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Earnings and Appointments in Oil & Gas Reflect Short and Long-Term Growth Rate - Research Report on BP, Total, Encana,

Earnings and Appointments in Oil & Gas Reflect Short and Long-Term Growth Rate
       - Research Report on BP, Total, Encana, PetroChina, and Statoil

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NEW YORK, August 2, 2013

NEW YORK, August 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Corner announced new research reports highlighting BP plc
(NYSE: BP), Total SA (NYSE: TOT), Encana Corporation (NYSE: ECA), PetroChina
Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR), and Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO). Today's readers may access
these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis
and analyst ratings - via the links below.

BP plc Research Report

On July 30, 2013, BP plc (BP) released its Q2 2013 financial results. The
Company reported underlying cost profit of $2.7 billion, down 25.0% YoY, and
operating cash flow of $5.4 billion, during the quarter. BP's Upstream
segment's pre-tax underlying replacement cost profit declined 2.3% YoY to $4.3
billion, despite offsetting the impact of divestments, with increased
production from new high-margin projects. Bob Dudley, BP Group CEO, stated,
"The results show strong underlying pre-tax performance from BP's businesses.
We are seeing growth in production from new high-margin projects and are
making good progress in exploration and project delivery. Completion of our
operational milestones confirms our confidence in delivering our commitment to
materially increase operating cash flow in 2014." BP anticipates its Upstream
production to be lower in Q3 2013, consequent to planned seasonal turnaround
activity and continuing divestment impacts, despite increasing production from
new projects. 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.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/f948_BP]

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Total SA Research Report

On July 26, 2013, Total SA (Total) released its Q2 2013 financial results. The
Company's sales were down 2.6% YoY to $61.4 billion, while net income was up
70.4% YoY to $3.3 billion, during the quarter. Adjusted net income was $3.5
billion, or $1.55 per diluted share, compared to $3.6 billion, or $1.58 per
diluted shares, in Q2 2012. Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and CEO of Total,
stated, "With adjusted net income of 2.7 billion euros this quarter, the Group
demonstrated its strong resilience in the Upstream despite lower hydrocarbon
prices. The restart of the production at Elgin/Franklin in the UK and the
first cargo from Angola LNG were notable events of the quarter. Regarding our
Upstream projects, the launch of the Egina deep off-shore project and the
progress on Yamal LNG illustrate our ability to prepare for the future in a
sustainable manner by developing competitive and diverse projects. In this
way, the Group expects to benefit from an extended series of start-ups over
the next several years." The Full Research Report on Total SA - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/5801_TOT]

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Encana Corporation Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Encana Corporation (Encana) released its Q2 2013 financial
results. The Company's cash flow was down 16.2% YoY to $665 million, or $0.90
per diluted share, in Q2 2013. Operating earnings were up 24.7% YoY to $247
million, or $0.34 per diluted share. Net earnings were $730 million, compared
to a loss of $1.5 billion in Q2 2012. Oil and natural gas liquids volumes were
up 69% YoY, with average production of approximately 47,600 barrels per day
(bbls/d). Doug Suttles, President and CEO of Encana commented, "Our focus
moving forward is to continue to exercise capital discipline while working to
achieve ever greater efficiencies in how we run our business. We expect to see
cost savings materialize throughout the rest of the year as a result of those
efforts." The Full Research Report on Encana Corporation - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/01ac_ECA]

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PetroChina Co. Ltd. Research Report

On July 28, 2013, PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PetroChina) announced the appointment
of Mr. Wang Dongjin as President of the Company, effective July 28, 2013.
PetroChina reported that the appointment of Dongjin was related to the
previously announced resignation of former Chairman and Director of the
Company, and appointment of Mr. Zhou Jiping as Chairman of the Company, dated
April 25, 2013. The Full Research Report on PetroChina Co. Ltd. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/dc96_PTR]

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Statoil ASA Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Statoil ASA (Statoil) released its Q2 2013 financial
results. The Company's net operating income was down 44.7% YoY to (Norwegian
Krone) NOK34.3 billion, and adjusted earnings were down 17.0% YoY to NOK38.0
billion, in Q2 2013. Net income was down 83.8% YoY to NOK4.3 billion or $1.38
per share. President and CEO of Statoil Helge Lund said, "Statoil delivered an
operationally solid quarter. We produced as planned, delivering record
production from our portfolio outside Norway. We are on track and maintain our
guidance for 2013." Lund continued, "Our financial results were impacted by
lower prices for liquids and gas and weak trading results. However, we have
maintained good cost control and delivered strong earnings, particularly from
our international portfolio." 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.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/d198_STO]

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