CNOOC Signs LNG Delivery Agreement

Monday, October 30, 2006
China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has signed an LNG delivery agreement with Shell, Total and French energy company Suez. The company has signed the LNG spot delivery master agreement with the three companies. The agreement will lead these companies into China's LNG spot market, and make a reasonable profit for them. Australia's Santos signs production sharing contract in Vietnam Santos Ltd said it has signed a production sharing contract with the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corp (Petrovietnam) for an exploration site in the Song Hong basin, offshore Vietnam. Santos, Australia's second largest oil and gas company, will conduct the exploration and hold a 55 pct interest while Singapore Petroleum Co Ltd will hold the remaining 45 pct share. Under the agreement, the partners will process and interpret existing seismic data, acquire and process new three-dimensional seismic data, and drill one exploration well within the first three years of exploration.

The total term of the contract is 30 years with an exploration period of at least seven years. This latest contract for Santos follows recent oil and gas discovery at Dua in the Nam Con Son basin.

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