Washington, D.C. 20549
                                   FORM 6-K

                     PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
                      THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                               For June 18, 2002

                                 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)


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reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F)

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Company Press Release

Production Increased at QHD 32-6 with Additional Platform Completion

(Hong Kong, June 17, 2002) - CNOOC Limited (the "Company", SEHK: 883; NYSE:
CEO) announced today that producing platforms C and D were successfully
brought on stream. The two installed platforms have added slightly over 20,000
barrels per day of oil production to the producing field QHD 32-6.

Located in the northern part of the Bohai Bay, QHD 32-6 oil field is operated
by the Company with a 51% working interest and with ChevronTexaco and BP as
partners holding the remaining interests.

"The successful startup of Platforms C and D is yet another accomplishment to
the Company's strong track record of executing development projects on
schedule, within budget and with solid quality control," commented Mr. Zhou
Shouwei, Executive Vice President of the company.

The first two platforms (A and B) were brought on line last October. Two more
producing platforms, E and F, are expected to commence production later this

Notes to Editors:


Incorporated in Hong Kong in August 1999, the Company is the dominant producer
of crude oil and natural gas offshore China. The Company is also one of the
largest independent crude oil and gas exploration and production companies in
the world. As of December 31, 2001, its net proved reserves were 1.8 billion
barrels-of-oil equivalents and its net production in 2001 totaled 261,379 BOE
per day.

The Company has interests in 45 crude oil and gas properties in four major
producing areas offshore China: Bohai Bay, Western South China Sea, Eastern
South China Sea and East China Sea. The Company is a major oil and gas company
in China with slightly over 1,000 employees. In addition, the Company is also
the largest offshore producer in Indonesia after the completion of the
acquisition of Indonesian assets on April 19, 2002.

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This press release contains statements that are not historical facts,
including statements about beliefs and expectations of the directors of the
Company. These forward-looking statements are based on current plans,
estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place undue reliance
on them. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made,
and the directors of the Company undertake no obligation to update publicly
any of them in light of new information or future events. Forward-looking
statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned that a
number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially
from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include,
but are not limited to, changes of the PRC's economic, political and social
conditions as well as government policies.

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For further enquiries, please contact:

Mr. Xiao Zongwei
CNOOC Limited
Tel: +86 10 8452 1646
Fax: +86 10 8452 1441

Ms Anne Lui/ Mr. Henry Chua
Ketchum Newscan Public Relations
Tel: 852-3141-8016/ 852-3141-8082
Fax: 852-2510-8199


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

                                 CNOOC Limited

                                 By:  /s/ Cao Yunshi
                                      Name:   Cao Yunshi
                                      Title:  Company Secretary,
                                              General Counsel and
                                              Senior Vice President

Dated: June 18, 2002