UNITED STATES
                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       Pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                February 7, 2007
                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

                                HESS CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

      Delaware                        1-1204                  (IRS Employer
(State of Incorporation)      (Commission File Number)      Identification No.)

                           1185 Avenue of the Americas
                            New York, New York 10036
                     (Address of Principal Executive Office)

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

                                (Not Applicable)
                         (Former Name or Former Address,
                          If Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the
following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR

[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange
Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange
Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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

On February 7, 2007, the Company's Board of Directors ("the Board") elected John
H. Mullin as an independent director of the Board to fill a vacancy in the class
of directors whose terms expire in 2008. As of the date of this Current Report
on Form 8-K, Mr. Mullin is not a party to any transaction that is required to be
reported pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf
by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: February 9, 2007

                                                HESS CORPORATION

                                                By:  /s/ J. Barclay Collins II
                                                Name:  J. Barclay Collins II
                                                Title: Executive Vice President
                                                        and General Counsel