Stock Movements, Oil Discoveries, Upgraded Ratings, and Approved Projects - Research Report on Chevron, BP, Ecopetrol, Murphy

 Stock Movements, Oil Discoveries, Upgraded Ratings, and Approved Projects -
     Research Report on Chevron, BP, Ecopetrol, Murphy Oil, and Total SA

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NEW YORK, December 30, 2013

NEW YORK, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Chevron
Corporation (NYSE: CVX), BP plc (NYSE: BP), Ecopetrol SA (NYSE: EC), Murphy
Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR), and Total SA (NYSE: TOT). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Chevron Corporation Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Chevron Corporation's (Chevron) stock increased 2.41%,
ending the day at $121.60. Over the previous three trading sessions, shares of
Chevron increased 1.42%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which
advanced 2.62% during the same period. The Full Research Report on Chevron
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/d042_CVX

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BP plc Research Report

On December 18, 2013, BP plc (BP) reported that it has made an important oil
discovery at its Gila prospect, which the Company co-owns with ConocoPhillips,
in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico, marking BP's third discovery in recent
years in the emerging Paleogene trend in the Gulf of Mexico. BP informed that
the Gila discovery was made by an exploration well on Keathley Canyon Block 93
in approximately 4,900 feet of water. Richard Morrison, Regional President of
BP's Gulf of Mexico business, commented, "The Gila discovery is a further sign
that momentum is returning to BP's drilling operations and well execution in
the Gulf of Mexico." Mike Daly, BP's Global Head of Exploration, added, "Gila
continues our successful drill out of the prolific Paleogene play system in
the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Subject to successful appraisal, Gila, Tiber and
Kaskida together offer the potential for significant future oil developments
in the Keathley Canyon area." 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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Ecopetrol SA Research Report

On December 12, 2013, Ecopetrol SA (Ecopetrol) reported that Fitch Ratings has
upgraded its foreign and local currency ratings from BBB- and BBB to BBB and
BBB+, respectively. Ecopetrol reported that both rating outlooks were also
revised to stable. The Company stated that the upgrade is in accordance with
Fitch Ratings' upgrade on December 10, 2013 of Colombia's sovereign rating in
foreign and local currency from BBB- and BBB to BBB and BBB+, respectively.
The Full Research Report on Ecopetrol 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/6368_EC

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Murphy Oil Corporation Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Murphy Oil Corporation's (Murphy Oil) stock increased
1.25%, ending the day at $63.90. Over the previous three trading sessions,
shares of Murphy Oil went up by 1.41%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial
Average, which increased 2.62% during the same period. The Full Research
Report on Murphy Oil 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/ff2d_MUR

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Total SA Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Total SA (Total) announced the final investment decision
to develop the onshore Yamal LNG project in Russia in which the Company owns a
20% direct interest. Total stated that the project will develop reserves of
over 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent and includes an LNG plant with a
capacity of 16.5 million tons per year (Mt/y), representing a total capital
expenditure of $27.0 billion, according to the operator. Yves-Louis
Darricarrère, President Upstream at Total, commented, "The successful sanction
of Yamal LNG strengthens Total's global portfolio to sustain post-2017
production over the next decades and further increases our presence in a high
potential region of Russia in terms of gas resources. Yamal LNG has made
tremendous progress in recent months and Total will join forces with Novatek
by harnessing all of its expertise and effort to deliver this top-tier LNG
project within schedule." 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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