CNOOC CEO to Resign

CNOOC announced that Mr. Fu Chengyu will resign from the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Company and will remain the role of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Yang Hua will be appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of the Company and new Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Yang will resign from the role of President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Li Fanrong will be appointed as new President of the Company. The aforementioned changes in senior management will become effective from 16th September 2010.

Mr. Fu Chengyu said, "I have had the privilege of leading CNOOC Ltd. as Chief Executive Officer in the past seven years and took pride in the record growth in the Company history. I'm glad that we're able to locate an ideal successor, Mr. Yang Hua, who has devoted himself to CNOOC Ltd. for over twenty years and has proven himself a robust operator in the toughest circumstances. I firmly believe he will succeed in his new role. As Chairman of the Board, I, together with the Board will continue our support to him and the management team to bring the Company into a better tomorrow.”

"I'm honored to have been working under the leadership of Mr. Fu in the past years. His vision and dedication is what brought CNOOC Ltd. to where it is today. It is a privilege as well as responsibility for me to carry on the success of CNOOC Ltd. and deliver long term return to shareholders. I'll do my best." Mr. Yang Hua said.

Mr. Yang Hua

Born in 1961, Mr. Yang is a senior engineer and graduated from China University of Petroleum with a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering. He also received an MBA degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT as a Sloan Fellow. Mr. Yang joined CNOOC in 1982 and has over 28 years of experience in petroleum exploration and production. From 1982 to 1992, Mr. Yang served in a number of positions in CNOOC Research Center including the Director of Field Development Department, the Manager of Reservoir Engineering Department and the Project Manager. Mr. Yang then mainly was involved in international business, corporate finance and capital market in the Company and its subsidiaries. From 1993 to 1999, he served as the Deputy Chief Geologist, the Deputy Director and the Acting Director for Overseas Development Department of the Company and the Vice President of CNOOC International Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. In 1999, he became a Senior Vice President of the Company. From 2002 to 2003, he was Director and President of CNOOC Southeast Asia. Mr. Yang was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effect from January 1, 2005 as well as the Executive Vice President of the Company from December 2005 to March 2009. Mr. Yang was appointed as General Manager of CNOOC China, President of the Company and Chairman of CNOOC Southeast Asia with effect from February 2009, March 2009 and July 2009 respectively. From November 2006 to April 2010, he served as Assistant President of CNOOC, and was appointed to be Vice President of CNOOC in May 2010. He also serves as Director of CNOOC Finance Corporation Limited, and Director of CNOOC China Limited and CNOOC International Limited, both being subsidiaries of the Company, and Chairman and Director of CNOOC Deepwater Development Limited. Mr. Yang was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from August 2005.

Mr. Li Fanrong

Born in 1963, Mr. Li is a senior engineer. He obtained a B.S. degree majoring in oil production from Jiang Han Petroleum Institute in China in 1984, and received an MBA degree from the Business School of Cardiff University in United Kingdom in July 2003. Mr. Li has been working in the oil and gas industry in China for more than 26 years. He joined CNOOC in 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he was Petroleum Engineer in Nanhai East Oil Corporation of CNOOC. From 1989 to 2001, he worked as Offshore Platform Supervisor in Huizhou Oil Field for ACT (AGIP-Chevron-Texaco) Operators Group, later as Production Manager in Liuhua Oil Field Joint Operating Group with Amoco Orient Company, and Assistant to President of CNOOC Limited Shenzhen Branch and Managing Director of Lufeng 22-1 Oil Field Joint Operating Group with Statoil (Orient) Inc. From January 2002 to November 2005, Mr. Li worked as Vice President of CNOOC Limited Shenzhen Branch and Chief Representative of Joint Management Committee in CACT (CNOOC-AGIP-Chevron-Texaco) Operators Group. From November 2005 to February 2007, he worked as General Manager of Exploration and Production Department of the Company. From February 2007 to January 2009, he worked as President of CNOOC Limited Shenzhen Branch. From January 2009 to April 2010, he was appointed as Assistant President of CNOOC. Mr. Li serves as President of CNOOC Energy Technology & Services Limited since February 2009, and serves as Vice President of CNOOC since May 2010. Mr. Li was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from May 2010.


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