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Price37.52 EPS-1
Shares23 P/E-27
MCap869 P/FCF6
Net Debt707 EBIT-10
TEV1,576 TEV/EBIT-159
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REN 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1 - Organization and Nature of Business
Note 2 - Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3 - Accounting Standards Update
Note 4 - Asset Retirement Obligation
Note 5 - Oil and Gas Properties
Note 6 - Acquisitions and Divestitures
Note 7 - Earnings per Share
Note 8 - Related Party Transactions
Note 9 - Long Term Debt
Note 10 - Income Taxes
Note 11 - Stockholders' Equity and Equity Based Awards
Note 12 - Employee Benefits
Note 13 - Derivative Instruments
Note 14 - Fair Value Measurements
Note 15 - Commitments and Contingencies
Note 1 -Description of The Companies and Business
Note 2-Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3 - Oil and Gas Properties
Note 4 - Asset Retirement Obligations
Note 5-Related Party Transactions
Note 6-Long Term Debt
Note 7 -Income Taxes
Note 8 - Shareholder'S/Member's Equity and Equity Based Awards
Note 9 - Derivative Instruments
Note 10 - Fair Value Measurements
Note 11 - Commitments and Contingencies
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitive and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. (Removed and Reserved)
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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Resolute Energy Earnings 2010-09-30

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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 quarterly period ended September 30, 2010
OR
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File No. 001-34464
 
RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
     
Delaware
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
  27-0659371
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
     
1675 Broadway, Suite 1950 Denver, CO
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
  80202
(Zip Code)
(303) 534-4600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes þ No o
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes o No o
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
             
Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer þ   Smaller reporting company o
        (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 o No þ
     As of November 12, 2010, 54,861,239 shares of the Registrant’s $0.0001 par value Common Stock were outstanding.
 
 

 


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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
     This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The use of any statements containing the words “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “expect,” “plan,” “should” or similar expressions are intended to identify such statements. Forward-looking statements included in this report relate to, among other things, expected future production, expenses and cash flows in 2010, the nature, timing and results of capital expenditure projects, amounts of future capital expenditures, our plans with respect to reinvestment of our cash flow, our plans with respect to hedging, our future debt levels and liquidity and future compliance with covenants under our revolving credit facility. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, those expectations may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us, or persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, among others, those factors referenced in the “Risk Factors” section of this report and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and such things as:
    volatility of oil and gas prices, including reductions in prices that would adversely affect our revenue, income, cash flow from operations, liquidity and reserves;
 
    discovery, development and our ability to replace oil and gas reserves;
 
    our future cash flow, liquidity and financial position;
 
    the success of our business and financial strategy, hedging strategies and plans;
 
    the amount, nature and timing of our capital expenditures, including future development costs;
 
    a lack of available capital and financing;
 
    the effectiveness and results of our CO2 flood program;
 
    the success of the development plan and production from our oil and gas properties and particularly the Aneth Field Properties;
 
    the timing and amount of future production of oil and gas;
 
    the completion and success of exploratory drilling in the Bakken trend of the Williston Basin;
 
    availability of drilling, completion and production equipment;
 
    inaccuracy in reserve estimates and expected production rates;
 
    our operating costs and other expenses;
 
    the success in marketing oil and gas;
 
    competition in the oil and gas industry;
 
    operational problems, or uninsured or underinsured losses affecting our operations;
 
    the impact and costs related to compliance with or changes in laws or regulations governing our oil and gas operations;
 
    our relationship with the Navajo Nation and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company, as well as the timing of when certain purchase rights held by Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company become exercisable;
 
    the impact of weather and the occurrence of disasters, such as fires, floods and other events and natural disasters;
 
    environmental liabilities;
 
    anticipated CO2 supply, which is currently being sourced exclusively from Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, L.P.;
 
    risks related to our level of indebtedness;
 
    developments in oil and gas-producing countries;
 
    loss of senior management or technical personnel;
 
    acquisitions and other business opportunities (or the lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by us; and
 
    other factors, many of which are beyond our control.

 


 


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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
                 
    September 30,     December 31,  
    2010     2009  
Assets
               
Current assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 1,826     $ 455  
Accounts receivable
    31,337       27,047  
Deferred income taxes
    7,061       7,050  
Derivative instruments
    6,196       6,958  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    1,669       1,930  
 
           
Total current assets
    48,089       43,440  
 
           
Property and equipment, at cost:
               
Oil and gas properties, full cost method of accounting
           
Unproved
    30,122       7,306  
Proved
    658,679       634,383  
Other property and equipment
    2,791       2,413  
Accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization
    (44,659 )     (11,323 )
 
           
Net property and equipment
    646,933       632,779  
 
           
Other assets:
               
Restricted cash
    14,781       12,965  
Derivative instruments
    4,249       3,600  
Deferred financing costs
    3,534        
Other assets
    6,462       656  
 
           
Total assets
  $ 724,048     $ 693,440  
 
           
 
               
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
               
 
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
  $ 44,969     $ 41,287  
Asset retirement obligations
    216       1,221  
Derivative instruments
    19,453       20,360  
 
           
Total current liabilities
    64,638       62,868  
 
           
Long term liabilities:
               
Long term debt
    121,300       109,575  
Asset retirement obligations
    8,592       9,217  
Derivative instruments
    44,236       55,260  
Deferred income taxes
    71,065       62,467  
Other noncurrent liabilities
          516  
 
           
Total liabilities
    309,831       299,903  
 
           
 
               
Commitments and contingencies
               
 
               
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
           
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 225,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding 54,854,339 and 53,154,883 shares at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively
    5       5  
Additional paid-in capital
    436,619       432,650  
Accumulated deficit
    (22,407 )     (39,118 )
 
           
Total stockholders’ equity
    414,217       393,537  
 
           
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 724,048     $ 693,440  
 
           
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Revenue:
                               
Oil
  $ 36,824     $ 1,969     $ 108,416     $ 1,969  
Gas
    4,121       230       12,732       230  
Other
    883       71       2,454       71  
 
                       
Total revenue
    41,828       2,270       123,602       2,270  
 
                       
Operating expenses:
                               
Lease operating
    13,144       912       38,558       912  
Production and ad valorem taxes
    5,802       442       17,938       442  
Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation accretion
    11,991       670       33,924       670  
General and administrative
    5,242       11,367       11,729       11,984  
Write-off of deferred acquisition costs
                      3,500  
 
                       
Total operating expenses
    36,179       13,391       102,149       17,508  
 
                       
Income (loss) from operations
    5,649       (11,121 )     21,453       (15,238 )
 
                       
Other income (expense):
                               
Interest income
          124       3       772  
Interest expense, net
    (1,285 )     (310 )     (3,635 )     (310 )
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments
    (17,002 )     (14,808 )     7,434       (14,808 )
Other income
    18       (1 )     64       (1 )
 
                       
Total other income (expense)
    (18,269 )     (14,995 )     3,866       (14,347 )
 
                       
Income (loss) before income taxes
    (12,620 )     (26,116 )     25,319       (29,585 )
Income tax benefit (expense)
    5,560       4,711       (8,608 )     5,890  
 
                       
Net income (loss)
  $ (7,060 )   $ (21,405 )   $ 16,711     $ (23,695 )
 
                       
 
                               
Net income (loss) per common share:
                               
Basic and diluted
  $ (0.14 )   $ (0.43 )   $ 0.33     $ (0.48 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
                               
Basic
    49,905       45,418       49,905       45,210  
Diluted
    49,905       45,418       50,949       45,210  
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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
                                         
    Common Stock     Additional Paid-in     Accumulated     Stockholders’  
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Equity  
Balance as of January 1, 2010
    53,155     $ 5     $ 432,650     $ (39,118 )   $ 393,537  
Grant of stock, restricted stock and equity based compensation
    1,725             4,135             4,135  
Redemption of restricted stock for employee income taxes
    (25 )           (167 )           (167 )
Exercise of warrants
                1             1  
Net income
                      16,711       16,711  
 
                             
Balance as of September 30, 2010
    54,855     $ 5     $ 436,619     $ (22,407 )   $ 414,217  
 
                             
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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
                 
    Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,  
    2010     2009  
Operating activities:
               
Net income (loss)
  $ 16,711     $ (23,695 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
               
Depletion, depreciation, amortization and asset retirement obligation accretion
    33,924       670  
Amortization of deferred financing costs
    505        
Equity-based compensation, net
    4,011       930  
Write-off of deferred acquisition costs
          3,500  
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments
    (11,818 )     14,815  
Deferred income taxes
    8,587       (5,816 )
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts receivable
    (4,167 )     1,459  
Other current assets
    261       (212 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    (3,402 )     (509 )
Accounts payable — related party
          (19 )
 
           
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    44,612       (8,877 )
 
           
Investing activities:
               
Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired
          (323,322 )
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents held in trust
          249,887  
Purchase of marketable securities held in trust
          (249,654 )
Sales/maturities of marketable securities held in trust
          539,771  
Oil and gas exploration and development expenditures
    (43,002 )      
Proceeds from sale of oil and gas properties and other
    243       17  
Increase in other noncurrent assets
    (5,806 )      
Purchase of other property and equipment
    (380 )      
Increase in restricted cash
    (1,817 )      
 
           
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
    (50,762 )     216,699  
 
           
Financing activities:
               
Redemption of common stock
          (113,139 )
Forward purchase of common stock
          (73,345 )
Redemption of warrants
          (15,180 )
Payment of deferred underwriters’ fees
          (5,650 )
Proceeds from bank borrowings
    154,976       1,300  
Repayments of bank borrowings
    (143,250 )      
Payment of financing costs
    (4,039 )      
Redemption of restricted stock for employee income taxes
    (167 )      
Exercise of warrants
    1        
 
           
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    7,521       (206,014 )
 
           
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
    1,371       1,808  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    455       819  
 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 1,826     $ 2,627  
 
           
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
               
Cash paid during the period for:
               
Interest, net of amounts capitalized
  $ 3,084     $ 2,273  
 
           
Income taxes
  $ 1     $ 1,004  
 
           
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
Note 1 — Organization and Nature of Business
     Resolute Energy Corporation (“Resolute” or the “Company”), a Delaware corporation incorporated on July 28, 2009, was formed to consummate a business combination with Hicks Acquisition Company I, Inc. (“HACI”), a Delaware corporation incorporated on February 26, 2007. Resolute is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, gas and natural gas liquids (“NGL”). The Company conducts all of its activities in the United States of America, principally in the Paradox Basin in southeastern Utah and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.
     HACI was a blank check company that was formed to acquire one or more businesses or assets. HACI’s initial public offering (the “Offering”) was consummated on October 3, 2007, and HACI received proceeds of approximately $529.1 million. HACI sold to the public 55,200,000 units (one share and one warrant) at a price of $10.00 per unit. Simultaneous with the consummation of the Offering, HACI consummated the private sale of 7,000,000 warrants (“Sponsor Warrants”) to HH-HACI, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Sponsor”), at a price of $1.00 per Sponsor Warrant, generating gross proceeds, before expenses, of $7.0 million (“Private Placement”). Net proceeds received from the consummation of both the Offering and Private Placement of Sponsor Warrants totaled approximately $536.1 million, net of underwriter’s commissions and offering costs. HACI had neither engaged in any operations nor generated any operating revenue prior to the business combination with Resolute.
     On September 25, 2009 (“Acquisition Date”), HACI consummated a business combination under the terms of a Purchase and IPO Reorganization Agreement (“Acquisition Agreement”) with Resolute and Resolute Holdings Sub, LLC (“Sub”), whereby, through a series of transactions, HACI’s stockholders collectively acquired a majority of the outstanding shares of Resolute common stock (the “Resolute Transaction”). Immediately prior to the consummation of the Resolute Transaction, Resolute owned, directly or indirectly, 100% of the equity interests of Resolute Natural Resources Company, LLC (“Resources”), WYNR, LLC (“WYNR”), BWNR, LLC (“BWNR”), RNRC Holdings, Inc. (“RNRC”) and Resolute Wyoming, Inc. (“RWI”), and owned a 99.996% equity interest in Resolute Aneth, LLC (“Aneth”), (collectively, “Predecessor Resolute”). The entities comprising Predecessor Resolute prior to the Resolute Transaction were wholly owned by Sub (except for Aneth, which was owned 99.996%), which in turn was a wholly owned subsidiary of Resolute Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”).
Note 2 — Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
   Basis of Presentation
     The Resolute Transaction was accounted for using the acquisition method, with HACI as the accounting acquirer, and resulted in a new basis of accounting reflecting the fair values of the Predecessor Resolute assets and liabilities at the Acquisition Date. Accordingly, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are presented on Resolute’s new basis of accounting. HACI is the surviving entity for accounting purposes, and periods prior to September 25, 2009 reflected in this report represent activity related to HACI’s formation, its initial public offering and identification and consummation of a business combination. The operations of Predecessor Resolute have been incorporated beginning September 25, 2009. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the historical accounts of HACI and, subsequent to the Acquisition Date, include Resolute and its subsidiaries.
     The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial reporting and Regulation S-X for interim financial reporting. Except as disclosed herein, there has been no material change in our basis of presentation from the information disclosed in the notes to Resolute’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2009. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, considered necessary for a fair presentation of the interim financial information, have been included. Operating results for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
     In connection with the preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements, Resolute evaluated subsequent events after the balance sheet date.

