For Immediate Release
A Mid-sized Discovery Lufeng14-4 Made in Eastern South China Sea
(Hong Kong, November 19 2014) - CNOOC Limited (the “Company”, NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced that the Company made a mid-sized new discovery Lufeng14-4 in the Eastern South China Sea.
The Lufeng14-4 structure is located in Lufeng Sag in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea with an average water depth of 145 meters. The discovery well Lufeng14-4-1 was drilled and completed at a depth of 4,098 meters and encountered oil pay zones with a total thickness of approximately 150 meters. The oil production of the well tested around 1,320 barrels per day.
The successful exploration of Lufeng14-4 demonstrated the Company’s remarkable breakthrough in the exploration area of the Paleogene System，and further proved the huge exploration potential of the Paleogene System in the Pearl River Mouth Basin.
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condition to differ materially from the Company’s expectations, including those associated with fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas prices, the exploration or development activities, the capital expenditure requirements, the business strategy, whether the transactions entered into by the Group can complete on schedule pursuant to its terms and timetable or at all, the highly competitive nature of the oil and natural gas industries, the foreign operations, environmental liabilities and compliance requirements, and economic and political conditions in the People’s Republic of China. For a description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please see the documents the Company files from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including the 2013 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on 17 April 2014.
Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The Company cannot assure that the results or developments anticipated will be realised or, even if substantially realised, that they will have the expected effect on the Company, its business or operations.
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