Exploration, production futures bright in East China Sea

China appears keen to step up gas exploration and production in the East China Sea, where it brought the first field on production earlier this year.China Offshore Donghai Oil Co., Shanghai, a local affiliate of China National Offshore Oil Corp., hopes to have established production of 100-175 MMcfd of gas from the East China Sea by 2010, China Petroleum Newsletter reported. Codoc started up Pinghu gas and oil field in the Xihu trough in April 1999.Pinghu field started up in April at about 14 MMcfd, which is being transported via 250 mile pipeline to 3,600 households in the Beicai district of Pudong in Shanghai. That is to ramp up to 42 MMcfd by April 2000, with production continuing for ...

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