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  • CNOOC Ltd. Announces Strong Production Growth and Outstanding Exploration Results of 2009
    édité le 06/04/2010 - Plus de news de "CNOOC" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "CNOOC"

CNOOC Ltd. Announces Strong Production Growth and Outstanding Exploration Results of 2009
In 2009, the company's net production reached 227.7 million (mm) barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) with a year-over-year ("YOY") growth of 17.2%, which set the company at a leading position among its peers in terms of growth percentage. The outstanding performance of new fields brought on stream in the past two years, together with the producing fields contributed greatly to the strong production growth.

During the period, affected by the sharp decline of the international oil prices compared with the year before, the company"s average realized oil price fell 32.2% to US$60.61 per barrel. The average realized gas price increased 4.6% to US$4.01 per thousand cubic feet. Thanks to the strong growth of oil and gas production, the company realized oil and gas sales of 83.91 billion RMB and a net profit of 29.49 billion RMB.

To facilitate the development of the company, CNOOC Ltd. further increased the investment on exploration, development and production during the year. The company spent US$ 1.07 billion on exploration, up 13.8% YOY, while its development and production Capex reached US$ 4.16 billion and US$ 0.99 billion, representing an increase of 19.2% and 44.7% respectively.

In 2009, the company recorded excellent exploration results. It has achieved 15 independent discoveries and successfully appraised 11 oil and gas structures in offshore China, including quite a few independent discoveries in adjacent area around Shijiutuo uplift and Liaodong Bay in Bohai area, which are anticipated to become a new base for the reserve growth. In terms of PSC exploration, 2 discoveries were successfully made, among which the deepwater discovery Liuhua 34-2 and successful appraisal of Liwan 3-1 represent another important progress of the deepwater exploration. In the meantime, the company made 2 discoveries in overseas. In 2009, the company"s reserve replacement ratio amounted to 163%, far beyond the initial target set earlier this year.

In 2009, as a result of effective project management, the company successfully started up 11 new fields. During the year, more than 20 projects were under construction and all have been going on smoothly.

During the period, the company continued to exercise stringent cost control policy. Benefitting from this, the company reports an all-in cost of US$22.08 per barrel and maintains its competitive cost advantage among global peers.

Yang Hua, President and CFO of CNOOC Ltd. said, "The company's outstanding operating and management capability enabled us to again meet our production target set at the beginning of the year. I am gratified of all the accomplishments and even more confident in achieving our production target in 2010. "

In 2009, CNOOC Ltd.'s earnings per share (EPS) reached 0.66 RMB. The Board of Directors has proposed a year-end dividend of HK$0.20 per share. Together with an interim dividend of HK$0.20 per share, the company would distribute a total dividend of HK$0.40 per share in the year.

"Facing challenges from the market, we adhere to our established strategies, and make great efforts to maintain steady growth as well as enhance our sustainable development ability, which help us conclude the year with satisfactory results," Fu Chengyu, Chairman and CEO of the company commented.

Origine : Communiqué CNOOC

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