Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CNOOC to spend more than the Supermajors – Plans US$151 billion capex globally over next five years!

CNOOC plans to spend as much as 1 trillion yuan ($151 billion) in the five years through 2015 to boost production, China Business News reported, citing President Fu Chengyu, of which US $53 billion is for China alone. At $30 billion/year capex, CNOOC will spend more than the Supermajors. Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, Conocophillips, BP and Total plan to spend between $20 billion to $30 billion per year for next five years from  2011 to 2015.

CNOOC's immediate plans for 2011:
CNOOC announced its 2011 strategy plan and development plan to spend about US $8.77 billion in the coming year of which capital expenditure for exploration, development and production is US$1.56 billion, US$5.05 billion, and US$2.02 billion respectively.

Aggressive Exploration !
  • 2011 exploration program remains intensive with 96 exploration wells, 19,967 km of 2D seismic  and 17,129 sq km of 3D seismic

    • More efforts in independent deepwater exploration especially in South China sea will be made in 2011, including 2-3 deepwater wells and more seismic data

      Increase in production target

      • The total net production of the Company in 2011 is targeted at 0.972 - 1 MMBOE/D  (assuming with WTI at US$82.0/barrel). The Company’s net production for 2010 is estimated to be 0.895 – 0.901 MMBOE/D (with WTI at US$79.5/barrel)
      • Four new projects offshore China expected to come on stream, including major projects such as Jinxian1-1 and Jinzhou 25-1
      • Eagle Ford project in the U.S. and Bridas Corporation in Argentina are expected to deliver production
      • 15 projects are under construction, driving the mid to long term production growth of the Company

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