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Agreement Reached for Fishery Compensation Related to PL 19-3 Oil Spill Incident

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Agreement Reached for Fishery Compensation Related to PL 19-3 Oil Spill Incident21:30 EST Tuesday, January 24, 2012HONG KONG, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 0883) said today that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation ("CNOOC"), has reached an agreement with China's Ministry of Agriculture and ConocoPhillips China Inc. ("COPC") to resolve fishery compensation issues for Peng Lai 19-3 oil spill incident.  (Logo: )Under this agreement, COPC will put up RMB 1 billion to settle claims of losses related to marine products cultivation and natural fishery resources in the affected areas of the Hebei and Liaoning provinces. COPC and CNOOC will also designate a portion from their committed marine environmental and ecological protection funds, which are RMB 100 million and RMB 250 million, respectively, to be used for natural fishery resources restoration and preservation, fishery resources environmental monitoring and assessment, as well as related scientific research work. As the non-Operator, the Company will continue to support and assist COPC to deal with the subsequent issues in a proper manner.Notes to Editors:More information about the Company is available at press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of1995, including statements regarding expected future events, business prospectus or financial results. The words "believe", "intend", "expect", "anticipate", "project", "estimate", "plan", "predict" 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, 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 2010 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on April 29, 2011.Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The Company cannot assure that the actual 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.For further enquiries, please contact:Ms. Ding JianchunManager, Media / Public RelationsCNOOC LimitedTel: +86-10-8452-2973Fax: +86-10-8452-1441E-mail: Zhang MichelleSenior Supervisor, Media / Public RelationsCNOOC LimitedTel: +86-10-8452-6642Fax: +86-10-8452-1441E-mail: Angela HuiKetchum Newscan Public Relations LtdTel: +852-3141-8091Fax: +852-2510-8199E-mail:    SOURCE CNOOC Limited