CNOOC Defends Its African Strategy

CNOOC defended its drive for oil in Africa in today’s Financial Times, such as its deal last year when it and South Atlantic Petroleum paid $2.7bn for a 45 per cent stake in Nigeria’s Akpo field. According to the article, CNOOC expects the deep-water Akpo field to begin production by late 2008, and to have a peak output of 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. Last month, the FT also revealed CNOOC signed a production-sharing deal with Somalia.

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