Area Drilling

ChinaHusky Energy Inc., Calgary, said oil flow from the Wenchang project in the South China Sea has exceeded plan.Peak rates have exceeded 60,000 b/d (24,000 b/d net to Husky), while prior to first oil, Husky anticipated peak production to be 50,000 b/d. Production commenced July 7, 2002.Husky's interest is 40%. Wenchang is 140 km east of Hainan Island and 400 km southwest of Hong Kong.The company plans to proceed with exploratory drilling on the 39/05 exploration license, a 5,700 sq km block that encircles the Wenchang fields, this quarter or in the first quarter of 2003 (see map, OGJ, Dec. 17, 2001, p. 62). Two or three wells could be drilled, and hydrocarbons could be exploited thr...

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