Wall Street Journal  Sep 4  Comment 
BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to throw up potential new liabilities at a time when the oil major's investment case is already weakening relative to its peers.
Reuters  Sep 4  Comment 
Oil major BP said on Thursday it will appeal a U.S. court decision that found it grossly negligent with respect to the Gulf of Mexico 2010 oil spill and added the court will hold additional proceedings due to begin next January.
Yahoo  Sep 2  Comment 
BP Plc (BP.L) asked a U.S. District Court in New Orleans said the lawyer, Patrick Juneau, lacks neutrality because he had advocated for claimants before the court appointed him to run the claims program. It was the latest in a series of legal...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 2  Comment 
By Richard Zeits: For many North American E&P companies, unconventional resource plays have been a once in a lifetime fortune-making opportunity. For many Oil Majors, on the other hand, the same shale plays have been an opportunity missed and, in...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 28  Comment 
By Price Point: European oil major BP Plc (NYSE:BP) remains on track to deliver $30-$31 billion of cash flow this year and continues to lead the industry on disposals, buybacks, and dividend increases. However, as additional gains in operational...
Financial Times  Aug 27  Comment 
African country is making sure a growing share of its assets are owned by homegrown companies
Channel News Asia  Aug 25  Comment 
Singapore's rig-builders could be facing softer margins in the next year or two as the impact of oil majors cutting back on capital expenditure trickles down the production line. Despite the challenging environment, industry experts say the...
Reuters  Aug 20  Comment 
Oil major BP has appointed a chief executive to look after its U.S. onshore oil and gas assets, months ahead of its plan to spin off the business to boost the profitability of its shale gas portfolio in the country.
The Australian  Aug 20  Comment 
WOODSIDE Petroleum chief Peter Coleman says he expects better opportunities as oil majors sell assets.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 5  Comment 
By Callum Turcan: Unlike other oil majors, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was able to actually grow its production base last quarter. After factoring out its Libya operations, Conoco grew its output by 6.5% year-over-year (4% when adjusted for less...


The oil majors are vertically integrated oil and gas companies involved in all stages of the oil industry - exploration, production, refining, trading, marketing, and, sometimes, transportation.

The supermajors are the six largest non-state owned oil companies, formed during the consolidation of the oil industry during the mid-1990s:

In the middle of the 20th century, the world's most powerful oil companies were known as the "Seven Sisters". On March 11th, 2007, the Financial Times named a "New Seven Sisters" (most of which are state-owned):

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