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Talisman Energy 2012 Results

Sinopec and Kinabalu Deals Complete

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM) (NYSE:TLM) reported its operating and (unaudited) financial results for 2012. All values in this release are in US$ unless otherwise stated.

2012 Overview


--  Hal Kvisle was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on
    September 10, 2012, and has set four strategic priorities for the
    company. 
--  Production was 426,000 boe/d, exceeding guidance. Liquids growth in
    Southeast Asia, Colombia and the Eagle Ford, and higher gas volumes in
    North America, offset North Sea declines. 
--  Cash flow(1) for the year was $3 billion, down 12% compared to 2011 due
    to lower North American natural gas prices and lower North Sea volumes,
    partially offset by growing volumes in Asia. Cash flow per share(1) was
    $2.95 versus $3.36 in 2011. 
--  Fourth-quarter net income was $376 million compared to a loss of $117
    million the previous year. Net income for the year was $132 million,
    compared to $776 million in 2011. 
--  The company completed $2.5 billion in asset sales, including the sale of
    a 49% equity interest in Talisman's UK North Sea business to Sinopec for
    $1.5 billion. 
--  In Southeast Asia, Talisman assumed operatorship of the Kinabalu PSC in
    Malaysia in December. 
--  The company announced a significant oil discovery in Kurdistan. 
--  Talisman reduced net debt(1) to $3.7 billion at year-end, from $4.5
    billion at the end of the third quarter. 

"At the end of October 2012, Talisman announced a shift in strategic direction, and several months in, we are making progress," said Hal Kvisle, President and CEO. "Our overriding objective is to significantly improve total shareholder returns by improving cash margins on the barrels we produce, more careful allocation of capital and better execution within a focused portfolio.

"Within this context, we have set four strategic priorities. First, we will live within our means, reducing investment to live within cash flow. We will strengthen our balance sheet, allowing us to respond to quality opportunities within our core regions. Our 2013 capital budget has been set at approximately $3 billion, a 25% reduction from 2012.

(1) The terms "cash flow" "cash flow per share" and "net debt" are non-GAAP measures. Please see the advisories and reconciliations elsewhere in this news release.

"As a second priority, we will invest in a smaller number of high-value projects that come onstream and generate positive cash flows quickly. We will reduce our global exploration budget and focus our exploration expertise on shorter-cycle opportunities within core regions including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Colombia. We will accelerate development opportunities that bring early production, and we will optimize existing assets to maximize both production and value per barrel.

"Our third priority is to build our competitive position in all core regions. In Western Canada, we will develop our best opportunities in the Edson-Duvernay-Montney core region, augmenting our large producing assets in that region and taking advantage of our extensive gathering and processing infrastructure. We have significantly reduced drilling times in the Montney, and we will work to replicate that success in our Eagle Ford program. We will continue to divest assets within North America as we focus on growing our best positions in line with our financial capacity.

"In Southeast Asia, we have acquired the Kinabalu producing property in Malaysia and we will proceed with both the development of this asset and exploration of our nearby landholdings. We are completing the HST/HSD development in Vietnam, with first production expected in the third quarter of 2013, and we will continue to focus on Corridor, Jambi Merang and new opportunities in Sumatra.

"In the UK North Sea, we closed our joint venture with Sinopec, which reduced our ownership to 51%. With the participation of Sinopec we will effectively double what we would otherwise be able to invest in UK assets, improving reliability and efficiency, increasing the reserves and remaining life of these assets.

"As a fourth priority, we will drive operational excellence in every part of our business. G&A costs are coming down, operating costs are under scrutiny and capital spending has been reduced and high-graded. We have many opportunities to do things 'better, faster, safer and at lower cost', and we will pursue these opportunities with vigour.

"There is more to do, and we will continue to move deliberately and constantly to improve profitability and grow shareholder value. As we will demonstrate in March, our 2013 business plan is about increased focus, unlocking value, delivering results and rebuilding confidence in the assets and future direction of Talisman."

Financial Results

The financial information contained in this release is unaudited. The company expects to file its audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2012, along with the related Management's Discussion and Analysis, Annual Information Form and Annual Report on Form 40-F by March 6, 2013. The company will also announce its capital spending plans for 2013 on March 6, 2013. For additional information, please visit Talisman's website at www.talisman-energy.com.


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December 31                          Three Months Ended           Year Ended
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                                         2012      2011       2012      2011
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Cash flow ($ million)                     675       824      3,022     3,434
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Cash flow per share                      0.66      0.81       2.95      3.36
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Earnings (loss) from operations(2)                                          
 ($ million)                             (107)      114         95       604
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Earnings (loss) from operations per                                         
 share(2)                               (0.10)     0.11       0.09      0.59
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Net income (loss) ($ million)             376      (117)       132       776
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Net income (loss) per share              0.37     (0.11)      0.12      0.76
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Average shares outstanding - basic                                          
 (million)                              1,025     1,021      1,025     1,023
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Cash flow for the year was $3 billion, down 12% compared to 2011 due to lower North American natural gas prices and lower North Sea volumes, partially offset by higher volumes in Southeast Asia. Cash flow in the fourth quarter over the third quarter was relatively flat, adjusting for the sale of Talisman's UK North Sea assets.

Earnings from operations, which exclude non-operational items, was $95 million in 2012, down as a result of lower North American gas prices, reduced production from the North Sea, increased operating costs and increased DD&A.

DD&A expense was $2.5 billion, compared to $1.9 billion in 2011 as a result of increased volumes from higher rate fields as well as increased rates in North America and the North Sea based on costs incurred, reserves adds and increases in decommissioning expenditure estimates during the year. Nearly one-third of the increase relates to a one-time charge of approximately $190 million taken in the fourth-quarter for the write-down of proved developed reserves in the Auk field in the UK and in the Lynx/Palliser area in Canada. The Auk Area Redevelopment project has been placed back into the pre-sanction stage, resulting in the removal of all proved reserves, including those in the existing producing field. However, a re-evaluation of development options is expected in 2013.

Net income was impacted by lower North American gas prices, reduced production from the North Sea, increased operating costs, higher DD&A and a number of one-time, non-cash asset impairments. This was partially offset by a gain on disposals, including the sale of non-core assets in North America and the sale of a 49% equity interest in Talisman's UK North Sea business, a gain on the revaluation of the Ocensa pipeline in Colombia and lower current and deferred tax.

Asset impairments totalled $2.7 billion, pre tax ($1.1 billion after tax), largely due to uncertainties with the Yme development in Norway ($1.6 billion pre tax, $401 million after tax), reserve revisions for the Rev field in Norway, the exit from Peru and other adjustments in the North Sea and North America.

(2) The terms "earnings (loss) from operations" and "earnings (loss) from operations per share" are non-GAAP measures. Please see the advisories and reconciliations elsewhere in this news release.

Current taxes decreased due principally to lower production in the North Sea, partially offset by increased revenues in Southeast Asia.

