ENI strikes oil in eastern South China Sea

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 20 -- CNOOC Ltd. reported a discovery in the ENI China BV Huizhou (HZ) 25-4-1 well in the eastern South China Sea.

The well is on Block 16/19 in the Pearl River Mouth basin about 180 km southeast of Hong Kong.

The well was drilled to 3,900 m TD in 102 m of water. On test, HZ25-4-1 flowed at 5,000 b/d. CNOOC has the right to acquire up to 51% working interest in any commercial discoveries on the block.

The discovery is 60 km from the producing HZ 19-3/2/1 oil fields on Blocks 16/08 and 16/19 (OGJ Online, Nov. 16, 2004). The fields have two platforms, 14 wells, and a subsea pipeline to the Nanhai Faxian floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.

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