Third quarter 2011 results
Release date: 25 October 2011
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(b) Organic capital expenditure excludes acquisitions and asset exchanges (see page 16).
Forward Looking Statements - Cautionary Statement: This presentation and the associated slides and discussion contains forward-looking statements particularly those regarding: expected increases in investment in exploration and upstream drilling and production; anticipated improvements, increases, sources and timing in operating cash flow and margins, including generating around 50% more annually in operating cashflow by 2014 versus 2011 at US$100/bbl; divestment plans; the anticipated timing for completion of and final proceeds from the disposition of certain BP assets (including BP’s interests in Pan American Energy LLC); the timing and composition of major projects including expected start up, completion and margins; reductions in certain costs associated with the suspension of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico; the quarterly dividend payment; the expected total effective tax rate for 2011; expected full-year 2011 organic capital expenditure and increased capital spend for the future; expectations regarding the impact on costs of rig standby charges and of turnaround and related maintenance expenditures; expectations or plans for increased investment and increased distribution to shareholders and repayment of debt; expectations for fourth-quarter refining margins; the expected level of planned turnarounds in the fourth quarter; the timing for completion of the Whiting refinery upgrade, other refining upgrades and logistics optimization; planned maintenance and impact on crude capacity; plans to extend BP’s footprint in petrochemical and lubricant operations and grow margin share, improve gross margin and restore missing revenues in downstream business; increased exposure to growth markets in refining and marketing; expected investments in refining and marketing;
the expected impact on fourth-quarter production of the divestment programme, ongoing seasonal turnaround activity across BP’s portfolio; expected fourth quarter and full-year 2011 production, and the impact of acquisitions and divestments and PSA entitlement on full-year 2011 production; expectations of seasonal increase in functional costs; the magnitude and timing of remaining remediation costs related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; the factors that could affect the magnitude of BP’s ultimate exposure and the cost to BP in relation to the spill and any potential mitigation resulting from BP’s partners or others involved in the spill; the potential liabilities resulting from pending and future legal proceedings and potential investigations and civil or criminal actions that US state and/or local governments could seek to take against BP as a result of the spill; the timing of claims and litigation outcomes and of payment of legal costs; expectations that more Gulf of Mexico permits will be issued in due course; expectations for drilling and rig activity generally and specifically in the Gulf of Mexico; timing and quantum of contributions to and payments from the $20 billion Trust Fund; expectations on reduction of net debt and net debt ratio; expectations for returns and earning momentum in refining & marketing; anticipated planned turnaround activity in the fourth-quarter of 2011;
timing of implementation of contractor selection, oversight and verification processes; expectations on access to new acreage; intentions to increase the number of wells drilled in future years; the timing for publication of investigation reports; the impact of BP’s potential liabilities relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on the group, including its business, results and financial condition; the increase of investment that will deliver sustainable growth; expectations at getting back to work in Gulf of Mexico and the increase of operating cash flow faster than production volumes.
By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may differ from those expressed in such statements, depending on a variety of factors including the timing of bringing new fields onstream; future levels of industry product supply; demand and pricing; OPEC quota restrictions; PSA effects; operational problems; general economic conditions; political stability and economic growth in relevant areas of the world; changes in laws and governmental regulations; changes in taxation or regulation; regulatory or legal actions including the types of enforcement action pursued and the nature of remedies sought; the impact on our reputation following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; exchange rate fluctuations; development and use of new technology; the success or otherwise of partnering; the successful completion of certain disposals; the actions of competitors, trading partners, creditors, rating agencies and others; natural disasters and adverse weather conditions; changes in public expectations and other changes to business conditions; wars and acts of terrorism or sabotage; and other factors discussed under “Risk factors” in our Annual Report and Form 20-F 2010 as filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Reconciliations to GAAP: This presentation also contains financial information which is not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). A quantitative reconciliation of this information to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP can be found on our website at www.bp.com.
Statement of Assumptions: The operating cash flow projection for 2014 stated on slides 7, 18, 35 and 36 reflects our expectation that all required payments into the $20 billion US Trust Fund will have been completed prior to 2014. The projection does not reflect any cash flows relating to other liabilities, contingent liabilities, settlements or contingent assets arising from the Macondo incident which may or may not arise at that time. As disclosed in the Stock Exchange Announcement, we are not today able to reliably estimate the amount or timing of a number of contingent liabilities.
Cautionary Note to US Investors: We use certain terms in this presentation, such as “resources”, “non-proved resources” and references to projections in relation to such that the SEC’s rules prohibit us from including in our filings with the SEC. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in our Form 20-F, SEC File No. 1-06262. This form is available on our website at www.bp.com. You can also obtain this form from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330 or by logging on to their website at www.sec.gov. Tables and projections in this presentation are BP projections unless otherwise stated.
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