CNOOC starts first production from Beibu Gulf platform

Offshore staff

SYDNEY, Australia – Roc Oil (China) Co. reports first production from the WZ 6-12 wellhead platform offshore China in the Beibu Gulf. The A5H and A2 development wells are the first online and three more production wells are anticipated within a few weeks.

The HYSY 931 jackup drilling rig will drill three additional development wells (A8, A9, and A10). The successful A6 and A7 wells, drilled late 2012, will be equipped for production.

A number of completion hook-up and commissioning activities are in progress. On completion, 10 wells will have been drilled from the WZ 6-12 platform and connected to the production system, five more wells than originally contemplated.

The drilling rig is expected to move to WZ12-8 West wellhead platform for the final phase of development drilling during the third quarter.

Production from the Beibu fields will progressively ramp up through the year as batches of development wells are drilled, completed and brought on line.

Participating interests in the Beibu Gulf Development Project are CNOOC, 51.0%; Roc Oil (China) Co., 19.6%; Horizon Oil (Beibu) Ltd and Horizon Oil (Nanhai) LLC1, 26.95%; and Oil Australia Pty Ltd (Majuko Corp), 2.45%.

3/22/13

CNOOC Beibu Gulf area development plan

Related Articles

Statoil set to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat

Jan 23, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for exploration drilling on the Snedfrid Nord prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

BPZ has added pay in Albacora A-27D offshore Peru

Jan 23, 2015

BPZ Energy’s Albacora A-27D development well at block Z-1 offshore Peru has tested at a production rate of 1,135 b/d of oil over a 10-day period. 

Maersk Interceptor starts drilling at Ivar Aasen

Jan 22, 2015

The jackup Maersk Interceptor has started a three-year development program on the Ivar Aasen field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Faroe lines up four wells offshore Norway

Jan 22, 2015

Faroe Petroleum has outlined its 2015 drilling schedule offshore Norway.

Caspian Driller nears start-up offshore Turkmenistan

Jan 22, 2015

Dragon Oil has issued a progress report on developments at the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Trending News

CGG starts 3D seismic survey for Sterling offshore Madagascar

Apr 27, 2015

Sterling Energy (AIM: SEY) says a 1,250-sq km (482-sq mi) 3D seismic survey is under way over the Ambilobe block offshore Madagascar.

Subsea Innovation overhauls ROV launch system

Apr 27, 2015

Subsea Innovation has refurbished a launch and recovery system (LARS) for an unnamed offshore oil and gas contractor.

Prosafe nets accommodation contract extensions offshore Mexico

Apr 27, 2015

Prosafe says its five accommodation vessels operating in Mexican waters had a utilization rate of 93% during 1Q 2015.

TEN project cleared to proceed following maritime dispute ruling

Apr 27, 2015

Côte d’Ivoire has failed to block exploration and development in a disputed maritime zone shared by neighboring Ghana, according to Tullow Oil.

MOL agrees to terms for Ithaca Norway division

Apr 27, 2015

Ithaca Energy has agreed to sell Ithaca Petroleum Norge to Hungary’s MOL for $60 million, subject to approval from Norway’s government.

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>