CNOOC makes gas discovery in Qiongdongnan basin

CNOOC Ltd. has made a natural gas discovery in the east Lingshui Sag of the deepwater area in the South China Sea’s Qiongdongnan basin.

The Lingshui 17-2-1 discovery well, drilled in 1,450 m of water, was completed at a depth of 3,510 m and encountered the gas reservoir with 55 m of total thickness.

CNOOC said, “The discovery has not only proven the exploration potential of structural and lithologic trap in central Canyon channel of Lingshui Sag, but also further confirmed the good exploration prospects in deepwater area of Qiongdongnan basin.”

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