China’s oil company CNOOC has signed production sharing contract (PSC) with Smart Oil Investment Ltd. (Smart Oil) for Block 05/31 in Bohai.
Block 05/31 is located in the junction of Qikou Sag and Nanpu Sag of the West of Bohai. It covers a total area of 270 square kilometers with water depth ranging from 5 to 15 meters.
According to the terms of the PSC, Smart Oil will conduct 3D seismic data survey and drill exploration wells in the block during the exploration period, in which all expenditures incurred will be borne by Smart Oil. CNOOC has the right to participate in up to 51% working interest in any commercial discoveries in the block.
Press Release, September 17, 2013