CNOOC makes Kenli 6-1 oil discovery in Bohai Bay, offshore China
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has claimed to have pulled off a large-sized discovery Kenli 6-1 in Bohai Bay, which it expects to become the first large-sized oil filed in Laibei lower uplift.
The Chinese state-owned oil and gas company said that the Kenli 6-1 structure is located in Laibei lower uplift in the southern Bohai basin and is contained in an average water depth of nearly 19.2 meters.
According to CNOOC, the exploratory well KL6-1-3 was drilled and completed at a depth of 1,596 meters when it had intersected oil pay zones with a total thickness of about 20 meters. The well was tested to produce approximately 1,178 barrels of oil per day.
CNOOC said that the successful exploration of Kenli 6-1 showcased its remarkable breakthrough in the exploration area of Laibei lower uplift, and further proved the huge exploration potential of the Neogene lithologic reservoir located in the Laizhou Bay.
Last month, CNOOC said that it commenced production from the Bozhong 34-9 oilfield in the south of Bohai Sea.