had a fair value of $6,606 million at September 30, 2013. A 15% decrease in the rate of interest would increase the fair value of debt by approximately $200 million at September 30, 2013. A 15% increase in the rate of interest would decrease the fair value of debt by approximately $190 million at September 30, 2013.

The Corporation has outstanding foreign exchange contracts used to reduce its exposure to fluctuating foreign exchange rates. The change in the fair value of foreign exchange contracts from a 10% strengthening of the U.S. Dollar exchange rate is estimated to be a gain of approximately $5 million at September 30, 2013.

Discontinued Operations — Energy Marketing and Trading Activities

The Corporation uses energy commodity derivatives in its energy marketing risk management activities. The Corporation estimates that at September 30, 2013, the value at risk for energy marketing risk management activities was $6 million compared with $7 million at December 31, 2012.

The information that follows represents 100% of the trading partnership and the Corporation’s proprietary trading accounts.

Derivative trading transactions are marked-to-market and unrealized gains or losses are recognized currently in Income from discontinued operations. Gains or losses from sales of physical products are recorded at the time of sale. Net realized gains and losses from trading activities for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 amounted to gains of $12 million and $68 million, respectively, compared to losses of $170 million and $1 million for the corresponding periods in 2012, respectively.

The following table provides an assessment of the factors affecting the changes in the fair value of net assets (liabilities) relating to financial instruments and derivative commodity contracts used in trading activities:

 

                                               
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012  
    (In millions)  

Fair value of contracts outstanding at January 1

  $ (96   $ (86

Change in fair value of contracts outstanding at the
beginning of the year and still outstanding at September 30

    (5     130  

Reversal of fair value for contracts closed during the period

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