Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 26, 2012 11:30 am ET Executives Christopher G. Stavros - Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations James M. Lienert - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Stephen I. Chazen - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director William E. Albrecht - President Edward Arthur Lowe - Vice President and President of Oxy Oil and Gas -International Production Analysts Leo P. Mariani - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division Arjun N. Murti - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Douglas Terreson - ISI Group Inc., Research Division Douglas George Blyth Leggate - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Jason Gammel - Macquarie Research Matthew Portillo - Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc., Research Division Eliot Javanmardi - Capital One Southcoast, Inc., Research Division Edward Westlake - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Sven Del Pozzo - IHS Herold, Inc Katherine Lucas Minyard - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division John P. Herrlin - Societe Generale Cross Asset Research PresentationOperator
Good morning. My name is Christie, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Occidental Petroleum's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the conference over to Christopher Stavros. Please go ahead, sir. Christopher G. Stavros Thanks, Christie. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Occidental Petroleum's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Joining us on the call this morning from Los Angeles are Stephen Chazen, Oxy's President and Chief Executive Officer; Jim Lienert, Oxy's Chief Financial Officer; Bill Albrecht, President of Oxy's Oil and Gas Business in the Americas; and Sandy Lowe, President of our International Oil and Gas Operations.