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Significant Accounting Policies
     The significant accounting policies followed by Resolute are set forth in Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies to Resolute’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2009. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are to be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements appearing in Resolute’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and related notes for the year ended December 31, 2009.
Deferred Financing Costs
     Deferred financing costs are amortized over the estimated life of the related obligation.
Capitalized Interest
     Interest is capitalized when associated with significant investments in unproved properties and major development projects that are excluded from current depreciation, depletion and amortization calculations and on which exploration or development activities are in progress. Capitalized interest is calculated by multiplying the Company’s weighted-average interest rate on debt by the amount of identified costs. As such, excluded oil and gas costs are transferred to unproved properties and any associated capitalized interest is also transferred. Capitalized interest totaled $0.2 million and $0.3 million for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010.
Assumptions, Judgments and Estimates
     The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make various assumptions, judgments and estimates to determine the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and in the disclosures of commitments and contingencies. Changes in these assumptions, judgments and estimates will occur as a result of the passage of time and the occurrence of future events. Accordingly, actual results could differ from amounts previously established.
     Significant estimates with regard to the condensed consolidated financial statements include the estimate of proved oil and gas reserve volumes and the related present value of estimated future net cash flows and the ceiling test applied to capitalized oil and gas properties, the estimated cost and timing related to asset retirement obligations, the estimated fair value of derivative assets and liabilities, the estimated expense for share based compensation and depletion, depreciation, and amortization.
Reclassifications and Adjustments
     Certain reclassifications have been made to prior financial data to conform to the current presentation. Adjustments made to the preliminary purchase price allocation during the three months ended December 31, 2009, increased the unrealized loss on derivative instruments and net loss by $1.7 million, or $0.04 per common share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. As such, the September 30, 2009 condensed consolidated financial statements presented herein have been revised for these adjustments as required by GAAP.
Note 3 — Accounting Standards Update
     In January 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued additional guidance intended to improve disclosure requirements related to fair value measurements and disclosures. Specifically, this guidance requires disclosures about transfers in and out of Level 1 and 2 fair value measurements, activity in Level 3 fair value measurements (see Note 14 for Level 1, 2 and 3 definitions), greater disaggregation of the amounts on the condensed consolidated balance sheets that are subject to fair value measurements and additional disclosures about the valuation techniques and inputs used in fair value measurements. This guidance is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 31, 2009, except for disclosure of Level 3 fair value measurement roll forward activity, which is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2010. This guidance was adopted in the first quarter of 2010 and had no impact on the condensed consolidated financial statements other than the additional disclosures.
   Note 4 — Asset Retirement Obligation
     Asset retirement obligations relate to future costs associated with the plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells, removal of equipment and facilities from leased acreage and returning such land to its original condition. The fair value of a liability for an asset retirement obligation is recorded in the period in which it is incurred and the cost of such liability is recorded as an increase in the carrying amount of the related long-lived asset by the same amount. The liability is accreted each period and the capitalized cost is depleted on a units-of-production basis as part of the full cost pool. Revisions to estimated retirement obligations result in adjustments to the related capitalized asset and corresponding liability.

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     Restricted cash of $14.8 million is legally restricted for the purpose of settling asset retirement obligations related to Predecessor Resolute’s purchase of properties from a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation and its affiliates.
     Resolute’s estimated asset retirement obligation liability is based on estimated economic lives, estimates as to the cost to abandon the wells in the future, and federal and state regulatory requirements. The liability is discounted using a credit-adjusted risk-free rate estimated at the time the liability is incurred or revised. Revisions to the liability could occur due to changes in estimated abandonment costs or well economic lives, or if federal or state regulators enact new requirements regarding the abandonment of wells. Asset retirement obligations are valued utilizing Level 3 fair value measurement inputs.
     The following table provides a reconciliation of Resolute’s asset retirement obligations for the nine months ended September 30, (in thousands):
         
    2010  
Asset retirement obligations at beginning of period
  $ 10,438  
Additional liability incurred
    4  
Accretion expense
    587  
Liabilities settled
    (2,238 )
Revisions to previous estimates
    17  
 
     
Asset retirement obligations at September 30, 2010
    8,808  
Less current asset retirement obligations
    216  
 
     
Long–term asset retirement obligations
  $ 8,592  
 
     
   Note 5 — Oil and Gas Properties
     Resolute uses the full cost method of accounting for oil and gas producing activities. All costs incurred in the acquisition, exploration and development of properties, including costs of unsuccessful exploration, costs of surrendered and abandoned leaseholds, delay lease rentals and the fair value of estimated future costs of site restoration, dismantlement and abandonment activities, improved recovery systems and a portion of general and administrative expenses are capitalized on a country-wide basis (the “Cost Center”).
     Resolute conducts tertiary recovery projects on certain of its oil and gas properties in order to recover additional hydrocarbons that are not recoverable from primary or secondary recovery methods. Under the full cost method, all development costs are capitalized at the time incurred. Development costs include charges associated with access to and preparation of well locations, drilling and equipping development wells, test wells, and service wells, including injection wells, and acquiring, constructing, and installing production facilities and providing for improved recovery systems. Improved recovery systems include all related facility development costs and the cost of the acquisition of tertiary injectants, primarily purchased carbon dioxide (“CO2”). The development cost related to the purchase of CO2 is incurred solely for the purpose of gaining access to incremental reserves that would not be recoverable without the injection of such CO2. The accumulation of injected CO2, in combination with additional purchased and recycled CO2, provides future economic value over the life of the project.
     In contrast, other costs related to the daily operation of the improved recovery systems are considered production costs and are expensed as incurred. These costs include, but are not limited to, compression, electricity, separation, re-injection of recovered CO2 and water, and reservoir pressure maintenance.
     Capitalized general and administrative and operating costs include salaries, employee benefits, costs of consulting services and other specifically identifiable costs related to acquisition, exploration and development activities and do not include costs related to production operations, general corporate overhead or similar activities. Resolute capitalized general and administrative and operating costs related to its acquisition, exploration and development activities of $0.7 million and $1.3 million for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010, respectively.
     Investments in unproved properties are not depleted, pending determination of the existence of proved reserves. The Company’s investments in unproved properties are related to exploration plays in the Black Warrior Basin in Alabama, the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and the Williston Basin in North Dakota. Unproved properties are assessed at least annually to ascertain whether impairment has occurred. Unproved properties whose costs are individually significant are assessed individually by considering the primary lease terms of the properties, the holding period of the properties, and geographic and geologic data obtained relating to the properties. Where it is not practical to assess individually the amount of impairment of properties for which costs are not individually significant, such properties are grouped for purposes of assessing impairment. The amount of impairment assessed is added to the costs to be amortized or is reported as a period expense, as appropriate.
     No gain or loss is recognized upon the sale or abandonment of undeveloped or producing oil and gas properties unless the sale represents a significant portion of oil and gas properties and the gain or loss significantly alters the relationship between the capitalized costs and proved oil reserves of the Cost Center.

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     Depletion and amortization of oil and gas properties is computed on the unit-of-production method based on proved reserves. Amortizable costs include estimates of asset retirement obligations and future development costs of proved reserves, including, but not limited to, costs to drill and equip development wells, constructing and installing production and processing facilities, and improved recovery systems, including the cost of required future CO2 purchases.
     Pursuant to full cost accounting rules, Resolute must perform a ceiling test each quarter on its proved oil and gas assets. The ceiling test requires that capitalized costs less related accumulated depletion and deferred income taxes for the Cost Center may not exceed the sum of (1) the present value of future net revenue from estimated production of proved oil and gas reserves using current prices, excluding the future cash outflows associated with settling asset retirement obligations that have been accrued on the balance sheet, and a discount factor of 10%; plus (2) the cost of properties not being amortized, if any; plus (3) the lower of cost or estimated fair value of unproved properties included in the costs being amortized, if any; less (4) income tax effects related to differences in the book and tax basis of oil and gas properties (the “full cost ceiling”). Should the net capitalized costs for the Cost Center exceed the full cost ceiling, an impairment charge would be recognized to the extent of the excess capitalized costs.
     The Company’s full cost pool is primarily comprised of assets attributable to the Resolute Transaction. In accordance with Regulation S-X Article 4-10 and rules for full cost accounting for proved oil and gas properties, Resolute performed a ceiling test at September 30, 2010 and at December 31, 2009 using its reserve estimates prepared in accordance with the recently promulgated Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules. At September 30, 2010, the full cost ceiling exceeded capitalized costs. At December 31, 2009, total capitalized costs exceeded the full cost ceiling by approximately $150 million; however, no impairment was recognized at December 31, 2009, as the Company requested and received an exemption from the SEC to exclude the Resolute Transaction from the full cost ceiling assessment. The request for exemption was made because the Company could demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the fair value of the Resolute Transaction oil and gas properties exceeded the unamortized cost at the Acquisition Date and at December 31, 2009.
     At the Acquisition Date, Resolute valued its oil and gas properties using NYMEX forward strip prices for a period of five years and then held prices flat thereafter. The Company also used various discount rates and other risk factors depending on the classification of reserves. Management believes this internal pricing model reflected the fair value of the assets acquired.
Note 6 — Acquisitions and Divestitures
     The unaudited pro forma consolidated financial information in the table below summarizes the results of operations of the Company as though the Resolute Transaction had occurred as of the beginning of the period presented. The pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes only and is not indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved if the acquisition had taken place at the beginning of the period presented or that may result in the future. The pro forma adjustments made are based on certain assumptions that Resolute believes are reasonable based on currently available information.
     The unaudited pro forma financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 combine the historical results of HACI and Predecessor Resolute.
                 
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2009     September 30, 2009  
    (in thousands, except per share amount)  
Total revenue
  $ 35,102     $ 87,614  
Operating income (loss)
    (7,262 )     (28,037 )
Net loss
    (3,257 )     (43,353 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share
  $ (0.07 )   $ (0.87 )
Note 7 — Earnings per Share
     The Company computes earnings per share using the two class method. Basic net income per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares and, if dilutive, potential common shares outstanding during the period. Potentially dilutive shares consist of the incremental shares issuable under the outstanding warrants and outstanding Earnout Shares, which are shares of Company common stock (with voting rights) that will be forfeited if the price of the Company’s common stock does not exceed $15.00 per share for 20 trading days in any 30 day trading period within five years from the date of the Resolute Transaction (“Earnout Shares”). Warrants entitle the holder to purchase one share of the Company’s common stock at a price of $13.00 per share and expire on September 25, 2014.
     The treasury stock method is used to measure the dilutive impact of potentially dilutive shares. Dilutive potential common shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 included 1,150,000 shares of time-based restricted stock. Due to the net loss for the three month period ended September 30, 2010, all potentially dilutive shares were anti-dilutive.

