CNOOC Signs PSC with Smart Oil Investment for Block 05/31 in Bohai

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CNOOC Limited (the Company) announced Tuesday that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Smart Oil Investment Ltd. (Smart Oil) for Block 05/31 in Bohai off China.

Block 05/31 is located in the junction of Qikou Sag and Nanpu Sag of the West of Bohai. It covers a total area of 104.2 square miles (270 square kilometers) with water depth ranging from 16.4 to 49.2 feet (5 to 15 meters).

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

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