Sinopec strikes natural gas discovery in southwestern China

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) said a recent well "remarkably upgraded the production capacity of Jiannan gas field" in Jianghan oil field. The field is near southwestern China's Chongqing City.

Aug 7th, 2001


By an OGJ Online Correspondent

BEIJING, August 7 --China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) said a recent well "remarkably upgraded the production capacity of Jiannan gas field" in Jianghan oil field.

The field is near southwestern China's Chongqing City.

Sinopec unit Jianghan Oilfield Co. drilled Jianping-1 to 4,646 m late last month. On test July 24, Jianping-1 flowed 210,000 cu m/day of natural gas.

Sinopec said it is China's longest directional well with a parallel reach of 1,046 m.

Jianghan, in central China's Hubei province, produces 91 million cu m/year of gas and 870,000 tonnes/year of crude.

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