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     Additionally, the warrants and Earnout Shares had no dilutive impact for the respective periods as (i) 34,600,000 warrants were anti-dilutive as their exercise price is greater than the average price of the Company’s common stock during the three and nine months then ended; (ii) 13,800,000 warrants were considered contingently issuable as the last sales price of the Company’s common stock, through September 30, 2010, has not exceeded $13.75 for any 20 days within any 30 day trading period; and (iii) Earnout Shares are considered contingently issuable and are not included in the earnings per share calculation until all necessary conditions for issuance are satisfied. Therefore, the impact of 48,400,000 warrants and 3,250,000 shares of restricted stock outstanding during the period were not included in the calculation of earnings per share. There was a loss during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, and all potentially dilutive shares were anti-dilutive. Accordingly, 76,000,000 warrants were excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share.
     The liquidation rights of the holders of the Company’s common stock and common stock subject to redemption are identical, except with respect to redemption rights for dissenting shareholders in an acquisition by the Company. As a result, the undistributed earnings for periods prior to the Resolute Transaction were allocated based on the contractual participation rights of the common stock and common stock subject to redemption as if the earnings for the year had been distributed. The undistributed earnings were allocated to common stock subject to redemption based on their pro-rata right to income earned on Offering proceeds by the trust. Subsequent to the Resolute Transaction, no common stock subject to redemption remains outstanding. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 there were 16,560,000 shares of common stock subject to redemption. Net loss attributable to common stock subject to redemption for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2009 was $2.1 million, or $0.13 per share, and $1.9 million, or $0.12 per share, respectively.
Note 8 — Related Party Transactions
     HACI agreed to pay up to $10,000 a month for office space and general and administrative services to Hicks Holdings Operating LLC (“Hicks Holdings”), an affiliate of HACI’s founder and chairman of the board, Thomas O. Hicks. Services commenced after the effective date of the Offering and were terminated during 2009 due to the consummation of the Resolute Transaction.
Note 9 — Long Term Debt
     Resolute’s credit facility is with a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Credit Facility”) with Resolute as the borrower. The Credit Facility specifies a maximum borrowing base as determined by the lenders. The determination of the borrowing base takes into consideration the estimated value of Resolute’s oil and gas properties in accordance with the lenders’ customary practices for oil and gas loans. On March 30, 2010, the Company entered into an amended and restated credit facility agreement. Under the terms of the restated agreement, the borrowing base was increased from $240.0 million to $260.0 million and the maturity date was extended to March 2014. At Resolute’s option, the outstanding balance under the Credit Facility accrues interest at either (a) the London Interbank Offered Rate, plus a margin which varies from 2.25% to 3.0% or (b) the Alternative Base Rate defined as the greater of (i) the Administrative Agent’s Prime Rate, (ii) the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.5%, or (iii) an adjusted London Interbank Offered Rate plus 1%, plus a margin which ranges from 1.25% to 2.0%. Each such margin is based on the level of utilization under the borrowing base. As of September 30, 2010, the weighted average interest rate on the outstanding balance under the Credit Facility was 2.92%.
     The borrowing base is re-determined semi-annually, and the amount available for borrowing could be increased or decreased as a result of such re-determinations. Under certain circumstances, either Resolute or the lenders may request an interim re-determination. As of September 30, 2010, outstanding borrowings were $121.3 million and unused availability under the borrowing base was $135.4 million. The borrowing base availability has been reduced by $3.3 million in conjunction with letters of credit issued to vendors at September 30, 2010. To the extent that the borrowing base, as adjusted from time to time, exceeds the outstanding balance, no repayments of principal are required prior to maturity. The Credit Facility is collateralized by substantially all of the proved oil and gas assets of Aneth and RWI, and is guaranteed by Resolute’s subsidiaries.
     The Credit Facility includes terms and covenants that place limitations on certain types of activities, the payment of dividends, and require satisfaction of certain financial tests. Resolute was in compliance with all terms and covenants of the Credit Facility at September 30, 2010.
     As of November 12, 2010, Resolute had borrowings of $131.8 million under the Credit Facility, resulting in an unused availability of $124.9 million under the borrowing base.

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Note 10 — Income Taxes
     Income tax expense during interim periods is based on applying an estimated annual effective income tax rate to year-to-date income, plus any significant unusual or infrequently occurring items which are recorded in the interim period. The provision for income taxes for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 differ from the amount that would be provided by applying the statutory U.S. federal income tax rate of 35% to income before income taxes. This difference relates primarily to state income taxes, estimated permanent differences, and revisions in estimated effective annual tax rates.
     The following table summarizes the components of the provision for income taxes (in thousands):
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Current income tax benefit (expense)
  $ 87     $     $ (21 )   $ 74  
Deferred income tax benefit (expense)
    5,473       4,711       (8,587 )     5,816  
 
                       
Total income tax benefit (expense)
  $ 5,560     $ 4,711     $ (8,608 )   $ 5,890  
 
                       
     The Company has not recorded a reserve for any uncertain tax positions as of September 30, 2010 or 2009.
     The Company is subject to the following material taxing jurisdictions: U.S. federal, Colorado and Utah. The tax years that remain open to examination by the Internal Revenue Service are the years 2006 through 2009. The tax years that remain open to examination by Colorado and Utah are 2005 through 2009.
Note 11 — Stockholders’ Equity and Equity Based Awards
   Preferred Stock
     The Company is authorized to issue up to 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. No shares were issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2010 or December 31, 2009.
   Common Stock
     The authorized common stock of the Company consists of 225,000,000 shares. The holders of the common shares are entitled to one vote for each share of common stock. In addition, the holders of the common stock are entitled to receive dividends when, as and if declared by the Board of Directors.
     Of the 54,854,339 shares of common stock outstanding at September 30, 2010, 3,250,000 are classified as Earnout Shares. Earnout Shares are common stock of Resolute subject to forfeiture in the event that the market price earnout target of $15.00 per share is not met by September 25, 2014. The Earnout Shares have voting rights and are transferable; however, they are not registered for resale and do not participate in dividends until the trigger price is met.
     Prior to consummation of the Resolute Transaction, holders of 30% of public common stock, less one share, had the right to vote against any acquisition proposal and demand conversion of their shares for a pro rata portion of cash and marketable securities held in trust, less certain adjustments. As a result, HACI classified 16,559,999 of the total 69,000,000 common shares issued during 2007 as common stock, subject to possible redemption for $160.8 million. The common stock subject to redemption participated in income earned on funds held in trust prior to the Resolute Transaction. Income or loss attributable to common stock subject to redemption was considered in the calculation of earnings per share and the deferred interest attributable to common stock subject to possible redemption was classified as temporary equity. Upon consummation of the Resolute Transaction, the $160.8 million temporary equity was reclassified to common stock and additional paid-in capital and 11,592,084 shares were redeemed. The deferred interest attributable to the shares of common stock not redeemed of $1.9 million was reclassified to stockholders’ equity.

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Share-Based Compensation
     The Company accounts for share-based compensation in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, Stock Compensation.
     On July 31, 2009, the Company adopted the 2009 Performance Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Plan”), providing for long-term share based awards intended as a means for the Company to attract, motivate, retain and reward directors, officers, employees and other eligible persons through the grant of awards and incentives for high levels of individual performance and improved financial performance of the Company. Share-based awards are also intended to further align the interests of award recipients and the Company’s stockholders. The Company’s Board of Directors or one or more committees appointed by the Company’s Board of Directors will administer the Incentive Plan. The maximum number of shares of Company common stock that may be issued pursuant to awards under the Incentive Plan is 2,657,744.
     The Incentive Plan authorizes stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock bonuses and other forms of awards that may be granted or denominated in Company common stock or units of Company common stock, as well as cash bonus awards. The Incentive Plan retains flexibility to offer competitive incentives and to tailor benefits to specific needs and circumstances. Any award may be paid or settled in cash at the Company’s option.
     During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, pursuant to the Incentive Plan, the Company granted 63,500 and 1,719,300 shares, respectively, of restricted stock to employees. Shares of restricted stock vest if employees continue to be employed at specified dates in the future and if certain performance metrics are satisfied. For the majority of 2010 grants, which were completed in the first half of the year, two-thirds of each grant of restricted stock is time-based, as the shares will vest based on continued employment in four equal tranches. The first tranche will generally vest on December 31, 2010. The remaining tranches will generally vest on each successive December 31st, with the final tranche generally vesting on December 31, 2013. For grants completed in the second half of the year, the vesting dates are generally tied to the anniversary dates of the grantees’ employment. The remaining one-third of each grant is subject to the satisfaction of pre-established performance targets. The performance-based shares will vest in equal tranches beginning December 31, 2010 if there has been a 10% annual appreciation in the trading price of the Company’s common stock, compounded annually, from the twenty trading day average stock price at December 31, 2009, which was $11.134. At the end of each year, the twenty trading day average share price will be measured, and if the 10% threshold is met, the stock subject to the performance criteria will vest. If the 10% threshold is not met, shares that have not vested will be carried forward to the following year. In that way, an underperforming year can be offset by an over-performing year. At December 31, 2013, any unvested shares will vest if the cumulative test is met or will be forfeited if the test is not met. Vesting will accelerate on an individual’s death or disability or, in the discretion of the Board of Directors or Compensation Committee, on certain change in control events. The compensation expense to be recognized for the time-based awards was measured based on the Company’s traded stock price on the dates of grant, utilizing an estimated forfeiture rate of 5%. The compensation expense to be recognized for the performance-based awards was measured based on the estimated fair value at the date of grant using a binomial lattice model that incorporates a Monte Carlo simulation. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company recorded $2.2 million and $3.5 million, respectively, of stock based compensation expense for the time-based and performance based awards. Unrecognized compensation expense of approximately $15.4 million, at September 30, 2010 will be recognized over the future vesting periods of 3.25 years.
     The valuation model for the performance portion of the award used the following assumptions:
                         
Grant Year   Average Expected Volatility     Expected Dividend Yield     Risk-Free Interest Rate  
2010
    70.5% — 73.8 %     0.0 %     1.19% — 1.75 %
     Due to the limited historical data on Resolute’s stock, the Company’s elected a peer group to estimate the expected volatility. Companies included in the peer group had similar market cap, leverage and were all heavily weighted in oil sales. The average expected volatility is based on 3.5 year historical volatility levels. Risk-free interest rates reflect the yield on an average of three and five year zero coupon U.S. Treasury bonds, based on the shares’ contractual terms.
     On March 16, 2010, certain of the Company’s directors were granted a total of 5,492 shares of Company common stock under the Incentive Plan. One quarter of each Board of Director award was granted without restriction with the remainder vesting over a service period ending on March 16, 2013. The compensation expense to be recognized for the awards was measured based on the Company’s closing stock price on March 16, 2010.

