Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield : CNOOC begins production from offshore Chinese field

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Chinese national oil company CNOOC has started production from its fully-owned Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield in the Bohai Sea in China.

The Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield is located in the midwest of the Chinese sea, with average water depth of around 20 meters.

Apart from completely using the existing processing facilities of Nanpu 35-2 oilfield and Qinhuangdao 32-6 oilfield, the Caofeidian 6-4 project has built a new central platform, said CNOOC.

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The Chinese national oil company is planning to drill a total of 42 development wells for the Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield. Of these, 30 will be production wells, while the other 12 will be water injection wells and water source wells.

CNOOC begins production from the Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield in Bohai Sea

CNOOC begins production from the Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield in Bohai Sea. Photo courtesy of C Morrison from Pixabay.

The Caofeidian 6-4 project is anticipated to hit its peak production of around 15,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2023.

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CNOOC stated: “Guided by the vision of green development, Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield will actively promote green and low-carbon production.

“After putting into production, the project will achieve zero discharge of production and living sewage into the sea. With the introduction of onshore power engineering, it is estimated that about 16,000 tons of standard coal will be saved, and about 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide will be reduced annually.”

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