Dividends, Upstream Deals, Joint Ventures, M&As, and Amendments Highlight Value for Oil & Gas Investors - Research Report on

  Dividends, Upstream Deals, Joint Ventures, M&As, and Amendments Highlight
    Value for Oil & Gas Investors - Research Report on ConocoPhillips, BP,
                   Statoil, EQT Midstream Partners, and Eni

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NEW YORK, July 18, 2013

NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP plc (NYSE: BP), Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO), EQT
Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM), and Eni SpA (NYSE: E). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

ConocoPhillips Research Report

On July 11, 2013, ConocoPhillips announced that its Board of Directors has
increased its quarterly dividend by 4.5% to $0.69 per share, payable on
September 3, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of the business on
July 22, 2013. Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, stated, "A
compelling dividend is a key part of our offering to shareholders and this
increase is aligned with our commitment to target consistent dividend growth
over time." Lance added, "Our base business is operating to plan, our
development programs and major projects are on track to deliver production and
margin growth, and our asset disposition program is advancing as expected. Our
diverse asset base, significant technical capability and strong balance sheet
provide confidence in ConocoPhillips' future and the ability to execute our
plans for growth and returns." The Full Research Report on ConocoPhillips -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-07-16/COP]

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BP plc Research Report

On July 15, 2013, BP plc (BP) announced that it has completed a deal with
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) to farm-in to five deepwater exploration
and production concessions operated by Petrobras in the Potiguar Basin located
in the Brazilian Equatorial Margin. BP reported that BP Energy do Brasil Ltda.
will take a 30% interest in blocks POT-M-663 and POT-M-760 (contract
BM-POT-16), and a 40% interest in blocks POT-M-665, POT-M-853, and POT-M-855
(contract BM-POT-17), subject to regulatory approvals. Guillermo Quintero,
President of BP Brazil, commented, "This is another step in building our
presence in Brazil. Since first gaining interests in 10 blocks with our
purchase of Devon Energy do Brasil in 2011, we have now expanded our upstream
portfolio to interests in 27 blocks in 7 basins, which includes the largest
deep-water exploration portfolio held by an international oil company in
Brazil."

The Full Research Report on BP plc - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-07-16/BP]

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Statoil ASA Research Report

On July 4, 2013, Statoil ASA (Statoil) reported that the Company and its
partners have made the investment decision for a joint oil export solution for
the Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen fields. Statoil also reported that the oil
will be transported via a 43-kilometre oil pipeline from Edvard Grieg to the
Grane oil pipeline, and then on to Sture. Martin Anfinnsen, Senior Vice
President for Trade with Crude Oil, Wet Gas, and Refined Products at Statoil,
said, "We are an important player in the Sleipner and Utsira area, and are
therefore concerned with robust solutions that provide the possibility of
expanded activities in the area in the future." Torger Rød, Senior Vice
President for Pipelines and Onshore Projects at Statoil, added, "Good
cooperation and close coordination with other projects in Statoil, as well as
close follow-up of the primary suppliers are important success criteria,
where, among other things, we have achieved synergies as regards the pipeline
installation job." The Full Research Report on Statoil ASA - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-07-16/STO]

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EQT Midstream Partners, LP Research Report

On July 15, 2013, EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQT Midstream Partners) and EQT
Corporation (EQT) jointly announced that EQT Midstream Partners has agreed to
acquire EQT Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, Sunrise Pipeline, LLC
(Sunrise), for $507.5 million in cash and $32.5 million of common and general
partners units. The Company reported that it has also agreed to pay additional
consideration of $110 million to EQT upon the effectiveness of a new
transportation agreement with a third-party that the Partnership expects to
become effective post-closing. Further, EQT Midstream Partners announced a
$0.40 cash distribution per unit for Q2 2013, an increase of 8% QoQ. The Full
Research Report on EQT Midstream Partners, LP - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-07-16/EQM]

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Eni SpA Research Report

On July 15, 2013, Eni SpA (Eni) reported that it has signed an amendment with
South Oil Company and the Iraqi Ministry of Oil related to the Technical
Service Contract for the development of the Zubair Oil Field. Eni reported
that the Amendment sets a new production target of 850,000 barrels of oil per
day and extends the duration of the Technical Service Contract for an
additional five years, until 2035. The Company stated that the Amendment to
the Technical Service Contract came after constructive discussions between the
Company and the Iraqi authorities. The Company added that the amendment
represents a tangible sign of the positive mutual co-operation on the
development of the Field. The Full Research Report on Eni SpA - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-07-16/E]

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