CNOOC has midsized oil find in Bohai’s Liaodong

CNOOC Ltd. said it has discovered heavy oil at a midsized oil and gas structure in the Liaodong Bay area of Bohai Gulf and made another oil discovery elsewhere in the southern part of Bohai offshore China.

CNOOC Ltd. said it has discovered heavy oil at a midsized oil and gas structure in the Liaodong Bay area of Bohai Gulf and made another oil discovery elsewhere in the southern part of Bohai offshore China.

The Luda 5-2N-2 and LD 5-2N-4 discovery wells in 31 m of water were both drilled and completed at a depth of around 1,140 m and encountered oil pay zones with total thickness of 120 m and 85 m, respectively. The company tested Luda 5-2N-2 at 1,040 b/d.

CNOOC said the Luda 5-2 North discovery “demonstrates the company’s successful experience in the thermal recovery technology of heavy oil, and creates a new methodology to commercialize heavy oil reserves.”

Kenli 9-5/9-6 is on the Laixi structure in 9 m of water. The company drilled the Kenli 9-5-2D and Kenli 9-6-2 wells and completed them at 2,200 m and 1,250 m, respectively, in pay zones 70 m and 120 m thick, respectively.

The company said it tested Kenli 9-6-2 at 200 b/d and that Kenli 9-5/9-6 “has further expanded the scale of the reserve in the area.”

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