This press release was originally published at on February 28, 2013.

CALGARY, WASHINGTON & BEIJING, February 28, 2013 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies provided strategic counsel and campaign management to CNOOC Limited on its $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian oil and gas company Nexen Inc., the largest-ever foreign acquisition by any Chinese company. The deal closed Monday, 25 February.

CNOOC Limited is China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies tapped team members from its vast global network of 90 offices in 52 countries. Specialists from the Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Beijing offices provided extensive expertise and experience in ensuring a successful acquisition.

For years, clients have relied on Hill+Knowlton Strategies to deliver insights, perspectives and actionable recommendations to navigate and manage extensive and diverse portfolios of issues and influencers. Offering a unique understanding of the intersection between public policy, public perception and communication, our team of strategic communications professionals, former journalists, political campaign veterans and former government staffers, prides itself on knowing how politics and public policy work together, keeping on top of the latest tactics and trends and understanding advocacy for business priorities.