CNOOC’s Weizhou field begins production

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China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas has announced that production has commenced at the Weizhou field.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC)  Weizhou 12-2 oil field phase II project is within Beibu Gulf in the South China Sea.

The project consists of one wellhead platform and is situated in a water depth of 35.7 meters.

The project is expected to reach a daily peak production rate of 11,800 barrels of crude in 2018.

Earlier this year CNOOC confirmed that they had pulled the company back into financial stability after a period of uncertainty.

CNOOC said half year profits before tax were boosted to 21.5billion Yuan (£2.5billion), up from last year’s loss of £1.3billion.

Revenues to the end of June totaled £10.8billion, a 38.2% increase on last June’s half year revenue of £7.8billion.

CNOOC hold a 100% interest in the Weizhou oilfield.