Nexen produces first gas from Rochelle in North Sea

CNOOC (NYSE:CEO) says its subsidiary Nexen Petroleum U.K. has achieved first production from the Rochelle gas/condensate field in the central UK North Sea.

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HONG KONG -- CNOOC (NYSE:CEO) says its subsidiary Nexen Petroleum U.K. has achieved first production from the Rochelle gas/condensate field in the central UK North Sea.

Rochelle is in blocks 15/26b, 15/26c, and 15/27, 115 mi (185 km) northeast of Aberdeen. The development comprises two subsea production wells (East andWest Rochelle) and the installation of a production pipeline, connected to the Nexen-operated Scott platform.

West Rochelle is onstream, while the East Rochelle well is cased and is being completed. It should come on-line later this year.

Nexen UK has a 41% interest in Rochelle, in partnership with Endeavour International (44%) and Premier Oil (15%).

10/31/2013

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