Statoil Q3 net operating income NOK 17.0 billionStaff writer ▼ | October 29, 2014
Statoil's third quarter 2014 net operating income was NOK 17.0 billion, a decrease from NOK 39.3 billion in the third quarter of 2013.
Slightly down A decrease from NOK 39.3 billion
Statoil’s reported net income for the third quarter in accordance with IFRS was negative NOK 4.8 billion due to quarter specific accounting charges of NOK 13.5 billion. These charges were mainly related to an impairment of the Kai Kos Dehseh asset in Canada, triggered by the postponement of the Corner field development, as well as impairments of exploration assets in the Gulf of Mexico and Angola.
In line with practice to reflect the underlying performance, certain quarter-specific items are not included in the adjusted earnings.
Statoil delivered production of 1,829 mboe per day in the third quarter. This is around the same level as in the third quarter of 2013, despite expected natural decline, reduced ownership share from divestments and lower gas off-take on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
High production efficiency, as well as start-up and ramp-up of production, contributed positively to the production. Production guidance for the year is re-iterated, despite a deliberate choice to produce less gas during the summer. ■