Petrohawk Energy Corporation is a US independent oil and natural gas company aiming to acquire and develop a group of long-lived, low-risk properties in the southern United States. The company looks to eventually sell itself to a larger company at a premium. Instead of attempting to compete with larger oil and gas companies, Petrohawk has announced a strategy of shedding its outlying properties and developing a principal set of low-cost properties.
Because oil and gas prices are unpredictable, Petrohawk uses derivatives contracts to lower its overall risk profile and protect against a sudden drop in commodities prices. A decrease in oil and gas prices would adversely affect Petrohawk's revenue stream.(Read more at Wikinvest )