China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. said production has begun at its Liuhua 19-5 natural gas field in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea.
Liuhua 19-5 is expected to hit peak production of 29 MMcfd of gas this year. The field lies in 185 m of water.
CNOOC said the project was designed to share the existing producing facility of Panyu 30-1 gas field. Two new producing wells were drilled.
CNOOC is operator and holds 100% interest.