CNOOC produces first oil from Enping 23-1 off China

Chinese oil producer CNOOC has started production from the Enping 23-1 oilfields, in the South China Sea. 

The Enping 23-1 oilfields are located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea with an average water depth of approximately 90 meters.

The company informed on Tuesday that, in addition to fully utilizing the existing facilities of Enping 24-2 oilfield, the Overall Development Program (ODP) of Enping 23-1 project teamed up with Enping 23-2, Enping 23-7 and Enping 18-1 oilfields for regional joint development.

The main production facilities of Enping 23-1, Enping 23-2 and Enping 23-7 oilfields include one platform and 13 producing wells. CNOOC said there are currently three wells producing approximately 5,600 barrels of crude oil per day.

The project is expected to reach its ODP designed peak production of approximately 24,800 barrels of crude oil per day in 2018. The company holds 100% interest of the oilfields.

Last week, CNOOC also started production at the Penglai 19-9 comprehensive adjustment project, located in Bohai offshore China.

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