ENI 3RD Q RESULTS
- Operating cash flow: €3.98 billion for the quarter, the highest performing third quarter for the last five years. €9.72 billion in the nine months, up 24% from the nine months of 2013;
- Leverage at 0.25, unchanged from December 31, 2013;
- Adjusted operating profit: €3.03 billion for the quarter (down 11.8%); €9.25 billion for the nine months (up 1.2%);
- Adjusted net profit: €1.17 billion for the quarter (up 2.5%); €3.24 billion for the nine months (up 3.2%);
- Net profit: €1.71 billion for the quarter (down 57%); €3.68 billion for the nine months (down 36.7%);
- 2013 results included the gain on the divestment of a 20% interest in the Mozambique discovery for approximately €3 billion.
- Oil and gas production: stable at 1.58 mmboe/d (1.59 mmboe/d in the FY'13);
- Exploration: achieved great discoveries in Congo (Marine XII) and Indonesia (East Sepinggan) in addition to the recent near-field discoveries in Angola and Ecuador, all of which will be put into production shortly. Resource base increased by 700 million boe in the nine months, at an average cost of $1.9 per barrel;
- Development activities are ongoing in Angola, Congo, Norway and Indonesia where new fields start-ups will significantly contribute to production growth for the next four years. Pre-development activities are also in progress in Mozambique;
- Agreement with the Republic of Congo to extend existing permits and to develop new oil initiatives;
- Midstream: the ongoing turnaround is progressing in the refining and gas businesses in line with the plan announced in July.
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GAZPROM - The parties discussed relevant issues related to bilateral cooperation, including the Baltic LNG project. Emphasis was placed on the priority measures aimed at developing a joint design concept (pre-FEED).
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is up 11 rigs from last week to 1,063, with oil rigs up 8 to 869, gas rigs up 4 to 193, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 1. Canada Rig Count is up 13 rigs from last week to 195, with oil rigs up 8 to 127 and gas rigs up 5 to 68.
REUTERS - Brent crude futures had risen $1.02 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $81.28 a barrel by 0637 GMT. The contract dropped 3.4 percent on Thursday following sharp falls in equity markets and indications that supply concerns have been overblown. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 80 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $71.77 a barrel, after a 3 percent fall in the previous session. WTI is on track for a 3.5 percent drop this week.
EIA - Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $79 per barrel (b) in September, up $6/b from August. EIA expects Brent spot prices will average $74/b in 2018 and $75/b in 2019. EIA expects West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices will average about $6/b lower than Brent prices in 2018 and in 2019.