b'\x7f geological, geophysical and other technical and operations problems including drilling and oiland gas production and processing;\x7f military operations, civil unrest, outbreaks of disease, terrorist acts, wars or embargoes;\x7f the cost and availability of adequate insurance coverage and whether such coverage is enough tosufficiently mitigate potential losses and whether our insurers comply with their obligationsunder our coverage agreements;\x7f our vulnerability to severe weather events, including tropical storms and hurricanes in the Gulfof Mexico;\x7f our ability to meet our obligations under the agreements governing our indebtedness;\x7f the availability and cost of financing and refinancing our indebtedness;\x7f the amount of collateral required to be posted from time to time in our hedging transactions,letters of credit, performance bonds and other secured debt;\x7f the result of any legal proceedings, arbitrations, or investigations we may be subject to orinvolved in;\x7f our success in risk management activities, including the use of derivative financial instruments tohedge commodity and interest rate risks; and\x7f other risk factors discussed in the Item 1A. Risk Factors section of this annual report onForm 10-K.The words believe, may, will, aim, estimate, continue, anticipate, intend,expect, plan and similar words are intended to identify estimates and forward-looking statements.Estimates and forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and, except to theextent required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or to review any estimate and/or forward-looking statement because of new information, future events or other factors. Estimates and forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. As aresult of the risks and uncertainties described above, the estimates and forward-looking statementsdiscussed in this annual report on Form 10-K might not occur, and our future results and ourperformance may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements due to,including, but not limited to, the factors mentioned above. Because of these uncertainties, you shouldnot place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.8'