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...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 5  Comment 
Europe's oil majors are starting to generate enough operating cash flow to cover their capital spending and dividends.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 4  Comment 
By Jonathan Weber: Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is a San Ramon, Calif.-based oil and gas corporation engaged in the up-, mid- and downstream industry and active in more than 180 countries. The Five Supermajors In this article I will compare Chevron to...
Financial Times  Aug 1  Comment 
Featuring oil majors, Airbus, and UK and European banks
Financial Times  Aug 1  Comment 
The second-largest US oil major expects a surge in output in the next three years despite selling down some projects as part of a divestment strategy


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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