Deferred tax recovery reflects the tax benefits associated with impairment charges, particularly in the North Sea, partially offset by a $429 million reduction of deferred tax assets in the U.S.

Exploration and development spending(3) for the year totalled $4 billion. Over the course of the year, Talisman reduced spending on North American natural gas and increased spending on liquids; this trend will continue in 2013. Net debt levels were reduced to $3.7 billion, compared to $4.5 billion at the end of the third quarter.

Netbacks


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December 31                           Three Months Ended          Year Ended
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                                          2012      2011      2012      2011
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WTI benchmark ($/bbl)                    88.18     94.06     94.22     95.13
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Brent benchmark ($/bbl)                 110.02    109.31    111.61    111.27
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NYMEX benchmark ($/mmbtu)                 3.36      3.61      2.80      4.07
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Oil and liquids netback ($/bbl)                                             
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North America                            44.17     52.39     44.85     50.01
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Southeast Asia                           36.31     43.08     44.87     36.18
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North Sea                                33.43     66.30     55.54     72.57
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Other                                    58.72     52.93     61.21     53.95
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Total oil and liquids ($/bbl)            40.09     57.66     51.96     60.34
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Natural gas netback ($/mcf)                                                 
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North America                             1.50      1.75      0.87      2.25
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Southeast Asia                            4.85      5.33      5.45      5.51
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North Sea                                 4.67      2.39      6.61      5.44
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Other                                     1.36      0.91      1.84      1.84
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Total natural gas ($/mcf)                 2.69      2.90      2.52      3.46
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Total company netback ($/boe)            24.82     33.81     29.13     37.25
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WTI and Brent prices were relatively flat year over year; NYMEX was down year over year but prices have started to recover over the past two quarters.

For the year, Talisman's realized oil and liquids prices decreased by 2% to $104.82/barrel, consistent with movement in the benchmark prices. Talisman's realized natural gas prices decreased by 15%, largely due to reduced North American natural gas prices, consistent with decreases in NYMEX and AECO. Southeast Asia natural gas prices remained relatively flat at $9.28/mcf. A substantial percentage of the company's gas production in the region is linked to oil-based indices.

In 2012, Talisman's average gross netback was $29.13/boe, 22% lower than 2011 due primarily to lower North American natural gas prices. The company's oil and liquids netback decreased by 14% with higher operating costs and widening differentials in some regions. Natural gas netbacks decreased by 27%, largely as a result of lower North American natural gas prices.

(3) The term "exploration and development spending" is a non-GAAP measure. Please see the advisories and reconciliations elsewhere in this news release.

Production


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December 31                           Three Months Ended          Year Ended
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                                          2012      2011      2012      2011
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Oil and liquids (mbbls/d)                                                   
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North America                               29        26        27        23
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Southeast Asia                              40        38        42        34
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North Sea                                   53        91        71        98
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Other                                       21        25        22        23
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Total oil and liquids (mbbls/d)            143       180       162       178
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Natural gas (mmcf/d)                                                        
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North America                              924       969       985       899
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Southeast Asia                             511       508       524       506
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North Sea                                   20        56        31        52
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Other                                       43        39        42        34
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Total natural gas (mmcf/d)               1,498     1,572     1,582     1,491
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Total (mboe/d)                             392       442       426       426
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Assets sold (mboe/d)                                                        
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  North America                              -         8         4         8
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  North Sea                                 19        31        25        35
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Production from ongoing operations                                          
 (mboe/d)                                  373       403       397       383
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Production averaged 426,000 boe/d, flat year over year. Gains in Southeast Asia, liquids growth in Colombia and the Eagle Ford and higher natural gas volumes in North America were offset by declines in the North Sea.

Production from ongoing operations increased by 4% over 2011, reflecting the impact of non-core asset sales in North America and the completion of the UK joint venture. From December 17, 2012 going forward, Talisman's recorded share of production in the UK North Sea will be 49% lower, with the sale of an equity interest in Talisman's UK North Sea business to Sinopec. As a result of the Sinopec transaction, Talisman's 2012 year-end UK exit rate was 22,000 boe/d.

Talisman Working Interest Reserves (before deduction of royalties)

All of the reserves estimates in this document are based on Canadian regulations, which utilize forecast pricing and costs. The company also estimates proved reserves according to SEC regulations, utilizing historic 12-month average pricing. The difference between the results of the two methods is less than 2%, or approximately 20 million boe. The following discussion refers to proved and probable reserves estimates based on Canadian regulations unless otherwise noted. Proved plus probable (2P) reserves, under NI 51-101 definitions, represent the company's expected recoverable reserves.


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                    Proved Reserves                       Proved + Probable 
                      COGEH Pricing   Probable Reserves            Reserves 
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                        Million boe         Million boe         Million boe 
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December 31,                                                                
 2011                       1,487.1               735.2             2,222.3 
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Discoveries,                                                                
 extensions and                                                             
 additions                    (72.9)              (31.4)             (104.3)
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Net acquisitions                                                            
 and                                                                        
 dispositions                (147.7)              (94.7)             (242.4)
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Price revisions               (15.4)                6.3                (9.1)
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Other revisions                (3.9)                3.6                (0.3)
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Production                   (156.2)                  -              (156.2)
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December 31,                                                                
 2012                       1,091.0               619.0             1,710.0 
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At the end of 2012, Talisman's 2P reserves totalled 1.7 billion boe, which equates to a reserve life index of 11 years. The company added (discoveries, extensions, and additions plus other revisions) approximately 31 million boe of 2P reserves (18 million boe proved) in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford shale play, 26 million boe 2P reserves (19 million boe proved) in the Montney shale, 11 million boe 2P reserves (five million boe proved) in Wild River, Canada, and seven million boe 2P reserves in Corridor, Indonesia.

In 2012, management took decisions to high-grade capital spending programs, optimize projects and focus the portfolio, which had a major impact on reserves. In the Marcellus dry gas shale play, capital spending has been reduced significantly, which led to negative reserve additions (discoveries, extensions, and additions plus other revisions) of approximately 38 million boe of 2P reserves (91 million boe proved). These negative additions reflect uncertainty in the timing of development, not technical certainty.

In the North Sea, development of the Auk South and Yme projects have been deferred, resulting in negative additions (discoveries, extensions, and additions plus other revisions) of approximately 56 million boe of 2P reserves (44 million boe proved). The negative additions in the North Sea also primarily reflect uncertainty in the timing of development, not technical certainty.

As part of the decision to focus the portfolio, Talisman announced it will exit Peru, with a reduction of approximately 21 million boe of 2P reserves.

The company expects to provide details on its contingent resource position on March 6, 2013.

