10-Q 1 pxd-20140331.htm 10-Q PXD-2014.03.31
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
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FORM 10-Q 
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014
or 
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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: 1-13245
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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
 
75-2702753
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
5205 N. O'Connor Blvd., Suite 200, Irving, Texas
 
75039
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(972) 444-9001
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report) 
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Number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as of May 5, 2014                                 143,046,951



PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
TABLE OF CONTENTS 
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statement of Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
The information in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the "Report") contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. When used in this document, the words "believes," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "forecasts," "intends," "continue," "may," "will," "could," "should," "future," "potential," "estimate" or the negative of such terms and similar expressions as they relate to Pioneer Natural Resources Company ("Pioneer" or the "Company") are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, they involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, in many cases, beyond the Company's control.
These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, volatility of commodity prices, product supply and demand, competition, the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof, other government regulation or action, the ability to obtain approvals from third parties and negotiate agreements with third parties on mutually acceptable terms, completion of planned divestitures, litigation, the costs and results of drilling and operations, availability of equipment, services, resources and personnel required to complete the Company's operating activities, access to and availability of transportation, processing, fractionation and refining facilities, Pioneer's ability to replace reserves, implement its business plans or complete its development activities as scheduled, access to and cost of capital, the financial strength of counterparties to Pioneer's credit facility and derivative contracts and the purchasers of Pioneer's oil, NGL and gas production, uncertainties about estimates of reserves and the ability to add proved reserves in the future, the assumptions underlying production forecasts, quality of technical data, environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change, the risks associated with the ownership and operation of the Company's industrial sand mining and oilfield services businesses, and acts of war or terrorism. These and other risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, this Report and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Company may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse effect on it. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. See "Part I, Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," "Part 1, Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk" and "Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors" in this Report and "Part I, Item 1. Business — Competition, Markets and Regulations," "Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors," "Part II, Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Part II, Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 for a description of various factors that could materially affect the ability of Pioneer to achieve the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update these statements except as required by law.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
Definitions of Certain Terms and Conventions Used Herein
Within this Report, the following terms and conventions have specific meanings:
"BBL" means a standard barrel containing 42 United States gallons.
"BOE" means a barrel of oil equivalent and is a standard convention used to express oil and gas volumes on a comparable oil equivalent basis. Gas equivalents are determined under the relative energy content method by using the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one BBL of oil or natural gas liquid.
"BOEPD" means BOE per day.
"BTU" means British thermal unit, which is a measure of the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.
"Conway" means the daily average natural gas liquids components as priced in Oil Price Information Service ("OPIS") in the table "U.S. and Canada LP – Gas Weekly Averages" at Conway, Kansas.
"DD&A" means depletion, depreciation and amortization.
"GAAP" means accounting principles that are generally accepted in the United States of America.
"LIBOR" means London Interbank Offered Rate, which is a market rate of interest.
"MCF" means one thousand cubic feet and is a measure of gas volume.
"MMBTU" means one million BTUs.
"Mont Belvieu" means the daily average natural gas liquids components as priced in OPIS in the table "U.S. and Canada LP – Gas Weekly Averages" at Mont Belvieu, Texas.
"NGL" means natural gas liquid.
"NYMEX" means the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"Pioneer" or the "Company" means Pioneer Natural Resources Company and its subsidiaries.
"Pioneer Southwest" means Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. and its subsidiaries.
"Proved reserves" mean the quantities of oil and gas, which, by analysis of geoscience and engineering data, can be estimated with reasonable certainty to be economically producible – from a given date forward, from known reservoirs, and under existing economic conditions, operating methods, and government regulations – prior to the time at which contracts providing the right to operate expire, unless evidence indicates that renewal is reasonably certain, regardless of whether deterministic or probabilistic methods are used for the estimation. The project to extract the hydrocarbons must have commenced or the operator must be reasonably certain that it will commence the project within a reasonable time.
(i) The area of the reservoir considered as proved includes: (A) The area identified by drilling and limited by fluid contacts, if any, and (B) Adjacent undrilled portions of the reservoir that can, with reasonable certainty, be judged to be continuous with it and to contain economically producible oil or gas on the basis of available geoscience and engineering data.
(ii) In the absence of data on fluid contacts, proved quantities in a reservoir are limited by the lowest known hydrocarbons ("LKH") as seen in a well penetration unless geoscience, engineering, or performance data and reliable technology establishes a lower contact with reasonable certainty.
(iii) Where direct observation from well penetrations has defined a highest known oil ("HKO") elevation and the potential exists for an associated gas cap, proved oil reserves may be assigned in the structurally higher portions of the reservoir only if geoscience, engineering, or performance data and reliable technology establish the higher contact with reasonable certainty.
(iv) Reserves which can be produced economically through application of improved recovery techniques (including, but not limited to, fluid injection) are included in the proved classification when: (A) Successful testing by a pilot project in an area of the reservoir with properties no more favorable than in the reservoir as a whole, the operation of an installed program in the reservoir or an analogous reservoir, or other evidence using reliable technology establishes the reasonable certainty of the engineering analysis on which the project or program was based; and (B) The project has been approved for development by all necessary parties and entities, including governmental entities.
(v) Existing economic conditions include prices and costs at which economic producibility from a reservoir is to be determined. The price shall be the average during the 12-month period prior to the ending date of the period covered by the report, determined as an unweighted arithmetic average of the first-day-of-the-month price for each month within such period, unless prices are defined by contractual arrangements, excluding escalations based upon future conditions.
"U.S." means United States.
With respect to information on the working interest in wells, drilling locations and acreage, "net" wells, drilling locations and acres are determined by multiplying "gross" wells, drilling locations and acres by the Company's working interest in such wells, drilling locations or acres. Unless otherwise specified, wells, drilling locations and acreage statistics quoted herein represent gross wells, drilling locations or acres.
Unless otherwise indicated, all currency amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.    Financial Statements
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions)
 
 
 
March 31,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
257

 
$
393

Accounts receivable:
 
 
 
 
Trade, net
 
437

 
431

Due from affiliates
 
2

 
3

Income taxes receivable
 

 
5

Inventories
 
231

 
220

Prepaid expenses
 
13

 
16

Assets held for sale
 
554

 
584

Other current assets:
 
 
 
 
Derivatives
 
43

 
76

Other
 
5

 
2

Total current assets
 
1,542

 
1,730

Property, plant and equipment, at cost:
 
 
 
 
Oil and gas properties, using the successful efforts method of accounting:
 
 
 
 
Proved properties
 
13,909

 
13,406

Unproved properties
 
116

 
123

Accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization
 
(5,035
)
 
(4,903
)
Total property, plant and equipment
 
8,990

 
8,626

Goodwill
 
274

 
274

Other property and equipment, net
 
1,225

 
1,224

Other assets:
 
 
 
 
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate
 
239

 
225

Derivatives
 
62

 
91

Other, net
 
133

 
124

 
 
$
12,465

 
$
12,294







The financial information included as of March 31, 2014 has been prepared by management
without audit by independent registered public accountants.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (continued)
(in millions)
 
 
 
March 31,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable:
 
 
 
 
Trade
 
$
925

 
$
910

Due to affiliates
 
46

 
150

Interest payable
 
36

 
62

Income taxes payable
 
9

 

Deferred income taxes
 
20

 
19

Liabilities held for sale
 
93

 
39

Other current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Derivatives
 
41

 
12

Other
 
68

 
58

Total current liabilities
 
1,238

 
1,250

Long-term debt
 
2,706

 
2,653

Derivatives
 
5

 
10

Deferred income taxes
 
1,496

 
1,473

Other liabilities
 
296

 
293

Equity:
 
