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February 6, 2013
09:11 EDTTOT, CVX, EChevron to develop $5.6B Mafumeira Sul Project in offshore Angola
Chevron (CVX)'s Cabinda Gulf Oil Company subsidiary will proceed with the development of the Mafumeira Sul project located offshore Angola. The $5.6B Mafumeira Sul project is the second stage of development of the Mafumeira Field located in Block 0. Mafumeira Sul is expected to reach first oil in 2015 and build toward peak total daily production of 110,000 barrels of crude oil and 10,000 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas. Chevronís subsidiary is the operator and holds a 39.2% interest in Mafumeira Sul. Chevronís partners are Sonangol E.P. (41%), Total (TOT) (10%) and ENI (E) (9.8%).
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October 2, 2015
11:23 EDTTOTShell and Total to operate first foreign gas stations in Iran, AP reports
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October 1, 2015
08:08 EDTCVXKosmos Energy says ended Q3 with roughly $1.9B of liquidity
Kosmos Energy (KOS) announced two developments that together strengthen the company's liquidity and better position Kosmos for continued success in a lower commodity price environment. In addition, the company provided an update on its exploration drilling program. Kosmos announced that the borrowing base under its reserves-based lending facility remains unchanged at $1.5B following its lenders' semi-annual redetermination process which concluded on September 30, 2015. Kosmos ended the third quarter with approximately $1.9B of liquidity and net debt of $500M as of September 30, 2015, which is flat with the second quarter of 2015. Kosmos' second exploration well offshore Mauritania, Marsouin-1, was spud on August 28, 2015, with results anticipated in the middle of the fourth quarter. Marsouin-1 is located in Block C8 approximately 60 kilometers north of the basin-opening Tortue-1 well in a water depth of approximately 2,400 meters. The well is designed to test a four-way trap with multiple stacked targets, including Lower Cenomanian, Albian, and Aptian formations. As operator of the well, Kosmos currently holds a 60% working interest with its partners Chevron Mauritania Exploration Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (CVX), and Societe Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier holding 30% and 10%, respectively.
September 30, 2015
14:10 EDTCVXChevron amends bylaws to implement proxy access
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September 28, 2015
10:00 EDTTOT, EOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:04 EDTTOTTotal initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
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08:03 EDTEEni SpA initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
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September 25, 2015
09:10 EDTCVXChevron upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research
September 24, 2015
13:29 EDTTOTTotal's Russian Arctic gas project receives Chinese investment, WSJ reports
The chances of Total's (TOT) Arctic natural gas project in Russia coming to fruition has been strengthened by a state-backed Chinese investment, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing comments from Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne. Yamal, a $27B project on a Russian peninsula, will be the main test to see if Russian energy projects are possible after its lead partner OAO Novatek (NOVKY) was hit with U.S. sanctions, the report says. Reference Link
September 23, 2015
18:19 EDTTOTTotal CEO downplays allegations of market manipulation, WSJ says
In a Wall Street Journal interview following market manipulation claims by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne disclosed that the company is also being investigated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, though Pouyanne downplayed the matter. "There was no wrongdoing," said the Chief Executive, adding that the CFTC claims are being settled "for a few million dollars." Reference Link
06:06 EDTTOTTotal to cut 2015 CapEx to $23B-$24B, 2016 CapEx to $20B-$21B
Total plans to return to a "sustainable level" in CapEx of $17B-$19B from 2017 onwards. The company is further increasing its OpEx reduction target by $50% to $3B from $2B by 2017. Total achieved a production increase of 11% YoY during 1H15. Production is planned to grow by an average of 6%-7% per year between 2014 and 2017, and by an average of 5% per year between 2014 and 2019. The company confirms that organic free cash flow will cover the dividend by 2017. The company also plans to invest CapEx of around $500M per year to build profitable businesses in new energies. Comments taken from Total Strategy & Outlook Presentation.
05:31 EDTCVX, TOTExxon Mobil initiated with an Underperform at Macquarie (yesterday)
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September 22, 2015
18:38 EDTTOTU.S. regulators accuse Total of manipulating natural gas markets, WSJ says
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accused Total's U.S. subsidiary of making money-losing gas purchases in order to manipulate prices on its other trading positions, reports the Wall Street Journal. The alleged scheme was conducted from 2009 to 2012, said the report. Total issued a response to the publication, saying it is fully cooperating with FERC and denying any wrongdoing. Reference Link
13:14 EDTTOTTotal initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
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13:13 EDTCVXChevron initiated with an Underperform at Macquarie
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10:00 EDTTOTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Midstream (AM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... China Southern Airlines (ZNH) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... DuPont (DD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Entergy (ETR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... HSBC (HSBC) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... KLA-Tencor (KLAC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Total (TOT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale.
06:18 EDTTOTTotal upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
September 21, 2015
09:39 EDTTOTTotal downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Tudor Pickering
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09:39 EDTCVXChevron upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Tudor Pickering
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09:09 EDTTOTSuncor to acquire additional interest in Fort Hills oil sands project
Suncor Energy (SU) announced that it has agreed to purchase an additional 10% working interest in the Fort Hills oil sands project from Total (TOT) E&P Canada Ltd., for total aggregate consideration of $310M at the time of announcement. As a result of this transaction, Suncor's incremental capital increase to Fort Hills is estimated at just over $1B of which approximately $700M is remaining project spend. Upon closing, Suncor's partnership share in the $15B project will increase to 50.8%. As part of the transaction, Suncor acquires a further proportionate interest in Fort Hills related logistics, including pipelines, storage terminals and third-party pipeline capacity agreements. The Fort Hills project is located in Alberta's Athabasca region, 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. The transaction is subject to closing conditions, including regulatory approval under the Competition Act. Teck has agreed to waive its right of first refusal to purchase a pro-rata share of the offering. The transaction is anticipated to close by the end of the year.

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