Company:  PLAINS EXPLORATION & PROD ...
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  2/24/2012 
CIK:  0000891456 
Address:  700 MILAM STREET
SUITE 3100
 
City, State, Zip:  HOUSTON, Texas 77002 
Telephone:  (713) 579-6000 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Description of Business
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I
      Items 1 and 2. Business and Properties
      Item 1A. Risk Factors
      Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
      Item 3. Legal Proceedings
      Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
    PART II
      Item 5. Market For Registrant's Common Equity, Related ...
      Item 6. Selected Financial Data
      Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial ...
        Results of Operations
        Liquidity and Capital Resources
      ITEM 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About ...
      Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
      Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on ...
      Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
      Item 9B. Other Information
    PART III
      Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
      Item 11. Executive Compensation
      Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and ...
      Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and ...
      Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services
    PART IV
      Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules
    SIGNATURES
    Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
    BALANCE SHEET
    INCOME STATEMENT
    CASH FLOW
    STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
    NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
      BALANCE SHEET
      INCOME STATEMENT
      CASH FLOW
  EXHIBIT 2.5
  EXHIBIT 4.20
  EXHIBIT 10.6
  EXHIBIT 10.10
  EXHIBIT 10.25
  EXHIBIT 10.30
  EXHIBIT 10.31
  EXHIBIT 21.1
    SUBSIDIARIES
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 23.2
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ENGINEERS AND GEOLOGISTS
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    CERTIFICATION
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    CERTIFICATION
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    SECTION 906 CERTIFICATION - CEO
  EXHIBIT 32.2
    SECTION 906 CERTIFICATION - CFO
  EXHIBIT 99.1
  EXHIBIT 99.2
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