CNOOC Ltd. has restored normal operations on the subsea natural gas pipeline serving the Zhuhai terminal, which leaked in December 2011 (OGJ Online, Dec. 19, 2011). The Zhuhai terminal is also now operating normally.
CNOOC completed temporary repairs of the third-party damage to the pipeline mid-January 2012, and has been supplying gas to customers since. Severe environmental conditions at the leak site delayed repairs.
Zhuhai terminal, on Hengqin Island, Zhuhai city, is the gas processing terminal for joint development of both the Panyu 30-1 gas field and Hui Zhou 21-1 oil field in the eastern South China Sea off Guangdong Province.