 
 
 
Common stock, $.01 par value; 500 million shares authorized; 146 million shares issued as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively
 
1

 
1

Additional paid-in capital
 
5,105

 
5,080

Treasury stock at cost: 3 million shares as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively
 
(173
)
 
(144
)
Retained earnings
 
1,782

 
1,665

Total equity attributable to common stockholders
 
6,715

 
6,602

Noncontrolling interests in consolidating subsidiaries
 
9

 
13

Total equity
 
6,724

 
6,615

Commitments and contingencies
 


 


 
 
$
12,465

 
$
12,294







The financial information included as of March 31, 2014 has been prepared by management
without audit by independent registered public accountants.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited) 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
Revenues and other income:
 
 
 
 
Oil and gas
 
$
910

 
$
729

Sales of purchased oil and gas
 
147

 
56

Interest and other
 
4

 

Derivative losses, net
 
(104
)
 
(42
)
Gain on disposition of assets, net
 
6

 
24

 
 
963

 
767

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
Oil and gas production
 
165

 
150

Production and ad valorem taxes
 
57

 
52

Depletion, depreciation and amortization
 
221

 
212

Purchased oil and gas
 
143

 
56

Exploration and abandonments
 
31

 
18

General and administrative
 
81

 
62

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations
 
3

 
3

Interest
 
45

 
51

Other
 
15

 
20

 
 
761

 
624

Income from continuing operations before income taxes
 
202

 
143

Income tax provision
 
(53
)
 
(50
)
Income from continuing operations
 
149

 
93

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
 
(26
)
 
16

Net income
 
123

 
109

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
 

 
(8
)
Net income attributable to common stockholders
 
$
123

 
$
101

 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share attributable to common stockholders:
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
 
$
1.03

 
$
0.65

Income (loss) from discontinued operations
 
(0.18
)
 
0.12

Net income
 
$
0.85

 
$
0.77

Diluted earnings per share attributable to common stockholders:
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
 
$
1.03

 
$
0.63

Income (loss) from discontinued operations
 
(0.18
)
 
0.12

Net income
 
$
0.85

 
$
0.75

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
143

 
129

Diluted
 
143

 
133

Dividends declared per share
 
$
0.04

 
$
0.04

 
 
 
 
 
Amounts attributable to common stockholders:
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
 
$
149

 
$
85

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
 
(26
)
 
16

Net income
 
$
123

 
$
101



The financial information included herein has been prepared by management
without audit by independent registered public accountants.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY
(in millions, except dividends per share)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
Equity Attributable To Common Stockholders
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
Outstanding
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Noncontrolling
Interests
 
Total Equity
Balance as of December 31, 2013
 
143

 
$
1

 
$
5,080

 
$
(144
)
 
$
1,665

 
$
13

 
$
6,615

Dividends declared ($0.04 per share)
 

 

 

 

 
(6
)
 

 
(6
)
Exercise of long-term incentive plan stock options
 

 

 
2

 
2

 

 

 
4

Purchases of treasury stock
 

 

 

 
(31
)
 

 

 
(31
)
Sendero divestiture
 

 

 

 

 

 
(4
)
 
(4
)
Tax benefits related to stock-based compensation
 

 

 
2

 

 

 

 
2

Pioneer Southwest merger transaction costs
 

 

 
(1
)
 

 

 

 
(1
)
Compensation costs included in net income
 

 

 
22

 

 

 

 
22

Net income
 

 

 

 

 
123

 

 
123

Balance as of March 31, 2014
 
143

 
$
1

 
$
5,105

 
$
(173
)
 
$
1,782

 
$
9

 
$
6,724








The financial information included herein has been prepared by management
without audit by independent registered public accountants.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
123

 
$
109

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depletion, depreciation and amortization
 
221

 
212

Exploration expenses, including dry holes
 
7

 

Deferred income taxes
 
41

 
44

Gain on disposition of assets, net
 
(6
)
 
(24
)
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations
 
3

 
3

Discontinued operations
 
96

 
35

Interest expense
 
4

 
5

Derivative related activity
 
86

 
96

Amortization of stock-based compensation
 
22

 
17

Other noncash items
 
8

 
(4
)
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
 
(37
)
 
(42
)
Income taxes receivable
 
5

 
6

Inventories
 
(16
)
 
1

Prepaid expenses
 
(1
)
 

Other current assets
 
(3
)
 
(1
)
Accounts payable
 
(70
)
 
(57
)
Interest payable
 
(26
)
 
(30
)
Income taxes payable
 
9

 

Other current liabilities
 

 
(10
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
466

 
360

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from disposition of assets, net of cash sold
 
86

 
46

Additions to oil and gas properties
 
(664
)
 
(697
)
Additions to other assets and other property and equipment, net
 
(48
)
 
(56
)
Net cash used in investing activities
 
(626
)
 
(707
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Borrowings under long-term debt
 
150

 
305

Principal payments on long-term debt
 
(100
)
 
(1,012
)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs
 

 
1,281

Distributions to noncontrolling interests
 

 
(9
)
Payments of other liabilities
 
(1
)
 

Exercise of long-term incentive plan stock options
 
4

 
1

Purchases of treasury stock
 
(31
)
 
(19
)
Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements
 
2

 
1

Net cash provided by financing activities
 
24

 
548

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 
(136
)
 
201

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
 
393

 
229

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
 
$
257

 
$
430

  


The financial information included herein has been prepared by management
without audit by independent registered public accountants.
  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)


NOTE A. Organization and Nature of Operations
Pioneer Natural Resources Company ("Pioneer" or the "Company") is a Delaware corporation whose common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company is a large independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the United States, with continuing field operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeastern Colorado, the Hugoton field in southwest Kansas and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle.
NOTE B. Basis of Presentation
Presentation. In the opinion of management, the consolidated financial statements of the Company as of March 31, 2014 and for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 include all adjustments and accruals, consisting only of normal, recurring accrual adjustments, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods. These interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year.
Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") have been condensed in or omitted from this report pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). These consolidated financial statements should be read together with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.
Certain reclassifications have been made to the 2013 financial statement and footnote amounts in order to conform to the 2014 presentation.
New accounting pronouncements. In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-08, "Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360): Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity." ASU 2014-08 prospectively changes the criteria for reporting discontinued operations while enhancing disclosures around disposals of assets whether or not the disposal meets the definition of a discontinued operation. ASU 2014-08 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 31, 2014 with early adoption permitted but only for disposals that have not been reported in financial statements previously issued. The adoption of this new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

NOTE C. Acquisitions and Divestitures
Divestitures Recorded in Continuing Operations
The Company recorded net gains on disposition of assets in continuing operations of $6 million and $24 million during the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, which were primarily comprised of the following:

Vertical drilling rigs. During December 2013, the Company committed to a plan to sell the Company's majority interest in Sendero Drilling Company, LLC ("Sendero") to Sendero's minority interest owner. At December 31, 2013, the assets and liabilities of Sendero were classified as held for sale at their estimated fair value. In March 2014, the Company completed the sale of Sendero for cash proceeds of $31 million and recognized a gain of $1 million associated with the completion of the sale during the three months ended March 31, 2014. As part of the sales agreement, the Company committed to lease from Sendero 12 vertical rigs through December 31, 2015, and eight vertical rigs in 2016.
Permian Basin. During February 2014, the Company completed the sale of proved and unproved properties in Gaines and Dawson counties in the Spraberry field in West Texas for net cash proceeds of $68 million, which resulted in a gain of $3 million.
West Panhandle. During the first quarter of 2013, the Company completed a sale of its interest in unproved oil and gas properties adjacent to the Company's West Panhandle field operations for net cash proceeds of $38 million, which resulted in a gain of $22 million.

