CNOOC Limited Announces Liza Field Offshore Guyana Commenced Production
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(Hong Kong, December 21, 2019) - CNOOC Limited (the “Company”, SEHK: 00883, NYSE: CEO, TSX: CNU) announced today that Liza field offshore Guyana has safely commenced production ahead of schedule.

Liza Phase 1 development project is located in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana and has one FPSO and 17 subsea wells. It is expected to reach its peak production of approximately 120,000 barrels of crude oil per day in the coming months.

“We are very pleased with the commencement of production ahead of schedule.” said Xu Keqiang, Chief Executive Officer and President of CNOOC Limited. “The Stabroek block continues to achieve unparalleled success, which will be a key driver of our production growth.”

The current discovered recoverable resources of Stabroek Block are estimated to be more than 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent. At least five FPSOs are expected to be producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day from the Stabroek Block by 2025.

CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25% interest. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds a 45% interest (operator), and Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30% interest.

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Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The Company cannot assure that the results or developments anticipated will be realised or, even if substantially realised, that they will have the expected effect on the Company, its business or operations.

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For further enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Jing Liu
Manager, Media & Public Relations
CNOOC Limited
Tel: +86 10 8452 3404
Fax: +86 10 8452 1441
E-mail: mr@cnooc.com.cn
Ms. Ada Leung
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Asia
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E-mail: CNOOC@hkstrategies.com