LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Group Chief Executive of British Petroleum (BP) , Sir John Browne poses prior to a press conference at the company’s headquarters 08 August 2000, in London. BP reported today a rise of 164 percent in pro forma results, adjusted for special items, in the second quarter of 2000 to 3.61 billion dollars. The BP group said that its profits for the first half of the year had risen by 197 percent. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)