HONG KONG, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE:
CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced today that the first production
from the Rochelle gas-condensate field in the UK North Sea has
commenced. At Rochelle field, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd. ("Nexen UK"), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, acts as the field operator.
The Rochelle field in Blocks 15/26b, 15/26c and 15/27 lies approximately
115 miles northeast of Aberdeen. The field development consists of the
construction of two subsea production wells (East and West Rochelle)
and the installation of a production pipeline to the Scott platform.
Initial production is from West Rochelle. Drilling continues on East
Rochelle, which is expected to be on-line during the fourth quarter of
this year. All production from Rochelle will be processed at the Nexen
UK-operated Scott platform.
At Rochelle field, Nexen UK has 41% interest, with other partners being
Endeavour International Corporation (44%) and Premier Oil (15%). Nexen
UK has a 41.9% working interest in the Scott platform.
Notes to Editors:
More information about the Company is available at http://www.cnoocltd.com.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995, including statements regarding expected future events,
business prospectus or financial results. The words "expect",
"anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "objective", "ongoing", "may",
"will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar
expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.
These statements are based on assumptions and analysis made by the
Company in light of its experience and perception of historical trends,
current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other
factors that the Company believes reasonable under the circumstances.
However, whether actual results and developments will meet the
Company's expectations and predictions depends on a number of risks and
uncertainties which could cause the actual results, performance and
financial conditions 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 Company can complete on schedule
pursuant to its 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 has filed from time to time with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission, including 2012 Annual Report
on Form 20-F filed on April 24, 2013.
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
realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the
expected effect on the Company, its business or operations.
SOURCE: CNOOC Limited
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