CNOOC fires up another oilfield offshore China

Chinese oil and gas player CNOOC Limited has started production from the Luda 6-2 offshore oilfield ahead of schedule.

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Illustration; Source: CNOOC Limited

Luda 6-2 oilfield is located in Liaodong Bay of Bohai Sea, with an average water depth of about 30 meters.

In addition to fully utilizing the existing processing facilities of Suizhong 36-1 oilfield, the project has built a new central platform. A total of 38 development wells are planned, including 29 production wells, 8 water injection wells and 1 development and appraisal well, CNOOC said on Monday.

The project is expected to reach its peak production of approximately 10,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2022.

CNOOC Limited holds 100 per cent interest in Luda 6-2 Oilfield and acts as the operator.

Earlier this month, CNOOC also started production from the Liuhua 21-2 offshore oilfield, also ahead of schedule.

Liuhua 21-2 oilfield is located in the eastern South China Sea, with a water depth of about 437 meters. In addition to fully utilizing the existing processing facilities, the project has also built a set of underwater production systems, with 8 development wells planned in total.

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Before that, CNOOC in July 2021 started production from the Luda 29-1 oilfield, located in Liaodong Bay of Bohai Sea, with a water depth of about 32 meters.

In addition to fully utilizing the existing processing facilities of Luda 21-2/Luda 16-3 oilfield, the project has also built a new wellhead platform, with 7 development wells planned in total, including 4 production wells, 2 water injection wells, and 1 water source well.