Third Quarter 2012 Results (Stock Exchange Announcement)
Release date: 30 October 2012
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(a)Profit (loss) attributable to BP shareholders.
(b)See footnote (a) on page 4 for definitions of RC profit and underlying RC profit.
(c)See pages 20 and 21 respectively for further information on non-operating items and fair value accounting effects.
(d)This projection reflects our expectation that all required payments into the $20-billion Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 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 Gulf of Mexico oil spill which may or may not arise at that time. As disclosed in Note 2 under Contingent liabilities on page 28, we are not able at this time to reliably estimate the amount or timing of a number of contingent liabilities.
(e)Organic capital expenditure excludes acquisitions and asset exchanges, and expenditure associated with deepening our natural gas asset base (see page 18).
Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements:
This presentation and the associated slides and discussion contain forward-looking statements, particularly those regarding: the timing and quantum of and timing for completion of contributions to and payments from the $20-billion Trust fund; the expected level of reported production in the fourth quarter of 2012; the expected levels of full-year underlying and reported production in 2012; the expected level of refining margins in the fourth quarter of 2012; the timing of and prospects for upgrades to the Whiting refinery; the expected level of refinery turnarounds in the fourth quarter of 2012; the expected level of petrochemicals margins in the fourth quarter of 2012; the expected level of the quarterly charge in Other Businesses and Corporate; the expected full-year effective tax rate; prospects for BP’s $38-billion divestment programme, and the intention to make $38 billion of disposals by the end of 2013; prospects for the completion of planned and announced divestments, and the timing for the receipt of and quantum of disposal proceeds; the level of full-year capital expenditure for 2012; the expected future levels of gearing and net debt; the expected terms of and timing of the execution of definitive agreements in respect of BP’s proposed transaction with Rosneft concerning the sale of BP’s stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft and the related acquisition by BP of shares in Rosneft (the Rosneft transaction);
the expected timing of completion of the Rosneft transaction; the expected level of BP’s holding of Rosneft stock following completion of the Rosneft transaction; expectations regarding the accounting treatment of BP’s expected share of Rosneft’s earnings, production and reserves; prospects for BP’s level of representation on Rosneft’s board of directors; BP’s intentions to use part of the proceeds from the Rosneft transaction to offset dilution to earnings per share; BP’s expectations of becoming a significant equity holder in Rosneft; BP’s intentions to hold Rosneft shares as a long-term investment; the prospects for and expected timing of certain investigations, claims, settlements and litigation outcomes; the timing of future MDL 2179 proceedings; the expected source of funding for the settlement agreements with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC); the expected date of the fairness hearing in respect of the settlements with the PSC; the expected level of unplanned outages and overall outages in 2013; BP’s plans for its 2013 turnaround program; the expected timing for completion of BP’s re-positioning of Downstream; BP’s intentions to actively secure new acreage in core areas and new frontiers; expectations regarding the ‘10-point plan’; expectations regarding the quarterly dividend payment and future distributions to shareholders; the anticipated increase of around 50% in operating cash flow by 2014, and the prospects for financial momentum in 2013 and 2014; the prospects for, timing and composition of future projects including expected Final Investment Decisions, start up, completion, timing of production, level of production and margins; the expected levels of cash margins in BP’s new upstream projects planned for start-up by the end of 2014; expectations about BP’s portfolio in the future; BP’s plans to increase upstream reinvestment; the expected level of capital expenditures on projects and wells between 2013 and 2017;
the expected level of production from higher margin areas through 2016; expectations for drilling and rig activity; the expected levels of and prospects for production and underlying production in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012 and through the end of the decade; the expected installation of new water injection facilities at the Thunder Horse field in 2014; expectations regarding the level of production at Thunder Horse through the end of the decade; the expected number of material prospects tested by BP’s drilling programme to 2015; the expected number of wells completed per year in the future; the expected number of wells that will target prospects with resource potential greater than a quarter billion barrels of oil equivalent; BP’s intended level of investment in seismic exploration in the future; the expected acquisition of 3D seismic surveys in Trinidad, Indonesia and Uruguay in 2013; expectations regarding the timing of completion of wells in 2012, including wells in Angola, Brazil, the North Sea and Namibia; and the expected level of free cash flow in Downstream following the completion of the Whiting modernisation project.
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 ability of the parties to the Rosneft transaction to negotiate satisfactory definitive agreements and the terms thereof; the actions of regulators and the timing of the receipt of governmental and regulatory approvals; strategic and operational decisions by Rosneft’s management and board of directors; the timing of bringing new fields onstream and of project start-ups; the timing of divestments; 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; 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 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 “Principal risks and uncertainties” in our Stock Exchange Announcement for the period ended 30 June 2012 and under “Risk factors” in our Annual Report and Form 20-F 2011 as filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
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 29 and 35 of this presentation reflects our expectation that all required payments into the $20 billion US Trust Fund will have been completed prior to 2014. The projection has been adjusted for BP’s proposed transaction with Rosneft and excludes BP’s share of TNK-BP dividends. The projection does not reflect any cash flows relating to other liabilities, contingent liabilities, settlements or contingent assets arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill 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.
Certain terms are used in this presentation, such as ‘reserves’, ‘resources’, ‘net resources’ and ‘recoverable resources’, 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.
Stock Exchange Announcement: For further information on BP’s results, please see the Third Quarter Results Stock Exchange Announcement dated 30 October 2012
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