CNOOC starts oil production from Enping 18-1 in South China Sea

China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. reported startup of oil production from Enping 18-1 oil field in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea.

CNOOC cited production of 2,010 b/d from three wells in 90 m of water. The company is using Enping 24-2 facilities and mentioned “regional development” with Enping 23-1, 23-2, and 23-7.

Last week, CNOOC said it began production from the “comprehensive adjustment project” of the Weizhou 6-9/6-10 oil field in the Beibu Gulf in the South China Sea, with one well producing 850 b/d. CNOOC built one wellhead platform in 35 m of water.

CNOOC has 100% interest.

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