CNOOC Limited Announces First Gas from the Rochelle Field

HONG KONG, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, 
SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced today that the first production from the 
Rochelle gas-condensate field in the UK North Sea has commenced. At Rochelle 
field, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd. ("Nexen UK"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of 
the Company, acts as the field operator. 
The Rochelle field in Blocks 15/26b, 15/26c and 15/27 lies approximately 115 
miles northeast of Aberdeen. The field development consists of the 
construction of two subsea production wells (East and West Rochelle) and the 
installation of a production pipeline to the Scott platform. 
Initial production is from West Rochelle. Drilling continues on East Rochelle, 
which is expected to be on-line during the fourth quarter of this year. All 
production from Rochelle will be processed at the Nexen UK-operated Scott 
platform. 
At Rochelle field, Nexen UK has 41% interest, with other partners being 
Endeavour International Corporation (44%) and Premier Oil (15%). Nexen UK has 
a 41.9% working interest in the Scott platform. 
Notes to Editors: 
More information about the Company is available at http://www.cnoocltd.com. 
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of 
the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including 
statements regarding expected future events, business prospectus or financial 
results. The words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", 
"objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", 
"plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify such 
forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions and 
analysis made by the Company in light of its experience and perception of 
historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as 
well as other factors that the Company believes reasonable under the 
circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will meet the 
Company's expectations and predictions depends on a number of risks and 
uncertainties which could cause the actual results, performance and financial 
conditions to differ materially from the Company's expectations, including 
those associated with fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas prices, the 
exploration or development activities, the capital expenditure requirements, 
the business strategy, whether the transactions entered into by the Company 
can complete on schedule pursuant to its timetable or at all, the highly 
competitive nature of the oil and natural gas industries, the foreign 
operations, environmental liabilities and compliance requirements, and 
economic and political conditions in the People's Republic of China. For a 
description of these and other risks and uncertainties, please see the 
documents the Company has filed from time to time with the United States 
Securities and Exchange Commission, including 2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F 
filed on April 24, 2013. 
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 realized or, even if 
substantially realized, that they will have the expected effect on the 
Company, its business or operations.
 

SOURCE  CNOOC Limited 
Ms. Michelle Zhang Deputy Manager, Media / Public Relations CNOOC Limited Tel: 
+86-10-8452-6642 Fax: +86-10-8452-1441 E-mail:MR@cnooc.com.cn 
Ms. Angela Hui Ketchum Newscan Public Relations Ltd Tel: +852-3141-8091 Fax: 
+852-2510-8199 E-mail:angela.hui@knprhk.com 
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CO: Nexen Inc.
NI: OIL FIELD COS  
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