STAVANGER, NORWAY--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2013) - Fourth quarter and preliminary 2012
Operating and Financial review
Statoil's (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) fourth quarter 2012 net operating income was
45.8 billion. In 2012, net operating income was NOK 206.6 billion.
Statoil delivered equity production of 2,004 mboe per day in 2012,
8% from 1,850 mboe per day in 2011. Adjusted earnings increased by 7% to
193.2 billion in 2012, from NOK 179.9 billion in 2011. Statoil achieved an
organic reserve replacement ratio (RRR) of 1.1 in 2012.
"2012 was a year of strong strategic and operational progress for Statoil.
grew our production by 8% in 2012, in line with the target we announced in
2011, and we deliver strong earnings growth. We are well underway to
profitably on our ambition of producing more than 2.5 million barrels of
equivalents per day in 2020," says Helge Lund, Statoil's president and CEO.
"Statoil's strategy remains firm. We continue our strong exploration
performance, adding more than 1.5 billion barrels in new resources, and we
maturing our high quality project portfolio, including the Johan Sverdrup
Skrugard fields. We continue to manage our balance sheet and enter 2013
robust financial position," says Lund.
Statoil's Board of Directors will propose to increase the dividend to NOK
per share for 2012. This is in line with the company's dividend policy and
increase from NOK 6.50 in 2011.
Statoil maintains its ambition of producing more than 2.5 million barrels
equivalents per day by 2020 and estimates organic capital expenditures for
at around USD 19 billion. The company will complete around 50 exploration
in 2013 with a total exploration activity level at around USD 3.5 billion.
Terror attack in Algeria
On 16 January 2013, Statoil together with our partners BP and Sonatrach,
hit by a terror attack on the In Amenas gas production facility in Algeria.
esteemed and dear Statoil-colleagues lost their lives in the attack. Twelve
our employees managed to escape to safety. Many colleagues from partners
suppliers are confirmed dead or remain unaccounted for.
"What happened in Algeria is brutal, international terrorism of the worst
This affects innocent people from a variety of nations and innocent victims
a number of companies and countries have been subjected to senseless
The whole of Statoil is strongly affected by the terror attack. We continue
assist and support the families, friends and colleagues who have lost those
to them. The safety of our staff and partners will remain our highest
Statoil will conduct an investigation to determine the relevant chain of
before, during and after the In Amenas terror attack in order to enable
to further improve within the areas of security, risk-assessment and
Capital Markets Update
Today, Statoil presents the Capital Markets Update, focusing on our
the leading oil and gas operator in Norway and the second largest gas
"On the Norwegian continental shelf, we announce that we are on track to
our ambition of producing more than 1.4 million barrels of oil equivalents
day in 2020," says Lund.
"We also announce that Statoil's gas sales in the European markets were
high in 2012, at solid prices. We see a strong outlook for the European gas
markets and are well positioned to capture value as the markets develop,"
Statoil also announces today increased gas volumes for the Block 2
offshore Tanzania to 7-9 Tcf in total recoverable resources.
Fourth quarter results 2012
Statoil's net operating income was NOK 45.8 billion compared to NOK 60.7
in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Adjusted earnings were NOK 48.3 billion, compared to NOK 45.9 billion in
fourth quarter of 2011.
Adjusted earnings after tax were NOK 15.1 billion, up from NOK 14.5 billion
the fourth quarter of 2011.
Net income was NOK 13.0 billion compared to NOK 25.5 billion in the fourth
quarter of 2011.
Key events since third quarter 2012
* Creating value from a superior gas position, by entering into a
gas sales agreement with Wintershall for the delivery of a total of 45
billion cubic meters (bcm) to the German and other North-West European
* Building new growth on the NCS through submission of the Dagny and
Hansteen development plans (PDO), start-up of Visund South and approval
the Svalin fast-track development.
* Building material positions in offshore business clusters, by
decisions to develop the Mariner oil field (Statoil-operated) in the UK
North Sea and the Hebron development project offshore Canada.
* Continuing the development of Statoil as a leading global exploration
company, by making a third discovery offshore Tanzania, adding
acreage in the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil, and added barrels
the Johan Sverdrup field.
* Continuing portfolio management and expanding in unconventionals,
the acquisition of around 70,000 operated net acres in the liquid rich
of the central Marcellus area.
* Further strengthening our financial position through the execution of
billion in debt capital market transactions at highly competitive
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
4th quarter 2012 Press release:
4th quarter 2012 Financial statements and review:
Capital Markets Update 4th quarter and full year 2012 Strategy update:
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