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Australia-based ROC Oil drilled dry Tuesday at the QK11-1-1 exploration well in offshore China.

The QK11-1-1 well is located in the ROC operated 09/05 block in the western part of the Bohai Bay Basin.

The well was drilled to a total depth of 14,360 feet.

The well encountered the expected objectives Ming, Guantao and Dongying but did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons.

The well was drilled approximately nine miles north of ROC’s Zhao Dong block.

Logging has been completed and plans for well abandonment are underway.

ROC Oil is the operator of block 09/05 and holds a 60 percent stake.

Australia-based AWE Limited holds a 40 percent stake.

The block covers an area of about 129 square miles with water depths ranging from about 16 feet to 33 feet.

Block 09 /05 is approximately 6 miles southeast of Tanggu, the largest port in China.