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     On September 25, 2009, the Company and Sub entered into a Retention Bonus Award Agreement calling for the award to employees of the Company of 200,000 shares of Company common stock that would otherwise have been issued to Sub in the Resolute Transaction. Fifty percent of each employee award was awarded without restriction and fifty percent of each employee award was granted contingent upon the employee remaining employed by the Company for one year following the closing of the Resolute Transaction. As of September 25, 2010, the vesting date, employees had forfeited 15,039 shares under this agreement, which were transferred to Sub and had relinquished 25,086 shares in satisfaction of withholding taxes, which were retired by the Company. The compensation expense recognized for the awards was measured based on the Company’s traded stock price at the date of the Resolute Transaction. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company recorded $0.2 million and $0.5 million of stock based compensation expense for this award, respectively.
Note 12 — Employee Benefits
     The Company offers a variety of health and benefit programs to all employees, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability insurance. The Company’s executive officers are generally eligible to participate in these employee benefit plans on the same basis as the rest of the Company’s employees. The Company offers a 401(k) plan for all eligible employees. Employee benefit plans may be modified or terminated at any time by the Company’s Board of Directors.
   Time Vested Cash Awards
     Prior to the Resolute Transaction, certain employees of Predecessor Resolute held time vested cash awards (“Awards”). All of the Awards bear simple interest of 15% per annum commencing January 1, 2008, are payable in three installments, with installments paid on January 1, 2009 and 2010 and the remaining installment payable on January 1, 2011. The Awards are accounted for as deferred compensation. The annual payments are paid contingent upon the employee’s continued employment with Resolute and there is potential for forfeiture of the Awards. Accordingly, Resolute will accrue the Awards and related return for the respective year on an annual basis. For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, $0.2 million of compensation expense related to the Awards was recognized.
Note 13 — Derivative Instruments
     Resolute enters into commodity derivative contracts to manage its exposure to oil and gas price volatility. Resolute has not elected to designate derivative instruments as hedges under the provisions of FASB ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. As a result, these derivative instruments are marked to market at the end of each reporting period and changes in the fair value are recorded in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations. Realized and unrealized gains and losses from Resolute’s price risk management activities are recognized in other income (expense), with realized gains and losses recognized in the period in which the related production is sold. The cash flows from derivatives are reported as cash flows from operating activities unless the derivative contract is deemed to contain a financing element. Derivatives deemed to contain a financing element are reported as financing activities in the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows. Commodity derivative contracts may take the form of futures contracts, swaps or options.
     For financial reporting purposes, Resolute does not offset the fair value amounts of derivative assets and liabilities with the same counterparty. See Note 14 for the location and fair value amounts of Resolute’s commodity derivative instruments reported in the condensed consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2010.
     The table below summarizes the location and amount of commodity derivative instrument losses reported in the condensed consolidated statements of operations (in thousands):
                                 
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,     September 30,  
    2010     2009     2010     2009  
Other income (expense):
                               
Realized gains (losses)
  $ (833 )   $ 7     $ (4,384 )   $ 7  
Unrealized gains (losses)
    (16,169 )     (14,815 )     11,818       (14,815 )
 
                       
Total gains (losses) on derivative instruments
  $ (17,002 )   $ (14,808 )   $ 7,434     $ (14,808 )
 
                       

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     As of September 30, 2010, Resolute had entered into certain commodity swap contracts. The following table represents Resolute’s commodity swaps through 2013:
                                 
            Oil (NYMEX             Gas (NYMEX HH)  
            WTI) Weighted             Weighted Average  
            Average Hedge     MMBtu per     Hedge Price per  
Year   Bbl per Day     Price per Bbl     Day     MMBtu  
2010
    3,650     $ 67.24       3,800     $ 9.69  
2011
    3,250     $ 68.26       2,750     $ 9.32  
2012
    3,250     $ 68.26       2,100     $ 7.42  
2013
    2,000     $ 60.47       1,900     $ 7.40  
     Resolute also uses basis swaps in connection with gas swaps in order to fix the price differential between the NYMEX Henry Hub price and the index price at which the gas production is sold. The table below sets forth Resolute’s outstanding basis swaps as of September 30, 2010.
                     
                Weighted Average  
                Hedged Price  
                Differential per  
Year   Index   MMBtu per Day     MMBtu  
2010 – 2013
  Rocky Mountain NWPL     1,800     $ 2.10  
2011
  Rocky Mountain CIG     1,500     $ 0.57  
2012
  Rocky Mountain CIG     1,000     $ 0.575  
     As of September 30, 2010, Resolute had entered into certain commodity collar contracts. The following table represents Resolute’s commodity collars.
                 
            Oil (NYMEX  
            WTI) Weighted  
            Average Hedge  
Year   Bbl per Day     Price per Bbl  
2010
    200     $ 105.00-151.00  
2011
    250     $ 80.00-90.00  
2012
    250     $ 80.00-93.50  
    Credit Risk and Contingent Features in Derivative Instruments
     Resolute is exposed to credit risk to the extent of nonperformance by the counterparties in the derivative contracts discussed above. All counterparties are lenders under Resolute’s Credit Facility. Accordingly, Resolute is not required to provide any credit support to its counterparties other than cross collateralization with the properties securing the Credit Facility. Resolute’s derivative contracts are documented with industry standard contracts known as a Schedule to the Master Agreement and International Swaps and Derivative Association, Inc. Master Agreement (“ISDA”). Typical terms for each ISDA include credit support requirements, cross default provisions, termination events and set-off provisions. Resolute has set-off provisions with its lenders that, in the event of counterparty default, allow Resolute to set-off amounts owed under the Credit Facility or other general obligations against amounts owed for derivative contract liabilities.
     The maximum amount of loss in the event of all counterparties defaulting is $0 as of September 30, 2010, due to the set-off provisions noted above.
Note 14 — Fair Value Measurements
     FASB ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The guidance establishes market or observable inputs as the preferred sources of values, followed by assumptions based on hypothetical transactions in the absence of market inputs. The guidance establishes a hierarchy for determining the fair values of assets and liabilities, based on the significance level of the following inputs:
    Level 1 – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
 
    Level 2 – Quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.
 
    Level 3 – Significant inputs to the valuation model are unobservable.
     An asset or liability subject to the fair value requirements is categorized within the hierarchy based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Resolute’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the asset or liability. Following is a description of the valuation methodologies used by Resolute as well as the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the hierarchy.

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     As of September 30, 2010, Resolute’s commodity derivative instruments were required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis. Resolute used the income approach in determining the fair value of its derivative instruments, utilizing present value techniques for valuing its swaps and basis swaps and option-pricing models for valuing its collars. Inputs to these valuation techniques include published forward index prices, volatilities, and credit risk considerations, including the incorporation of published interest rates and credit spreads. Substantially all of these inputs are observable in the marketplace throughout the full term of the contract, can be derived from observable data or are supported by observable levels at which transactions are executed in the marketplace and are therefore designated as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy.
     The following is a listing of Resolute’s assets and liabilities required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis and where they are classified within the hierarchy as of September 30, 2010 (in thousands):
                         
Description   Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
Assets
                       
Commodity swaps
  $       $ 5,717     $  
Commodity collars
          479        
 
                 
Current assets: derivative instruments
  $     $ 6,196     $  
 
                 
 
                       
Commodity swaps
  $     $ 4,249     $  
 
                 
Other assets: derivative instruments
  $     $ 4,249     $  
 
                 
 
                       
Liabilities
                       
Commodity swaps
  $     $ 19,453     $  
 
                 
Current liabilities: derivative instruments
  $     $ 19,453     $  
 
                 
 
                       
Commodity swaps
  $     $ 44,181     $  
Commodity collar
          55        
 
                 
Long term liabilities: derivative instruments
  $     $ 44,236     $  
 
                 
Note 15 — Commitments and Contingencies
CO2 Take-or-Pay Agreements
     Resolute is party to a take-or-pay purchase agreement with Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, L.P., under which Resolute has committed to buy specified volumes of CO2. The purchased CO2 is for use in Resolute’s tertiary enhanced recovery projects in Aneth Field. Resolute is obligated to purchase a minimum daily volume of CO2 or pay for any deficiencies at the price in effect when delivery was to have occurred. The CO2 volumes planned for use on the enhanced recovery projects generally exceed the minimum daily volumes provided in these take-or-pay purchase agreements. Therefore, Resolute expects to avoid any payments for deficiencies. On October 5, 2010 Resolute entered into an amendment of the contract effective September 1, 2010. The amendment extends the term of the contract to December 31, 2020, and allows the Company flexibility to adjust the minimum purchase commitments; therefore, these yearly commitments may change.
     Future minimum CO2 purchase commitments as of September 30, 2010 under this purchase agreement based on prices in effect on September 30, 2010 are as follows (in thousands):
         
    CO2 Purchase  
Year   Commitments  
2010
  $ 3,900  
2011
    20,100  
2012
    20,800  
2013
    20,100  
2014
    16,600  
Thereafter
    43,700  
 
     
Total
  $ 125,200  
 
     

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RESOLUTE NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY, LLC,
RESOLUTE ANETH, LLC, WYNR, LLC, BWNR, LLC,
RESOLUTE WYOMING, INC.,
RNRC HOLDINGS, INC.
Combined Statements of Operations (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
                 
    For the 86 Day     For the 267 Day  
    Period from July 1,     Period from January  
    2009 to September     1, 2009 to  
    24, 2009     September 24, 2009  
Revenue:
               
Oil
  $ 28,539     $ 72,655  
Gas
    3,385       10,183  
Other
    908       2,506  
 
           
Total revenue
    32,832       85,344  
 
           
Operating expenses:
               
Lease operating
    15,175       46,771  
Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation accretion
    5,975       21,925  
Impairment of proved properties
          13,295  
General and administrative
    4,228       8,076  
 
           
Total operating expenses
    25,378       90,067  
 
           
Income (loss) from operations
    7,454       (4,723 )
 
           
Other income (expense):
               
Interest expense
    (6,182 )     (18,416 )
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments
    17,797       (23,519 )
Other income
    5       47  
 
           
Total other income
    11,620       (41,888 )
 
           
Income (loss) before income taxes
    19,074       (46,611 )
Income tax benefit (expense)
    14,823       5,019  
 
           
Net income (loss)
  $ 33,897     $ (41,592 )
 
           
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RESOLUTE NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY, LLC
RESOLUTE ANETH, LLC
WYNR, LLC
BWNR, LLC
RESOLUTE WYOMING, INC.
RNRC HOLDINGS, INC.
Combined Statements of Cash Flows (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
         
    For the 267 Day  
    Period from January  
    1, 2009 to  
    September 24, 2009  
Operating activities:
       
Net loss
  $ (41,592 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
       
Depletion, depreciation and amortization
    21,244  
Accretion of asset retirement obligations
    681  
Impairment of proved properties
    13,295  
Equity-based compensation
    2,818  
Amortization of deferred financing costs
    1,809  
Deferred income taxes
    (4,732 )
Loss on sale of other property and equipment
    11  
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments
    25,458  
Other
    (14 )
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
       
Accounts receivable
    (630 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    365  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    (4,546 )
Other current liabilities
    (1,172 )
Accounts payable — Holdings
    (56 )
 
     
Net cash provided by operating activities
    12,939  
 
     
Investing activities:
       
Acquisition, exploration and development expenditures
    (12,904 )
Proceeds from sale of oil and gas properties
    218  
Purchase of other property and equipment
    (66 )
Proceeds from sale of other property and equipment
    10  
Notes receivable — affiliated entities
    7  
Increase in restricted cash
    (1,751 )
Other
    63  
 
     
Net cash used for investing activities
    (14,423 )
 
     
Financing activities:
       
Deferred financing costs
    (1,823 )
Proceeds from bank borrowings
    95,670  
Payment of bank borrowings
    (93,120 )
Capital contributions
    125  
Capital distributions
    (125 )
 
     
Net cash provided by financing activities
    727  
 
     
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
    (757 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    1,935  
 
     
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 1,178  
 
     
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
       
Cash paid during the period for:
       
Interest
  $ 20,211  
 
     
Income taxes
  $  
 
     
Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:
       
