CNOOC's shallow water Penglai 19-9 comprehensive adjustment project has started production.
The Penglai 19-9 oilfield is in Bohai Bay, China, which has an average water depth of about 30m. The Penglai field, discovered in 1999, has been described as the largest offshore field in China.
In addition to using the existing facilities at the Penglai 19-3 oilfield, the adjustment project saw the construction of a new wellhead platform.
There are 57 planned producing wells in total with two wells currently producing approximately 750 b/d.
The adjustment project is expected to reach its designed peak production of about 13,000 b/d in 2019.
CNOOC has 51% working interest in Penglai 19-9 oilfield and acts as the operator, with partner ConocoPhillips China holding 49%.