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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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 /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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