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The following tables provide supplementary information on the Exploration & Production business sector of the Oil & Gas segment. In the absence of detailed disclosure rules in this area under IFRS, the Group has elected to voluntarily disclose the following information, which would have been required under SFAS No. 69 (Disclosure of Oil and Gas Producing Activities) and by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In order to present an economically meaningful report of the cooperation with Gazprom in the projects Yuzhno Russkoye and Achimgaz, SFAS 69 is applied with several modifications. BASF has an interest of 35% in the economic rewards of the Yuzhno Russkoye field through Severneftegazprom (SNG), the company which holds the production license. SNG is accounted for using the equity method. A project company, which is fully consolidated, was established for these operations. The Achimgaz project is being included in the supplementary information on oil and gas producing activities for the first time because, following the conclusion of the pilot phase in 2011, a decision was made to develop the field jointly. BASF has a 50% stake in Achimgaz, which is proportionally consolidated.

In the following overviews, BASF’s stake in both projects is included under ‘Russia.’ In addition, the values for SNG, which is accounted for using the equity method, are presented separately.

All fully consolidated subsidiaries are included with 100%. To the extent that other investors have a stake in these companies, their share is presented separately. This relates to a stake in a German Wintershall subsidiary which was part of the asset swap with Gazprom in 2007. This company holds the production and exploration rights to the Libyan onshore concessions 96 and 97.

The following table provides an overview of the most important differences between the information given for the Exploration & Production business sector in the Consolidated Financial Statement of the BASF Group and the supplementary information on the oil and gas producing activities.

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BASF reporting

Supplementary information on oil and gas activities

Other activities in Exploration & Production (e.g., trading business and joint venture services)

included

not included

Activities accounted for using the equity method (Severneftegazprom and Volgodeminoil)

earnings from the equity method included in financial result

included

Corporate overhead costs and financing costs

included

not included

The regions include the following countries with operational activities:

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Region

Exploration & Production

Exploration

Russia/Caspian Sea region

Russia

Turkmenistan

Rest of Europe

United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway

Denmark

North Africa/Middle East

Libya

Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Mauritania

South America

Argentina

Chile

Statistical information on the concession areas or the number of wells has limited informative value and is therefore not reported.

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