SYDNEY, Australia -- Production has begun from the C4 oil field and the extended reach area (ERA) of the C and D oil fields in the Zhao Dong block, offshore China, according to Roc Oil. Production follows construction, installation, and commissioning of a new conductor pod, pipeline terminal, and pipeline connections for the fields. Wells are being progressively brought on line and commissioning work is ongoing, the company says.
During the first phase of commissioning of the new facilities, oil production will be established from seven wells: three in the C field and one in the D field of the ERA. The final three wells are in the unitized C4 field. The company also expects three more ERA and one more C4 well will be drilled and brought into production before the conclusion of its 2008 drilling program.
On Oct. 8, Roc completed the sail-out and installation of the ODB drilling platform. Commissioning continues and drilling from the platform is expected to begin in November as scheduled. Construction on OPB, the second processing platform to be at the Zhao Dong field, continues on schedule. Once fabrication is complete, the OPB is scheduled to sail out and be commissioned in 2Q 2009.