10

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

Divestitures Recorded as Discontinued Operations
Alaska. During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company committed to a plan to sell 100 percent of the capital stock in Pioneer's Alaska subsidiary ("Pioneer Alaska"). In April 2014, the Company completed the sale of Pioneer Alaska to an unaffiliated third party pursuant to an amended purchase and sale agreement for $300 million before normal closing and other adjustments.
The Company has classified (i) Pioneer Alaska's assets and liabilities as held for sale in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and (ii) Pioneer Alaska's results of operations as income from discontinued operations, net of tax in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
Based upon the provisions in the amended purchase and sale agreement for Pioneer Alaska, the Company recorded an additional noncash impairment charge of $97 million in discontinued operations during the three months ended March 31, 2014 to reduce the carrying value of Pioneer Alaska to its sales value, including normal closing adjustments, of $253 million. See Note D for additional information about the Pioneer Alaska impairment charge.
Barnett Shale. During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company committed to a plan to divest of its net assets in the Barnett Shale field in North Texas. The plan is expected to result in the sale of the Barnett Shale net assets during 2014. The Company has classified its (i) Barnett Shale assets and liabilities as held for sale in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and (ii) Barnett Shale results of operations as income from discontinued operations, net of tax in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
Due to reductions in the fair value of the Barnett Shale net assets, primarily due to cash flow received during the first quarter, an additional impairment charge of $14 million was recorded in discontinued operations during the three months ended March 31, 2014. See Note D for additional information about the Barnett Shale impairment charge.
The Company continues to pursue the sale of its Barnett Shale net assets. No assurance can be given that the sale will be completed in accordance with the Company's plans.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)


The following table represents the components of the Company's discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
(in millions)
Revenues and other income:
 
 
 
 
Oil and gas
 
$
68

 
$
60

Interest and other (a)
 
29

 
19

 
 
97

 
79

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
Oil and gas production
 
18

 
20

Production and ad valorem taxes
 
3

 
3

Depletion, depreciation and amortization
 

 
19

Impairment of oil and gas properties
 
111

 

Exploration and abandonments
 
1

 
10

General and administrative
 
2

 
2

Other
 
3

 

 
 
138

 
54

Income (loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes
 
(41
)
 
25

Current tax provision
 

 
(1
)
Deferred tax (provision) benefit
 
15

 
(8
)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
 
$
(26
)
 
$
16

 ____________________
(a)
Primarily comprised of cash received associated with Alaskan Petroleum Production Tax ("PPT") credits on qualifying capital expenditures.

The carrying values of the Company's ownership in Pioneer Alaska and the Barnett Shale field as of March 31, 2014, and the carrying values of the Company's ownership in Pioneer Alaska, the Barnett Shale field and Sendero as of December 31, 2013, were included in assets and liabilities held for sale in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet and were comprised of the following:
 
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
 
(in millions)
Composition of assets included in assets held for sale:
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
$
76

 
$
58

Property, plant and equipment
 
478

 
526

Total assets
 
$
554

 
$
584

 
 
 
 
 
Composition of liabilities included in liabilities held for sale:
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
$
79

 
$
29

Other liabilities
 
14

 
10

Total liabilities
 
$
93

 
$
39


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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

NOTE D. Fair Value Measurements
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or the price paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value measurements are based upon inputs that market participants use in pricing an asset or liability, which are characterized according to a hierarchy that prioritizes those inputs based on the degree to which they are observable. Observable inputs represent market data obtained from independent sources, whereas unobservable inputs reflect a company's own market assumptions, which are used if observable inputs are not reasonably available without undue cost and effort. The three input levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:
Level 1 – quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
Level 2 – quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (e.g., interest rates) and inputs derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.
Level 3 – unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The fair value input hierarchy level to which an asset or liability measurement in its entirety falls is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the measurement in its entirety.
 
The following table presents the Company's assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2014 for each of the fair value hierarchy levels: 
 
 
Fair Value Measurement at the End of the
Reporting Period Using
 
 
 
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical
Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Fair Value at March 31, 2014
 
 
(in millions)
Recurring fair value measurements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity derivatives
 
$

 
$
95

 
$

 
$
95

Interest rate derivatives
 

 
10

 


10

Deferred compensation plan assets
 
67

 

 

 
67

Total assets
 
67

 
105

 

 
172

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity derivatives
 

 
42

 

 
42

Interest rate derivatives
 

 
4

 

 
4

Total liabilities
 

 
46

 

 
46

Total recurring fair value measurements
 
$
67

 
$
59

 
$

 
$
126

Deferred compensation plan assets. The Company's deferred compensation plan assets represent investments in equity and mutual fund securities that are actively traded on major exchanges. These investments are measured based on observable prices on major exchanges. As of March 31, 2014, the significant inputs to these asset values represented Level 1 independent active exchange market price inputs.
Commodity derivatives. The Company's commodity derivatives represent oil, natural gas liquids ("NGL") and gas swap contracts, collar contracts and collar contracts with short puts. The asset and liability measurements for the Company's commodity derivative contracts represent Level 2 inputs in the hierarchy. The Company utilizes discounted cash flow and option-pricing models for valuing its commodity derivatives.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

The asset and liability values attributable to the Company's commodity derivatives were determined based on inputs that include (i) the contracted notional volumes, (ii) independent active market price quotes, (iii) the applicable estimated credit-adjusted risk-free rate yield curve and (iv) the implied rate of volatility inherent in the collar and collar contracts with short puts, which is based on active and independent market-quoted volatility factors.
Interest rate derivatives. The Company's interest rate derivatives as of March 31, 2014 represent interest rate swap contracts. The Company utilizes discounted cash flow models for valuing its interest rate derivatives. The net derivative values attributable to the Company's interest rate derivative contracts as of March 31, 2014 are based on (i) the contracted notional amounts, (ii) active market-quoted London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") yield curves and (iii) the applicable credit-adjusted risk-free rate yield curve. The Company's interest rate derivative asset measurements represent Level 2 inputs in the hierarchy.
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. Certain assets and liabilities are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. These assets and liabilities are not measured at fair value on an ongoing basis, but are subject to fair value adjustments in certain circumstances. These assets and liabilities can include inventory, proved and unproved oil and gas properties that are written down to fair value when they are impaired and assets and liabilities associated with long-lived assets that have been reduced to fair value when they are held for sale.
Assets classified as held for sale. The Company records assets and liabilities associated with long-lived assets that are classified as held for sale at the lower of the asset's net carrying amount or estimated fair value less costs to sell. The fair value of Pioneer Alaska is based on the sales price, as adjusted for normal closing adjustments, less costs to sell. The fair value of the Barnett Shale field assets is based upon a weighted average calculation that uses management inputs including an estimated sales price and a discounted cash flow model for the proved properties using Level 3 assumptions including management's longer-term commodity price outlooks ("Management's Price Outlooks") for (i) oil and gas prices of $81.58 per barrel ("BBL") for oil and $4.64 per million British thermal units ("MMBTU") for gas, (ii) production costs, (iii) capital expenditures, (iv) production and (v) estimated proved reserves. Management's commodity price outlooks represent longer-term outlooks that are developed based on third-party futures price outlooks as of a measurement date. The expected future net cash flows were discounted using an annual rate of 10 percent to determine estimated fair value. See Note C for additional information regarding the Company's planned divestitures.
The following table presents the estimated fair value less costs to sell as of March 31, 2014 and fair value adjustments for the Company's assets classified as discontinued operations held for sale for the three months ended March 31, 2014:
 
