CNOOC Ltd. has started production of Liuhua 21-2 oil field in the eastern South China Sea in water depth of 437 m.
Along with utilizing existing infrastructure, the project included construction of an underwater production system with 8 development wells planned in total.
The project is expected to reach peak production of 15,070 b/d of crude oil in 2023. The field recovers associated gas through the light hydrocarbon recovery system to reduce methane emissions, the operator said.
CNOOC is operator with 100% interest.