HONG KONG -- Full-scale production has resumed at the Huizhou oil and gas field complex in the eastern South China Sea, according to CNOOC. Operations had been suspended since September, after the facilities were hit by Typhoon Koppu.
CNOOC says it has worked closely with its partners to restore output. The Huizhou 21-1 gas field re-started production shortly after the typhoon struck, while other fields such as Huizhou 26-1 re-entered production early this year.
Currently the operations of Huizhou oilfields are running smoothly, with daily production of 45,000 barrels of oil and over 40 MMcf of natural gas.
The Huizhou oilfields are operated by CACT Operators Group, comprising CNOOC, Eni, and Chevron. The fields are located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, around 120 mi (193 km) southeast of Hong Kong, in an average water depth of 115 m (49 ft). Facilities include eight platforms.