CNOOC Turns Taps on Bohai Bay Fields

Development duo is expected to add more than 12,000 B/D of oil production at peak.


Volumes are flowing from two new CNOOC-operated field developments in the Bohai Sea, offshore China. Production began at the Luda 5-2 oil field north phase 1 project in Liaodong Bay. The field is in an average water depth of around 32 m. CNOOC installed one thermal recovery wellhead platform and one production platform, and connected processing facilities serving the Suizhong 36-1 oil field. The company plans to drill a total of 26 production and two water-source wells, with peak crude oil production of 8,200 B/D targeted for 2024.

Oil also is flowing at the Kenli 6-1 oil field 4-1 block development in the southern Bohai Sea. A new wellhead platform in about 17 km of water is connected to processing facilities at the Bozhong 34-9 oil field. CNOOC plans a total of seven producer and five water-injector wells at Kenli 6-1, with peak oil production later this year of around 4,000 B/D.

CNOOC holds a 100% stake in both projects.