Huizhou 21-1 gas field on stream off China

April 19, 2006
Huizhou (HZ) 21-1 gas field in the eastern South China Sea has come on stream and is producing 54 MMcfd through four wells, partner CNOOC Ltd. said.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 19 -- Huizhou (HZ) 21-1 gas field in the eastern South China Sea has come on stream and is producing 54 MMcfd through four wells, partner CNOOC Ltd. said.

The field is in 115 m of water on Block 16/08 in the Pearl River Mouth basin. The gas will be processed and sent to a Zhuhai gas terminal through subsea pipelines. HZ 21-1 gas field is operated by CACT Operators Group. CNOOC holds 51% interest in the field.

CACT plans joint development of HZ 21-1 and Pan Yu 30-1 gas fields. The latter is expected to come on stream in 2007. HZ 21-1 field is expected to produce 19.7 bcf/year. CACT includes Agip SPA, Chevron Corp., and CNOOC.