China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has announced the commencement of production in Qinhuangdao 33-1S oilfield phase I project, according to a press release.  

Qinhuangdao 33-1S oilfield is located in central and western Bohai with an average water depth of 21 meters. An additional wellhead platform has been built to supplement the existing facilities at Qinhuangdao 33-1 oilfield and Qinhuangdao 32-6 oilfield. Furthermore, a total of 13 producing wells are planned, including 9 production wells and 4 water injection wells. Project capacity is expected to reach 6,000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/d) in 2021.

In May, CNOOC announced  production at the Penglai 19-3 oilfield area 4 adjustment/Penglai 19-9 oilfield phase II project. This new wave of domestic production is part of Beijing’s policy to boost energy security.  

CNOOC Limited is the 100% proprietor of Qinhuangdao 33-1S oilfield and acts as the sole operator.