South China Sea oilfield begins producing

South China Sea oilfield begins producing

Chinese oil and gas giant CNOOC Limited has commenced production from an oilfield development located in the South China Sea.

Image for illustrative purposes only. Source: CNOOC

CNOOC reported on October 25 that the Enping 18-6 oilfield development project had commenced production.

The project is located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea, with an average water depth of approximately 99 meters.

The main production facilities include one wellhead platform, with 15 development wells planned to be put into production.

According to the company, the project is expected to achieve a peak production of approximately 9,300 barrels of crude oil per day in 2024.

CNOOC Limited holds 100% interest in the project and acts as the operator.

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