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This excerpt taken from the BP 424B5 filed Mar 13, 2009.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The Group General Counsel of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of English law. The Managing Attorney—Corporate of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of United States law. The Senior Legal Counsel of BP Canada will pass upon Canadian law matters. (The opinion of the Senior Legal Counsel to BP Canada will state that claims may be barred pursuant to laws relating to limitation of actions, interest on judgment debt is limited pursuant to the Judgment Interest Act (Alberta) and a court in Canada is precluded from giving a judgment in any currency other than Canadian currency pursuant to the Currency Act (Canada)).

 

In connection with particular offerings of debt securities in the future, the validity of those debt securities may be passed upon by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, U.S. counsel to BP, as to certain matters of New York law. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or any other law firm named in the applicable prospectus supplement will pass upon the validity of those debt securities and certain other matters of New York law for any underwriters or agents.

 

These excerpts taken from the BP F-3ASR filed Mar 13, 2009.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

In connection with particular offerings of the debt securities in the future, the validity of the debt securities and guarantees may be passed upon for us by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP as to certain matters of New York law, and for any underwriters by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or any other law firm named in the applicable prospectus supplement, as to certain matters of New York law. The validity of the debt securities and guarantees may be passed upon for us by the Group General Counsel as to certain matters of English law.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

STYLE="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">In connection with particular offerings of the debt securities in the future, the validity of the debt securities and guarantees may be passed upon for
us by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP as to certain matters of New York law, and for any underwriters by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or any other law firm named in the applicable prospectus supplement, as to certain matters of New
York law. The validity of the debt securities and guarantees may be passed upon for us by the Group General Counsel as to certain matters of English law.

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The group financial statements of BP appearing in BP’s Annual
Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the effectiveness of BP’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2008, have been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public
accounting firm, as set forth in their report thereon included therein and incorporated herein by reference. Such group financial statements have been incorporated herein by reference in reliance upon such reports given on the authority of such firm
as experts in accounting and auditing.

This excerpt taken from the BP 424B5 filed Mar 6, 2009.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The Group General Counsel of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of English law. The Managing Attorney—Corporate of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of United States law. The Senior Legal Counsel of BP Canada will pass upon Canadian law matters. (The opinion of the Senior Legal Counsel to BP Canada will state that claims may be barred pursuant to laws relating to limitation of actions, interest on judgment debt is limited pursuant to the Judgment Interest Act (Alberta) and a court in Canada is precluded from giving a judgment in any currency other than Canadian currency pursuant to the Currency Act (Canada)).

 

In connection with particular offerings of debt securities in the future, the validity of those debt securities may be passed upon by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, U.S. counsel to BP, as to certain matters of New York law. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or any other law firm named in the applicable prospectus supplement will pass upon the validity of those debt securities and certain other matters of New York law for any underwriters or agents.

 

These excerpts taken from the BP F-3ASR filed Dec 1, 2008.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The validity under English law of the ordinary shares of BP underlying the BP ADSs to be offered pursuant to the Plan has been passed upon for BP by Rupert M. Bondy, Group General Counsel of BP. As of the date of this Prospectus, Mr. Bondy owned less than 0.1% of the BP ordinary shares outstanding (including options representing certain rights to purchase such shares).

 

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES



 



The validity under English law of the ordinary shares of BP underlying the BP ADSs to be offered pursuant to the Plan has been passed upon for BP by Rupert M. Bondy, Group General Counsel of BP. As of the date of this Prospectus, Mr. Bondy owned less than 0.1% of the BP ordinary shares outstanding (including options representing certain rights to purchase such
shares).



 



These excerpts taken from the BP F-3 filed Nov 18, 2008.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The validity under English law of the ordinary shares of BP underlying the BP ADSs to be offered pursuant to the Plan has been passed upon for BP by Rupert M. Bondy, Group General Counsel of BP. As of the date of this Prospectus, Mr. Bondy owned less than 0.1% of the BP ordinary shares outstanding (including options representing certain rights to purchase such shares).