North America

Production


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December 31                           Three Months Ended          Year Ended
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Natural gas                                                                 
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  Edson-Duvernay-Montney                   382       401       390       412
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  Marcellus                                475       486       514       413
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  Eagle Ford                                48        29        40        18
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  Other                                     19        28        29        29
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Natural gas from ongoing operations                                         
 (mmcf/d)                                  924       944       973       872
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Liquids                                                                     
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  Edson-Duvernay-Montney                     6         5         5         5
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  Eagle Ford                                11         4         9         2
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  Chauvin                                   12        13        12        13
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Liquids from ongoing operations                                             
 (mbbls/d)                                  29        22        26        20
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Assets sold (mboe/d)                         -         8         4         8
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Total North America natural gas                                             
 production (mmcf/d)                       924       969       985       899
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Total North America liquids                                                 
 production (mbbls/d))                      29        26        27        23
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Total North America production                                              
 (mboe/d)                                  183       187       192       173
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In North America, Talisman continues to pursue liquids opportunities, while evaluating options to monetize its large natural gas resource base. As part of the strategic priority to live within its means and against the backdrop of continuing weak gas prices, Talisman has announced plans to focus the North America portfolio in order to match future capital requirements with the underlying cash flow generating capacity of the company.

Highlights for 2012 include growth in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford shale play, strong performance in the Marcellus (despite a significant reduction in capital due to low natural gas prices), and approximately $1 billion in non-core asset dispositions.

Production grew by 11% in 2012 (with liquids production increasing by 17%), primarily from the Marcellus, Eagle Ford and Montney plays. Overall production was down slightly versus the previous quarter, reflecting limited investment in dry gas plays.

Exploration and development spending for 2012 was $1.6 billion, down from $2.2 billion a year earlier as Talisman reduced its activities in dry gas areas. Fourth-quarter exploration and development spending was $316 million, down from $679 million in the fourth-quarter of 2011. The company reduced its dry gas rig count from 21 in 2011 to four in 2012, including three rigs in the Montney joint venture.

In the Eagle Ford, Talisman ended the year with nine drilling rigs. In 2012, the company spent $740 million, drilled 115 (gross operated) wells and currently has approximately 50 wells waiting for completion. Production for the quarter averaged 19,000 boe/d, a 27% increase over the third-quarter. Over the course of the year, Talisman concluded a number of midstream contracts to ensure egress capacity in the region. As planned, Statoil and Talisman are working toward transitioning to shared operatorship of the Eagle Ford during 2013.

In the Marcellus, in response to low natural gas prices, Talisman ended the year with one operated rig. The company has an inventory of approximately 50 drilled, uncompleted wells, which will be completed once natural gas prices improve. Talisman expects to continue with limited drilling in the region in order to maintain its strategic low-cost land position. In 2013, Talisman will complete the North Chaffee infrastructure project, which will allow the company to bring on wells and generate additional cash flow.

In Western Canada, Talisman has a significant competitive advantage in the Edson, Duvernay and Montney plays, driven by the company's extensive infrastructure, large contiguous land holdings, strong business relationships and experienced operating teams. Moving forward, Talisman will focus its Canadian capital programs on this large core region, known as Edson-Duvernay-Montney (EDM).

In the liquids-rich Duvernay, Talisman has drilled (rig released) five wells to date as part of its appraisal program on its 347,000 net acre position in the play.

The company completed the sale of approximately $1 billion of non-core assets during the year, with the disposition of its Sukunka coal assets in British Columbia and assets in West Whitecourt, Alberta and Shaunavon, Saskatchewan.

Southeast Asia

Production


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December 31                           Three Months Ended          Year Ended
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Malaysia liquids (mbbls/d)                  17        15        17        17
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Malaysia gas (mmcf/d)                      132        99       122       113
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Malaysia total (mboe/d)                     39        31        37        36
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Indonesia liquids (mbbls/d)                 11        11        11        11
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Indonesia gas (mmcf/d)                     379       409       402       393
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Indonesia total (mboe/d)                    74        79        78        77
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Vietnam (mboe/d)                             2         2         2         2
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Australia (mboe/d)                          10        11        12         4
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Total (mboe/d)                             125       123       129       119
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Southeast Asia accounts for approximately one-third of Talisman's production. Talisman continues to grow production in Southeast Asia with business fundamentals supported by strong energy demand and high natural gas prices. Talisman set another regional production record in 2012 through facilities optimization and continued successful development drilling. The company has a new development underway in Vietnam at HST/HSD and a new producing licence in Malaysia at Kinabalu, both of which will add volumes in 2013.

Production averaged 129,000 boe/d, an increase of 8% over 2011. Fourth-quarter volumes averaged 125,000 boe/d, up 1% from the previous quarter following completion of planned maintenance. Natural gas production for the quarter averaged 511 mmcf/d, with prices averaging $8.86/mcf.

In Malaysia, annual production averaged 37,000 boe/d, up slightly over last year with ongoing development drilling in the Northern Fields. The increase over the same period last year was due to planned annual maintenance in the fourth quarter of 2011. On December 26, Talisman successfully assumed operatorship at Kinabalu, which provides near-term exploration and development upside.

In Indonesia, annual production was up slightly over last year, with the ramp-up at Jambi Merang and increased volumes at Tangguh largely offset by the Suban field unitization at Corridor. Underlying production increased by 8% compared to 2011 (after accounting for Suban unitization). Fourth-quarter production fell due to planned maintenance at Corridor and Tangguh. As part of its objective to focus our core areas, Talisman has agreed to sell its 5.03% interest in Offshore Northwest Java to Pertamina, subject to final approvals.

In Vietnam, the HST/HSD development is progressing on schedule and on budget, with two jackets now installed and the drilling rig on location. Pipeline tie-ins are complete and development drilling is in progress. First production is planned for the second half of 2013.

The Kitan field in Australia/Timor Leste continues to exceed expectations, producing an average of 9,300 boe/d in 2012, with a full year of operations.

North Sea

Production (mboe/d)(i)


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December 31                           Three Months Ended          Year Ended
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UK                                          38        64        52        71
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Norway                                      18        36        24        35
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Total (mboe/d)                              56       100        76       106
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(i)2012 production reflects closing of Sinopec joint venture in mid-December.

North Sea volumes are predominantly high-value liquids. Production has fallen over the previous year, largely due to underinvestment in recent years contributing to asset reliability challenges as well as reduced production capability. Fourth quarter performance was particularly challenging as a result of extended turnarounds, planned and unplanned maintenance as well as the continued impact of the Galley pipeline being out of service. In 2013, the focus is to improve the reliability of existing assets and the execution of economic redevelopment and life extension projects.

In December, Talisman sold 49% of its UK business to Sinopec for $1.5 billion and established the Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited joint venture. The joint venture will lead to increased investment in order to improve reliability and operational efficiency and fund infill drilling, major projects and select infrastructure-led exploration, thereby extending field life and deferring decommissioning.

During 2012, Talisman announced plans to proceed with redevelopment of the Montrose area following announcement of a Brown Field Allowance by the UK government. The project involves integration of established fields and infrastructure with two undeveloped fields. Production is expected in 2016.