Increase to asset retirement obligations
  $ 2,641  
 
     
Capital expenditures financed through current liabilities
  $ 987  
 
     
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RESOLUTE NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY, LLC
RESOLUTE ANETH, LLC
WYNR, LLC
BWNR, LLC
RESOLUTE WYOMING, INC.
RNRC HOLDINGS, INC.
Notes to Combined Statements of Operations and of Cash Flows (UNAUDITED)
Note 1 —Description of the Companies and Business
     Resolute Natural Resources Company, LLC (“Resources”), previously a Delaware corporation incorporated on January 22, 2004 and converted to a limited liability company on September 30, 2008, Resolute Aneth, LLC (“Aneth”), a Delaware limited liability company established on November 12, 2004, WYNR, LLC (“WYNR”), a Delaware limited liability company established on August 25, 2005, BWNR, LLC (“BWNR”), a Delaware limited liability company established on August 19, 2005, RNRC Holdings, Inc. (“RNRC”), a Delaware corporation incorporated on September 19, 2008 and Resolute Wyoming, Inc. (“RWI”) (formerly Primary Natural Resources, Inc. (“PNR”)), a Delaware corporation incorporated on November 21, 2003 (the change of name to RWI was effective September 29, 2008) (together, “Predecessor Resolute” or the “Companies”) are engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, gas and natural gas liquids (“NGL”), primarily in the Paradox Basin in southeastern Utah and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The Companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Resolute Holdings Sub, LLC (“Sub”), which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Resolute Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”).
Note 2—Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
   Basis of Presentation
     On September 25, 2009 (“Acquisition Date”), Hicks Acquisition Company I, Inc. (“HACI”) consummated a business combination under the terms of a Purchase and IPO Reorganization Agreement (“Acquisition Agreement”) with Resolute Energy Corporation (“Resolute”), pursuant to which, through a series of transactions, HACI’s stockholders collectively acquired a majority of the outstanding equity of the Companies (“Resolute Transaction”), and Resolute owns, directly or indirectly, 100% of the equity interests of Resources, WYNR, BWNR, RNRC, and RWI, and indirectly owns a 99.996% equity interest in Aneth.
     The accompanying unaudited combined statements of operations and of cash flows of Predecessor Resolute have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial reporting and Regulation S-X for interim financial reporting. No combined balance sheet of Predecessor Resolute is required to be presented as the condensed consolidated balance sheets of Resolute Energy Corporation include the acquired balances. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, considered necessary for a fair presentation of the interim financial information, have been included. Operating results for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year. These companies are under common ownership and common management. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in combination.
   Significant Accounting Policies
     The significant accounting policies followed by Resolute are set forth in Note 2 to Predecessor Resolute’s combined financial statements for the period ended September 24, 2009 appearing in Resolute’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. These unaudited combined interim financial statements are to be read in conjunction with the combined financial statements and related notes for the period ended September 24, 2009.
   Assumptions, Judgments, and Estimates
     The preparation of the combined interim financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make various assumptions, judgments and estimates to determine the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and in the disclosures of commitments and contingencies. Changes in these assumptions, judgments and estimates will occur as a result of the passage of time and the occurrence of future events. Accordingly, actual results could differ from amounts previously established.
     Significant estimates with regard to the combined financial statements include the estimated carrying value of unproved properties, the estimate of proved oil and gas reserve volumes and the related present value of estimated future net cash flows and the ceiling test applied to capitalized oil and gas properties, the estimated cost and timing related to asset retirement obligations, the estimated fair value of derivative assets and liabilities, the estimated expense for equity based compensation and depletion, depreciation, and amortization.

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   Note 3 — Oil and Gas Properties
     Predecessor Resolute uses the full cost method of accounting for oil and gas producing activities. All costs incurred in the acquisition, exploration and development of properties, including costs of unsuccessful exploration, costs of surrendered and abandoned leaseholds, delay lease rentals and the fair value of estimated future costs of site restoration, dismantlement and abandonment activities, improved recovery systems and a portion of general and administrative expenses are capitalized within the cost center.
     Predecessor Resolute conducts tertiary recovery projects on certain of its oil and gas properties in order to recover additional hydrocarbons that are not recoverable from primary or secondary recovery methods. Under the full cost method, all development costs are capitalized at the time incurred. Development costs include charges associated with access to and preparation of well locations, drilling and equipping development wells, test wells, and service wells including injection wells; acquiring, constructing, and installing production facilities and providing for improved recovery systems. Improved recovery systems include all related facility development costs and the cost of the acquisition of tertiary injectants, primarily purchased CO2. The development cost related to CO2 purchases are incurred solely for the purpose of gaining access to incremental reserves not otherwise recoverable. The accumulation of injected CO2, in combination with additional purchased and recycled CO2, provide future economic value over the life of the project.
     In contrast, other costs related to the daily operation of the improved recovery systems are considered production costs and are expensed as incurred. These costs include, but are not limited to, compression, electricity, separation, re-injection of recovered CO2 and water. Costs incurred to maintain reservoir pressure are also expensed as incurred.
     Capitalized general and administrative and operating costs include salaries, employee benefits, costs of consulting services and other specifically identifiable costs and do not include costs related to production operations, general corporate overhead or similar activities. Predecessor Resolute capitalized general and administrative and operating costs of $0.1 million and $0.3 million related to its acquisition, exploration and development activities for the 86 and 267 day period ended September 24, 2009, respectively.
     Investments in unproved properties are not depleted, pending determination of the existence of proved reserves. Unproved properties are assessed periodically to ascertain whether impairment has occurred. Unproved properties whose costs are individually significant are assessed individually by considering the primary lease terms of the properties, the holding period of the properties, and geographic and geologic data obtained relating to the properties. Where it is not practicable to assess individually the amount of impairment of properties for which costs are not individually significant, such properties are grouped for purposes of assessing impairment. The amount of impairment assessed is added to the costs to be amortized, or is reported as a period expense as appropriate.
     Pursuant to full cost accounting rules, Predecessor Resolute performed a ceiling test each quarter on its proved oil and gas assets. The ceiling test requires that capitalized costs less related accumulated depletion and deferred income taxes for each cost center may not exceed the sum of (1) the present value of future net revenue from estimated production of proved oil and gas reserves using current prices, excluding the future cash outflows associated with settling asset retirement obligations that have been accrued on the balance sheet, and a discount factor of 10%; plus (2) the cost of properties not being amortized, if any; plus (3) the lower of cost or estimated fair value of unproved properties included in the costs being amortized, if any; less (4) income tax effects related to differences in the book and tax basis of oil and gas properties. Should the net capitalized costs for a cost center exceed the sum of the components noted above, an impairment charge would be recognized to the extent of the excess capitalized costs. As a result of this limitation on capitalized costs, the accompanying combined financial statements include a provision for an impairment of oil and gas property cost for the 267 day period ended September 24, 2009 of $13.3 million.
     No gain or loss is recognized upon the sale or abandonment of undeveloped or producing oil and gas properties unless the sale represents a significant portion of oil and gas properties and the gain or loss significantly alters the relationship between the capitalized costs and proved oil reserves of the cost center.
     Depletion and amortization of oil and gas properties is computed on the unit-of-production method based on proved reserves. Amortizable costs include estimates of asset retirement obligations and future development costs of proved reserves, including, but not limited to, costs to drill and equip development wells, constructing and installing production and processing facilities, and improved recovery systems, including the cost of required future CO2 purchases.

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   Note 4 — Asset Retirement Obligations
     Asset retirement obligations relate to future costs associated with the plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells, removal of equipment and facilities from leased acreage and returning such land to its original condition. The fair value of a liability for an asset retirement obligation is recorded in the period in which it is incurred and the cost of such liability increases the carrying amount of the related long-lived asset by the same amount. The liability is accreted each period and the capitalized cost is depleted on a units-of-production basis as part of the full cost pool. Revisions to estimated asset retirement obligations result in adjustments to the related capitalized asset and corresponding liability.
     Predecessor Resolute’s estimated asset retirement obligation liability is based on estimated economic lives, estimates as to the cost to abandon the wells in the future, and federal and state regulatory requirements. The liability is discounted using a credit-adjusted risk-free rate estimated at the time the liability is incurred or revised. Revisions to the liability could occur due to changes in estimated abandonment costs or well economic lives, or if federal or state regulators enact new requirements regarding the abandonment of wells.
     The following table provides a reconciliation of Predecessor Resolute’s asset retirement obligation for the 267 day period ended September 24, 2009 (in thousands):
         
    For the 267  
    day period From  
    January 1, 2009 to  
    September 24,  
    2009  
Asset retirement obligations at beginning of period
  $ 9,828  
Accretion expense
    681  
Additional liability incurred
     
Liabilities settled
    (1,337 )
Revisions to previous estimates
    2,641  
 
     
Asset retirement obligations at end of period
    11,813  
Less current asset retirement obligations
    2,565  
 
     
Long-term asset retirement obligations
  $ 9,248  
 
     
Note 5—Related Party Transactions
     Resources has received payments due Holdings for Holdings’ transactions not related to Predecessor Resolute. Such payments have not yet been fully reimbursed to Holdings. Payments to Holdings are reflected on the combined statements of cash flows under the caption “Accounts Payable — Holdings.”
Note 6—Long Term Debt
   First Lien Facility
     Predecessor Resolute’s credit facility was with a syndicate of banks led by Wachovia Bank, National Association (the “First Lien Facility”) with Aneth as the borrower. At Aneth’s option, the outstanding balance under the First Lien Facility accrued interest at either (a) the London Interbank Offered Rate, plus a margin which varied from 1.5% to 3.5%, or (b) the Alternative Base Rate defined as the greater of (i) the Administrative Agent’s Prime Rate, (ii) the Administrative Agent’s Base CD rate plus 1%, or (iii) the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.5%, plus a margin which varied from 0% to 2.0%. Each such margin was based on the level of utilization under the borrowing base. As of September 24, 2009 the weighted average interest rate on the outstanding balance under the facility was approximately 4.0%.
     On September 25, 2009, Resolute repaid $99.5 million outstanding under the First Lien Facility with cash received from the Resolute Transaction.
   Second Lien Facility
     Predecessor Resolute’s term loan was with a group of lenders, with Wilmington Trust FSB as the agent (the “Second Lien Facility”) and with Aneth as the borrower. Balances outstanding under the Second Lien Facility accrued interest at either (a) the adjusted London Interbank Offered Rate plus the applicable margin of 4.5%, or (b) the greater of (i) the Administrative Agent’s Prime Rate, (ii) the Administrative Agent’s Base CD rate plus 1%, or (iii) the Alternative Base Rate, plus the applicable margin of 3.5%. As of September 24, 2009 the weighted average interest rate on the outstanding balance under the facility was approximately 5.0%.
     On September 25, 2009, Resolute repaid all amounts outstanding under the Second Lien Facility with cash received from the Resolute Transaction.

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Note 7 —Income Taxes
     Income tax expense during interim periods is based on applying an estimated annual effective income tax rate to year-to-date income, plus any significant unusual or infrequently occurring items which are recorded in the interim period. The provision for income taxes for the 86 and 267 day periods ended September 24, 2009 differs from the amount that would be provided by applying the statutory U.S. federal income tax rate of 35% to income before income taxes primarily related to state income taxes and estimated permanent differences.
     The following table summarizes the components of the provision for income taxes (in thousands):
                 
    For the 86 Day     For the 267 Day  
    Period From July 1,     Period From January  
    2009 to September     1, 2009 to  
    24, 2009     September 24, 2009  
Current income tax benefit (expense)
  $ (92 )   $ (104 )
Deferred income tax benefit (expense)
    (396 )     5,123  
Valuation allowance*
    15,311        
 
           
Total income tax benefit (expense)**
  $ 14,823     $ 5,019  
 
           
 
*   Predecessor Resolute recorded a full valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets as of March 31, 2009 due to uncertainty as to their realization. During the 86 day period ended September 24, 2009, Predecessor Resolute released the valuation allowance as management no longer believes that there is a substantial doubt that the Companies will continue as a going concern due to the Resolute Transaction described in Note 2.
 
