CNOOC Announces Discovery

Thursday, October 13, 2005
CNOOC Limited announced that it has achieved a new discovery, Luda (LD) 27-1, in Bohai Bay. Discovery well LD 27-1-1 is an independent wildcat spudded this July. The well was drilled in 16 meters of water to a total depth of 2772 meters. LD 27-1-1 encountered 34 meters of oil pay in 7 pay zones. The well was tested to flow 179 barrels of oil per day from three intervals 1170-1180, 1261-1267, 2691-2696 metres during drill stem tests. Mr. Zhang Guohua, Senior Vice President of the Company commented, ''We are delighted for LD 27-1's test results which definitely indicated its promising future. Appraisals are planed to further evaluate its reservoir and economic value.'' CNOOC limited acts as the operator and holds 100 percent interest of the discovery. CNOOC Limited is China's largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world.

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