In the fourth quarter, the grouting repair to stabilize the Yme platform commenced. Management continues to work with all stakeholders to evaluate project options.

Colombia

In 2012, average daily production was 17,000 boe/d, an increase of 27% over the previous year. The project to expand gas compression and pipeline facilities at Piedemonte is underway and will create capacity for additional liquids production starting in 2014. In addition, a number of successful development wells were drilled during the year. The company's interest in the Ocensa pipeline, previously held through its Equion joint venture, is now directly owned by Talisman following a corporate reorganization in the fourth quarter. The pipeline continues to operate at full capacity and Talisman plans to market and charge release capacity fees from third parties, creating a new profit centre for the company. Consistent with accounting conventions for non-cash transfers of this nature, Talisman revalued its investment in Ocensa to fair value, creating a gain of $245 million after tax.

In the Foothills region, the Huron-2 appraisal well in the Niscota block reached total depth and is awaiting testing. The Huron-3 well has resumed drilling after receiving environmental approvals.

In the heavy oil region, Talisman commenced a seven-well appraisal drilling program in Block CPO-9, with the intention of flowing the wells on extended well test. In Block CPE-8,Talisman also spudded and completed the first stratigraphic well and has spudded the second stratigraphic well.

International Exploration

In 2012, Talisman completed seven drill stem tests of the Kurdamir-2 well, which have demonstrated the presence of an oil column of at least 145 metres lying beneath a gas cap. The Oligocene reservoir tested at up to 3,700 bbls/d, with no free water encountered. Talisman is about to drill the Kurdamir-3 appraisal well, which will evaluate the down flank extension of the oil column. Talisman has started a 3D seismic acquisition program over the Topkhana and Kurdamir blocks, and expects to complete this work in 2013.

In Papua New Guinea, the company farmed out approximately 20% in nine licences to Mitsubishi Corporation at a value of approximately $280 million. A number of successful exploration and appraisal wells were drilled during the year as the company continued its natural gas aggregation program. Planning for the Stanley condensate recovery scheme is underway; however government approval is still required. First production is expected in 2014.

In Sierra Leone, Talisman completed drilling of the deepwater Djembe-1 exploration well, and the well has been plugged and abandoned.

In line with the reduced capital budget and with the focus on near-term cash flow, exploration activity is being focused in the company's core regions, plus Colombia and Kurdistan.

Common Share and Preferred Share Dividend Declaration

The company has declared a quarterly dividend on the company's common shares of US$0.0675 per share. The dividend will be paid on March 29, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 11, 2013.

The company has also declared a quarterly dividend of C$0.2625 on its Cumulative Redeemable Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series 1. The dividend will be paid on April 1, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 11, 2013.

Talisman Energy Inc. is a global upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Talisman has three main operating areas: the Americas (North America and Colombia), Southeast Asia and the North Sea, with an active exploration program across all three. Talisman is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TLM. Please visit our website at www.talisman-energy.com.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains information that constitutes "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. This forward-looking information includes, among others, statements regarding: business strategy, priorities and plans; expected capital budget and expected focus of spending; expected timing of providing 2013 capital spending guidance, resource estimates and filing of the 2012 annual documents; expected spending reduction on exploration; expected benefits of the joint venture in the UK and focus of the UK business in 2013; planned improvements in operational and cost performance; expected action to reduce G&A; planned exploration efforts in Colombia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Kurdistan; expected monetizing and focusing of the North America portfolio; planned transition to shared operatorship with Statoil in the Eagle Ford; expected drilling and infrastructure project in North America; expected additional production and timing of production from HST/HSD, Kinabalu, the Montrose area redevelopment and the Stanley condensate recovery scheme; planned marketing and tariffs, and related profits, from Ocensa pipeline; expected capacity for additional liquids production through the Piedemonte facilities expansion; planned seismic acquisition in Kurdistan and other business strategy, plans and priorities.

The factors or assumptions on which the forward-looking information is based include: assumptions inherent in current guidance; projected capital investment levels; the flexibility of capital spending plans and the associated sources of funding; the successful and timely implementation of capital projects; the continuation of tax, royalty and regulatory regimes; ability to obtain regulatory and partner approval; commodity price and cost assumptions; and other risks and uncertainties described in the filings made by the company with securities regulatory authorities. The company believes the material factors, expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these factors, expectations and assumptions will prove to be correct. Forward-looking information for periods past 2012 assumes escalating commodity prices.

Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks that could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by Talisman and described in the forward-looking information contained in this news release. The material risk factors include, but are not limited to: the risks of the oil and gas industry, such as operational risks in exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas, market demand and unpredictable facilities outages; risks and uncertainties involving geology of oil and gas deposits; uncertainty related to securing sufficient egress and markets to meet shale gas production; the uncertainty of reserves and resources estimates, reserves life and underlying reservoir risk; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses; the impact of the economy on the ability of the counterparties to the company's commodity price derivative contracts to meet their obligations under the contracts; potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; fluctuations in oil and gas prices, foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; the outcome and effects of any future acquisitions and dispositions; health, safety and environmental risks; uncertainties as to the availability and cost of financing and changes in capital markets; risks in conducting foreign operations (for example, political and fiscal instability or the possibility of civil unrest or military action); changes in general economic and business conditions; the possibility that government policies or laws may change or governmental approvals may be delayed or withheld; and results of the company's risk mitigation strategies, including insurance and any hedging activities.

The foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the company's operations or financial results, are included in the company's most recent Annual Information Form. In addition, information is available in the company's other reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Forward-looking information is based on the estimates and opinions of the company's management at the time the information is presented. The company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change, except as required by law.

Unless the context indicates otherwise, references in this news release to "Talisman" or the "company" include, for reporting purposes only, the direct or indirect subsidiaries of Talisman Energy Inc. and the partnership interests held by Talisman Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries. Such use of "Talisman" or the "company" to refer to these other legal entities and partnership interests does not constitute waiver by Talisman Energy Inc. or such entities or partnerships of their separate legal status, for any purpose.

The completion of any contemplated disposition or acquisition is contingent on various factors, including favourable market conditions, the ability of the company to negotiate acceptable terms of sale and receipt of any required approvals for such disposition.

Oil and Gas Information

National Instrument 51-101 ("NI 51-101") of the Canadian Securities Administrators imposes oil and gas disclosure standards for Canadian public companies engaged in oil and gas activities. Talisman has obtained an exemption from Canadian securities regulatory authorities to permit it to provide certain disclosures in accordance with the US disclosure standards, in addition to the disclosure mandated by NI 51-101, in order to provide for comparability of oil and gas disclosure with that provided by US and other international issuers. Accordingly, in addition to the reserves data and certain other oil and gas information included in this news release, provided in accordance with NI 51-101, some is provided in accordance with US disclosure standards.

A separate exemption granted to Talisman also permits it to disclose internally evaluated reserves data. Any reserves data contained in this news release reflects Talisman's estimates of its reserves. While Talisman annually obtains an independent audit of a portion of its proved and probable reserves, no independent qualified reserves evaluator or auditor was involved in the preparation of the reserves data disclosed in this news release.