 
Estimated Fair Value Less Costs to Sell
 
Fair Value Adjustment
 
 
(in millions)
Alaska
 
$
253

 
$
(97
)
Barnett Shale field
 
$
208

 
$
(14
)
Financial instruments not carried at fair value. Carrying values and fair values of financial instruments that are not carried at fair value in the consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 are as follows: 

 
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair
Value
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair
Value
 
 
(in millions)
Long-term debt
 
$
2,706

 
$
3,121

 
$
2,653

 
$
3,019

Long-term debt includes the Company's credit facility and the Company's senior notes. The fair value of debt is determined utilizing inputs that are Level 2 measurements in the fair value hierarchy.
Credit facility. The fair value of the Company's credit facility is calculated using a discounted cash flow model based on (i) forecasted contractual interest and fee payments, (ii) forward active market-quoted United States Treasury Bill rates and (iii) the applicable credit-adjustments.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

Senior notes. The Company's senior notes represent debt securities that are traded on major exchanges but are not actively traded. The fair values of the Company's senior notes are based on their periodic values as quoted on the major exchanges.
The Company has other financial instruments consisting primarily of cash equivalents, receivables, prepaid expenses, payables and other current assets and liabilities that approximate fair value due to the nature of the instrument and their relatively short maturities. Non-financial assets and liabilities initially measured at fair value include certain assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination, goodwill and asset retirement obligations.
NOTE E. Derivative Financial Instruments
The Company utilizes commodity swap contracts, collar contracts and collar contracts with short puts to (i) reduce the effect of price volatility on the commodities the Company produces and sells or consumes, (ii) support the Company's annual capital budgeting and expenditure plans and (iii) reduce commodity price risk associated with certain capital projects. The Company also, from time to time, utilizes interest rate contracts to reduce the effect of interest rate volatility on the Company's indebtedness.
Oil production derivative activities. All material physical sales contracts governing the Company's oil production are tied directly to, or are highly correlated with, New York Mercantile Exchange ("NYMEX") West Texas Intermediate ("WTI") oil prices. The Company uses derivative contracts to manage oil price volatility and basis swap contracts to reduce basis risk between NYMEX prices and actual index prices at which the oil is sold.
The following table sets forth the volumes per day associated with the Company's outstanding oil derivative contracts as of March 31, 2014 and the weighted average oil prices for those contracts: 
 
 
Nine Months Ending December 31,
 
Year Ending December 31,
 
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
Collar contracts with short puts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume (BBL) (a)
 
69,000

 
86,500

 
25,000

Price per BBL:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceiling
 
$
114.05

 
$
99.01

 
$
93.30

Floor
 
$
93.70

 
$
88.09

 
$
85.00

Short put
 
$
77.61

 
$
73.18

 
$
70.00

Swap contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume (BBL)
 
10,000

 

 

Price per BBL
 
$
93.87

 
$

 
$

Rollfactor swap contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume (BBL)
 
9,455

 
5,000

 

NYMEX roll price (b)
 
$
1.08

 
$
0.60

 
$

 ____________________
(a)
Counterparties have the option to extend for an additional year 1,500 BBLs per day of 2015 collar contracts with short puts with a ceiling price of $100.25 per BBL, a floor price of $90.00 per BBL and a short put price of $80.00 per BBL. The option to extend is exercisable on December 31, 2015. During the period from April 1, 2014 to May 5, 2014, the Company entered into additional collar contracts with short puts for 3,500 BBLs per day of the Company's 2015 production with a ceiling price of $100.00 per BBL, a floor price of $90.00 per BBL and a short put price of $80.00 per BBL. These contracts give the counterparties the option to extend the contracts under the same terms for an additional year if the option to extend is exercised by the counterparties on December 31, 2015.
(b)
Represents swaps that fix the difference between (i) each day's price per BBL of WTI for the first nearby month less (ii) the price per BBL of WTI for the second nearby NYMEX month, multiplied by .6667; plus (iii) each day's price per BBL of WTI for the first nearby month less (iv) the price per BBL of WTI for the third nearby NYMEX month, multiplied by .3333.
NGL production derivative activities. All material physical sales contracts governing the Company's NGL production are tied directly or indirectly to either Mont Belvieu or Conway fractionation facilities' NGL component product prices.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

The following table sets forth the volumes per day associated with the Company's outstanding NGL derivative contracts as of March 31, 2014 and the weighted average NGL prices for those contracts: 
 
 
Nine Months Ending December 31,
 
 
2014
Collar contracts with short puts (a):
 
 
Volume (BBL)
 
1,000

Price per BBL:
 
 
Ceiling
 
$
109.50

Floor
 
$
95.00

Short put
 
$
80.00

Collar contracts (b):
 
 
Volume (BBL)
 
3,000

Price per BBL:
 
 
Ceiling
 
$
13.72

Floor
 
$
10.78

Swap contracts (c):
 
 
Volume (BBL)
 
2,556

Average price per BBL
 
$
48.15

____________________
(a)
Represent collar contracts with short puts that reduce the price volatility of natural gasoline forecasted for sale by the Company at Mont Belvieu, Texas-posted prices. During the period from April 1, 2014 to May 5, 2014, the Company entered into additional natural gasoline collar contracts with short puts for (i) 1,000 BBLs per day of May through December 2014 production with a ceiling price of $93.24 per BBL, a floor price of $88.20 per BBL and a short put price of $81.90 per BBL and (ii) 1,500 BBLs per day of June through December 2014 production with a ceiling price of $93.35 per BBL, a floor price of $88.20 per BBL and a short put price of $81.90 per BBL.
(b)
Represent collar contracts that reduce the price volatility of ethane forecasted for sale by the Company at Mont Belvieu, Texas-posted prices.
(c)
Represent swap contracts that reduce the price volatility of propane forecasted for sale by the Company at Mont Belvieu, Texas-posted prices.
Gas production derivative activities. All material physical sales contracts governing the Company's gas production are tied directly or indirectly to NYMEX Henry Hub ("HH") gas prices or regional index prices where the gas is sold. The Company uses derivative contracts to manage gas price volatility and basis swap contracts to reduce basis risk between HH prices and actual index prices at which the gas is sold.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

The following table sets forth the volumes per day associated with the Company's outstanding gas derivative contracts as of March 31, 2014 and the weighted average gas prices for those contracts: 
 
 
Nine Months Ending December 31,
 
Year Ending December 31,
 
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
Collar contracts with short puts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume (MMBTU)
 
115,000

 
285,000

 
20,000

Price per MMBTU:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceiling
 
$
4.70

 
$
5.07

 
$
5.36

Floor
 
$
4.00

 
$
4.00

 
$
4.00

Short put
 
$
3.00

 
$
3.00

 
$
3.00

Swap contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume (MMBTU)
 
195,000

 
20,000

 

Price per MMBTU
 
$
4.04

 
$
4.31

 
$

Basis swap contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume (MMBTU) (a)
 
123,382

 
30,000

 

Price per MMBTU
 
$
(0.22
)
 
$
(0.18
)
 
