Burlington Resources Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   June 1, 2005

Burlington Resources Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-9971 91-1413284
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
717 Texas Avenue, Suite 2100, Houston, Texas   77002
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   713-624-9000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On June 1, 2005, Burlington Resources Inc. (the "Company") announced that Dane E. Whitehead will be appointed Vice President and Controller, subject to final approval by the Company’s Board of Directors at its next meeting. Mr. Whitehead will report to Joseph P. McCoy, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and will assume his new position effective August 1, 2005. A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Mr. Whitehead, 43, joined the Company’s Internal Audit Department in 1993. From July 1998 to October 2000, he was Director, Strategic Planning and Audit. In October 2000, he became Vice President, Internal Audit. Since March 2002, he has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Burlington Resources Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

The following is furnished as an exhibit to this report:

99.1 Press Release of Burlington Resources Inc. dated June 1, 2005.

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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.

    Burlington Resources Inc.
June 1, 2005   By:   Frederick J. Plaeger II
        Name: Frederick J. Plaeger II
        Title: Vice President and General Counsel

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release of Burlington Resources Inc. dated June 1, 2005.