CNOOC, Shell Ink PSC for Block 35/10 in South China Sea

CNOOC Limited announced Thursday that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Shell China Exploration and Production Company Limited (Shell) for Block 35/10 in Yinggehai Basin in the South China Sea.

Block 35/10 is located in Yinggehai Basin in the South China Sea. It covers a total area of 1,323  square miles (3,427 square kilometers) with water depth of 262-361 feet (80-110 meters).

According to the terms of the PSC, Shell will conduct 3D seismic data survey and may drill exploration wells in the block during the exploration period, in which all expenditures incurred will be borne by Shell. CNOOC has the right to participate in up to 51 percent working interest in any commercial discoveries in the block.

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