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December 19, 2012
06:00 EDTCEO, BPBP to sell Yacheng gas field in China to KUFPEC for $308M in cash
BP today announced that it has agreed the sale of its 34.3 per cent interest in the Yacheng gas field in the South China Sea to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company for $308M in cash. Subject to regulatory, CNOOC (CEO) and third party approvals, BP expects the deal to close in the second half of 2013. Following completion, the Yacheng partnership will consist of CNOOC (51%), and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (49%).
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August 30, 2015
21:12 EDTCEOCanadian regulator issues suspension order to Nexen
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August 28, 2015
14:02 EDTBPBP volatility elevated as WTI oil rally's 7.2% to $45.75
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10:13 EDTCEOHigh option volume stocks
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August 27, 2015
12:50 EDTBPPeltz rumored to be building stake in Diageo, Harrington says
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10:00 EDTCEOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:11 EDTBPBP volatility elevated as shares trade at five-year low
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08:09 EDTCEOCNOOC upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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August 25, 2015
09:36 EDTCEOCNOOC upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
August 24, 2015
14:25 EDTBPBP refrains from trip to Iran amid U.S. sanction concerns, FT says
BP has chosen not to join U.K. foreign secretary Philip Hammond's trip to reopen the country's Iranian embassy due to concerns over U.S. sanctions that are still in effect, the Financial Times reports, citing people close to the company. "Sanctions are still in place and we will not do anything while that is the case. We are monitoring the situation and will take a look at the opportunities," said the company, according to the publication. Reference Link
09:23 EDTBPGevo, Butamax enter global patent cross-license, settlement agreements
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August 23, 2015
17:49 EDTBPIran to increase oil production as BP, Shell express interest, Bloomberg says
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August 20, 2015
06:10 EDTBPAuction for drilling leases attracts little interest, NY Times reports
A federal auction for drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday attracted only $22.7M in sales from five companies, the lowest since 1986, reports the New York Times. Most companies have insisted they would not sacrifice production in future years, but executives have recently expressed concern that the oil price collapse could last through 2016 and possibly even 2017. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
August 19, 2015
05:34 EDTCEOCNOOC signs PSCs with ROC
CNOOC Limited announced that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, has signed two production sharing contracts with Roc Oil Company for Blocks 16/07 and 03/33 in the South China Sea. The two blocks mentioned above are located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin in the South China Sea. Block 16/07 covers a total area of 2,743 square kilometers and has a water depth of approximately 100 meters. Block 03/33 covers a total area of 2,367 square kilometers and has a water depth of 65-145 meters. According to the terms of the PSCs, ROC shall act as the operator during the exploration period and conduct exploration activities in the two blocks mentioned above, in which all expenditures incurred will be borne by ROC. Once entering the development phase, CNOOC has the right to participate in up to 51% of the working interest in any commercial discoveries of the blocks. After signing the above-mentioned PSCs, CNOOC will assign all of its rights and obligations under such contracts, except for those relating to CNOOC's administrative functions to CNOOC China Limited, a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.
August 17, 2015
10:03 EDTBPEmerson signs 10-year agreement with BP for enhanced oil and gas execution
BP (BP) and Emerson (EMR) have signed a global agreement for Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, to provide automation technologies and aftercare services for BP's upstream oil and gas operations. The new 10-year agreement extends the existing arrangement between the companies, allowing Emerson to provide an expanded scope of technologies and expertise that help ensure safe and competitive projects and support BP's Field of the Future program for enhanced operating efficiency and oil recovery. The new agreement expands the companies' existing relationship on upstream projects. Under the scope of the new agreement, Emerson will continue to supply automation system technologies, including distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems, but will now also provide valves and measurement instruments as well as technologies for supervisory control and data acquisition, asset management, and machinery health monitoring.
06:45 EDTBPBP investors not sold on takeover talks, FT reports
Few BP investors have enough faith to buy into takeover talk given the company's own aggressive cost-cutting campaign might have eliminated the synergy upside to a potential purchaser, the Financial Times reports. Reference Link

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