CNOOC secures five exploration and production contracts offshore Mozambique


(WO) – CNOOC Limited’s wholly-owned subsidiaries have entered into petroleum exploration and production concession contracts (EPCCs) with the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique (MIREME) and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) for five offshore blocks in Mozambique.


The contracts were signed for a total of five blocks, S6-A, S6-B, A6-D, A6-E and A6-G, all located offshore Mozambique. The total area is approximately 29,000 km2, with water depths from 500 to 2,500 m.

According to the terms of the contracts, the first stage of the exploration period of the blocks shall be four years. The five wholly-owned subsidiaries of CNOOC Limited shall act as the operators in the exploration and development phases and independently owns the operating interests in the five blocks (S6-A 70%, S6-B 77.5%, A6-D 77.5%, A6-E 80%, A6-G 79.5%). ENH owns the remaining non-operating interests (S6-A 30%, S6-B 22.5%, A6-D 22.5%, A6-E 20%, A6-G 20.5%).



This article was originally posted at www.worldoil.com

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