$

____________________
(a)
During the period from April 1, 2014 to May 5, 2014, the Company entered into additional basis swap contracts for 20,000 MMBTU per day of the Company's 2015 production with a negative price differential of $0.25 per MMBTU between the relevant index price and the NYMEX price.
Marketing and basis transfer derivative activities. Periodically, the Company enters into buy and sell marketing arrangements to fulfill firm pipeline transportation commitments. Associated with these marketing arrangements, the Company may enter into index swaps to mitigate price risk. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had (i) marketing gas index swap contracts for 37,782 MMBTU per day for the remainder of 2014 with a price differential of $0.31 per MMBTU between Permian Basin index prices and southern California index prices and (ii) marketing oil index swap contracts for 555 BBL per day for the remainder of 2014 with a price differential of $5.55 per BBL between Cushing WTI and Louisiana Light Sweet crude ("LLS").
Interest rate derivative activities. As of March 31, 2014, the Company was a party to interest rate derivative contracts whereby the Company will receive a fixed interest rate of 3.95 percent in exchange for paying a floating interest rate comprised of the three-month LIBOR plus an average rate of 1.11 percent on a notional amount of $400 million through July 15, 2022.
Tabular disclosure of derivative financial instruments. All of the Company's derivatives are accounted for as non-hedge derivatives and therefore all changes in the fair values of its derivative contracts are recognized as gains or losses in the earnings of the periods in which they occur. The Company classifies the fair value amounts of derivative assets and liabilities as net current or noncurrent derivative assets or net current or noncurrent derivative liabilities, whichever the case may be, by commodity and counterparty. The Company enters into derivatives under master netting arrangements, which, in an event of default, allows the Company to offset payables to and receivables from the defaulting counterparty.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

The aggregate fair value of the Company's derivative instruments reported in the consolidated balance sheets by type and counterparty, including the classification between current and noncurrent assets and liabilities, consists of the following:
 
Fair Value of Derivative Instruments as of March 31, 2014
Type
 
Consolidated Balance Sheet
Location
 
Fair
Value
 
Gross Amounts Offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
Net Fair Value Presented in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
 
 
 
(in millions)
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asset Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - current
 
$
46

 
$
(13
)
 
$
33

Interest rate derivatives
 
Derivatives - current
 
$
10

 
$

 
10

Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
67

 
$
(5
)
 
62

Interest rate derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
12

 
$
(12
)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
105

Liability Derivatives:
 

 
 
 
 
Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - current
 
$
54

 
$
(13
)
 
$
41

Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
6

 
$
(5
)
 
1

Interest rate derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
16

 
$
(12
)
 
4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
46


Fair Value of Derivative Instruments as of December 31, 2013
Type
 
Consolidated Balance Sheet
Location
 
Fair
Value
 
Gross Amounts Offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
Net Fair Value Presented in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
 
 
 
(in millions)
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asset Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - current
 
$
73

 
$
(7
)
 
$
66

Interest rate derivatives
 
Derivatives - current
 
$
10

 
$

 
10

Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
95

 
$
(4
)
 
91

Interest rate derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
15

 
$
(15
)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
167

Liability Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - current
 
$
19

 
$
(7
)
 
$
12

Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
4

 
$
(4
)
 

Interest rate derivatives
 
Derivatives - noncurrent
 
$
25

 
$
(15
)
 
10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
22


The Company uses credit and other financial criteria to evaluate the credit standing of, and to select, counterparties to its derivative instruments. Although the Company does not obtain collateral or otherwise secure the fair value of its derivative instruments, associated credit risk is mitigated by the Company's credit risk policies and procedures.


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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

The following table details the location of gains and losses recognized on the Company's derivative contracts in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging
 
Location of Gain / (Loss) Recognized in
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Instruments
 
Earnings on Derivatives
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(in millions)
Commodity price derivatives
 
Derivative losses, net
 
$
(114
)
 
$
(46
)
Interest rate derivatives
 
Derivative losses, net
 
10

 
4

Total
 
 
 
$
(104
)
 
$
(42
)
NOTE F. Exploratory Costs
The Company capitalizes exploratory well and project costs until a determination is made that the well or project has either found proved reserves, is impaired or is sold. The Company's capitalized exploratory well and project costs are presented in proved properties in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. If the exploratory well or project is determined to be impaired, the impaired costs are charged to exploration and abandonments expense.
The following table reflects the Company's capitalized exploratory well and project activity during the three months ended March 31, 2014:
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
 
(in millions)
Beginning capitalized exploratory costs
$
159

Additions to exploratory costs pending the determination of proved reserves
307

Reclassification due to determination of proved reserves
(210
)
Impairment of properties
(7
)
Exploratory well costs charged to exploration expense
(1
)
Ending capitalized exploratory costs (a)
$
248

_______________
(a)
Includes $60 million of capitalized exploratory well costs classified as held for sale in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2014.

The following table provides an aging, as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, of capitalized exploratory costs and the number of projects for which exploratory costs have been capitalized for a period greater than one year based on the date drilling was completed:
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
(in millions, except project counts)
Capitalized exploratory costs that have been suspended:
 
 
 
One year or less
$
211

 
$
116

More than one year
37

 
43

 
$
248

 
$
159

 
 
 
 
Number of projects with exploratory costs that have been suspended for a period greater than one year
1

 
1

Alaska - Nuna. The Company's Nuna project, which had $37 million of suspended project costs as of March 31, 2014, includes the Nuna-1 exploration well that was drilled during 2012 to test the Torok formation and a second appraisal well that was drilled and logged during the first quarter of 2013. The Company flow-tested the Nuna-1 well during the second quarter of 2012 and again in the first quarter of 2013. The second appraisal well encountered a mechanical problem and could not be flow-tested

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

before the end of the winter drilling season. The results of the flow tests on the Nuna-1 well and the log data from the second Nuna well were both very encouraging. Prior to the sale of Pioneer Alaska, the Company was conducting a front-end engineering design study to evaluate the potential for onshore production facilities to support the project. The capitalized exploratory well costs associated with the Nuna project are classified as held for sale in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2014. See Note C for additional information about the Company's sale of Pioneer Alaska.
NOTE G. Long-term Debt
The Company's long-term debt consists of senior notes and a revolving corporate credit facility (the "Credit Facility"), including the effects of net deferred fair value hedge losses and issuance discounts. The Credit Facility is maintained with a syndicate of financial institutions and has aggregate loan commitments of $1.5 billion that expire in December 2017. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had $50 million of outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility and was in compliance with all of its debt covenants.
NOTE H. Incentive Plans
Stock-based compensation
For the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company recorded $31 million of stock-based compensation expense for all plans, as compared to $28 million for the same period of 2013. As of March 31, 2014, there was $211 million of unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested share-based compensation plan awards, including $57 million attributable to stock-based awards that are expected to be settled on their vesting date in cash, rather than in equity shares ("Liability Awards"). The unrecognized compensation expense will be recognized over the remaining vesting periods of the awards, which is a period of less than three years on a weighted average basis. As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, accounts payable – due to affiliates includes $8 million and $33 million, respectively, of liabilities attributable to Liability Awards.
The following table summarizes the activity that occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2014, for each type of share-based incentive award issued by Pioneer: 
 
 
Restricted
Stock Equity
Awards
 
Restricted
Stock
Liability
Awards
 
Performance
Units
 
Stock
Options
Outstanding as of December 31, 2013
 
1,371,207

 
422,382

 
134,476

 
289,927

Awards granted
 
380,586

 
132,803

 
67,182

 

Awards vested
 
(406,302
)
 
(181,131
)
 
(898
)
 

Options exercised
 

 

 

 
(32,098
)
Awards forfeited
 
(2,670
)
 
(6,356
)
 

 

Outstanding as of March 31, 2014
 
1,342,821

 
367,698

 
200,760

 
257,829

Postretirement Benefit Obligations
As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Company had $6 million and $8 million, respectively, of unfunded accumulated postretirement benefit obligations. These obligations are comprised of five unfunded plans, of which four relate to predecessor entities that the Company acquired in prior years. Other than the Company's retirement plan, the participants of these plans are not current employees of the Company. The plans had no assets as of March 31, 2014 or December 31, 2013.

