CNOOC Makes Wildcat Discovery in Bohai Bay

CNOOC says its wildcat Jinzhou (JZ) 31-6-1 drilled in Bohai Bay has successfully completed, indicating the Company has made a breakthrough in the exploration in lithologic traps as planned and implemented this year.

JZ 31-6-1 was drilled on Structure JZ 31-6 in the East Block of Liaodong Bay. It is located 2 kilometers southwest of JZ 31-1 gas field and 16 kilometers northwest of JZ 25-1S field, with an average water depth of 28 meters. The well, which was drilled to a total depth of 2,305 meters, encounters gas pay zones of 16.5 meters.P> The well was tested to flow about 11.7 million cubic feet of gas per day via 11.91 mm choke during the drill stem test.

Mr. Zhu Weilin, Vice President of the Company and General Manager of the Exploration Department commented, "Drilling of JZ 31-6-1 is a meaningful endeavor to explore lithologic traps in Bohai Bay. This success brought us an exciting breakthrough in the new exploration area. We believe that it will be of strategic significance for the Company's future reserve growth."P> The Company is making appraisal of the Structure JZ 31-6, to determine its reserve scale and commercial value.

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