CNOOC Has Certified Gas Find With Baodao 21-1
Baodao 21-1 is the first deepwater, deep-stratum large gas field in the South China Sea.
The proved gas-in-place of CNOOC’s Baodao 21-1 gas field has been certified at 50 billion m3 by the Chinese government. Baodao 21-1 gas field is in Baodao Sag, Qiongdongnan Basin, Western South China Sea in water depths ranging from 660 to 1570 m. The main gas-bearing zone is the Paleogene Lingshui formation, and the discovery is in condensate gas reservoirs.
The discovery well Baodao 21-1 completed at a total depth of 5188 m, encountering 113 m of gas pay. The well is tested to produce an average of 587,000 m3 of natural gas per day.
Baodao 21-1 is the first deepwater, deep-stratum large gas field in the South China Sea, realizing the biggest discovery in more than half a century in Songnan-Baodao Sag, according to CNOOC.