Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2012





Petroleum Development Corporation

(Doing Business as PDC Energy)

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Nevada   0-7246   95-2636730

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)


1775 Sherman Street, Suite 3000

Denver, CO

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 303-860-5800

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 10, 2012, Petroleum Development Corporation (dba PDC Energy) (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its operating and financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The Company previously scheduled a teleconference call with investors on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EDT to discuss its first quarter 2012 results. A recording of the earnings call presentation and the related slide presentation will be posted on the Company’s website at

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


      Exhibit 99.1    Press Release dated May 10, 2012, announcing First Quarter 2012 Results.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 10, 2012





/s/ Daniel W. Amidon

  Daniel W. Amidon
  General Counsel and Secretary



Exhibit No.



Exhibit 99.1    Press Release dated May 10, 2012, announcing First Quarter 2012 Results.