Company:  BERRY PETROLEUM CO
Form Type:  10-Q
Filing Date:  11/1/2012 
CIK:  0000778438 
Address:  1999 BROADWAY
SUITE 3700
 
City, State, Zip:  DENVER, Colorado 80202 
Telephone:  303-999-4400 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Description of Business
Berry Petroleum Company (which is identified as the �Company,� �we,� �us� or �our,� except where stated or the context requires otherwise) is an independent energy company engaged in the production, development, exploitation and acquisition of oil and natural gas. We were incorporated in Delaware in 1985. We have been publicly traded since 1987 and trace our roots in California oil production back to 1909. Since 2002, we have expanded our portfolio of assets through selective acquisitions driven by a consistent focus on properties with proved reserves and significant growth potential through low-risk development. Our principal reserves and producing properties are located in California (South Midway-Sunset (SMWSS)�Steam Floods, North Midway-Sunset (NMWSS)�Diatomite, NMWSS�New Steam Floods, Texas (Permian and E. Texas), Utah (Uinta) and Colorado (Piceance).
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  FORM 10-Q
    PART I
      FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
        BALANCE SHEET
        INCOME STATEMENT
        CASH FLOW
        STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
        Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
          BALANCE SHEET
      Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial ...
      Notable Third Quarter 2012 Items
      Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About ...
      Item 4. Controls and Procedures
    PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
      Item 1. Legal Proceedings
      Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of ...
      Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
      Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure
      Item 5. Other Information
      Item 6. Exhibits
    SIGNATURE
  EXHIBIT 10.1
  EXHIBIT 12.1
    RATIO COMPUTATION
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    Certification of Chief Executive Officer
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    Certification of Chief Financial Officer
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    Certification of Chief Executive Officer
  EXHIBIT 32.2
    Certification of Chief Financial Officer
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