Petrohawk Energy Corporation was an independent energy company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded in 2003, Petrohawk grew rapidly through mergers and acquisitions.

Petrohawk Energy Corporation
IndustryEnergy / Oil and Gas
SuccessorBHP Billiton
HeadquartersHouston, TX, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Floyd C. Wilson
(Chairman), (President) & (CEO)
Revenue US$ 883.40 million (2007)
US$ 250.65 million (2007)
US$ 52.90 million (2007)
Total assets US$ 4.672 billion (2007)
Total equity US$ 2.008 billion (2007)
Number of employees
262 (2008)

The company was originally known as Beta Oil & Gas until shareholders approved a name change on July 15, 2004.

In November 2004, Petrohawk bought Wynn-Crosby for $425 million, marking its first large acquisition. The Wynn-Crosby/ Petrohawk transaction was named the “2004 M&A Deal of the Year” by The Oil and Gas Investor.[1] In July 2005, Petrohawk merged with Mission Resources, nearly doubling in size. One year later, Petrohawk bought KCS Energy for 80 million shares of stock and approximately $900 million in cash. Beginning in 2007, Petrohawk began acquiring acreage in the Haynesville Shale, and in 2008 successfully began an extensive, $500 million drilling program.[2]

On July 15, 2011, BHP Billiton acquired Petrohawk for an all-cash offer of $US38.75 per share.[3]


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