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ConocoPhillips Signs $2 Billion Settlement Agreement With PDVSA on ICC Arbitration Award


ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) announced today that it has entered into a
settlement agreement with Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the
Venezuelan state-owned oil company, to recover approximately $2 billion,
the full amount awarded to ConocoPhillips by an arbitral tribunal
constituted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce
(ICC), plus interest through the payment period.

PDVSA has agreed to recognize the ICC judgment and make initial payments
totaling approximately $500 million within a period of 90 days from the
time of signing. The balance of the settlement is to be paid quarterly
over a period of 4.5 years.

As a result of the settlement, ConocoPhillips has agreed to suspend its
legal enforcement actions of the ICC award, including in the Dutch
Caribbean. ConocoPhillips has ensured that the settlement meets all
appropriate U.S. regulatory requirements, including any applicable
sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Venezuela. Further details of the
agreement are confidential.

On April 25, 2018, the ICC tribunal awarded ConocoPhillips approximately
$2 billion arising out of PDVSA's failure to uphold its contractual
commitments. The award relates to the unlawful expropriation of
ConocoPhillips' investments in the Hamaca and Petrozuata heavy crude oil
projects in Venezuela in 2007 and other pre-expropriation fiscal
measures. The ICC arbitration award is final and binding upon the

Additionally, ConocoPhillips has a separate and independent legal action
pending against the government of Venezuela before a tribunal under the
auspices of the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of
Investment Disputes (ICSID). The ICSID tribunal has already ruled that
Venezuela's expropriation of ConocoPhillips' investments violated
international law. Proceedings are underway to determine the amount of
compensation owed to ConocoPhillips.

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About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is the world's largest independent E&P company based on
production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas,
ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $69
billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June
30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six
months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as
of Dec. 31, 2017. For more information, go to

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legally required, ConocoPhillips undertakes no obligation to update
publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

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