Berry Petroleum Company is an independent energy company engaged in the production, development, acquisition, exploitation and exploration of crude oil and natural gas. Publicly traded since 1987, Berry traces its roots in California heavy oil production back to 1909. Currently, Berry's principal reserves and producing properties are in California, Utah (Uinta basin) and Colorado (Piceance and DJ basins). On December 31, 2007, the Company reported proved reserves of 169 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) distributed 60% in California and 40% in the Rocky Mountain region. For the Company, the reserve mix is 69% crude oil and 31% natural gas.