 

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES



 



The validity under English law of the ordinary shares of BP underlying the BP ADSs to be offered pursuant to the Plan has been passed upon for BP by Rupert M. Bondy, Group General Counsel of BP. As of the date of this Prospectus, Mr. Bondy owned less than 0.1% of the BP ordinary shares outstanding (including options representing certain rights to purchase such
shares).



 



This excerpt taken from the BP 424B5 filed Nov 5, 2008.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The Group General Counsel of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of English law. The Managing Attorney—Corporate of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of United States law. The Senior Legal Counsel of BP Canada will pass upon Canadian law matters. (The opinion of the Senior Legal Counsel to BP Canada will state that claims may be barred pursuant to laws relating to limitation of actions, interest on judgment debt is limited pursuant to the Judgment Interest Act (Alberta) and a court in Canada is precluded from giving a judgment in any currency other than Canadian currency pursuant to the Currency Act (Canada)).

 

In connection with particular offerings of debt securities in the future, the validity of those debt securities may be passed upon by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, U.S. counsel to BP, as to certain matters of New York law. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or any other law firm named in the applicable prospectus supplement will pass upon the validity of those debt securities and certain other matters of New York law for any underwriters or agents.

 

These excerpts taken from the BP 424B3 filed Jul 8, 2008.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The validity under English law of the ordinary shares of BP underlying the BP ADSs to be offered pursuant to the Plan has been passed upon for BP by Peter B.P. Bevan, Group General Counsel and Executive Vice President of BP. As of the date of this Prospectus, Mr. Bevan owned less than 0.1% of the BP ordinary shares outstanding (including options representing certain rights to purchase such shares).

 

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES



 



The validity under English law of the ordinary shares of BP underlying the BP ADSs to be offered pursuant to the Plan has been passed upon for BP by Peter B.P. Bevan, Group General Counsel and Executive Vice President of BP. As of the date of this Prospectus, Mr. Bevan owned less than 0.1% of the BP ordinary shares outstanding (including options representing certain
rights to purchase such shares).



 




These excerpts taken from the BP 424B5 filed Mar 13, 2008.

VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The Group General Counsel of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of English law. The Managing Attorney—Corporate of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of United States law. The Senior Legal Counsel of BP Canada will pass upon Canadian law matters. (The opinion of the Senior Legal Counsel to BP Canada will state that claims may be barred pursuant to laws relating to limitation of actions, interest on judgment debt is limited pursuant to the Judgment Interest Act (Alberta) and a court in Canada is precluded from giving a judgment in any currency other than Canadian currency pursuant to the Currency Act (Canada)).

 

In connection with particular offerings of debt securities in the future, the validity of those debt securities may be passed upon by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, U.S. counsel to BP, as to certain matters of New York law. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or any other law firm named in the applicable prospectus supplement will pass upon the validity of those debt securities and certain other matters of New York law for any underwriters or agents.

 


VALIDITY OF SECURITIES

 

The Group
General Counsel of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of English law. The Managing Attorney—Corporate of BP will pass upon the validity of the debt securities and guarantees as to matters of
United States law. The Senior Legal Counsel of BP Canada will pass upon Canadian law matters. (The opinion of the Senior Legal Counsel to BP Canada will state that claims may be barred pursuant to laws relating to limitation of actions, interest on
judgment debt is limited pursuant to the Judgment Interest Act (Alberta) and a court in Canada is precluded from giving a judgment in any currency other than Canadian currency pursuant to the Currency Act (Canada)).

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In connection with particular offerings of debt securities in the future, the
validity of those debt securities may be passed upon by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, U.S. counsel to BP, as to certain matters of New York law. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or any other law firm named in the applicable prospectus
supplement will pass upon the validity of those debt securities and certain other matters of New York law for any underwriters or agents.

 

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EXPERTS

 

The consolidated
financial statements and schedule of BP appearing in BP’s Annual Report on Form 20-F/A for the year ended December 31, 2005, have been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their report
thereon included therein and incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements and schedule have been incorporated herein by reference in reliance upon such report given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting
and auditing.

 

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