CNOOC Ltd. reported that oil production has started from the Enping 23-1 group of oil fields, which lie in about 90 m of water in the South China Sea’s Pearl River Mouth basin.
In addition to fully utilizing the existing facilities of Enping 24-2 oil field, the Enping 23-1 project overall development program (ODP) teamed up with Enping 23-2, Enping 23-7, and Enping 18-1 oil fields for regional joint development.
The main production facilities of Enping 23-1, Enping 23-2, and Enping 23-7 oil fields include one platform and 13 producing wells. There are currently three wells producing 5,600 b/d of crude oil. The project is expected to reach its ODP-designed peak production of 24,800 b/d of crude oil in 2018.
CNOOC holds 100% interest of the oil fields.