CNOOC brings WZ 11-1 oil field on stream

CNOOC Ltd. reported start of oil production from Wei Zhou (WZ) 11-1 field in the western South China Sea. The field currently has one well producing more than 2,100 b/d of oil.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 18 -- CNOOC Ltd. reported start of oil production from Wei Zhou (WZ) 11-1 field in the western South China Sea. The field currently has one well producing more than 2,100 b/d of oil.

WZ11-1 lies southwest of Weizhou Island in 30-40 m of water and next to WZ11-4 and WZ12-1 producing fields.

The one producing platform in WZ11-1 field is tied back to the adjacent WZ12-1 field's production facilities and subsea pipelines.

At peak, WZ11-1 field is expected to produce 7,200 b/d of oil.

CNOOC said marginal fields such as WZ11-1 can be commercialized by sharing facilities with surrounding oil fields. The company has previously developed WZ6-1 field, another marginal field next to WZ11-1, in the same way.

CNOOC Ltd. holds 100% interests of WZ11-1.

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