A view of the site of the first phase of the Bozhong 19-6 Condensate Gas Field (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn)
The first phase of the largest offshore natural gas field in China's Bohai Bay area was put into operation on Tuesday, said its operator China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC).
The Bozhong 19-6 gas field project, with an average water depth of approximately 20 meters, includes one newly built central processing platform, three unmanned wellhead platforms and one gas process terminal. It is expected to achieve a peak production of approximately 37,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2024, it said.
The operation is of great significance for ensuring national energy security and optimizing energy structure, said the company.
The project is the first condensate gas field with a proved in-place volume of over 200 billion cubic meters of natural gas that has been put into operation in Bohai Bay. The gas field will supply stable clean energy to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and contribute to the low-carbon and high-quality development of the company, it said.