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

NOTE I. Asset Retirement Obligations
The Company's asset retirement obligations primarily relate to the future plugging and abandonment of wells and facilities. The following table summarizes the Company's asset retirement obligation activity during the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013: 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
(in millions)
Beginning asset retirement obligations
 
$
194

 
$
198

New wells placed on production
 
1

 
3

Changes in estimates
 
1

 
(6
)
Dispositions
 
(1
)
 
(4
)
Liabilities settled
 
(4
)
 
(3
)
Accretion of discount
 
3

 
3

Ending asset retirement obligations
 
$
194

 
$
191

The Company records the current and noncurrent portions of asset retirement obligations in other current liabilities and other liabilities, respectively, in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the current portions of the Company's asset retirement obligations were both $19 million.
NOTE J. Commitments and Contingencies
The Company is a party to proceedings and claims incidental to its business. While many of these matters involve inherent uncertainty, the Company believes that the amount of the liability, if any, ultimately incurred with respect to such proceedings and claims will not have a material adverse effect on the Company's consolidated financial position as a whole or on its liquidity, capital resources or future annual results of operations. The Company records reserves for contingencies when information available indicates that a loss is probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated.
Settlement of Lawsuit relating to the Pioneer Southwest merger. On May 15, 2013, David Flecker, a purported unitholder of Pioneer Southwest, filed a class action petition on behalf of Pioneer Southwest's unitholders and a derivative suit (the "Flecker Lawsuit") on behalf of Pioneer Southwest against the Company, Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. ("Pioneer USA"), Pioneer Natural Resources GP LLC (the "General Partner") and the directors of the General Partner, in the 134th Judicial District of Dallas County, Texas (the "Court"). A similar class action petition and derivative suit was filed against the same defendants on May 20, 2013, in the 160th Judicial District of Dallas County, Texas, by purported unitholder Vipul Patel (the "Patel Lawsuit"). On September 3, 2013, the Patel Lawsuit was consolidated into the Flecker Lawsuit (as consolidated, the "Pioneer Southwest Lawsuit"), and the plaintiffs filed a consolidated derivative and class action petition on September 5, 2013.
The Pioneer Southwest Lawsuit alleged, among other things, that the director defendants: (i) engaged in self-dealing, failed to act in good faith toward Pioneer Southwest, and breached their duties owed to Pioneer Southwest; (ii) failed to properly value Pioneer Southwest and its various assets and operations and ignored or failed to protect against the numerous conflicts of interest arising out of the proposed transaction; and (iii) breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing by engaging in a flawed merger process. The lawsuit also alleged that the Company, Pioneer USA and the General Partner aided and abetted the director defendants in their purported breach of fiduciary duties. Based on these allegations, the plaintiffs sought to have the Pioneer Southwest merger rescinded. The plaintiffs also sought money damages and attorneys' fees.
In September 2013, representatives of the plaintiffs and the defendants entered into a memorandum of understanding (the "Memorandum of Understanding") to settle the claims and allegations made in the lawsuit. As part of the consideration for the settlement, the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") was amended to provide for contractual appraisal rights for the unitholders. In January 2014, the defendants and representatives of the plaintiffs entered into a stipulation of settlement (the "Stipulation of Settlement"). The Stipulation of Settlement provides for a full and complete discharge, dismissal with prejudice, settlement and release of all claims, suits and causes of action by the plaintiffs (other than appraisal rights under the Merger Agreement) against the defendants and their representatives arising out of or relating to the allegations made in the Pioneer Southwest Lawsuit, the Pioneer Southwest merger or any deliberations, negotiations, disclosures, omissions, press releases,

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PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

statements or misstatements in connection therewith, any fiduciary or other obligations in respect of the merger or any alternative transaction or under Pioneer Southwest's partnership agreement, or any costs and expenses associated with settlement other than as provided in the Stipulation of Settlement.
On March 17, 2014, the Court entered an order approving the settlement of the Pioneer Southwest Lawsuit in accordance with the terms of the Stipulation of Settlement and dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice in its entirety as to the defendants and against plaintiffs and all other members of the Class.
NOTE K. Interest and Other Income
The following table provides the components of the Company's interest and other income for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
(in millions)
Equity interest in income of EFS Midstream (a)
 
3

 
3

Other income
 
1

 
2

Deferred compensation plan income
 
2

 
2

Loss from vertical integration services (b)
 
(2
)
 
(7
)
Total interest and other income
 
$
4

 
$

 ____________________
(a)
The Company accounts for its investment in EFS Midstream LLC ("EFS Midstream") using the equity method. EFS Midstream is providing gathering, treating and transportation services for the Company during a 20-year contractual term.
(b)
Loss from vertical integration services represents net margins that result from Company-provided fracture stimulation, drilling and related service operations, which are ancillary to and supportive of the Company's oil and gas joint operating activities, and do not represent intercompany transactions. For the three months ended March 31, 2014, these net margins included $92 million of gross vertical integration revenues and $94 million of total vertical integration costs and expenses. For the same periods in 2013, these net margins included $56 million of gross vertical integration revenues and $63 million of total vertical integration costs and expenses.

 NOTE L. Other Expense
The following table provides the components of the Company's other expense for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
(in millions)
Transportation commitment charge (a)
 
$
11

 
$
10

Other
 
2

 
4

Contingency and environmental accrual adjustments
 
2

 
1

Above market and idle drilling and well services equipment charges (b)
 

 
4

Terminated drilling rig contract charges (c)
 

 
1

Total other expense
 
$
15

 
$
20

 ____________________
(a)
Primarily represents firm transportation payments on excess pipeline capacity commitments.
(b)
Primarily represents expenses attributable to the portion of the Company's contracted rig rates that were above market rates and idle rig fees, neither of which were chargeable to joint operations.
(c)
Primarily represents charges to terminate rig contracts that were not required to meet planned activities.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)

NOTE M. Income Taxes
The Company's income tax provisions attributable to income from continuing operations consisted of the following for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
(in millions)
Current
 
$
12

 
$
6

Deferred
 
41

 
44

Income tax provision
 
$
53

 
$
50


For the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company's effective tax rate, excluding income attributable to the noncontrolling interest, was 26 percent, as compared to an effective rate of 37 percent for the same period in 2013. The Company's effective tax rates differed from the U.S. statutory rate of 35 percent primarily due to state income tax apportionments, nondeductible expenses and, for the three months ended March 31, 2014, the recognition of a $21 million tax benefit resulting from the resolution during the first quarter of 2014 of the tax uncertainty related to net operating loss carryovers and alternative minimum tax credits obtained from the 2012 acquisition of Premier Silica. There were no remaining unrecognized tax benefits as of March 31, 2014.
The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal and various state and foreign jurisdictions. The Internal Revenue Service has closed examinations of the 2011 and prior tax years and, with few exceptions, the Company believes that it is no longer subject to examinations by state and foreign tax authorities for years before 2008. As of March 31, 2014, no adjustments had been proposed in any jurisdiction that would have a significant effect on the Company's liquidity, future results of operations or financial position.
NOTE N. Net Income Per Share
The following table reconciles the Company's net income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders to basic and diluted net income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
(in millions)
Net income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders
 
$
149

 
$
85

Participating basic earnings
 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Basic and diluted income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders
 
$
148

 
$
84

The following table is a reconciliation of basic weighted average common shares outstanding to diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013: 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
(in millions)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
143

 
129

Convertible Senior Notes dilution
 

 
4

Diluted (a)
 
143

 
133

 ____________________
(a)
Options to purchase 98,819 shares of the Company's common stock were excluded from the diluted income per share calculations for the three months ended March 31, 2013 because they would have been anti-dilutive to the calculation.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)


NOTE O. Subsequent Events
As discussed in Note C, in April 2014 the Company completed the sale of Pioneer Alaska to an unaffiliated third party pursuant to an amended purchase and sale agreement for $300 million plus normal closing and other adjustments.

