CNOOC Changes to Senior Management

Friday, August 20, 2010

The board of directors of CNOOC Limited announced that Mr. Fu Chengyu, an Executive Director of the Company, will be re-designated as a Non-executive Director of the Company. Mr. Fu remains the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Li Fanrong, a Non-executive Director of the Company, will be re-designated as an Executive Director of the company. The re-designations of Mr. Fu and Mr. Li will become effective from 16 September 2010.

Born in 1951, Mr. Fu received a B.S. degree in geology from the Northeast Petroleum Institute in China and a master degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California in the United States. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil industry in the PRC. He previously worked in China’s Daqing, Liaohe and Huabei oil fields. He joined China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the controlling shareholder of the Company in 1982 and served as the Chinese Deputy Chief Representative, the Chief Representative, Secretary to the Management Committees and the Chairman of the Management Committees formed through joint ventures between CNOOC and Amoco, Chevron, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Shell and Agip, and later as the Deputy General Manager of CNOOC Nanhai East Corporation, a subsidiary of CNOOC, the Vice President of Phillips China Inc., the General Manager of the Xijiang Development Project, the General Manager of CNOOC Nanhai East Corporation and the Vice President of CNOOC. Subsequently, he became the Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in 2001. Mr. Fu became the President of CNOOC in October 2003 and the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from 16 October 2003. He also serves as the Chairman of China Oilfield Services Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Shanghai Stock Exchange, CNOOC Finance Corporation Limited and Zhonghai Trust Co. Ltd., subsidiaries of CNOOC and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CNOOC China Limited and CNOOC International Limited, both being subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Fu is also a Chairman of the Presidium of China Federation of Industrial Economics and the Vice-chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce. Mr. Fu was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 23 August 1999.

Under the service agreement between the company and Mr. Fu, Mr. Fu’s emolument comprise of an annual director’s fee of HK$950,000 before Hong Kong tax. The emolument of Mr. Fu was determined with reference to perception of industry standards and prevailing market conditions. The Remuneration Committee will review the level of directors’ remuneration from time to time and make recommendation to the Board for adjustments if necessary. Mr. Fu’s appointment continues for a period of twelve months and would be renewed annually as determined by the Board or the shareholders of the company, subject to three months’ notice of termination. Mr. Fu is subject to the provisions of his service agreement and the retirement provisions in the Articles of the company, and is expected to retire and be eligible for re-election before 2012.

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 25 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 24 May 2010.

Changes in senior management
The Board also announced that Mr. Fu will resign from the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Mr. Yang Hua will be appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Yang is also an Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Yang will resign from the role of President of the company and Mr. Li will be appointed as new President of the company. Mr. Yang will also resign from the role of Chief Financial Officer of the company and will be appointed as new Vice Chairman of the Board. The aforementioned changes in senior management will become effective from 16 September 2010.

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