**   Tax expense (benefit) is calculated based on taxable income of RNRC and RWI, which are taxable entities. Aneth, Sub, BWNR and WYNR are pass-through entities for federal and state income tax purposes. As such, neither current nor deferred income taxes are recognized by these entities. During the 86 day period ended September 24, 2009, a previously unrecognized tax benefit in the amount of $386,000 related to an uncertain tax position was recognized. Previously accrued interest and penalties were reversed. This recognition and reversal resulted from the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations on September 15, 2009.
Note 8 — Shareholder’s/Member’s Equity and Equity Based Awards
Common Stock
     At September 24 2009, RNRC and RWI each had 1,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 and $1.00 per share, authorized, issued and outstanding.
Member’s Equity
     At September 24, 2009, member’s equity included Aneth, WYNR, BWNR and Resources.
Incentive Interests
   Resources
     “Incentive Units” were granted by Holdings to certain of its members who were also officers, as well as to other employees of Resources. The Incentive Units were intended to be compensation for services provided to Resources. The original terms of the five tiers of Incentive Units are as follows. Tier I units vest ratably over three years, but are subject to forfeiture if payout is not realized. Tier I payout is realized at the return of members’ invested capital and a specified rate of return. Tiers II through V vest upon certain specified multiples of cash payout. Incentive Units are forfeited if an employee of Predecessor Resolute is either terminated for cause or resigns as an employee. Any Incentive Units that are forfeited by an individual employee revert to the founding senior managers of Predecessor Resolute and, therefore, the number of Tier II through V Incentive Units is not expected to change.
     On June 27, 2007, Holdings made a capital distribution of $100 million to its equity owners from the proceeds of the Second Lien Facility. This distribution caused both the Tier I payout to be realized and the Tier I Incentive Units to vest. As a result of the distribution, management determined that it was probable that Tiers II-V incentive unit payouts would be achieved.
     Predecessor Resolute recorded $0.9 million and $2.8 million of equity based compensation expense in general and administrative expense in the combined statements of operations for the 86 and 267 day period ended September 24, 2009, respectively.
     Predecessor Resolute amortizes the estimated fair value of the Incentive Units over the remaining estimated vesting period using the straight-line method. The estimated weighted average fair value remaining of the Incentive Units was calculated using a discounted future net cash flows model. No Incentive Units vested during the period ended September 24, 2009.

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     At September 24, 2009, there were 17,797,801 incentive units outstanding, of which 6,190,539 were not vested and had a weighted average grant date fair value of $2.08 per unit. There were no grants or forfeitures during the 267 day period ended September 24, 2009.
Note 9 — Derivative Instruments
     Predecessor Resolute enters into commodity derivative contracts to manage its exposure to oil and gas price volatility. Predecessor Resolute has not elected to designate derivative instruments as cash flow hedges under the provisions of FASB ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. As a result, these derivative instruments are marked to market at the end of each reporting period and changes in the fair value are recorded in the accompanying combined statements of operations. Realized and unrealized gains and losses from Predecessor Resolute’s price risk management activities are recognized in other income (expense), with realized gains and losses recognized in the period in which the related production is sold. The cash flows from derivatives are reported as cash flows from operating activities unless the derivative contract is deemed to contain a financing element. Derivatives deemed to contain a financing element are reported as financing activities in the statement of cash flows. Commodity derivative contracts may take the form of futures contracts, swaps or options.
     As of September 24, 2009, Predecessor Resolute had entered into certain commodity swap contracts. The following table represents Predecessor Resolute’s commodity swaps with respect to its estimated oil and gas production from proved developed producing properties through 2013:
                                 
                            Gas (NYMEX HH)  
            Oil (NYMEX WTI)             Weighted Average  
            Weighted Average             Hedge Price per  
Year   Bbl per Day     Hedge Price per Bbl     MMBtu per Day     MMBtu  
2009
    3,900     $ 62.75       1,800     $ 9.93  
2010
    3,650     $ 67.24       3,800     $ 9.69  
2011
    3,250     $ 68.26       2,750     $ 9.32  
2012
    3,250     $ 68.26       2,100     $ 7.42  
2013
    2,000     $ 60.47       1,900     $ 7.40  
     Predecessor Resolute also used basis swaps in connection with gas swaps in order to fix the price differential between the NYMEX Henry Hub price and the index price at which the gas production is sold. The table below sets forth Predecessor Resolute’s outstanding basis swaps as of September 24, 2009.
                         
                    Weighted Average  
                    Hedged Price  
                    Differential per  
Year   Index     MMBtu per Day     MMBtu  
2009 — 2013
  Rocky Mountain NWPL       1,800     $ 2.10  
     As of September 24, 2009, Predecessor Resolute had entered into certain commodity collar contracts. The following table represents Predecessor Resolute’s commodity collars at September 24, 2009 with respect to its estimated oil and gas production from proved developed producing properties:
                                 
                            Gas (NYMEX HH)  
            Oil (NYMEX WTI)             Weighted Average  
            Weighted Average             Hedge Price per  
Year   Bbl per Day     Hedge Price per Bbl     MMBtu per Day     MMBtu  
2009
    250     $ 105.00-151.00       3,288     $ 5.00-9.35  
2010
    200     $ 105.00-151.00              
     The table below summarizes the location and amount of commodity derivative instrument gains and losses reported in the combined statements of operations for the periods presented below (in thousands):
                 
    For the 86 Day     For the 267 Day  
    Period from July 1,     Period from January  
    2009 to September     1, 2009 to  
    24, 2009     September 24, 2009  
Other income (expense)
               
Realized gains (losses)
  $ (12,100 )   $ 1,939  
Unrealized gains (losses)
    29,897       (25,458 )
 
           
Total: gains (losses) on derivative instruments
  $ 17,797     $ (23,519 )
 
           

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Note 10 — Fair Value Measurements
     FASB ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures clarifies the definition of fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. Predecessor Resolute fully adopted FASB ASC Topic 820 as of January 1, 2009. The full adoption did not have a material impact on Predecessor Resolute’s combined financial statements or its disclosures.
     FASB ASC Topic 820 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exact price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The statement establishes market or observable inputs as the preferred sources of values, followed by assumptions based on hypothetical transactions in the absence of market inputs. The statement establishes a hierarchy for grouping these assets and liabilities, based on the significance level of the following inputs:
    Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
 
    Level 2 — Quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.
 
    Level 3 — Significant inputs to the valuation model are unobservable.
     An asset or liability subject to the fair value requirements is categorized within the hierarchy based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Predecessor Resolute’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the asset or liability. Following is a description of the valuation methodologies used by Predecessor Resolute as well as the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the hierarchy.
     As of September 24, 2009, Predecessor Resolute’s commodity derivative instruments were required to be measured at fair value. Predecessor Resolute used the income approach in determining the fair value of its derivative instruments, utilizing present value techniques for valuing its swaps and basis swaps and option-pricing models for valuing its collars. Inputs to these valuation techniques include published forward index prices, volatilities, and credit risk considerations, including the incorporation of published interest rates and credit spreads. Substantially all of these inputs are observable in the marketplace throughout the full term of the contract, can be derived from observable data or are supported by observable levels at which transactions are executed in the marketplace and are therefore designated as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy.
Note 11 — Commitments and Contingencies
CO2Take-or-Pay Agreements
     Predecessor Resolute entered into two take-or-pay purchase agreements, each with a different supplier, under which Predecessor Resolute has committed to buy specified volumes of CO2. The purchased CO2 is for use in Predecessor Resolute’s tertiary enhanced recovery projects in Aneth Field. In each case, Predecessor Resolute is obligated to purchase a minimum daily volume of CO2 or pay for any deficiencies at the price in effect when delivery was to have occurred. The CO2 volumes planned for use on the enhanced recovery projects exceed the minimum daily volumes provided in this take-or-pay purchase agreement. Therefore, Predecessor Resolute expects to avoid any payments for deficiencies.
     One contract was effective July 1, 2006, with a four year term. As of September 24, 2009, future commitments under this purchase agreement amounted to approximately $800,000 for the remainder of 2009 and $2.9 million in 2010, based on prices in effect at September 30, 2009. The second contract was entered into on May 25, 2005, was amended on July 1, 2007, and had a ten year term. Future commitments under this purchase agreement amounted to approximately $40.7 million through June 2016 based on prices in effect on September 30, 2009. The annual minimum obligation by year is as follows:
         
Year   Commitments  
    (millions)  
September 2009 — December 2009
  $ 3.8  
2010
    11.8  
2011
    8.9  
2012
    6.9  
2013
    6.7  
Thereafter
    6.3  
 
     
Total
  $ 44.4  
 
     

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ITEM 2.   MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
     References to the “Company,” “us” or “we” refer to Resolute Energy Corporation (“Resolute”), a corporation formed to consummate a business combination on September 25, 2009 (the “Acquisition Date”), between Hicks Acquisition Company I, Inc. (“HACI”), Resolute and Resolute Holdings Sub, LLC (the “Resolute Transaction”). “Predecessor Resolute” refers to Resolute Natural Resources Company, LLC (“Resources”), WYNR, LLC (“WYNR”), BWNR, LLC (“BWNR”), RNRC Holdings, Inc. (“RNRC”), and Resolute Wyoming, Inc. (“RWI”) (formerly known as Primary Natural Resources, Inc. (“PNR”)), and Resolute Aneth, LLC (“Aneth”).
     The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, as well as with the financial statements and related notes thereto contained elsewhere in this report. Due to the nature of the Resolute Transaction, two sets of financial statements are presented in this Form 10-Q. The first set covers the reporting company, Resolute, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and the historical operations of HACI for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2009. The second set covers the predecessor company, Predecessor Resolute, for the 86 and 267 day periods ended September 24, 2009. The following discussion is presented in one combined section relating to the business of Resolute for the periods ended September 30, 2010 and the comparative data with respect to HACI and Predecessor Resolute for the periods ended September 30, 2009 and September 24, 2009, respectively.
Overview
     Resolute is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil, gas and hydrocarbon liquids. Resolute’s strategy is to grow through acquisition, exploration, exploitation and industry standard enhanced oil recovery projects.
     Resolute focuses its efforts on increasing reserves and production while controlling costs at a level that is appropriate for long-term operations. Resolute’s future earnings and cash flow from existing operations are dependent on a variety of factors including commodity prices, exploitation and recovery activities and its ability to manage its overall cost structure at a level that allows for profitable production.
     Resolute’s management uses a variety of financial and operational measurements to analyze its operating performance. These measurements include: (i) production levels, trends and prices, (ii) reserve and production volumes and trends, (iii) operating expenses and general and administrative expenses, (iv) operating cash flow and (v) EBITDA. The analysis of these measurements should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” appearing in Resolute’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.
Factors That Significantly Affect Resolute’s Financial Results
     Revenue, cash flow from operations and future growth depend substantially on crude oil, and to a lesser extent, natural gas prices, which in turn depend on factors beyond Resolute’s control, such as economic, political and regulatory developments and competition from other sources of energy. Crude oil prices have historically been volatile and may be expected to fluctuate widely in the future. Sustained periods of low prices for crude oil could materially and adversely affect Resolute’s financial position, its results of operations, the quantities of oil and gas that it can economically produce, and its ability to obtain capital.
     Like all businesses engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and gas, Resolute faces the challenge of natural production declines. As initial reservoir pressures are depleted, oil and gas production from a given well decreases. Thus, an oil and gas exploration and production company depletes part of its asset base with each unit of oil or gas it produces. Resolute attempts to overcome this natural decline by implementing secondary and tertiary recovery techniques and by acquiring or discovering more reserves than it produces. Resolute’s future growth will depend on its ability to enhance production levels from existing reserves and to continue to add reserves in excess of production. Resolute will maintain its focus on costs necessary to produce its reserves as well as the costs necessary to add reserves through production enhancement, drilling and acquisitions. Resolute’s ability to make capital expenditures to increase production from existing reserves and to acquire more reserves is dependent on availability of capital resources, and can be limited by many factors, including the ability to obtain capital in a cost-effective manner and to timely obtain permits and regulatory approvals.

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Results of Operations
     Through September 24, 2009, HACI’s efforts had been primarily limited to organizational activities, activities relating to its initial public offering, activities relating to identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, and activities relating to general corporate matters; HACI had not generated any revenue, other than interest income earned on the proceeds of its initial public offering.
     For the purposes of management’s discussion and analysis of the results of operations of Resolute, management has analyzed the Company’s operational results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, in comparison to the 86 and 267 day period ended September 24, 2009 of Predecessor Resolute, except where indicated.
     The following tables reflect the components of our production and sales prices and set forth our costs and expenses on a barrel of oil equivalent (“Boe”) basis for the periods indicated for Resolute and Predecessor Resolute, respectively.
                         