The reserves life index (RLI) of 11 years for proved plus probable reserves for the company was calculated by dividing the year-end proved plus probable reserves by the company's 2012 production.

In 2012, there were no proved reserves additions in Corridor, Indonesia.

Throughout this news release, Talisman makes reference to production volumes. Unless otherwise stated, such production volumes are stated on a gross basis, which means they are stated prior to the deduction of royalties and similar payments. In the US, net production volumes are reported after the deduction of these amounts.

Barrel of oil equivalent (boe) throughout this news release is calculated at a conversion rate of six thousand cubic feet (mcf) of natural gas for one barrel of oil (bbl). This news release also includes reference to mcf equivalents (mcfes), which are calculated at a conversion rate of one barrel of oil to 6,000 cubic feet of gas. Boes and mcfes may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 mcf:1 bbl and an mcfe conversion ratio of 1 bbl: 6 mcf are based on an energy equivalence conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

Talisman also discloses its company netbacks in this news release. Netbacks per boe are calculated by deducting from sales price associated royalties, operating and transportation costs.

In this news release, all references to "core" or "non-core" assets and properties align with the company's current public disclosures regarding its assets and properties.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Included in this news release are references to financial measures commonly used in the oil and gas industry such as cash flow, earnings (loss) from operations, exploration and development spending and net debt. These terms are not defined by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Consequently, these are referred to as non-GAAP measures. Talisman's reported results of such measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.


Cash Flow                                                                   
US$million, except per share amounts                                        
                                 Three Months Ended              Year Ended 
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                               December    December    December    December 
                               31, 2012    31, 2011    31, 2012    31, 2011 
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Cash provided by operating                                                  
 activities                         546         511       2,716       2,812 
Changes in non-cash working                                                 
 capital(1)                          55         272         125         397 
Add: Exploration expenditure        118          92         346         427 
Add: Pennsylvania impact                                                    
 fee(2)                               -           -          25           - 
Less: Finance costs (cash)          (44)        (51)       (190)       (202)
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Cash flow                           675         824       3,022       3,434 
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Cash flow per share                0.66        0.81        2.95        3.36 
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Diluted cash flow per share        0.65        0.81        2.93        3.31 
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(1) Q4 11 and year-to-date 2011 include a provision for a doubtful account of $22 million (net of tax).

(2) Pennsylvania impact fee amount represents the one-time impact of the retrospective application of the legislation to wells drilled pre-2012.

Cash flow, as commonly used in the oil and gas industry, represents net income before exploration costs, DD&A, deferred taxes and other non-cash expenses. Cash flow is used by the company to assess operating results between years and between peer companies using different accounting policies. Cash flow should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, cash provided by operating, investing and financing activities or net income as determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the company's performance or liquidity. Cash flow per share is cash flow divided by the average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted cash flow per share is cash flow divided by the diluted number of common shares outstanding during the period, as will be reported in the year-end Consolidated Financial Statements to be filed on March 6, 2013. A reconciliation of cash provided by operating activities to cash flow is provided above.


Earnings (loss) from Operations                                             
US$million, except per share amounts                                        
                               Three Months Ended          Year Ended       
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                               December    December    December    December 
                               31, 2012    31, 2011    31, 2012    31, 2011 
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Net income (loss)                   376        (117)        132         776 
(Gain) loss on disposals                                                    
 (tax adjusted)                    (862)         11      (1,427)       (141)
Unrealized (gain) loss on                                                   
 financial instruments (tax                                                 
 adjusted)(1)                       (46)         39          49         (63)
Share-based payments (tax                                                   
 adjusted)(2)                       (40)         35         (64)       (303)
Foreign exchange on debt                                                    
 (tax adjusted)                       3          (1)         25          (1)
Impairment (tax adjusted)           278          65       1,096         104 
Allowance for doubtful                                                      
 account (tax adjusted)               -          22           -          22 
Pennsylvania impact fee (tax                                                
 adjusted) (3)                        -           -          16           - 
Gain on revaluation of                                                      
 investment (tax adjusted)                                                  
 (4)                               (245)          -        (245)          - 
Derecognition of deferred                                                   
 tax assets(5)                      429           -         429           - 
Deferred tax adjustments(6)           -          60          84         210 
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Earnings (loss) from                                                        
 operations                        (107)        114          95         604 
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Earnings (loss) from                                                        
 operations per share             (0.10)       0.11        0.09        0.59 
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Diluted earnings (loss) from                                                
 operations per share             (0.10)       0.11        0.09        0.58 
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1.  Unrealized (gain) loss on financial instruments relates to the change in
    the period of the mark-to-market value of the company's held-for-trading
    financial instruments. 
2.  Share-based payments relate principally to the mark-to-market value of
    the company's outstanding stock options and cash units at December 31.
    The company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the
    fair value of its share-based payment plans. 
3.  Pennsylvania impact fee amount represents the one-time impact of the
    retrospective application of the legislation to wells drilled pre-2012. 
4.  Gain on revaluation of investment represents the fair value adjustment
    recorded upon the restructuring of Talisman's investment in the
    Oleoducto Centra S.A. 
5.  Derecognition of deferred tax assets from US operations. 
6.  Deferred tax adjustments largely comprise tax on foreign exchange on tax
    pools. Year-to-date 2012 also includes a deferred tax expense of $137
    million in respect of a UK tax rate restriction related to
    decommissioning. Year-to-date 2012 also includes a deferred tax expense
    of $225 million in respect of a UK tax change occurring in that period. 

Earnings (loss) from operations are calculated by adjusting the company's net income (loss) per the financial statements for certain items of a non-operational nature, on an after-tax basis. The company uses this information to evaluate performance of core operational activities on a comparable basis between periods. Earnings (loss) from operations per share are earnings (loss) from operations divided by the average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings (loss) from operations per share are earnings (loss) from operations divided by the diluted number of common shares outstanding during the period, as will be reported in the year-end Consolidated Financial Statements to be filed on March 6, 2013. A reconciliation of net income (loss) to earnings (loss) from operations is provided above.


Exploration and Development Spending                                        
US$million                                                                  
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                                                               Year Ended   
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                                                           December 31, 2012
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Exploration, development and other                                     3,658
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Exploration expensed                                                     346
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Exploration and development spending                                   4,004
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North American Exploration and Development Spending                         
US$million                                                                  
                                                                            
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                             Three Months ended            Year Ended       
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                         December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
                                 2012         2011         2012         2011
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Exploration, development          311          663        1,562        2,155
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Exploration expensed                5           16           29           70
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Exploration and                                                             
 development spending             316          679        1,591        2,225
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Exploration and development spending is calculated by adjusting the capital expenditure per the financial statements for exploration costs that were expensed as incurred.


