(Asia-Pacific) - CNOOC Ltd.'s Hui Zhou (HZ) 19-1 field has come onstream successfully.
The field is producing 1,500 b/d of oil via one well currently.
HZ 19-1 field is located in the northern part of block 16/19, about 120 km southeast of Hong Kong in the Eastern South China Sea.
The peak gross production capacity of the field is designed at 2,000 b/d of oil.
HZ 19-1, together with HZ 19-3/2, which began production in 2004, is called HZ 19-3/2/1 fields.
The development facilities of the fields consist of 2 platforms, 8 wells, and a 41-km subsea pipeline.
The fields are producing at a rate of about 12,000 b/d.
The fields are operated by the CACT Operators Group consisting of CNOOC Ltd., Eni China BV, and ChevronTexaco China Energy Co.
CNOOC holds 51% interest of the fields.