Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of August 2013

Commission File Number 1-14966
CNOOC Limited
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
65th Floor
Bank of China Tower
One Garden Road
Central, Hong Kong
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

CNOOC Limited
/s/ Hua Zhong
Hua Zhong
Joint Company Secretary

Dated: August 8, 2013



Exhibit No.
99.1 Announcement dated August 8, 2013, entitled “Date of Board Meeting.”

Exhibit 99.1
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

(Incorporated in Hong Kong with limited liability under the Companies Ordinance)
(Stock Code: 00883)
The board of directors (the "Board") of CNOOC Limited (the "Company") announces that a meeting of the Board will be held on Tuesday, 20 August 2013, whereat the Board will, amongst other matters, approve the interim results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the six months ended 30 June 2013 and may consider the payment of an interim dividend.
  By Order of the Board
CNOOC Limited
Zhong Hua
Joint Company Secretary
Hong Kong, 8 August  2013

As at the date of this announcement, the Board comprises:

Executive Directors
Li Fanrong
Wu Guangqi
Non-executive Directors
Wang Yilin (Chairman)
Yang Hua (Vice Chairman)
Zhou Shouwei
Wu Zhenfang
Independent Non-executive Directors
Chiu Sung Hong
Lawrence J. Lau
Tse Hau Yin, Aloysius
Wang Tao