Net Debt                                                                    
US$million                                                                  
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                                           December 31,       September 30, 
                                                   2012                2012 
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Long-term debt                                    4,442               5,012 
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Bank indebtedness                                     -                   - 
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Cash and cash equivalents                          (721)               (496)
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Net debt                                          3,721               4,516 
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Net debt is calculated by adjusting the company's long-term debt per the financial statements for bank indebtedness, cash and cash equivalents. The company uses this information to assess its true debt position and eliminate the impact of timing differences.


Talisman Energy Inc.                                                        
Highlights                                                                  
(unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                 Three months ended               Year ended
                                        December 31              December 31
                                   2012        2011         2012        2011
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Financial                                                                   
(millions of US$ unless                                                     
 otherwise stated)                                                          
Cash flow (1)                       675         824        3,022       3,434
Net income (loss)                   376        (117)         132         776
Exploration and development                                                 
 spending (1)                     1,017       1,379        4,004       4,730
Per common share (US$)                                                      
 Cash flow (1)                     0.66        0.81         2.95        3.36
 Net income (loss)                 0.37       (0.11)        0.12        0.76
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Production                                                                  
(Daily Average - Gross)                                                     
Oil and liquids (bbls/d)                                                    
 North America                   28,904      25,669       27,566      23,160
 Southeast Asia                  40,158      38,173       41,296      34,372
 North Sea                       53,238      90,896       70,726      97,507
 Other                           20,464      24,810       22,715      22,697
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Total oil and liquids           142,764     179,548      162,303     177,736
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Natural gas (mmcf/d)                                                        
 North America                      924         969          985         899
 Southeast Asia                     511         508          524         506
 North Sea                           20          56           31          52
 Other                               43          39           42          34
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Total natural gas                 1,498       1,572        1,582       1,491
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Total mboe/d (2)                    392         442          426         426
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Prices                                                                      
Oil and liquids (US$/bbl)                                                   
 North America                    67.23       78.73        69.39       75.19
 Southeast Asia                  106.53      110.35       111.69      115.82
 North Sea                       109.34      108.82       111.83      110.75
 Other                           109.56      103.34       113.52      110.32
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Total oil and liquids            100.05      104.09       104.82      107.04
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Natural gas (US$/mcf)                                                       
 North America                     3.26        3.41         2.63        3.93
 Southeast Asia                    8.86        9.29         9.28        9.30
 North Sea                        10.23        8.81         9.77        8.62
 Other                             3.94        4.22         4.30        4.22
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Total natural gas                  5.28        5.52         5.01        5.92
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Total (US$/boe) (2)               56.56       62.00        58.56       65.35
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(1) Cash flow, exploration and development spending and cash flow per share 
    are non-GAAP measures.                                                  
(2) Barrels of oil equivalent (boe) is calculated at a conversion rate of   
    six thousand cubic feet (mcf) of natural gas for one barrel of oil.     
                                                                            