    Resolute     Predecessor Resolute  
    Three Months Ended     86 Day Period Ended  
    September 30,     September 24,  
    2010     2009     2009  
Net Sales:
                       
Total sales (MBoe)
    702       44       639  
Average daily sales (Boe/d)
    7,628       7,334       7,435  
 
                       
Average Sales Price ($/Boe):
                       
Average sales price (excluding derivative settlements)
  $ 59.60       51.58     $ 51.35  
Average sales price (including derivative settlements)
    58.41       51.74       51.97  
 
                       
Operating Expenses ($/Boe):
                       
Lease operating
  $ 18.73       20.72     $ 14.85  
Production and ad valorem taxes
    8.27       10.05       8.89  
General and administrative1
    7.47             6.61  
General and administrative (excluding non-cash compensation expense) 1
    4.26             5.21  
Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion
    17.09       15.23       9.35  
                         
    Resolute     Predecessor Resolute  
    Nine Months Ended     267 Day Period Ended  
    September 30,     September 24,  
    2010     2009     2009  
Net Sales:
                       
Total sales (MBoe)
    1,999       44       2,011  
Average daily sales (Boe/d)
    7,321       7,334       7,530  
 
                       
Average Sales Price ($/Boe):
                       
Average sales price (excluding derivative settlements)
  $ 61.84       51.58     $ 42.45  
Average sales price (including derivative settlements)
    59.65       51.74       49.97  
 
                       
Operating Expenses ($/Boe):
                       
Lease operating
  $ 19.29       20.72     $ 16.79  
Production and ad valorem taxes
    8.98       10.05       6.48  
General and administrative1
    5.87             4.02  
General and administrative (excluding non-cash compensation expense) 1
    3.97             2.62  
Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion
    16.97       15.23       10.90  
 
1   G&A $/Boe statistics for Resolute are not representative of normal operational activity and have not been provided for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, due to the fact that the production presented represents 6 days, while G&A expense encompasses the three and nine month periods of 2009.

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Comparison of Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 to 86 Day Period Ended September 24, 2009
     Revenue. Revenue from oil and gas activities increased to $41.8 million during 2010, from $32.8 million during 2009. Total production increased 9.9% during 2010 as compared to 2009, from 639 MBoe to 702 MBoe. The overall production increase was due to the success of a well re-completion program in the McElmo Creek Unit, increased CO2 response in the Aneth and McElmo Creek Units, and the shorter 2009 operating period. The overall production increase was offset by decreased production in the Company’s Hilight Unit due to limited compression capability at the Western Gas Resources Hilight plant. Full compression capability was restored in September 2010. Management estimates that production constraints at the Hilight plant resulted in a reduction in production volumes of approximately 7.6 MBoe, or 82 Boe per day, during the quarter ended September 30, 2010, as compared to what the field was capable of producing if unconstrained.
     Average sales price for the quarter, excluding derivatives settlements, increased from $51.35 per Boe in 2009 to $59.60 per Boe in 2010, primarily as a function of increased commodity pricing.
     Operating Expenses. Lease operating expenses include labor, field office rent, production and ad valorem taxes, vehicle expenses, supervision, transportation, minor maintenance, tools and supplies, workover expenses, and other customary charges. Resolute assesses lease operating expenses in part by monitoring the expenses in relation to production volumes and the number of wells operated.
     Lease operating expenses increased to $18.9 million during 2010, from $15.2 million during 2009. The $3.7 million, or 24.3%, increase was attributable to increases in company labor, equipment and maintenance costs, utilities and fuel, compression and gathering, and workover expense. This overall increase was offset by a minimal decrease in contract labor. Due to the low commodity price environment and the Company’s limited financial liquidity, Resolute incurred unusually low lease operating expenses in 2009.
     Production and ad valorem taxes increased by 1.8% to $5.8 million in 2010 versus $5.7 million in 2009, even though revenue increased by 27.4%. Production and ad valorem taxes were 13.9% of total revenue in 2010 as compared to 17.3% of total revenue in 2009. Taxes were higher in the 2009 period than would be expected due to an upward revision in estimated production and ad valorem taxes during the period.
     Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion expenses increased to $12.0 million during 2010, as compared to $6.0 million during 2009. The $6.0 million, or 100.0%, increase is principally due to an increase in the depletion, depreciation and amortization rate from $9.35 per Boe in 2009 to $17.09 per Boe in 2010. The 2010 rate reflects the higher carrying value of proved oil and gas properties as a result of the Resolute Transaction at September 25, 2009.
     General and administrative expenses include the costs of employees and executive officers, related benefits, office leases, professional fees and other costs not directly associated with field operations. Resolute monitors general and administrative expenses in relation to the amount of production and the number of wells operated.
     General and administrative expenses for Resolute increased to $5.2 million during 2010, as compared to $4.2 million during 2009. The $1.0 million, or 23.8%, increase in general and administrative expenses resulted from a $0.5 million increase in a corporate overhead, a $0.3 million increase in professional services and consulting fees, a $1.9 million increase in personnel costs due to additional employees versus 2009 and accrual of the Company’s 2010 Short Term Incentive Plan (“STIP”), and an increase of $1.4 million in stock based compensation related to the 2010 Long Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”). These increases were offset by increased overhead billings in 2010 and the absence of merger-related costs in 2010, of which $2.5 million were incurred in 2009 in connection with the merger with HACI.
     Other Income (Expense). All oil and gas derivative instruments are accounted for under mark-to-market accounting rules, which provide for the fair value of the contracts to be reflected as either an asset or a liability on the balance sheet. The change in the fair value during an accounting period is reflected in the income statement for that period. During 2010, the loss on oil and gas derivatives was $17.0 million, consisting of $16.2 million of unrealized losses and $0.8 million of realized losses on derivative settlements. During 2009, the gain on oil and gas derivatives was $17.8 million, consisting of unrealized gains of $29.9 million offset by $12.1 million of realized losses.
     Interest expense was $1.3 million during 2010, as compared to $6.2 million during 2009. The $4.9 million, or 79.0%, decrease is attributable to a 62.2% reduction in average outstanding borrowings and lower interest rates.
     Income Tax Benefit (Expense). Income tax benefit recognized during 2010 was $5.6 million, or 44.1% of income before income taxes, as compared to an income tax benefit of $4.7 million, or 18.0% of loss before income taxes, for Resolute in 2009. The change in the effective rate reflects the differing tax jurisdictions in which Resolute operates following the Resolute Transaction, permanent difference relating to transaction costs in 2009, and revisions in estimated annual effective tax rates in both periods.

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Comparison of Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 to 267 Day Period Ended September 24, 2009
     Revenue. Revenue from oil and gas activities increased to $123.6 million during 2010, from $85.3 million during 2009. Total production decreased 1.0% during 2010 as compared to 2009, from 2,011 MBoe to 1,999 MBoe. In addition to natural production declines, the overall production decrease was partially attributed to the compression failure at the Western Gas Resources Hilight Plant and the voluntary shut-down of a portion of the Company’s coalbed methane production in Wyoming due to uneconomic product prices for that gas. Management has determined that production constraints at the Hilight plant resulted in a reduction in production volumes of approximately 29.5 MBoe, or 108 Boe per day during the nine months ended September 30, 2010, as compared to what the field was capable of producing if unconstrained. Another contributing factor to the reduced production volumes for 2009 is that the Company deferred its anticipated capital projects due to low product prices and limited financial liquidity. Had the anticipated capital projects been completed, the resulting additional production in 2010 may have partially offset the decline in natural production.
     The production decrease was more than offset by an increase in average sales price, excluding derivatives settlements, from $42.45 per Boe in 2009 to $61.84 per Boe in 2010, as a result of increased commodity pricing.
     Operating Expenses. Lease operating expenses increased to $56.5 million during 2010, from $46.8 million during 2009. The $9.7 million, or 20.7% increase, was attributable to increases in company labor, equipment and maintenance costs, utilities and fuel, workover expense, and compression and gathering costs. Due to the low commodity price environment and the Company’s limited financial liquidity, Resolute incurred unusually low lease operating expenses in 2009. The overall increase was offset by a decrease in contract labor.
     Production and ad valorem taxes increased to $17.9 million during 2010, from $13.0 million during 2009. The $4.9 million, or 37.7%, increase was primarily attributable to the 44.9% increase in revenue. Additionally, production and ad valorem taxes were 14.5% of total revenue in 2010, compared to 15.3% of total revenue in 2009.
     Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion expenses increased to $33.9 million during 2010, as compared to $21.9 million during 2009. The $12.0 million, or 54.8%, increase is principally due to an increase in the depletion, depreciation and amortization rate from $10.90 per Boe in 2009 to $16.97 per Boe in 2010. The 2010 rate reflects the higher carrying value of proved oil and gas properties in 2010 as a result of the Resolute Transaction at September 25, 2009.
     Predecessor Resolute included a ceiling test provision for impairment of oil and gas property costs in 2009 of $13.3 million. There was no provision for impairment of oil and gas property in 2010 for Resolute.
     General and administrative expenses for Resolute increased to $11.7 million during 2010, as compared to $8.1 million during 2009. The $3.6 million, or 44.4% increase in general and administrative expenses resulted from a $1.1 million increase in corporate overhead, a $1.7 million increase in professional services and consulting fees, a $2.9 million increase in personnel costs due to additional employees versus 2009 and accrual of the Company’s STIP, and an increase of $1.0 million in stock based compensation related to the 2010 LTIP. These increases were offset by decreased costs attributable to the 2009 Resolute Transaction of $2.5 million and increased overhead billings in 2010.
     Other Income (Expense). All oil and gas derivative instruments are accounted for under mark-to-market accounting rules, which provide for the fair value of the contracts to be reflected as either an asset or a liability on the balance sheet. The change in the fair value during an accounting period is reflected in the income statement for that period. During 2010, the gain on oil and gas derivatives was $7.4 million, consisting of $11.8 million of unrealized gains less $4.4 million of realized losses on derivative settlements. During 2009, the loss on oil and gas derivatives was $23.5 million, consisting of unrealized losses of $25.5 million, offset by $2.0 million of realized gains.
     Interest expense was $3.6 million during 2010, as compared to $18.4 million during 2009. The $14.8 million, or 80.4%, decrease is attributable to a 70.3% reduction in average outstanding borrowings and lower interest rates.
     Income Tax Benefit (Expense). Income tax expense recognized during 2010 was $8.6 million, or 34.0% of income before income taxes, as compared to income tax benefit of $5.9 million, or 19.9% of loss before income taxes, for Resolute in 2009. The change in the effective rate reflects the differing tax jurisdictions in which Resolute operates following the Resolute Transaction and permanent differences relating to transaction costs in 2009.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources
     Resolute’s primary sources of liquidity are cash generated from operations and amounts available under its revolving Credit Facility (as defined below).
     For the purposes of management’s discussion and analysis of liquidity and capital resources, management has analyzed the cash flows and capital resources for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 for Resolute in comparison to the period ended September 24, 2009 for Resolute and Predecessor Resolute.
                         
