First oil flows from Enping 18-1 offshore China

Offshore staff

HONG KONG -- CNOOC has started production from the Enping 18-1 oilfield in the South China Sea.

The field is located in the Pearl River Mouth basin, in an average water depth of around 90 m (295 ft).

Development exploits existing facilities at Enping 24-2 oilfield and also ties in the Enping 23-1, Enping 23-2, and Enping 23-7 oilfields.

Currently three wells are online, producing around 2,010 b/d. Within a year, production should reach the designed peak of roughly 11,800 b/d.

CNOOC operates with a 100% interest.


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