                                                                            
Talisman Energy Inc.                                                        
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets                                       
(unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
December 31 (millions of US$)                            2012           2011
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Assets                                                                      
Current                                                                     
 Cash and cash equivalents                                721            474
 Accounts receivable                                    1,210          1,550
 Risk management                                           48             42
 Income and other taxes receivable                         10              -
 Inventories                                              150            164
 Prepaid expenses                                          23             24
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                                                        2,162          2,254
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Other assets                                              115            101
Investments                                               747            395
Risk management                                            26             24
Goodwill                                                1,014          1,317
Property, plant and equipment                          13,005         15,909
Exploration and evaluation assets                       3,516          3,954
Deferred tax assets                                     1,273            272
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                                                       19,696         21,972
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Total assets                                           21,858         24,226
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Liabilities                                                                 
Current                                                                     
 Bank indebtedness                                          -             60
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities               2,250          2,622
 Risk management                                           81              -
 Income and other taxes payable                           137            371
 Current portion of long-term debt                          8            410
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                                                        2,476          3,463
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Decommissioning liabilities                             2,743          2,982
Other long-term obligations                               313            346
Risk management                                             1              -
Long-term debt                                          4,434          4,485
Deferred tax liabilities                                1,981          2,932
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                                                        9,472         10,745
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Shareholders' equity                                                        
Common shares                                           1,639          1,561
Preferred shares                                          191            191
Contributed surplus                                       121            186
Retained earnings                                       7,148          7,292
Accumulated other comprehensive income                    811            788
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                                                        9,910         10,018
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Total liabilities and shareholders' equity             21,858         24,226
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Talisman Energy Inc.                                                        
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income                                 
(unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                               Three months ended                Year ended 
                                      December 31               December 31 
(millions of US$)               2012         2011         2012         2011 
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Revenue                                                                     
 Sales                         1,582        2,062        7,229        8,194 
 Other income                     24           20           83           78 
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                        1,606        2,082        7,312        8,272 
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Expenses                                                                    
 Operating                       629          630        2,452        2,190 
 Transportation                   43           57          221          216 
 General and                                                                
  administrative                 128          128          510          431 
 Depreciation, depletion                                                    
  and amortization               756          546        2,501        1,949 
 Impairment                      581          124        2,744          226 
 Dry hole                         78           68          269          241 
 Exploration                     118           92          346          427 
 Finance costs                    63           69          276          278 
 Share-based payments                                                       
  (recovery) expense             (51)          35          (62)        (310)
 (Gain) loss on held-                                                       
  for-trading financial                                                     
  instruments                    (35)          79           93          210 
 (Gain) loss on asset                                                       
  disposals                     (865)          14       (1,624)        (192)
 Gain on revaluation of                                                     
  investment                    (365)           -         (365)           - 
 Other, net                       29          118          125          161 
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Total expenses                 1,109        1,960        7,486        5,827 
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Income (loss) before                                                        
 taxes                           497          122         (174)       2,445 
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Taxes                                                                       
 Current income tax               71          290          874        1,441 
 Deferred income tax                                                        
  (recovery)                      50          (51)      (1,180)         228 
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                                 121          239         (306)       1,669 
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Net income (loss)                376         (117)         132          776 
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Per common share (US$):                                                     
 Net income (loss)              0.37        (0.11)        0.12         0.76 
 Diluted net income                                                         
  (loss)                        0.31        (0.11)        0.01         0.38 
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Weighted average number                                                     
 of common shares                                                           
 outstanding (millions)                                                     
 Basic                         1,025        1,021        1,025        1,023 
 Diluted                       1,033        1,021        1,033        1,038 
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Talisman Energy Inc.                                                        
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                             
(unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                               Three months ended                Year ended 
                                      December 31               December 31 
(millions of US$)               2012         2011         2012         2011 
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Operating activities                                                        
Net income (loss)                376         (117)         132          776 
Add: Finance costs (cash                                                    
 and non-cash)                    63           69          276          278 
Dividends from equity                                                       
 investments                       -            -            -            9 
Items not involving cash         162          809        2,433        2,124 
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                                 601          761        2,841        3,187 
Changes in non-cash                                                         
 working capital                 (55)        (250)        (125)        (375)
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Cash provided by                                                            
 operating activities            546          511        2,716        2,812 
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Investing activities                                                        
Capital expenditures                                                        
 Exploration,                                                               
  development and other         (899)      (1,287)      (3,658)      (4,303)
 Corporate acquisitions,                                                    
  net of cash acquired             -            -            -         (156)
 Property acquisitions           (50)          (6)        (109)        (737)
Proceeds of resource                                                        
 property dispositions            24           (7)         964          527 
Repayment of note                                                           
 receivable                        -            -            -           40 
Acquisition deposit                -            -            -           18 
Investments                       (9)           -          (20)          54 
Proceeds on reduction of                                                    
 UK investment, net of                                                      
 cash disposed                 1,349            -        1,349            - 
Changes in non-cash                                                         
 working capital                 (10)          25            8           18 
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Cash provided by (used                                                      
 in) investing                                                              
 activities                      405       (1,275)      (1,466)      (4,539)
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Financing activities                                                        
Long-term debt repaid           (816)          (3)      (1,807)        (313)
Long-term debt issued            240          812        1,336        1,044 
Common shares issued               4            5           13          114 
Common shares purchased           (1)          (4)         (25)         (94)
Preferred shares issued            -          191            -          191 
Finance costs (cash)             (44)         (51)        (190)        (202)
Common share dividends           (70)        (139)        (277)        (277)
Preferred share                                                             
 dividends                        (2)           -           (9)           - 
Deferred credits and                                                        
 other                            (2)          (1)          13           (9)
Changes in non-cash                                                         
 working capital                 (34)         (21)          (6)          11 
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Cash provided by (used                                                      
 in) financing                                                              
 activities                     (725)         789         (952)         465 
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Effect of translation on                                                    
 foreign currency cash                                                      
 and cash equivalents             (1)          (3)           9           23 
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Net increase (decrease)                                                     
 in cash and cash                                                           
 equivalents                     225           22          307       (1,239)
Cash and cash                                                               
 equivalents net of bank                                                    
 indebtedness, beginning                                                    
 of period                       496          392          414        1,653 
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Cash and cash                                                               
 equivalents net of bank                                                    
 indebtedness, end of                                                       
 period                          721          414          721          414 
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Cash and cash                                                               
 equivalents                     721          474          721          474 
Bank indebtedness                  -          (60)           -          (60)
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Cash and cash                                                               
 equivalents net of bank                                                    
 indebtedness, end of                                                       
 period                          721          414          721          414 
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Items not involving cash are as follows:                                    
                               Three months ended                Year ended 
                                      December 31               December 31 
(millions of US$)               2012         2011         2012         2011 
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Depreciation, depletion                                                     
 and amortization                756          546        2,501        1,949 
Impairment, net of                                                          
 reversals                       581          124        2,744          226 
Dry hole                          78           68          269          241 
Share-based payments                                                        
 expense (recovery)              (51)          34          (65)        (324)
(Gain) loss on asset                                                        
 disposals                      (865)          14       (1,624)        (192)
Unrealized (gain) loss                                                      
 on held-for-trading                                                        
 financial instruments           (51)          40           48          (61)
Deferred income tax                                                         
 (recovery)                       50          (51)      (1,180)         228 
Foreign exchange                  31           (1)          40          (11)
PP&E derecognition                 -            7           20           26 
Gain on revaluation of                                                      
 investment                     (365)           -         (365)           - 
Other                             (2)          28           45           42 
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                                 162          809        2,433        2,124 
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Talisman Energy Inc.                                                        
Segmented Information                                                       
(unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                         North America (1)           Southeast Asia (2)     
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                     Three months                Three months               
                            ended    Year ended         ended    Year ended 
                      December 31   December 31   December 31   December 31 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
(millions of US$)     2012   2011   2012   2011   2012   2011   2012   2011 
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Revenue                                                                     
Sales                  399    419  1,435  1,695    494    528  2,190  1,882 
Other income            21     18     72     63      3      -      3      1 
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Total revenue and                                                           
 other income          420    437  1,507  1,758    497    528  2,193  1,883 
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Segmented expenses                                                          
Operating              135    120    564    454    112    112    418    372 
Transportation          16     19     92     68     11     13     53     55 
DD&A                   312    243  1,140    852    101     93    427    305 
Impairment             179    129    363    129      -    (16)     -    (16)
Dry hole                 -      2     22      6     11     35     77    127 
Exploration              5     16     29     70     22     36     92    208 
Other                   38     15     81     22     (9)    12    (19)    17 
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Total segmented                                                             
 expenses              685    544  2,291  1,601    248    285  1,048  1,068 
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Segmented income                                                            
 (loss) before taxes  (265)  (107)  (784)   157    249    243  1,145    815 
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Non-segmented                                                               
 expenses                                                                   
General and                                                                 
 administrative                                                             
Finance costs                                                               
Share-based payments                                                        
 expense (recovery)                                                         
Currency translation                                                        
(Gain) loss on held-                                                        
 for-trading                                                                
 financial                                                                  
 instruments                                                                
(Gain) loss on                                                              
 disposals                                                                  
Gain on revaluation                                                         
 of investment                                                              
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Total non-segmented                                                         
 expenses                                                                   
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Income (loss) before                                                        
 taxes                                                                      