    Resolute     Predecessor Resolute  
    Nine Months     267 Day Period  
    Ended September 30,     Ended September 24,  
    2010     2009     2009  
    (in thousands)     (in thousands)  
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities
  $ 44,612     $ (8,877 )   $ 12,939  
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities
    (50,762 )     216,699       (14,423 )
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    7,521       (206,014 )     727  
     Net cash provided by operating activities was $44.6 million for the first nine months of 2010 compared to $12.9 million for the 2009 period. Cash flows from operating activities in 2010 reflected a change from a net loss in 2009 to net income in 2010.
     Resolute plans to reinvest a sufficient amount of its cash flow in its development operations in order to maintain its production over the long term, and plans to use external financing sources as well as cash flow from operations and cash reserves to increase its production.
     Net cash used in investing activities was $50.8 million in 2010 compared to net cash used of $14.4 million in 2009. The primary investing activities in 2010 and 2009 were capital expenditures of $43.0 million and $12.9 million, respectively. The 2010 capital expenditures were comprised of $22.1 million in leasehold costs as a result of the acquisition and drilling of undeveloped leasehold acreage in Williams County, North Dakota, $9.4 million in CO2 acquisition and $11.5 million in other capital expenditures.
     As of September 30, 2010, Resolute has acquired interests in a total of 73,400 gross (25,000 net) undeveloped leasehold acres and has undertaken drilling activities to earn an interest in an additional 19,000 gross (8,400 net) acres located within the Bakken shale trend of the Williston Basin in North Dakota. Although the Middle Bakken formation will be the primary objective, secondary objectives include the Three Forks, Madison and Red River formations. Resolute purchased an interest in a newly drilled well in the Basin in August 2010 and is participating in two wells that were spud in September 2010. Resolute expects to participate in drilling three additional horizontal wells in this area during the fourth quarter of 2010.
     Net cash provided by financing activities was $7.5 million in 2010 compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $0.7 million in 2009. The primary financing activities in 2010 were $11.7 million in net bank borrowings less $4.0 million in deferred financing costs related to the amended credit agreement entered into by the Company on March 30, 2010. Primary financing activities in 2009 were $2.6 million in net borrowings under the Credit Facility.
     If cash flow from operating activities does not meet expectations, Resolute may reduce its expected level of capital expenditures and/or fund a portion of its capital expenditures using borrowings under its Credit Facility, issuances of debt and equity securities or from other sources, such as asset sales. There can be no assurance that needed capital will be available on acceptable terms or at all. Resolute’s ability to raise funds through the incurrence of additional indebtedness could be limited by the covenants in its Credit Facility. If Resolute is unable to obtain funds when needed or on acceptable terms, it may not be able to complete acquisitions that may be favorable to it or finance the capital expenditures necessary to maintain production or proved reserves.
     Resolute plans to continue its practice of hedging a significant portion of its production through the use of various derivative transactions. Resolute’s existing derivative transactions do not qualify as cash flow hedges, and the Company anticipates that future transactions will receive similar accounting treatment. Hedge arrangements are generally settled within five days of the end of the month. As is typical in the oil and gas industry, however, Resolute does not generally receive the proceeds from the sale of its crude oil production until the 20th day of the month following the month of production. As a result, when commodity prices increase above the fixed price in the derivative contacts, Resolute will be required to pay the derivative counterparty the difference between the fixed price in the derivative contract and the market price before receiving the proceeds from the sale of the hedged production. If this occurs, Resolute may use working capital borrowings to fund its operations.

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Revolving Credit Facility
     Resolute’s credit facility is with a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Credit Facility”) with Resolute as the borrower. The Credit Facility specifies a maximum borrowing base as determined by the lenders. The determination of the borrowing base takes into consideration the estimated value of Resolute’s oil and gas properties in accordance with the lenders’ customary practices for oil and gas loans. On March 30, 2010, the Company entered into an amended and restated credit facility agreement. Under the terms of the restated agreement, the borrowing base was increased from $240.0 million to $260.0 million and the maturity date was extended to March 2014. At Resolute’s option, the outstanding balance under the Credit Facility accrues interest at either (a) the London Interbank Offered Rate, plus a margin which varies from 2.25% to 3.0%, or (b) the Alternative Base Rate defined as the greater of (i) the Administrative Agent’s Prime Rate, (ii) the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.5%, or (iii) an adjusted London Interbank Offered Rate plus 1%, plus a margin which ranges from 1.25% to 2.0%. Each such margin is based on the level of utilization under the borrowing base. As of September 30, 2010, the weighted average interest rate on the outstanding balance under the Credit Facility was 2.92%.
     The borrowing base is re-determined semi-annually, and the amount available for borrowing could be increased or decreased as a result of such re-determinations. Under certain circumstances, either Resolute or the lenders may request an interim re-determination. As of September 30, 2010, outstanding borrowings were $121.3 million and unused availability under the borrowing base was $135.4 million. The borrowing base availability has been reduced by $3.3 million in conjunction with letters of credit issued to vendors at September 30, 2010. To the extent that the borrowing base, as adjusted from time to time, exceeds the outstanding balance, no repayments of principal are required prior to maturity. The Credit Facility is collateralized by substantially all of the proved oil and gas assets of Aneth and RWI, and is guaranteed by Resolute’s subsidiaries.
     The Credit Facility includes terms and covenants that place limitations on certain types of activities, the payment of dividends, and require satisfaction of certain financial tests. Resolute was in compliance with all terms and covenants of the Credit Facility at September 30, 2010.
Off Balance Sheet Arrangements
     Resolute does not have any off-balance sheet financing arrangements other than operating leases. Resolute has not guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities or entered into any options on non-financial assets.
ITEM 3. QUANTITIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Commodity Price Risk and Hedging Arrangements
     Resolute’s major market risk exposure is in the pricing applicable to oil and gas production. Realized pricing on Resolute’s unhedged volumes of production is primarily driven by the spot market prices applicable to oil production and the prevailing price for gas. Pricing for oil production has been volatile and unpredictable for several years, and Resolute expects this volatility to continue in the future. The prices Resolute receives for unhedged production depends on many factors outside of Resolute’s control.
     Resolute periodically hedges a portion of its oil and gas production through swaps, puts, calls, collars and other such agreements. The purpose of the hedges is to provide a measure of stability to Resolute’s cash flows in an environment of volatile oil and gas prices and to manage Resolute’s exposure to commodity price risk.
     Under the terms of Resolute’s Credit Facility, the form of derivative instruments to be entered into is at Resolute’s discretion, not to exceed 85% of its anticipated production from proved developed producing properties, utilizing economic parameters specified in its Credit Facility.
     By removing the price volatility from a significant portion of Resolute’s oil production, Resolute has mitigated, but not eliminated, the potential effects of changing prices on the cash flow from operations for those periods. While mitigating negative effects of falling commodity prices, certain of these derivative contracts also limit the benefits Resolute would receive from increases in commodity prices. It is Resolute’s policy to enter into derivative contracts only with counterparties that are major, creditworthy financial institutions deemed by management as competent and competitive market makers. At September 30, 2010, all of Resolute’s counterparties are members of the Credit Facility bank syndicate.

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     As of September 30, 2010, Resolute had entered into certain commodity swap contracts. The following table represents Resolute’s commodity swaps with respect to its oil and gas production through 2013:
                                 
            Oil (NYMEX WTI)             Gas (NYMEX HH)  
            Weighted Average             Weighted Average  
Year   Bbl per Day     Hedge Price per Bbl     MMBtu per Day     Hedge Price per MMBtu  
2010
    3,650     $ 67.24       3,800     $ 9.69  
2011
    3,250     $ 68.26       2,750     $ 9.32  
2012
    3,250     $ 68.26       2,100     $ 7.42  
2013
    2,000     $ 60.47       1,900     $ 7.40  
     Resolute also uses basis swaps in connection with gas swaps in order to fix the price differential between the NYMEX Henry Hub price and the index price at which the gas production is sold. The table below sets forth Resolute’s outstanding basis swaps as of September 30, 2010:
                         
                    Weighted Average  
                    Hedged Price  
Year   Index     MMBtu per Day     Differential per MMBtu  
2010 — 2013
  Rocky Mountain NWPL     1,800     $ 2.10  
2011
  CIG     1,500     $ 0.57  
2012
  CIG     1,000     $ 0.575  
     As of September 30, 2010, Resolute had entered into certain commodity collar contracts. The following table represents Resolute’s commodity collars with respect to its oil and production:
                 
            Oil (NYMEX WTI)  
            Weighted Average  
Year   Bbl per Day     Hedge Price per Bbl  
2010     200     $ 105.00-151.00  
2011
    250     $ 80.00-90.00  
2012
    250     $ 80.00-93.50  
Interest Rate Risk
     At September 30, 2010, Resolute has $121.3 million of outstanding debt. Interest is calculated under the terms of the agreement based on a LIBOR spread. A 10% increase in LIBOR would result in a less than $0.1 million increase in annual interest expense. Resolute does not currently intend to enter into any derivative arrangements to protect against fluctuations in interest rates applicable to its outstanding indebtedness.
Credit Risk and Contingent Features in Derivative Instruments
     Resolute is exposed to credit risk to the extent of nonperformance by the counterparties in the derivative contracts discussed above. All counterparties are also lenders under Resolute’s Credit Facility. For these contracts, Resolute is not required to provide any credit support to its counterparties other than cross collateralization with the properties securing the Credit Facility. Resolute’s derivative contracts are documented with industry standard contracts known as a Schedule to the Master Agreement and International Swaps and Derivative Association, Inc. Master Agreement (“ISDA”). Typical terms for the ISDAs include credit support requirements, cross default provisions, termination events, and set-off provisions. Resolute has set-off provisions with its lenders that, in the event of counterparty default, allows Resolute to set-off amounts owed under the Credit Facility or other general obligations against amounts owed for derivative contract liabilities.

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ITEM 4.   CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
     Our management, with the participation of Nicholas J. Sutton, our Chief Executive Officer, and Theodore Gazulis, our Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2010. Based on the evaluation, those officers have concluded that:
    our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.
 
    our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
     There has not been any change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarterly period ended September 30, 2010, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1.   LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
     Resolute is not a party to any material pending legal or governmental proceedings, other than ordinary routine litigation incidental to its business. While the ultimate outcome and impact of any proceeding cannot be predicted with certainty, Resolute’s management believes that the resolution of any of its pending proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations.
ITEM 1A.   RISK FACTORS
     Information about material risks related to Resolute’s business, financial condition and results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, does not materially differ from those set out in Part I, Item 1A of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, except as previously disclosed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or as described below. These risks and those described below are not the only risks facing the Company.
ITEM 2.   UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
     In connection with the vesting of Resolute Energy Corporation restricted common stock under the Retention Bonus Award Agreements on September 25, 2010, the Company retained 15,252 shares of common stock at the election of the recipients of such awards in satisfaction of withholding tax obligations. Such shares were valued at $10.97 per share, the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE on September 24, 2010. These shares were retired by the Company.
ITEM 3.   DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
     Not applicable
ITEM 4.   (REMOVED AND RESERVED)
ITEM 5.   OTHER INFORMATION
     On October 7, 2010, Resolute Energy Corporation (the “Company”) entered into Warrant Exercise and Stock Issuance Agreements (collectively, the “Warrant Exchange Agreements”) with affiliates (the “Pine River Affiliates”) of Pine River Capital Management L.P. (“Pine River”). Under the terms of the Warrant Exchange Agreements, the Pine River Affiliates would tender 4,384,108 of the Company’s publicly traded warrants with an exercise price of $13.00 per share (the “Public Warrants”) and $12,116,884 in cash to the Company and, in return, the Company would issue a total of 1,775,107 shares of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), as described in the Company’s Form 8-K filed on October 7, 2010.
     The Company and the Pine River Affiliates amended the Warrant Exchange Agreements to extend the anticipated closing date of the transaction contemplated by the Warrant Exchange Agreements until November 15, 2010, to allow the Company to pursue required regulatory approval of the transaction from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”).
     On November 11, 2010, the NYSE informed the Company that it would not approve the transaction (including the listing of the shares of Common Stock to be issued by the Company). The NYSE explained that its refusal to approve the transaction was based on the fact that the NYSE viewed the transaction as violating Listing Rule 703.12. Both the Company and Pine River proposed alternative transaction structures, none of which were ultimately approved by the NYSE.
     The Warrant Exchange Agreements will expire by their terms on November 15, 2010 and the transaction will not be consummated.

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ITEM 6.   EXHIBITS
     
Exhibit Number   Description of Exhibits
31.1
  Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
 
31.2
  Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
 
32.1
  Certification of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished herewith)
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
         
Signature   Capacity   Date
 
       
/s/ Nicholas J. Sutton
 
Nicholas J. Sutton
   Chief Executive Officer   November 12, 2010
 
  (Principal Executive Officer)    
 
       
/s/ Theodore Gazulis
       
 
Theodore Gazulis
   Chief Financial Officer   November 12, 2010
 
  (Principal Financial Officer)    

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