CNOOC Limited begins production on block development project offshore China

World Oil Staff December 26, 2022

(WO) — CNOOC Limited announced on Dec. 25 that Kenli 6-1 oilfield 5-1, 5-2, 6-1 block development project commenced production.

The project is in the south Bohai Sea, with an average water depth of around 19 m. The main production facilities include one central platform and six unmanned wellhead platforms.

107 development wells are planned to be commissioned, including 67 production wells, 36 water injection wells and four water source wells. The project is expected to achieve its peak production of approximately 36,100 bopd in 2024.

Kenli 6-1 oilfield 5-1, 5-2, 6-1 block is the main area of Kenli 6-1 oilfield, which is the first large-scale shallow lithological oilfield with a reserve of 100 million tons discovered in Laibei lower uplift in the Bohai Sea.

At the project, the CNOOC installed standardized unmanned platforms on a large scale in the Bohai Sea for the first time. The successful startup of the project marks a remarkable step forward for CNOOC to build intelligent, standardized and unmanned offshore oilfields.


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