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Capital expenditure                                                         
Exploration             53     30    157    198     (5)    68     59    257 
Development            257    636  1,404  1,960    119    113    362    230 
Midstream                1     (3)     1     (3)     -      -      -      - 
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Exploration and                                                             
 development           311    663  1,562  2,155    114    181    421    487 
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Acquisitions                                                                
Proceeds on                                                                 
 dispositions                                                               
Other non-segmented                                                         
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Net capital                                                                 
 expenditures                                                               
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Property, plant and                                                         
 equipment                         7,145  6,740                2,582  2,501 
Exploration and                                                             
 evaluation assets                 2,078  2,370                  527    498 
Goodwill                             133    140                  170    149 
Other                                685    987                  637    560 
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Segmented assets                  10,041 10,237                3,916  3,708 
Non-segmented assets                                                        
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Total assets                                                                
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Decommissioning                                                             
 liabilities                         476    394                  347    208 
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                                  Three months ended              Year ended
                                         December 31             December 31
                            ------------------------------------------------
1. North America                    2012        2011        2012        2011
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Canada                               224         268         853       1,127
US                                   196         169         654         631
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                              420         437       1,507       1,758
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Canada                                                     3,588       3,937
US                                                         3,557       2,803
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Property, plant and                                                         
 equipment                                                 7,145       6,740
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Canada                                                     1,070       1,207
US                                                         1,008       1,163
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Exploration and evaluation                                                  
 assets                                                    2,078       2,370
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                                  Three months ended              Year ended
                                         December 31             December 31
                            ------------------------------------------------
2. Southeast Asia                   2012        2011        2012        2011
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Indonesia                            266         292       1,157       1,126
Malaysia                             127         146         549         532
Vietnam                               13          15          72          65
Australia                             91          75         415         160
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                              497         528       2,193       1,883
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Indonesia                                                  1,040       1,023
Malaysia                                                     852         883
Vietnam                                                      494         297
Papua New Guinea                                              44          47
Australia                                                    152         251
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Property, plant and                                                         
 equipment                                                 2,582       2,501
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Indonesia                                                     11          12
Malaysia                                                      72          41
Vietnam                                                       14           5
Papua New Guinea                                             430         440
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Exploration and evaluation                                                  
 assets                                                      527         498
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Talisman Energy Inc.                                                        
Segmented Information                                                       
(unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                               North Sea (3)               Other (4)        
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                        Three months               Three months             
                               ended    Year ended        ended   Year ended
                         December 31   December 31  December 31  December 31
                        ----------------------------------------------------
(millions of US$)        2012   2011   2012   2011  2012   2011  2012   2011
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Revenue                                                                     
Sales                     552    966  2,981  4,074   137    149   623    543
Other income                3      2      8     14    (3)     -     -      -
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                   555    968  2,989  4,088   134    149   623    543
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Segmented expenses                                                          
Operating                 357    376  1,383  1,292    25     22    87     72
Transportation             14     22     69     84     2      3     7      9
DD&A                      313    169    796    671    30     41   138    121
Impairment                372     11  2,097    113    30      -   284      -
Dry hole                   24     31     45    106    43      -   125      2
Exploration                15     12     47     40    76     28   178    109
Other                       2     83     42    105   (14)     9   (12)    29
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Total segmented                                                             
 expenses               1,097    704  4,479  2,411   192    103   807    342
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Segmented income (loss)                                                     
 before taxes            (542)   264 (1,490) 1,677   (58)    46  (184)   201
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Non-segmented expenses                                                      
General and                                                                 
 administrative                                                             
Finance costs                                                               
Share-based payments                                                        
 expense (recovery)                                                         
Currency translation                                                        
(Gain) loss on held-                                                        
 for-trading financial                                                      
 instruments                                                                
(Gain) loss on                                                              
 disposals                                                                  
Gain on revaluation of                                                      
 investment                                                                 
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Total non-segmented                                                         
 expenses                                                                   
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Income (loss) before                                                        
 taxes                                                                      
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Capital expenditure                                                         
Exploration                22     23     86    128    51     56   249    138
Development               301    237  1,087  1,077    39     42   106    157
Midstream                   -      -      -      -     -      -     -      -
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Exploration and                                                             
 development              323    260  1,173  1,205    90     98   355    295
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Acquisitions                                                                
Proceeds on                                                                 
 dispositions                                                               
Other non-segmented                                                         
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Net capital                                                                 
 expenditures                                                               
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Property, plant and                                                         
 equipment                            2,449  5,809                829    859
Exploration and                                                             
 evaluation assets                      451    538                460    548
Goodwill                                549    866                162    162
Other                                 1,675    645              1,252    788
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Segmented assets                      5,124  7,858              2,703  2,357
Non-segmented assets                                                        
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Total assets                                                                
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Decommissioning                                                             
 liabilities                          1,897  2,390                 72     43
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Talisman Energy Inc.                                                        
Segmented Information                                                       
(unaudited)                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                               Total                        
                       -----------------------------------------------------
                               Three months ended                Year ended 
                                      December 31               December 31 
                       -----------------------------------------------------
(millions of US$)               2012         2011         2012         2011 
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Revenue                                                                     
Sales                          1,582        2,062        7,229        8,194 
Other income                      24           20           83           78 
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                        1,606        2,082        7,312        8,272 
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Segmented expenses                                                          
Operating                        629          630        2,452        2,190 
Transportation                    43           57          221          216 
DD&A                             756          546        2,501        1,949 
Impairment                       581          124        2,744          226 
Dry hole                          78           68          269          241 
Exploration                      118           92          346          427 
Other                             17          119           92          173 
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Total segmented                                                             
 expenses                      2,222        1,636        8,625        5,422 
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Segmented income (loss)                                                     
 before taxes                   (616)         446       (1,313)       2,850 
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Non-segmented expenses                                                      
General and                                                                 
 administrative                  128          128          510          431 
Finance costs                     63           69          276          278 
Share-based payments                                                        
 expense (recovery)              (51)          35          (62)        (310)
Currency translation              12           (1)          33          (12)
(Gain) loss on held-                                                        
 for-trading financial                                                      
 instruments                     (35)          79           93          210 
(Gain) loss on                                                              
 disposals                      (865)          14       (1,624)        (192)
Gain on revaluation of                                                      
 investment                     (365)           -         (365)           - 
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Total non-segmented                                                         
 expenses                     (1,113)         324       (1,139)         405 
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Income (loss) before                                                        
 taxes                           497          122         (174)       2,445 
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Capital expenditure                                                         
Exploration                      121          177          551          721 
Development                      716        1,028        2,959        3,424 
Midstream                          1           (3)           1           (3)
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Exploration and                                                             
 development                     838        1,202        3,511        4,142 
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Acquisitions                     101         (197)         160        1,319 
Proceeds on                                                                 
 dispositions                    (24)           5         (964)        (569)
Other non-segmented               49           82          138          159 
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Net capital                                                                 
 expenditures                    964        1,092        2,845        5,051 
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Property, plant and                                                         
 equipment                                              13,005       15,909 
Exploration and                                                             
 evaluation assets                                       3,516        3,954 
Goodwill                                                 1,014        1,317 
Other                                                    4,249        2,980 
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Segmented assets                                        21,784       24,160 
Non-segmented assets                                        74           66 
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Total assets                                            21,858       24,226 
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Decommissioning                                                             
 liabilities                                             2,792        3,035 
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                                  Three months ended              Year ended
                                         December 31             December 31
                            ------------------------------------------------
3. North Sea                        2012        2011        2012        2011
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UK                                   381         656       2,075       2,835
Norway                               174         312         914       1,253
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                              555         968       2,989       4,088
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UK                                                         1,989       3,927
Norway                                                       460       1,882
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Property, plant and                                                         
 equipment                                                 2,449       5,809
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UK                                                           197         210
Norway                                                       254         328
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Exploration and evaluation                                                  
 assets                                                      451         538
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                                  Three months ended              Year ended
                                         December 31             December 31
                            ------------------------------------------------
4. Other                            2012        2011        2012        2011
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Algeria                               36          61         213         256
Colombia                              98          88         410         287
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Total revenue and other                                                     
 income                              134         149         623         543
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Algeria                                                      273         284
Colombia                                                     556         575
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Property, plant and                                                         
 equipment                                                   829         859
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Colombia                                                     124          75
Kurdistan                                                    323         303
Peru                                                           -         133
Other                                                         13          37
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Exploration and evaluation                                                  
 assets                                                      460         548
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