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Financial and Operating Performance
The Company's financial and operating performance for the first quarter of 2014 included the following highlights:
Net income attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2014 was $123 million ($0.85 per diluted share), as compared to net income of $101 million ($0.75 per diluted share) for the first quarter of 2013. The increase in net income attributable to common stockholders is comprised of a $64 million increase in net income from continuing operations offset by a $42 million decrease in income from discontinued operations, net of tax.
The primary components of the increase in net income from continuing operations include:
a $181 million increase in oil and gas revenues as a result of an eight percent increase in total sales volumes and a 15 percent increase in the average commodity prices received per BOE; partially offset by
a $62 million increase in net derivative losses, primarily as a result of increases in forward commodity prices and changes in the Company's portfolio of derivatives;
a $20 million increase in total oil and gas production costs and production and ad valorem taxes, primarily associated with the eight percent increase in sales volumes; and
a $19 million increase in general and administrative expense, primarily due to increased personnel, occupancy, information technology and legal costs resulting from the growth in employee headcount in support of the Company's capital expansion initiatives.
The primary components of the decrease in income from discontinued operations, net of tax, include:
a $111 million impairment charge to reduce the carrying values of Pioneer Alaska and the Company's Barnett Shale field assets to their estimated fair value less costs to sell; partially offset by
a $19 million decrease in depletion, depreciation and amortization due to the assets of Pioneer Alaska and the Barnett Shale field being classified as held for sale at December 31, 2013; and
an $18 million increase in revenues and other income due to increased production and higher Alaskan PPT credits on qualifying capital expenditures.
During the first quarter of 2014, average daily sales volumes from continuing operations increased by eight percent to 171,944 BOEPD, as compared to 158,683 BOEPD during the first quarter of 2013. The increase in first quarter 2014 average daily sales volumes, as compared to the first quarter of 2013, is primarily due to the Company's successful Spraberry/Wolfcamp and Eagle Ford Shale horizontal drilling programs.
Average oil, NGL and gas prices increased during the first quarter of 2014 to $92.38 per BBL, $33.38 per BBL and $4.81 per MCF, respectively, as compared to $87.67 per BBL, $30.86 per BBL and $3.17 per MCF, respectively, in the first quarter of 2013.
Average oil and gas production costs per BOE increased to $10.65 for the first quarter of 2014, as compared to $10.47 for the first quarter of 2013, primarily due to an increase in lease operating expenses as a result of increased fuel and labor costs, offset by lower net natural gas plant charges due to increased gathering and processing revenues from processing third-party gas in Company-owned facilities.
Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $466 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to $360 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The $106 million increase in net cash provided by operating activities is primarily due to an increase in sales volumes and commodity prices, partially offset by a decrease in realized derivative gains.
As of March 31, 2014, the Company's net debt to book capitalization increased to 27 percent, as compared to 25 percent as of December 31, 2013, principally reflective of a decrease in cash and cash equivalents of $136 million, an increase in long-term debt of $53 million and net income of $123 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014.
Recent Developments
During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company committed to a plan to sell 100 percent of the capital stock in Pioneer Alaska. In April 2014, the Company completed the sale of Pioneer Alaska to an unaffiliated third party pursuant to an amended purchase and sale agreement for $300 million before normal closing and other adjustments.


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 Second Quarter 2014 Outlook
Based on current estimates, the Company expects the following operating and financial results from continuing operations for the quarter ending June 30, 2014:
Production is forecasted to average 173,000 to 178,000 BOEPD.
Production costs (including production and ad valorem taxes and transportation costs) are expected to average $13.50 to $15.50 per BOE based on current NYMEX strip commodity prices. DD&A expense is expected to average $13.50 to $15.50 per BOE.
Total exploration and abandonment expense is expected to be $25 million to $35 million. General and administrative expense is expected to be $80 million to $85 million. Interest expense is expected to be $47 million to $52 million, and other expense is expected to be $25 million to $35 million. Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations is expected to be $3 million to $5 million.
The Company's effective income tax rate is expected to range from 35 percent to 40 percent assuming current capital spending plans and no significant mark-to-market changes in the Company's derivative position. Cash income taxes are expected to range from $10 million to $15 million and are primarily attributable to federal alternative minimum tax and state taxes.
Operations and Drilling Highlights
The following table summarizes the Company's average daily oil, NGL, gas and total production by asset area during the three months ended March 31, 2014:
 
 
Oil (BBLs)
 
NGLs (BBLs)
 
Gas (MCF)
 
Total (BOE)
Permian Basin
 
58,356

 
17,100

 
70,314

 
87,175

South Texas - Eagle Ford Shale
 
16,787

 
12,017

 
82,849

 
42,611

Raton Basin
 

 

 
126,451

 
21,075

Mid-Continent
 
3,066

 
6,636

 
38,268

 
16,080

South Texas - Other
 
380

 
7

 
27,597

 
4,987

Other
 

 
3

 
70

 
16

   Total continuing operations
 
78,589

 
35,763

 
345,549

 
171,944

Barnett Shale
 
2,163

 
3,157

 
24,909

 
9,472

Alaska
 
4,058

 

 

 
4,058

   Total including discontinued operations
 
84,810

 
38,920

 
370,458

 
185,474

During 2014 and 2013, the Company has focused its capital budgets and expenditures on oil and liquids-rich gas drilling activities due to relatively lower gas prices. As a result of these capital activities, the Company's total liquids production from continuing operations increased to 67 percent of total production, on a BOE basis, for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to 62 percent for the same period last year. The Company's liquids revenue as a percent of total commodity sales decreased to 84 percent for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to 86 percent for the same period last year, due to a 52 percent increase in the average gas price relative to increases of five percent and eight percent in the average oil and NGL prices, respectively.

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 The following table summarizes by geographic area the Company's finding and development costs incurred during the three months ended March 31, 2014: 
 
 
Acquisition Costs
 
Exploration
 
Development
 
Asset
Retirement
 
 
 
 
Proved
 
Unproved
 
Costs
 
Costs
 
Obligations
 
Total
 
 
(in millions)
Permian Basin
 
$

 
$
3

 
$
181

 
$
272

 
$
(1
)
 
$
455

South Texas - Eagle Ford Shale
 

 

 
93

 
64

 

 
157

Raton Basin
 

 

 
1

 
4

 

 
5

Mid-Continent
 

 

 
1

 
1

 

 
2

South Texas - Other
 

 

 
5

 
3

 

 
8

Other
 

 
1

 
3

 

 

 
4

   Total continuing operations
 

 
4

 
284

 
344

 
(1
)
 
631

Barnett Shale
 
2

 
1

 
48

 
11

 

 
62

Alaska
 

 

 
(1
)
 
48

 
4

 
51

   Total including discontinued operations
 
$
2

 
$
5

 
$
331

 
$
403

 
$
3

 
$
744

The following table summarizes the Company's development and exploration/extension drilling activities for the three months ended March 31, 2014: 
 
 
Development Drilling
 
 
Beginning Wells
in Progress
 
Wells
Spud
 
Successful
Wells
 
Wells
Sold
 
Ending 
Wells
in Progress
Permian Basin
 
59

 
72

 
77

 
4

 
50

South Texas - Eagle Ford Shale
 
16

 
8

 
13

 

