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March 11, 2014
05:32 EDTSTOFinanstilsynet finds Statoil's FY12 statements not in accordance with IFRS
Finanstilsynet, the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, has completed a periodic review of the consolidated financial statements of Statoil ASA or 2012. The review has covered selected areas of Statoil's financial reporting for 2012. Finanstilsynet has identified three issues where it considers Statoil's practice not to be in accordance with IFRS. Statoil's view is that the company's practice has been in line with IFRS. Having considered the three issues, Statoil has nevertheless decided to adapt its future practices in line with Finanstilsynet's view for two of the issues, as Statoil considers Finanstilsynet's view also to reflect an acceptable solution. Statoil will appeal the third issue to the Ministry of Finance. Both the current auditor, KPMG, and the auditor in the period up to and including 2011, concurred with Statoil's assessments as part of their audits of the financial statements. The changes following from Finanstilsynet's evaluation of the two issues that Statoil is taking note of, will be reflected in the accounts for 2013. These relate to the calculation of value in use estimates applied for impairment purposes and the definition of cash generating units. Statoil has assessed the impact of the two issues on its previously published financial statements in accordance with IAS 8, and has concluded that the issues in sum are not material for the historical periods in question. Finanstilsynet's conclusions regarding these issues will consequently not result in any changes to previously published accounts.
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February 27, 2015
09:47 EDTSTOStatoil submits Peregrino phase II development plan
Following the sanction of the Peregrino phase 2 project in December, Statoil together with its partner Sinochem submitted the plan of development to the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels in Rio de Janeiro on January 30. The project entails a new well head platform and drilling rig and adds approximately 250M barrels in recoverable resources to Peregrino field. The project entails investments of approximately $3.5B. The Peregrino field has a good track record, with more than 90M barrels produced since first oil in April 2011. Based on the current plan, Peregrino Phase II is expected to start production towards the end of the decade, but Statoil will make adjustments to the schedule should that be necessary. The current solution consists of a wellhead platform with a drilling unit tied-back to the existing FPSO Peregrino. The facilities contains standalone power generation and will export power to WHP-A. A total of 21 wells -- 15 oil producers and 6 water injectors -- are planned to be drilled as part of the Phase II development. The expected recoverable resources from the Phase II development within the concession period until end of 2040 are 250M barrels.

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