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CNOOC starts up platform in PL 19-3 oil field

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 27 -- CNOOC Ltd. has brought Platform C on stream in Peng Lai (PL) 19-3 oil field on Block 11/05 in Bohai Bay.

This is the first wellhead platform starting production in the field's Phase II development.

The facilities in Phase II development include five wellhead platforms, a central processing facility, and a world-class floating production, storage, and offloading vessel with a processing capacity of 190,000 bo/d and the capability to handle 510,000 b/d of total fluids (OGJ Online, Mar. 21, 2007).

PL19-3, the largest oil field off China, is being developed jointly by operator CNOOC 51% and ConocoPhillips China Inc. 49%.

Phase I of PL 19-3 went on stream in December 2002 from a single wellhead platform and a leased FPSO.


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