 
11

   Total continuing operations
 
75

 
80

 
90

 
4

 
61

Barnett Shale
 
1

 

 
1

 

 

Alaska
 
4

 
1

 

 

 
5

   Total including discontinued operations
 
80

 
81

 
91

 
4

 
66

 
 
 
Exploration/Extension Drilling
 
 
Beginning Wells
in Progress
 
Wells
Spud
 
Successful
Wells
 
Wells
Sold
 
Ending
 Wells
in Progress
Permian Basin
 
31

 
48

 
22

 
1

 
56

South Texas - Eagle Ford Shale
 
24

 
25

 
19

 

 
30

South Texas - Other
 

 
2

 
1

 

 
1

Other
 
3

 

 

 

 
3

   Total continuing operations
 
58

 
75

 
42

 
1

 
90

Barnett Shale
 
17

 
18

 
15

 

 
20

Alaska
 
2

 

 

 

 
2

Total including discontinued operations
 
77

 
93

 
57

 
1

 
112

Permian Basin area. The Company successfully completed 99 wells in the Permian Basin area during the first three months of 2014. During 2014, the Company expects to drill approximately 200 vertical wells and 255 horizontal wells, with the horizontal wells being drilled in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp Shale horizons. The Company expects to spend $2.4 billion of drilling capital in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp area during 2014.
The Company believes it has significant resource potential within its acreage based on its extensive geologic data covering the Spraberry and Wolfcamp A, B, C and D intervals and its drilling results to-date. During 2014, the Company expects to drill 140 horizontal wells in the northern portion of the play and 115 horizontal wells in the southern portion of the play, where the Company has its joint venture with Sinochem. The wells in these areas are expected to be drilled on three-well pads to gain efficiencies; therefore, the wells will not be completed until after the last well on each pad is drilled and, accordingly, production from these wells is not expected until all wells on the pad are ready to produce. With the addition of drilling rigs during the first

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quarter of 2014, combined with the effects of pad drilling, the Company continues to expect production growth to be weighted towards the second half of 2014.
The Company continues to drill vertically to deeper intervals in the Spraberry field below the Wolfcamp interval, including the Strawn and Atoka intervals. The Company expects to drill approximately 200 vertical wells predominately targeting deeper intervals during 2014. These wells are being drilled to meet continuous drilling obligations.
The Company continues to benefit from its integrated services to control drilling and operating costs and support the execution of its drilling and production activities in the Spraberry field. The Company is currently utilizing seven Company-owned fracture stimulation fleets totaling approximately 200,000 horsepower in the Spraberry field. To support its operations, the Company also owns other field service equipment, including pulling units, fracture stimulation tanks, water transport trucks, hot oilers, blowout preventers, construction equipment and fishing tools. In addition, Premier Silica (the Company's wholly-owned sand mining subsidiary) is supplying brown sand for proppant, which is being used by the Company to fracture stimulate vertical and horizontal wells in the Spraberry and Wolfcamp Shale intervals.
During April 2014, the Company extended its gas processing agreement with Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. ("Atlas") for an additional 10 years (through 2032) to help ensure adequate gas processing capacity across the Spraberry/Wolfcamp area as the Company increases its drilling activities. Associated with the agreement, Atlas is adding 400 million cubic feet per day of new processing capacity by the second half of 2015, with half of the new capacity coming online during the fourth quarter of 2014 and the other half coming online during the second half of 2015. The Company owns a 27 percent interest in the Atlas gas processing facilities and will fund its share of capital to build these new facilities.
Eagle Ford Shale area. The Company's drilling activities in the South Texas area during 2014 continue to be primarily focused on delineation and development of Pioneer's substantial acreage position in the Eagle Ford Shale play. The 2014 drilling program has been focused on liquids-rich drilling, with no wells currently planned to be drilled in dry gas acreage.
The Company completed 32 horizontal Eagle Ford Shale wells during the first three months of 2014, all of which were successful, with average lateral lengths of approximately 5,500 feet and, on average, 19-stage fracture stimulations. Of the 32 Eagle Ford Shale wells that were placed on production during the first three months of 2014, the Company placed six Upper Eagle Ford Shale wells on production and estimates that approximately 25 percent of the Company's acreage is prospective for this interval in the Eagle Ford Shale play. The Company plans to spend $545 million of drilling capital in 2014 to drill approximately 110 Eagle Ford Shale wells. The Company is operating two Pioneer-owned fracture stimulation fleets during 2014 in the Eagle Ford Shale play.
The Company's drilling operations in the Eagle Ford Shale continue to focus on improving drilling efficiencies. In 2013, the Company added approximately 300 drilling locations in the liquids-rich area of the play as a result of downspacing from 1,000 feet between wells (120-acre spacing) to 500 feet (60-acre spacing) between wells. Further downspacing and staggered testing to 175 feet between wells is underway in the liquids-rich areas where the 500-foot spacing was successful. Some areas will include testing of the Lower Eagle Ford Shale interval only, while others will include a combination of the Lower and Upper Eagle Ford Shale intervals. Early results from the initial 300-foot downspacing and staggered test in the Lower Eagle Ford Shale continue to be encouraging with six downspaced wells performing consistently with offset 500-foot spaced wells. In 2014, most Eagle Ford Shale wells will be drilled utilizing three-well and four-well pads. Pad sizes generally range from two to five wells, which are not completed until all of the wells on the pad are drilled.  The time it takes to complete the pad is dependent upon how many wells are drilled on each pad. Pad drilling saves the Company a significant amount of capital costs per well, as compared to drilling single-well locations.
Over the past two years, the Company has been testing the use of lower-cost white sand instead of ceramic proppant to fracture stimulate wells drilled in shallower areas of the field. The Company is expanding the use of white sand proppant to deeper areas of the field to further define its performance limits. Early well performance has been similar to direct offset ceramic-stimulated wells. The Company is continuing to monitor the performance of these wells and expects that the majority of its 2014 drilling program in the Eagle Ford Shale area will use lower-cost white sand proppant.

Barnett Shale. During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company committed to a plan to divest of its net assets in the Barnett Shale field in North Texas. The plan is expected to result in the sale of the Barnett Shale net assets during 2014. The Company classified the Barnett Shale field assets and liabilities as held for sale in the Company's accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013. Results of operations from the Company's Barnett Shale field are reported as discontinued operations, net of tax in the Company's accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
See Note C of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in "Item 1. Financial Statements" for additional information about the Company's plan to sell its Barnett Shale assets.

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The Company continues to pursue the sale of the Barnett Shale net assets. No assurance can be given that the sale will be completed in accordance with the Company's plans.
Alaska. During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company committed to a plan to sell 100 percent of the capital stock in Pioneer Alaska. In April 2014, the Company completed the sale of Pioneer Alaska to an unaffiliated third party pursuant to an amended purchase and sale agreement. The assets and liabilities of Pioneer Alaska are classified as held for sale in the Company's accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013. Pioneer Alaska's results of operations are reported as discontinued operations, net of tax in the Company's accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
See Notes C and F of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in "Item 1. Financial Statements" for additional information about the Company's divestiture and exploration projects in Alaska, respectively.
Results of Operations from Continuing Operations
Oil and gas revenues. Oil and gas revenues totaled $910 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to $729 million for the same period in 2013.
 
The increase in oil and gas revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to the same period in 2013, reflected 14 percent and 19 percent increases in daily oil and NGL sales volumes, respectively, and five percent, eight percent and 52 percent increases in average oil, NGL and gas prices, respectively. Partially offsetting the effects of these increases was a four percent decline in gas sales volumes.
The following table provides average daily sales volumes for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013: