BHP Billiton Operational Review for the Quarter Ended 30

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BHP BILLITON OPERATIONAL REVIEW
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
 Group production increased by 9% during the period with records achieved for eight operations and
four commodities.
 Production guidance remains unchanged and we are on track to deliver Group production growth of
16% over the two years to the end of the 2015 financial year.
 Metallurgical coal production increased by 25% to 13 Mt as Queensland Coal achieved record quarterly
production and sales volumes.
 Western Australia Iron Ore production increased by 15% to a quarterly record of 62 Mt (100% basis) as
the ramp-up of Jimblebar continued ahead of schedule and we improved the availability, utilisation and
rate of our integrated supply chain.
 Petroleum production increased by 7% to 67.4 MMboe as Onshore US liquids volumes rose by 49% to a
record 11.5 MMboe.
 Total copper production1 decreased by 1% to 389 kt as lower ore grades, a power outage throughout
Northern Chile and industrial action offset strong underlying operating performance at Escondida.
BHP Billiton Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, said: “Robust operating performance across our
diversified portfolio in the September 2014 quarter delivered a nine per cent increase in production2 with records
achieved for eight operations and four commodities. With production guidance maintained across all operations
and businesses, we remain on track to generate Group production2 growth of 16 per cent over the two years to the
end of the 2015 financial year.
“Our relentless focus on productivity continues to yield strong results. At Western Australia Iron Ore, we have
completed our major supply chain investments and, for the first time in a decade, we have no major projects in
execution. With our focus now on maximising the value of existing infrastructure, we plan to reduce costs and
invest judiciously in very low capital cost debottlenecking initiatives. These plans are expected to increase total
supply chain capacity to 290 Mtpa3 by the end of the 2017 financial year and reduce unit costs4 by at least 25 per
cent to less than US$20 per tonne5. When combined with other initiatives across our portfolio we are very well
positioned to reduce cash costs6 by more than US$2.3 billion and deliver volume-related productivity gains6 of at
least US$1.2 billion by the end of the 2017 financial year.”
Note: Unless specified otherwise: variance analysis relates to the relative performance of BHP Billiton and/or its operations during the
September 2014 quarter compared with the September 2013 quarter; production volumes, sales volumes and capital and exploration
expenditure from subsidiaries (which include Escondida, Jimblebar, BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal and our manganese operations) are reported on a
100 per cent basis; production volumes, sales volumes and capital and exploration expenditure from equity accounted investments (which
include Antamina, Samarco and Cerrejón) and other operations are reported on a proportionate consolidation basis. Abbreviations referenced in
this report are explained on page 11.
BHP Billiton operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014
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Summary
Operational performance
Production summary
SEP
2014
QTR
SEP Q14
vs
SEP Q13
SEP Q14
vs
JUN Q14
Total petroleum production (MMboe)
67.4
7%
4%
Copper (kt)
389.4
(3%)
(17%)
Iron ore (kt)
57,091
17%
1%
Metallurgical coal (kt)
12,769
25%
7%
Energy coal (kt)
17,837
(9%)
(3%)
1,235
(1%)
(7%)
261
(16%)
(5%)
2,259
10%
0%
Manganese alloys (kt)
171
25%
(6%)
Nickel (kt)
35.7
(12%)
16%
Alumina (kt)
Aluminium (kt)
Manganese ores (kt)
Robust operating performance across our diversified portfolio in the September 2014 quarter delivered a nine per
cent increase in production2 with records achieved across eight operations and four commodities. Group
production2 growth of 16 per cent is expected over the two years to the end of the 2015 financial year.
Metallurgical coal production increased by 25 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 13 Mt as Queensland Coal
achieved record production and sales volumes. The new Caval Ridge mine operated at capacity during the period
while the Daunia and South Walker Creek mines also produced at a record rate. Total metallurgical coal production
is forecast to increase by four per cent in the 2015 financial year to 47 Mt, consistent with prior guidance.
Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) achieved record production of 62 Mt (100 per cent basis) as the ramp-up of
Jimblebar continued ahead of schedule and we improved the availability, utilisation and rate of our integrated
supply chain. WAIO production guidance for the 2015 financial year remains unchanged at 245 Mt (100 per cent
basis) while Samarco production is expected to grow by 29 per cent to 28 Mt (100 per cent basis).
Petroleum production increased by seven per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 67.4 MMboe as Onshore US
liquids volumes rose by 49 per cent to a record 11.5 MMboe. Guidance for the 2015 financial year remains
unchanged at 255 MMboe with strong performance at Onshore US expected to underpin a 16 MMboe increase in
total liquids production.
Escondida copper production decreased by three per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 269 kt as strong
operating performance was offset by a 12 per cent decline in ore grades, industrial activity and a power outage
throughout Northern Chile. The temporary reduction in ore grades was anticipated, ensuring production guidance
for Escondida remains unchanged at 1.27 Mt of copper for the 2015 financial year. Total copper production1 is
forecast to increase by five per cent to 1.8 Mt, consistent with prior guidance. A US$361 million increase in the
budget of Escondida Organic Growth Project 1 to US$4.2 billion was approved during the period. The project
remains on schedule for completion in the first half of the 2015 calendar year.
Energy coal production decreased by nine per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 18 Mt as adverse weather
constrained production at both Cerrejón and New South Wales Energy Coal. Total energy coal production of 73 Mt
is expected for the 2015 financial year, consistent with prior guidance.
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Production guidance for the 2015 financial year is summarised in the table below.
FY141
FY15e
% change
Petroleum (MMboe)
243
255
5%
Copper (Mt)
1.7
1.8
5%
Iron ore (Mt)
204
225
11%
Metallurgical coal (Mt)
45
47
4%
Energy coal (Mt)
73
73
-
Production guidance
Corporate update
On 16 October 2014, BHP Billiton confirmed that it will pursue a Standard listing on the UK Listing Authority’s
Official List and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange for the new company it plans to create via
demerger. This is in addition to the proposed primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and secondary
inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Group continues to work towards completion of the
demerger in the first half of the 2015 calendar year, subject to receipt of the necessary third party, Board and
shareholder approvals.
On 2 September 2014, legislation to repeal the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) in Australia received the
support of both Houses of Parliament. The MRRT was applicable until 30 September 2014. At 30 June 2014, the
Group carried a MRRT deferred tax asset (net of income tax consequences) of US$698 million. An income tax
charge approximating this amount is expected to be recognised as an exceptional item in the 2015 financial year
and the adjusted effective tax rate guidance7 of 30 per cent to 34 per cent for the period remains unchanged.
On 15 August 2014, the Group redeemed all outstanding Petrohawk Energy Corporation 7.25 per cent Senior
Notes due August 2018 and 6.25 per cent Senior Notes due June 2019 at the applicable call prices. The aggregate
principal value of the notes redeemed was approximately US$1.8 billion.
BHP Billiton operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014
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Petroleum and Potash
Production
Crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (MMboe)
Natural gas (bcf)
Total petroleum production (MMboe)
SEP
2014
QTR
SEP Q14
vs
SEP Q13
SEP Q14
vs
JUN Q14
30.9
19%
7%
218.9
0%
2%
67.4
7%
4%
Total petroleum production – Total petroleum production increased by seven per cent in the September 2014
quarter to 67.4 MMboe. Guidance for the 2015 financial year remains unchanged at 255 MMboe as strong
performance at Onshore US is expected to underpin a 16 MMboe increase in total liquids production. Total
conventional volumes for the 2015 financial year are forecast to remain broadly unchanged, consistent with prior
guidance.
Crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids – Crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids production
increased by 19 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to a record 30.9 MMboe.
Onshore US liquids volumes rose by 49 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to a record 11.5 MMboe. This
strong performance was underpinned by continued momentum in the Black Hawk and Permian where liquids
production increased by 53 per cent and 141 per cent, respectively. We remain confident that shale liquids volumes
will rise by approximately 50 per cent in the 2015 financial year.
In our Conventional business, liquids production at Atlantis increased by 38 per cent in the September 2014 quarter
as the operation benefited from the completion of two production wells in the June 2014 quarter. At Pyrenees,
production increased by 24 per cent in the September 2014 quarter following the completion of five new production
wells in the second half of the 2014 financial year.
Natural gas – Natural gas production of 219 bcf was unchanged in the September 2014 quarter.
A two per cent increase in natural gas production from the June 2014 quarter reflected higher seasonal demand at
Bass Strait and stronger uptime performance at North West Shelf following a period of planned maintenance. This
was partially offset by natural field decline at our Onshore US dry gas assets.
Projects and Onshore US capital expenditure
Project and
ownership
Capital
expenditure
(US$m)
Initial
production
target date Capacity
Progress
North West Shelf
Greater Western
Flank-A
(Australia)
16.67%
(non-operator)
400
CY16 To maintain LNG plant throughput
On schedule and budget. The overall
from the North West Shelf operations. project is 81% complete.
Bass Strait Longford
Gas Conditioning
Plant
(Australia)
50% (non-operator)
520
CY16 Designed to process approximately
400 MMcf/d of high-CO2 gas.
On schedule and budget. The overall
project is 40% complete.
Onshore US drilling and development expenditure totalled US$895 million in the September 2014 quarter. The
Company’s operated rig count increased to 25 during the period, with an additional rig now operating in the
Permian. At the end of the period, 17 operated rigs were in action in the Eagle Ford, five were in the Permian and
three were in the Haynesville. We expect Onshore US drilling and development expenditure of approximately
US$4.0 billion for the 2015 financial year, consistent with prior guidance.
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Onshore US
September 2014 quarter
(September 2013 quarter)
Liquids focused areas
(Eagle Ford and
Permian)
Gas focused areas
(Haynesville and
Fayetteville)
Total
0.8 (1.3)
0.1 (0.2)
0.9 (1.5)
Capital expenditure
US$ billion
Production
MMboe
16.7 (12.4)
13.7 (14.4)
30.4 (26.8)
Production mix
Natural gas
Natural gas liquids
Crude and condensate
31% (38%)
23% (21%)
46% (41%)
100% (100%)
- (-)
- (-)
62% (71%)
13% (10%)
25% (19%)
Petroleum exploration
Exploration and appraisal wells drilled during the September 2014 quarter are summarised below.
Well
Location
Target
Perseus-1
Gulf of
Mexico
DC231
Oil
BHP Billiton
equity
Spud date
Water depth
15%
21 September 1,401 m
(Statoil operator) 2014
Total well
depth
2,437 m
8
Status
Drilling ahead
Petroleum exploration expenditure for the September 2014 quarter was US$154 million, of which US$146 million
was expensed. A US$750 million exploration program, largely focused on the Gulf of Mexico, Western Australia
and Trinidad and Tobago is planned for the 2015 financial year. The seismic acquisition program in Trinidad and
Tobago is progressing on schedule.9
Following recent economic reforms in Mexico, BHP Billiton and Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) signed a
memorandum of understanding and cooperation (MOU) on 25 September 2014 to exchange technical knowledge,
information, experiences and practices in activities related to the oil and gas industry.
Potash
Project and
ownership
Jansen Potash
(Canada)
100%
Investment
(US$m) Scope
2,600 Investment to finish the excavation and lining of the
production and service shafts, and to continue the
installation of essential surface infrastructure and
utilities.
BHP Billiton operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014
Progress
The overall project is 36% complete
and on budget.
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Copper
Production
SEP
2014
QTR
SEP Q14
vs
SEP Q13
SEP Q14
vs
JUN Q14
389.4
(3%)
(17%)
Lead (t)
49,574
7%
7%
Zinc (t)
40,663
42%
40%
9,068
4%
7%
866
(11%)
(17%)
Copper (kt)
Silver (koz)
Uranium oxide concentrate (t)
Copper – Total copper production1 decreased by one per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 389 kt. Guidance
for the 2015 financial year remains unchanged at 1.8 Mt.
Escondida copper production decreased by three per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 269 kt as strong
operating performance was offset by a 12 per cent decline in ore grades, two days of industrial action and a power
outage throughout Northern Chile. As a result of increased throughput, water restrictions are anticipated during the
December 2014 quarter which may result in the partial deferral of production to the March 2015 quarter. The
Escondida Water Supply project, which involves the construction of a new 2,500 litre per second sea-water
desalination facility, will ensure continued water supply over the long term. Production guidance for Escondida
remains unchanged at 1.27 Mt of copper for the 2015 financial year.
At Pampa Norte, copper production increased by 28 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 56 kt, as Spence
benefited from higher grades and recoveries. An increase in pad height at Cerro Colorado to optimise longer-term
leaching stability and tertiary crusher maintenance at Spence contributed to the weaker performance relative to the
June 2014 quarter. Production at Pampa Norte for the 2015 financial year is expected to be broadly unchanged
from the prior year, as higher grades and recoveries at Spence offset declining grades and recoveries at Cerro
Colorado.
While Olympic Dam copper production increased by 41 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 39 kt, the
completion of planned smelter maintenance led to a 28 per cent decline in production from the June 2014 quarter.
Production at Olympic Dam in the 2015 financial year is expected to remain broadly unchanged from the prior year.
Antamina copper production declined by 39 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 26 kt as the mine plan
progressed through a zone of lower grade ore. Average copper grades at Antamina in the 2015 financial year are
expected to remain at a similar level to the September 2014 quarter, consistent with the mine plan.
Lead/silver – Lead and silver production1 increased by seven per cent and five per cent, respectively, in the
September 2014 quarter as higher mill throughput more than offset lower average ore grades at Cannington.
Zinc – Total zinc production increased by 42 per cent in the September 2014 quarter and primarily reflected higher
grades at Antamina, consistent with the mine plan. Strong performance at Cannington was underpinned by higher
grades and increased mill throughput.
Uranium – Uranium production decreased by 11 per cent in the September 2014 quarter as lower mill throughput
was only partially offset by higher grades.
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Projects
Project and
ownership
Capital
expenditure
(US$m)
Escondida Oxide
Leach Area Project
(Chile)
57.5%
933
Escondida Organic
Growth Project 1
(Chile)
57.5%
4,199
Escondida Water
Supply
(Chile)
57.5%
3,430
Initial
production
target date Capacity
Progress
H2 CY14 New dynamic leaching pad and
mineral handling system. Maintains
oxide leaching capacity.
On revised schedule and budget. The
overall project is 97% complete.
H1 CY15 New concentrator with 152 ktpd
capacity.
Budget revised. The overall project is
86% complete and remains on
schedule.
CY17 New desalination facility to ensure
On schedule and budget. The overall
continued water supply to Escondida. project is 17% complete.
A US$361 million increase in the budget of the Escondida Organic Growth Project 1 to US$4.2 billion was
approved during the period and reflected challenges associated with contractor progress which have now been
addressed. The project remains on schedule for completion in the first half of the 2015 calendar year.
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Iron Ore
Production
Iron ore (kt)
SEP
2014
QTR
SEP Q14
vs
SEP Q13
SEP Q14
vs
JUN Q14
57,091
17%
1%
Iron ore – Iron ore production increased by 17 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to a record 57 Mt. Total iron
ore production is forecast to increase by 11 per cent in the 2015 financial year to 225 Mt, consistent with prior
guidance.
Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) production increased by 15 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to a record
62 Mt (100 per cent basis) as the ramp-up of Jimblebar continued ahead of schedule and we improved the
availability, utilisation and rate of our integrated supply chain. In addition to the strong operational performance
achieved at our mines, a higher proportion of direct to ship ore increased outflow capacity at the port and facilitated
record sales volumes of 63 Mt (100 per cent basis).
WAIO production guidance for the 2015 financial year remains unchanged at 245 Mt (100 per cent basis) with the
tie-in of shiploader 2 expected to be completed during the December 2014 quarter. Further growth in supply chain
capacity to 270 Mtpa (100 per cent basis) is expected to be achieved without the need for additional fixed plant
investment. Beyond that, the Inner Harbour Debottlenecking and Jimblebar Phase 2 projects3 have the potential to
increase total capacity to 290 Mtpa (100 per cent basis) by the end of the 2017 financial year at very low capital
cost.
As production grows we will maintain a relentless focus on costs. We expect unit cash costs4 of less than
US$20 per tonne5 in the medium term, a reduction of more than 25 per cent on the average achieved in the
2014 financial year. Sustaining capital expenditure guidance of approximately US$5 per tonne over the next five
years reflects the size and quality of our major operating hubs and highly concentrated resource.
Samarco production increased by 12 per cent from the June 2014 quarter to 7 Mt (100 per cent basis). The
ramp-up of the fourth pellet plant to 30.5 Mtpa (100 per cent basis) is expected before the end of the 2015 financial
year.
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Coal
Production
SEP
2014
QTR
SEP Q14
vs
SEP Q13
SEP Q14
vs
JUN Q14
Metallurgical coal (kt)
12,769
25%
7%
Energy coal (kt)
17,837
(9%)
(3%)
Metallurgical coal – Metallurgical coal production increased by 25 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to a
record 13 Mt. Total metallurgical coal production is forecast to increase by four per cent in the 2015 financial year
to 47 Mt, consistent with prior guidance.
Record production at Queensland Coal was underpinned by strong operational performance across the business
and continued improvement in truck and wash-plant utilisation. The new Caval Ridge mine operated at capacity
during the period while the Daunia and South Walker Creek mines also produced at a record rate.
Illawarra Coal production increased by 64 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 2.3 Mt as a series of
productivity initiatives enabled the mine to achieve record run-of-mine production. Volumes in the September 2013
quarter were affected by an extended outage at Dendrobium.
Energy coal – Energy coal production decreased by nine per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 18 Mt. As
anticipated, a drought in the La Guajira region of Colombia constrained production volumes at Cerrejón given the
need to manage dust emissions. At New South Wales Energy Coal, adverse weather and unplanned wash plant
outages resulted in a 12 per cent decline in production during the period. Navajo Coal production also declined
following the permanent closure of three of the five power units at the Four Corners Power Plant.
Total energy coal production of 73 Mt is expected for the 2015 financial year, consistent with prior guidance.
Projects
Project and
ownership
Hay Point Stage
Three Expansion
(Australia)
50%
Appin Area 9
(Australia)
100%
Capital
expenditure
(US$m)
1,505
10
845
Initial
production
target date Capacity
Progress
CY15 Increases port capacity from 44 Mtpa On revised schedule and budget. The
to 55 Mtpa and reduces storm
overall project is 91% complete.
vulnerability.
CY16 Maintains Illawarra Coal’s production On schedule and budget. The overall
capacity with a replacement mining
project is 72% complete.
domain and capacity to produce
3.5 Mtpa of metallurgical coal.
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Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel
Production
SEP
2014
QTR
SEP Q14
vs
SEP Q13
SEP Q14
vs
JUN Q14
1,235
(1%)
(7%)
261
(16%)
(5%)
2,259
10%
0%
Manganese alloys (kt)
171
25%
(6%)
Nickel (kt)
35.7
(12%)
16%
Alumina (kt)
Aluminium (kt)
Manganese ores (kt)
Alumina – Alumina production was broadly unchanged in the September 2014 quarter at 1.2 Mt, supported by
record production at the Alumar refinery. While a series of calciner outages constrained Worsley production during
the September 2014 quarter, volumes are expected to recover as the refinery processes stockpiled hydrate in
future periods.
Aluminium – Aluminium production decreased by 16 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 261 kt. Lower
volumes primarily reflected the cessation of smelting activities at Bayside in June 2014 and the suspension of
capacity at the Alumar smelter during the 2014 financial year. This was partially offset by record production at
Mozal during the period.
Manganese ores – Manganese ore production increased by 10 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to a record
2.3 Mt as an improvement in ore recovery at Mamatwan and an increase in plant availability at Wessels resulted in
record quarterly production at Hotazel.
Manganese alloys – Manganese alloy production increased by 25 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to
171 kt as smelter reliability improved at both Metalloys and TEMCO.
Nickel – Nickel production declined by 12 per cent in the September 2014 quarter to 36 kt, primarily as a result of
the closure of the Perseverance underground mine at Nickel West in November 2013. Consistent with prior
guidance, we expect saleable nickel production at Nickel West to decline by four per cent in the 2015 financial year
to 95 kt. Ferro-nickel production at Cerro Matoso is expected to decline by three per cent to 43 kt as a result of
lower grades and recoveries.
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Minerals exploration
Minerals exploration expenditure for the September 2014 quarter was US$79 million, of which US$58 million was
expensed. Greenfield minerals exploration is predominantly focused on advancing copper targets within Chile,
Peru and the South-West United States.
This report represents the Interim Management Statement for the purposes of the UK Listing Authority’s Disclosure
and Transparency Rules. There have been no significant changes in the financial position of the Group in the
quarter ended 30 September 2014.
1. Excludes operations which were sold during the 2014 financial year (Liverpool Bay and Pinto Valley).
2. Refers to copper equivalent production based on average realised prices for the 2013 financial year.
3. Subject to Board approval.
4. Excludes freight and royalties.
5. Based on real 2014 terms; AUD:USD of 0.91.
6. Represents planned annualised controllable cash cost and volume-related productivity gains from our core assets only, relative to the 2014
financial year.
7. The Group’s adjusted effective tax rate excludes the influence of exchange rate movements, remeasurement of deferred tax assets
associated with the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) and exceptional items.
8. Well depth as at 30 September 2014; drilling still in progress.
9. 17,719 square kilometres 3D seismic acquisition in progress over Trinidad and Tobago Blocks 5, 6, 14, 23a, 23b, 28 and 29.
10. Excludes announced pre-commitment funding.
The following abbreviations may have been used throughout this report: barrels (bbl); billion cubic feet (bcf); cost and freight (CFR); cost,
insurance and freight (CIF); dry metric tonne unit (dmtu); free on board (FOB); grams per tonne (g/t); kilograms per tonne (kg/t); kilometre (km);
metre (m); million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe); million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d); million tonnes (Mt); million tonnes per annum (Mtpa);
ounces (oz); pounds (lb); thousand barrels of oil equivalent (Mboe); thousand ounces (koz); thousand standard cubic feet (Mscf); thousand
tonnes (kt); thousand tonnes per annum (ktpa); thousand tonnes per day (ktpd); tonnes (t); and wet metric tonnes (wmt).
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BHP BILLITON PRODUCTION SUMMARY
QUARTER ENDED
YEAR TO DATE
% CHANGE
SEP Q14
SEP Q14
SEP
JUN
SEP
SEP
SEP
vs
vs
2013
2014
2014
2014
2013
SEP Q13
JUN Q14
Petroleum
Crude oil, condensate and NGL
(Mboe)
Natural gas
(bcf)
Total petroleum production
(MMboe)
26,053
28,877
30,945
30,945
26,053
19%
7%
219.7
215.0
218.9
218.9
219.7
(0%)
2%
62.7
64.7
67.4
67.4
62.7
7%
4%
(17%)
Copper
Copper
(kt)
403.3
470.0
389.4
389.4
403.3
(3%)
Lead
(t)
46,445
46,165
49,574
49,574
46,445
7%
7%
Zinc
(t)
28,555
29,116
40,663
40,663
28,555
42%
40%
Gold
(oz)
40,188
59,705
52,344
52,344
40,188
30%
(12%)
Silver
(koz)
8,688
8,509
9,068
9,068
8,688
4%
7%
Uranium
(t)
970
1,044
866
866
970
(11%)
(17%)
Molybdenum
(t)
458
83
40
40
458
(91%)
(52%)
(kt)
48,953
56,643
57,091
57,091
48,953
17%
1%
Metallurgical coal
(kt)
10,185
11,886
12,769
12,769
10,185
25%
7%
Energy coal
(kt)
19,639
18,363
17,837
17,837
19,639
(9%)
(3%)
1,251
1,325
1,235
1,235
1,251
(1%)
(7%)
(5%)
Iron ore
Iron ore
Coal
Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel
Alumina
(kt)
Aluminium
(kt)
310
276
261
261
310
(16%)
Manganese ores
(kt)
2,046
2,255
2,259
2,259
2,046
10%
0%
Manganese alloys
(kt)
137
181
171
171
137
25%
(6%)
Nickel
(kt)
40.4
30.9
35.7
35.7
40.4
(12%)
16%
Throughout this report figures in italics indicate that this figure has been adjusted since it was previously reported.
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BHP BILLITON PRODUCTION
QUARTER ENDED
BHP Billiton
SEP
DEC
MAR
JUN
SEP
SEP
SEP
interest
2013
2013
2014
2014
2014
2014
2013
Petroleum
Production
Crude oil, condensate and NGL (Mboe) (1)
Natural gas (bcf)
Total petroleum production (MMboe)
Copper (2)
Copper
Payable metal in concentrate (kt)
Escondida (3)
Antamina
Pinto Valley
Total
Cathode (kt)
Escondida (3)
Pampa Norte (4)
Pinto Valley
Olympic Dam
Total
Total Copper
Lead
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
Cannington
Antamina
Total
Zinc
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
Cannington
Antamina
Total
Gold
Payable metal in concentrate (oz)
Escondida (3)
Olympic Dam (refined gold)
Pinto Valley
Total
Silver
Payable metal in concentrate (koz)
Escondida (3)
Antamina
Cannington
Olympic Dam (refined silver)
Pinto Valley
Total
Uranium
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
Olympic Dam
Total
Molybdenum
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
Antamina
Total
YEAR TO DATE
26,053
219.7
62.7
23,973
202.6
57.7
27,244
202.0
60.9
28,877
215.0
64.7
30,945
218.9
67.4
30,945
218.9
67.4
26,053
219.7
62.7
57.5%
33.8%
100%
205.1
41.9
10.9
257.9
208.0
42.4
1.6
252.0
190.6
33.0
223.6
241.0
26.2
267.2
199.4
25.7
225.1
199.4
25.7
225.1
205.1
41.9
10.9
257.9
57.5%
100%
100%
100%
73.2
43.5
0.8
27.9
145.4
403.3
77.5
59.4
0.1
50.9
187.9
439.9
75.8
63.4
51.1
190.3
413.9
81.5
66.8
54.5
202.8
470.0
69.3
55.8
39.2
164.3
389.4
69.3
55.8
39.2
164.3
389.4
73.2
43.5
0.8
27.9
145.4
403.3
100%
33.8%
46,287
158
46,445
47,259
580
47,839
47,214
363
47,577
45,768
397
46,165
48,941
633
49,574
48,941
633
49,574
46,287
158
46,445
100%
33.8%
16,033
12,522
28,555
16,123
16,732
32,855
10,074
9,335
19,409
15,666
13,450
29,116
19,927
20,736
40,663
19,927
20,736
40,663
16,033
12,522
28,555
57.5%
100%
100%
12,490
27,649
49
40,188
19,384
26,271
45,655
20,110
28,630
48,740
20,920
38,785
59,705
21,980
30,364
52,344
21,980
30,364
52,344
12,490
27,649
49
40,188
57.5%
33.8%
100%
100%
100%
891
1,205
6,361
190
41
8,688
982
1,350
6,306
212
8,850
1,078
961
6,465
253
8,757
1,320
843
6,029
317
8,509
1,159
954
6,701
254
9,068
1,159
954
6,701
254
9,068
891
1,205
6,361
190
41
8,688
100%
970
970
1,008
1,008
966
966
1,044
1,044
866
866
866
866
970
970
33.8%
458
458
379
379
281
281
83
83
40
40
40
40
458
458
Refer footnotes on page 16.
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BHP BILLITON PRODUCTION
QUARTER ENDED
Iron Ore
Production (kt) (5)
Newman
Yarrie
Area C Joint Venture
Yandi Joint Venture
Jimblebar (6)
Wheelarra (7)
Samarco
Total
Coal
Metallurgical coal
Production (kt) (8)
BMA
BHP Mitsui Coal (9)
Illawarra
Total
Energy coal
Production (kt)
South Africa (10)
USA
Australia
Colombia
Total
Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel
Alumina
Saleable production (kt)
Worsley
Alumar
Total
Aluminium
Production (kt)
Hillside
Bayside (11)
Alumar
Mozal
Total
Manganese ores
Saleable production (kt)
South Africa (12)
Australia (12)
Total
Manganese alloys
Saleable production (kt)
South Africa (12) (13)
Australia (12)
Total
Nickel
Saleable production (kt)
Cerro Matoso
Nickel West
Total
YEAR TO DATE
BHP Billiton
SEP
DEC
MAR
JUN
SEP
SEP
SEP
interest
2013
2013
2014
2014
2014
2014
2013
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
85%
50%
12,196
202
11,814
18,146
700
3,166
2,729
48,953
12,483
428
11,383
17,135
1,702
2,716
2,841
48,688
15,470
206
11,282
15,622
2,721
1,698
2,281
49,280
16,766
12,481
17,615
3,740
2,973
3,068
56,643
16,707
13,265
16,607
3,971
3,115
3,426
57,091
16,707
13,265
16,607
3,971
3,115
3,426
57,091
12,196
202
11,814
18,146
700
3,166
2,729
48,953
50%
80%
100%
6,705
2,057
1,423
10,185
7,494
2,114
1,932
11,540
7,461
1,995
2,011
11,467
7,596
2,143
2,147
11,886
8,228
2,204
2,337
12,769
8,228
2,204
2,337
12,769
6,705
2,057
1,423
10,185
90%
100%
100%
33.3%
7,937
3,145
5,372
3,185
19,639
7,036
2,896
4,544
3,291
17,767
7,398
2,359
5,018
2,948
17,723
8,013
2,412
5,030
2,908
18,363
8,026
2,690
4,752
2,369
17,837
8,026
2,690
4,752
2,369
17,837
7,937
3,145
5,372
3,185
19,639
86%
36%
946
305
1,251
1,024
328
1,352
936
314
1,250
1,010
315
1,325
893
342
1,235
893
342
1,235
946
305
1,251
100%
100%
40%
47.1%
184
24
35
67
310
183
24
28
67
302
172
23
26
65
286
176
18
15
67
276
180
13
68
261
180
13
68
261
184
24
35
67
310
44.4%
60%
864
1,182
2,046
944
1,256
2,200
782
1,019
1,801
936
1,319
2,255
1,049
1,210
2,259
1,049
1,210
2,259
864
1,182
2,046
60%
60%
86
51
137
94
72
166
91
71
162
106
75
181
112
59
171
112
59
171
86
51
137
99.9%
100%
12.0
28.4
40.4
12.3
25.5
37.8
9.8
24.3
34.1
10.2
20.7
30.9
10.7
25.0
35.7
10.7
25.0
35.7
12.0
28.4
40.4
Refer footnotes on page 16.
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BHP Billiton operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014
BHP BILLITON PRODUCTION
(1)
LPG and ethane are reported as natural gas liquids (NGL). Product-specific conversions are made and NGL is reported in barrels
of oil equivalent (boe). Total boe conversions are based on 6,000 scf of natural gas equals 1 boe.
(2)
Metal production is reported on the basis of payable metal.
(3)
Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 57.5%.
(4)
Includes Cerro Colorado and Spence.
(5)
Iron ore production is reported on a wet tonnes basis.
(6)
Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 85%.
(7)
All production from Wheelarra is now processed via the Jimblebar processing hub.
(8)
Metallurgical coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product. Production figures include some thermal coal.
(9)
Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 80%.
(10) Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 90%.
(11) Aluminium smelting at Bayside ceased with the closure of the final potline in June 2014.
(12) Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 60%, except Hotazel Manganese Mines which is 44.4%.
(13) Production includes Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese.
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PRODUCTION AND SALES REPORT
QUARTER ENDED
YEAR TO DATE
SEP
DEC
MAR
JUN
SEP
SEP
SEP
2013
2013
2014
2014
2014
2014
2013
Petroleum
Crude oil, condensate and NGL (Mboe)
Crude oil and condensate
Bass Strait
North West Shelf
Stybarrow
Pyrenees
Other Australia (1)
Atlantis (2)
Mad Dog (2)
Shenzi (2)
Onshore US (3)
Trinidad/Tobago
Other Americas (2) (4)
UK (5)
Algeria
Pakistan
Total
NGL
Bass Strait
North West Shelf
Atlantis (2)
Mad Dog (2)
Shenzi (2)
Onshore US (3)
Other Americas (2) (4)
UK (5)
Total
Total crude oil, condensate and NGL
Natural gas (bcf)
Bass Strait
North West Shelf
Other Australia (1)
Atlantis (2)
Mad Dog (2)
Shenzi (2)
Onshore US (3)
Trinidad/Tobago
Other Americas (2) (4)
UK (5)
Pakistan
Total
Total petroleum production (MMboe) (6)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
2,247
1,865
348
1,707
14
2,953
732
3,467
5,044
320
378
142
1,142
62
20,421
1,958
1,497
317
1,295
12
3,988
496
3,201
4,238
314
373
305
1,156
52
19,202
2,095
1,504
282
2,386
11
3,734
704
3,467
5,589
279
329
254
1,069
49
21,752
2,355
1,408
255
2,075
14
4,114
187
3,530
7,069
248
371
27
996
37
22,686
2,818
1,501
225
2,109
17
4,175
390
3,530
7,677
252
349
34
1,011
38
24,126
2,818
1,501
225
2,109
17
4,175
390
3,530
7,677
252
349
34
1,011
38
24,126
2,247
1,865
348
1,707
14
2,953
732
3,467
5,044
320
378
142
1,142
62
20,421
2,001
399
255
38
266
2,656
11
6
5,632
1,603
234
348
24
252
2,295
10
5
4,771
1,621
276
288
36
280
2,986
2
3
5,492
2,026
288
111
39
252
3,471
4
6,191
2,161
293
248
21
271
3,783
38
4
6,819
2,161
293
248
21
271
3,783
38
4
6,819
2,001
399
255
38
266
2,656
11
6
5,632
26,053
23,973
27,244
28,877
30,945
30,945
26,053
34.2
34.2
9.3
1.3
0.1
0.8
114.9
9.9
0.3
3.5
11.2
219.7
22.7
30.3
15.1
1.8
0.1
0.8
105.3
9.7
0.3
6.2
10.3
202.6
21.2
31.4
13.2
1.8
0.1
0.8
109.7
9.3
0.2
5.4
8.9
202.0
30.5
31.8
13.6
1.9
0.1
0.8
118.9
9.1
0.2
0.8
7.3
215.0
33.3
36.9
16.4
1.7
0.1
0.8
113.6
8.8
0.2
0.7
6.4
218.9
33.3
36.9
16.4
1.7
0.1
0.8
113.6
8.8
0.2
0.7
6.4
218.9
34.2
34.2
9.3
1.3
0.1
0.8
114.9
9.9
0.3
3.5
11.2
219.7
62.7
57.7
60.9
64.7
67.4
67.4
62.7
Other Australia includes Minerva and Macedon.
Gulf of Mexico volumes are net of royalties.
Onshore US volumes are net of mineral holder royalties.
Other Americas includes Neptune, Genesis and Overriding Royalty Interest.
UK includes Bruce/Keith and Liverpool Bay. BHP Billiton completed the sale of its 46.1% operated interest in Liverpool Bay on 31 March 2014.
Total boe conversions are based on 6,000 scf of natural gas equals 1 boe.
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BHP Billiton operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014
PRODUCTION AND SALES REPORT
QUARTER ENDED
YEAR TO DATE
SEP
DEC
MAR
JUN
SEP
SEP
SEP
2013
2013
2014
2014
2014
2014
2013
Copper
Metals production is payable metal unless otherwise stated.
Escondida, Chile (1)
Material mined
(kt)
93,744
93,814
96,420
94,673
101,920
101,920
93,744
Sulphide ore milled
(kt)
18,276
19,584
21,051
21,438
20,651
20,651
18,276
Average copper grade
(%)
1.37%
1.30%
1.12%
1.33%
1.20%
1.20%
1.37%
Production ex mill
(kt)
210.6
214.4
195.5
235.6
205.5
205.5
210.6
Production
Payable copper (2)
(kt)
205.1
208.0
190.6
241.0
199.4
205.1
Payable gold concentrate
(fine oz)
12,490
19,384
20,110
20,920
199.4
21,980
21,980
12,490
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
73.2
77.5
75.8
81.5
69.3
73.2
Payable silver concentrate
(koz)
891
982
1,078
1,320
1,159
891
69.3
1,159
Sales
Payable copper
(kt)
Payable gold concentrate
(fine oz)
192.3
228.1
173.2
239.1
203.3
203.3
192.3
12,490
18,602
20,889
20,920
21,980
21,980
12,490
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
63.0
86.7
76.4
83.3
Payable silver concentrate
(koz)
836
1,076
1,046
1,320
64.1
64.1
63.0
1,159
1,159
836
15,771
(1) Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 57.5%.
(2) June 2014 quarter includes 4.3 kt of copper contained in ore sold to third parties.
Pampa Norte, Chile
Cerro Colorado
Material mined
(kt)
15,771
17,487
15,939
17,087
15,517
15,517
Ore milled
(kt)
4,161
4,501
4,508
4,016
4,189
4,189
4,161
Average copper grade
(%)
0.78%
0.76%
0.75%
0.76%
0.77%
0.77%
0.78%
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
17.6
19.4
22.0
21.3
15.7
15.7
17.6
Sales
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
17.3
17.6
12.4
28.7
20.0
20.0
17.3
Material mined
(kt)
24,331
27,911
25,037
25,962
24,238
24,238
24,331
Ore milled
(kt)
4,860
4,788
4,735
3,775
4,409
4,409
4,860
Average copper grade
(%)
1.11%
1.25%
1.23%
1.30%
1.33%
1.33%
1.11%
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
25.9
40.0
41.4
45.5
40.1
40.1
25.9
Sales
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
25.9
35.9
40.0
49.6
36.9
36.9
25.9
Production
Spence
Production
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BHP Billiton operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014
PRODUCTION AND SALES REPORT
QUARTER ENDED
YEAR TO DATE
SEP
DEC
MAR
JUN
SEP
SEP
SEP
2013
2013
2014
2014
2014
2014
2013
Copper
Metals production is payable metal unless otherwise stated.
Antamina, Peru
Material mined (100%)
Sulphide ore milled (100%)
Average head grades
- Copper
- Zinc
(kt)
(kt)
(%)
(%)
Production
Payable copper
Payable zinc
Payable silver
(kt)
(t)
(koz)
Payable lead
Payable molybdenum
(t)
(t)
Sales
Payable copper
Payable zinc
Payable silver
(kt)
(t)
(koz)
Payable lead
Payable molybdenum
56,428
11,765
1.21%
0.56%
50,872
12,521
1.15%
0.72%
45,837
11,729
1.00%
0.54%
49,797
12,756
0.77%
0.58%
54,675
12,370
0.81%
0.84%
54,675
12,370
0.81%
0.84%
56,428
11,765
1.21%
0.56%
41.9
12,522
1,205
42.4
16,732
1,350
33.0
9,335
961
26.2
13,450
843
25.7
20,736
954
25.7
20,736
954
41.9
12,522
1,205
158
458
580
379
363
281
397
83
633
40
633
40
158
458
41.3
16,123
1,503
44.5
18,397
1,367
30.2
10,158
910
26.5
14,527
893
26.3
12,912
896
26.3
12,912
896
41.3
16,123
1,503
(t)
(t)
297
411
368
442
405
347
521
142
320
50
320
50
297
411
Material mined
(kt)
893
974
773
806
823
823
893
Ore milled
(kt)
750
852
779
821
819
819
750
Cannington, Australia
Average head grades
- Silver
(g/t)
315
274
311
286
301
301
315
- Lead
(%)
7.4%
6.7%
7.3%
6.9%
7.1%
7.1%
7.4%
- Zinc
(%)
3.3%
3.1%
2.4%
3.1%
3.8%
3.8%
3.3%
Production
Payable silver
(koz)
6,361
6,306
6,465
6,029
6,701
6,701
6,361
Payable lead
(t)
46,287
47,259
47,214
45,768
48,941
48,941
46,287
Payable zinc
(t)
16,033
16,123
10,074
15,666
19,927
19,927
16,033
Sales
Payable silver
(koz)
7,844
6,548
6,127
5,641
7,084
7,084
7,844
Payable lead
(t)
56,500
47,185
43,649
41,607
51,197
51,197
56,500
Payable zinc
(t)
17,286
18,241
11,020
15,708
15,450
15,450
17,286
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BHP Billiton operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014
PRODUCTION AND SALES REPORT
QUARTER ENDED
YEAR TO DATE
SEP
DEC
MAR
JUN
SEP
SEP
SEP
2013
2013
2014
2014
2014
2014
2013
Copper
Metals production is payable metal unless otherwise stated.
Olympic Dam, Australia
Material mined (1)
(kt)
2,897
2,717
2,495
2,405
2,692
2,692
Ore milled
(kt)
2,404
2,641
2,421
2,654
2,206
2,404
Average copper grade
(%)
1.85%
1.86%
1.90%
1.91%
2,206
1.97%
2,897
1.97%
1.85%
Average uranium grade
(kg/t)
0.53
0.52
0.54
0.51
0.59
0.59
0.53
Copper cathode (ER)
(kt)
25.9
47.6
48.4
51.3
36.9
36.9
25.9
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
2.0
3.3
2.7
3.2
2.3
2.3
2.0
Uranium oxide concentrate
(t)
970
1,008
966
1,044
866
866
970
Refined gold
(fine oz)
27,649
26,271
28,630
38,785
30,364
30,364
27,649
Refined silver
(koz)
190
212
253
317
254
254
190
Copper cathode (ER)
(kt)
26.8
43.3
47.5
54.2
36.6
36.6
26.8
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
2.1
2.8
2.5
3.0
2.5
2.5
2.1
Uranium oxide concentrate
(t)
930
1,037
732
1,426
848
848
930
Refined gold
(fine oz)
21,675
32,226
31,129
38,500
30,707
30,707
21,675
Refined silver
(koz)
176
177
262
367
227
227
176
Production
Sales
(1) Material mined refers to run of mine ore mined and hoisted.
Pinto Valley, US (1)
Production
Payable copper
(kt)
10.9
1.6
-
-
-
-
10.9
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
0.8
0.1
-
-
-
-
0.8
Payable silver
(koz)
41
-
-
-
-
-
41
Payable gold
(oz)
49
-
-
-
-
-
49
Payable copper
(kt)
10.0
-
-
-
-
-
10.0
Copper cathode (EW)
(kt)
1.1
0.2
-
-
-
-
1.1
Payable silver
(koz)
41
-
-
-
-
-
41
Payable gold
(oz)
49
-
-
-
-
-
49
Sales
(1) On 11 October 2013 BHP Billiton completed the sale of its Pinto Valley operations.
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2014
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Iron Ore
(kt)
Iron ore
Pilbara, Australia
Production (1)
Newman
Yarrie (2)
12,196
12,483
15,470
16,766
16,707
16,707
202
428
206
-
-
-
202
Area C Joint Venture
11,814
11,383
11,282
12,481
13,265
13,265
11,814
Yandi Joint Venture
Jimblebar (3)
18,146
17,135
15,622
17,615
16,607
16,607
18,146
700
1,702
2,721
3,740
3,971
3,971
700
Wheelarra (4)
12,196
3,166
2,716
1,698
2,973
3,115
3,115
3,166
Total
46,224
45,847
46,999
53,575
53,665
53,665
46,224
Total production (100%)
54,258
53,638
54,812
62,369
62,436
62,436
54,258
Sales
Lump
10,292
9,996
11,230
11,572
12,766
12,766
10,292
Fines
35,283
35,756
35,880
40,834
41,633
41,633
35,283
Total
45,575
45,752
47,110
52,406
54,399
54,399
45,575
Total sales (100%)
53,561
53,808
55,018
61,015
63,303
63,303
53,561
(1) Iron ore production and sales are reported on a wet tonnes basis.
(2) Yarrie ceased production on 25 February 2014.
(3) Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 85%.
(4) All production from Wheelarra is now processed via the Jimblebar processing hub.
Samarco, Brazil
Production (1)
Sales
2,729
2,841
2,281
3,068
3,426
3,426
2,729
2,676
3,025
2,036
3,077
3,303
3,303
2,676
(1) Iron ore production and sales are reported on a wet tonnes basis.
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Coal
(kt)
Metallurgical coal
Queensland Coal
Production (1)
BMA
Blackwater
1,691
1,655
1,759
1,625
1,777
1,777
1,691
Goonyella
1,737
1,999
2,041
1,553
2,144
2,144
1,737
Peak Downs
1,112
1,201
1,314
1,282
1,144
1,144
1,112
Saraji
1,197
1,195
1,108
1,058
1,022
1,022
1,197
Gregory Joint Venture
464
850
654
997
808
808
464
Daunia
504
594
585
518
628
628
504
-
-
-
563
705
705
-
6,705
7,494
7,461
7,596
8,228
8,228
6,705
1,298
1,313
1,312
1,323
1,391
1,391
1,298
759
801
683
820
813
813
759
Total BHP Mitsui Coal
2,057
2,114
1,995
2,143
2,204
2,204
2,057
Total Queensland Coal
8,762
9,608
9,456
9,739
10,432
10,432
8,762
Coking coal
6,123
6,517
7,030
7,250
7,306
7,306
6,123
Weak coking coal
2,397
2,505
2,594
2,358
2,859
2,859
2,397
160
271
122
134
43
43
160
8,680
9,293
9,746
9,742
10,208
10,208
8,680
Caval Ridge
Total BMA
BHP Mitsui Coal (2)
South Walker Creek
Poitrel
Sales
Thermal coal
Total
(1) Metallurgical coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product. Production figures include some thermal coal.
(2) Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 80%.
Illawarra, Australia
Production (1)
1,423
1,932
2,011
2,147
2,337
2,337
1,423
1,084
1,495
1,581
1,761
1,617
1,617
1,084
359
318
460
486
373
373
359
1,443
1,813
2,041
2,247
1,990
1,990
1,443
Sales
Coking coal
Thermal coal
Total
(1) Metallurgical coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product. Production figures include some thermal coal.
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Coal
(kt)
Energy coal
South Africa (1)
Production
7,937
7,036
7,398
8,013
8,026
8,026
7,937
Export
2,504
4,087
3,179
3,528
3,739
3,739
2,504
Local utility
4,543
3,811
3,478
4,498
4,367
4,367
4,543
-
-
-
-
36
36
-
7,047
7,898
6,657
8,026
8,142
8,142
7,047
Sales
Inland
Total
(1) Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 90%.
New Mexico, USA
Production
Navajo Coal (1)
1,670
1,400
975
1,082
1,243
1,243
1,670
San Juan Coal
1,475
1,496
1,384
1,330
1,447
1,447
1,475
Total
3,145
2,896
2,359
2,412
2,690
2,690
3,145
Sales - local utility
3,129
2,950
2,360
2,382
2,723
2,723
3,129
(1) BHP Billiton completed the sale of Navajo Mine on 30 December 2013. As BHP Billiton will retain control of the mine until full consideration is
received, production will continue to be reported by the Group.
NSW Energy Coal, Australia
Production
5,372
4,544
5,018
5,030
4,752
4,752
5,372
Export
4,037
4,887
4,346
4,548
4,787
4,787
4,037
Inland
446
332
270
333
371
371
446
4,483
5,219
4,616
4,881
5,158
5,158
4,483
Production
3,185
3,291
2,948
2,908
2,369
2,369
3,185
Sales - export
3,155
3,067
2,647
2,858
3,077
3,077
3,155
Sales
Total
Cerrejón, Colombia
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Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel
(kt)
Alumina
Saleable production
Worsley, Australia
946
1,024
936
1,010
893
893
Alumar, Brazil
305
328
314
315
342
342
305
1,251
1,352
1,250
1,325
1,235
1,235
1,251
897
961
986
1,020
875
875
897
Total
946
Sales
Worsley, Australia
Alumar, Brazil
278
320
262
388
323
323
278
1,175
1,281
1,248
1,408
1,198
1,198
1,175
184
183
172
176
180
180
184
24
24
23
18
-
-
24
Alumar, Brazil
35
28
26
15
13
13
35
Mozal, Mozambique
67
67
65
67
68
68
67
310
302
286
276
261
261
310
180
173
187
168
174
174
180
24
24
24
24
-
-
24
Alumar, Brazil
34
28
25
17
15
15
34
Mozal, Mozambique
68
74
72
62
64
64
68
306
299
308
271
253
253
306
Total
Aluminium
Production
Hillside, South Africa
Bayside, South Africa (1)
Total
Sales
Hillside, South Africa
Bayside, South Africa (1)
Total
(1) Aluminium smelting at Bayside ceased with the closure of the final potline in June 2014.
Manganese ores
Saleable production
South Africa (1)
864
944
782
936
1,049
1,049
864
Australia (1)
1,182
1,256
1,019
1,319
1,210
1,210
1,182
Total
2,046
2,200
1,801
2,255
2,259
2,259
2,046
Sales
South Africa (1)
920
714
915
931
999
999
920
Australia (1)
1,078
1,445
1,252
1,288
1,224
1,224
1,078
Total
1,998
2,159
2,167
2,219
2,223
2,223
1,998
Saleable production
South Africa (1) (2)
86
94
91
106
112
112
86
Australia (1)
51
72
71
75
59
59
51
137
166
162
181
171
171
137
Sales
South Africa (1) (2)
88
87
113
112
115
115
88
Australia (1)
54
63
85
74
56
56
54
142
150
198
186
171
171
142
Manganese alloys
Total
Total
(1) Shown on 100% basis. BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 60%, except Hotazel Manganese Mines which is 44.4%.
(2) Production includes Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese.
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Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel
(kt)
Nickel
Cerro Matoso, Colombia
Production
12.0
12.3
9.8
10.2
10.7
10.7
12.0
Sales
12.6
12.3
10.0
10.2
10.5
10.5
12.6
Nickel contained in concentrate
3.4
2.4
2.5
1.6
2.2
2.2
3.4
Nickel contained in finished matte
8.8
6.1
6.1
4.4
9.1
9.1
8.8
Nickel metal
16.2
17.0
15.7
14.7
13.7
13.7
16.2
Nickel production
28.4
25.5
24.3
20.7
25.0
25.0
28.4
Nickel contained in concentrate
2.7
2.8
2.3
1.6
2.1
2.1
2.7
Nickel contained in finished matte
7.8
7.4
5.3
6.2
6.6
6.6
7.8
Nickel metal
15.3
17.2
16.7
14.4
11.9
11.9
15.3
Nickel sales
25.8
27.4
24.3
22.2
20.6
20.6
25.8
Nickel West, Australia
Saleable production
Sales
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