CNOOC Ltd. Completes Acquisition of Stake in Block 15/34

Jun 18, 2010, 06:00 ET from CNOOC Limited

HONG KONG, June 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company" or "CNOOC Ltd.", NYSE: CEO, HKEx: 00883) announced today that the Company has completed its acquisition of 24.5% participation interests in Block 15/34 from Devon Energy Corporation ("Devon") for a total consideration of US$515 million. The transaction was signed on April 30, 2010.

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CNOOC Ltd. acts as the Operator in Block 15/34. Currently gross production from the block is 49,000 barrels of oil per day.

After this transfer, CNOOC Ltd. will increase its stake to 75.5% in Block 15/34.

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