Schedule 13G/A

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G/A

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 3)*

 

 

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

(Name of Issuer)

 

 

COMMON STOCK, PAR VALUE $0.01 PER SHARE

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

 

723787107

(CUSIP Number)

 

 

December 31, 2005

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

¨ Rule 13d-1(b)

 

x Rule 13d-1(c)

 

¨ Rule 13d-1(d)

 

*   The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).


CUSIP No. 723787107    13G/A    Page 2 of 11 Pages

 

  1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

 

Highfields Capital Management LP

   
  2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨

   
  3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
  4.  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

 

Delaware

   

 

NUMBER OF  

SHARES  

BENEFICIALLY  

OWNED BY  

EACH  

REPORTING  

PERSON  

WITH  

 

 

  5.    SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  6.    SHARED VOTING POWER

 

 

      —0—

 

  7.    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  8.    SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      —0—

  9.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

 

5,292,111

   
10.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

¨

11.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

 

4.1%

   
12.  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

 

PN

   


CUSIP No. 723787107    13G/A    Page 3 of 11 Pages

 

  1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

 

Highfields GP LLC

   
  2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨

   
  3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
  4.  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

 

Delaware

   

 

NUMBER OF  

SHARES  

BENEFICIALLY  

OWNED BY  

EACH  

REPORTING  

PERSON  

WITH  

 

 

  5.    SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  6.    SHARED VOTING POWER

 

 

      —0—

 

  7.    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  8.    SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      —0—

  9.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

 

5,292,111

   
10.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

¨

11.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

 

4.1%

   
12.  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

 

OO

   


CUSIP No. 723787107    13G/A    Page 4 of 11 Pages

 

  1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

 

Jonathon S. Jacobson

   
  2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨

   
  3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
  4.  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

 

United States

   

 

NUMBER OF  

SHARES  

BENEFICIALLY  

OWNED BY  

EACH  

REPORTING  

PERSON  

WITH  

 

 

  5.    SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  6.    SHARED VOTING POWER

 

 

      —0—

 

  7.    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  8.    SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      —0—

  9.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

 

5,292,111

   
10.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

¨

11.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

 

4.1%

   
12.  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

IN

   


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  1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

 

Richard L. Grubman

   
  2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨

   
  3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
  4.  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

 

United States

   

 

NUMBER OF  

SHARES  

BENEFICIALLY  

OWNED BY  

EACH  

REPORTING  

PERSON  

WITH  

 

 

  5.    SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  6.    SHARED VOTING POWER

 

 

      —0—

 

  7.    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      5,292,111

 

  8.    SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      —0—

  9.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

 

5,292,111

   
10.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

¨

11.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

 

4.1%

   
12.  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

IN

   


CUSIP No. 723787107    13G/A    Page 6 of 11 Pages

 

  1.  

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)

 

 

Highfields Capital Ltd.

   
  2.  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨

   
  3.  

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

   
  4.  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

 

Cayman Islands, B.W.I.

   

 

NUMBER OF  

SHARES  

BENEFICIALLY  

OWNED BY  

EACH  

REPORTING  

PERSON  

WITH  

 

 

  5.    SOLE VOTING POWER

 

 

      3,722,039

 

  6.    SHARED VOTING POWER

 

 

      —0—

 

  7.    SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      3,722,039

 

  8.    SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

 

      —0—

  9.  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

 

3,722,039

   
10.  

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

¨

11.  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

 

2.9%

   
12.  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

CO

   


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Item 1(a). Name of Issuer:

 

     Pioneer Natural Resources Company (the “Issuer”)

 

Item 1(b). Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

 

     5205 N. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 900, Irving, Texas 75039

 

Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing:

 

     This statement is being filed by the following persons with respect to the shares of Common Stock of the Issuer directly owned by Highfields Capital I LP (“Highfields I”), Highfields Capital II LP (“Highfields II”) and Highfields Capital Ltd. (collectively, the “Funds”):

 

  (i) Highfields Capital Management LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Highfields Capital Management”) and investment manager to each of the Funds;

 

  (ii) Highfields GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Highfields GP”) and the General Partner of Highfields Capital Management;

 

  (iii) Jonathon S. Jacobson, a Managing Member of Highfields GP; and

 

  (iv) Richard L. Grubman, a Managing Member of Highfields GP.

 

     This statement is also being filed by Highfields Capital Ltd., an exempted limited company organized under the laws of the Cayman Island, B.W.I., with respect to the shares of Common Stock of the Issuer owned by Highfields Capital Ltd. (which shares of Common Stock are also included in the filings for Highfields Capital Management, Highfields GP, Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Grubman).

 

     Highfields Capital Management, Highfields GP, Highfields Capital Ltd., Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Grubman and are sometimes individually referred to herein as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”

 

Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:

 

     Address for Highfields Capital Management, Highfields GP,
     Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Grubman:
     c/o Highfields Capital Management
     John Hancock Tower
     200 Clarendon Street, 51st Floor
     Boston, Massachusetts 02116

 

     Address of Highfields Capital Ltd.:
     c/o Goldman Sachs (Cayman) Trust, Limited
     Harbour Centre, Second Floor
     George Town, Grand Cayman
     Cayman Islands, B.W.I.


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Item 2(c). Citizenship:

 

     Highfields Capital Management – Delaware
     Highfields GP – Delaware
     Jonathon S. Jacobson – United States
     Richard L. Grubman – United States
     Highfields Capital Ltd. – Cayman Islands, B.W.I.

 

Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities:

 

     Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

 

Item 2(e). CUSIP Number:

 

     723787107

 

Item 3. Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Ownership.

 

     Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 

     For Highfields Capital Management, Highfields GP, Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Grubman:

 

  (a) Amount beneficially owned: 5,292,111 shares of Common Stock

 

  (b) Percent of class: 4.1%

 

  (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

  (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 5,292,111

 

  (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: —0—

 

  (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 5,292,111

 

  (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: —0—

 

     For Highfields Capital Ltd:

 

  (a) Amount beneficially owned: 3,722,039 shares of Common Stock

 

  (b) Percent of class: 2.9%

 

  (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

  (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 3,722,039

 

  (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: —0—


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  (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 3,722,039

 

  (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: —0—

 

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

 

     Yes.

 

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

 

     Not applicable.

 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company.

 

     Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

 

     Not applicable.

 

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 

     Not applicable.

 

Item 10. Certification.

 

     By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.


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SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

February 14, 2006


Date
HIGHFIELDS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
By:  

Highfields GP LLC, its General Partner

/s/    JOSEPH F. MAZZELLA        


    Signature

Joseph F. Mazzella, Authorized Signatory


    Name/Title
     
HIGHFIELDS GP LLC

/s/    JOSEPH F. MAZZELLA        


    Signature

Joseph F. Mazzella, Authorized Signatory


    Name/Title
     
JONATHON S. JACOBSON

/s/    JOSEPH F. MAZZELLA        


    Signature

Joseph F. Mazzella, Authorized Signatory


    Name/Title
     
RICHARD L. GRUBMAN

/s/    JOSEPH F. MAZZELLA        


    Signature

Joseph F. Mazzella, Authorized Signatory


    Name/Title


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HIGHFIELDS CAPITAL LTD.
By:  

Highfields Capital Management LP, its

Investment Manager

By:  

Highfields GP LLC, its General Partner

/s/    JOSEPH F. MAZZELLA        


    Signature

Joseph F. Mazzella, Authorized Signatory


    Name/Title

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