Chevron Produces First Gas from Chuandongbei Project in Southwest China
Chevron’s fully-owned subsidiary Unocal East China Sea, Ltd. holds a 49 percent participating interest as the operator and China National Petroleum Corporation holds a 51 percent participating percent interest.
Chuandongbei is one of the largest onshore gas projects developed by an international oil company and a national oil company in China. The project covers over 800 square kilometers in Sichuan province and the Chongqing municipality.
The start-up of the first train commences stage one of the project. Production is planned to ramp up over coming months as all three trains come on line, Chevron said. The three trains have a combined design outlet capacity of 258 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The Chuandongbei project is estimated to contain potentially recoverable natural gas resources of 3 trillion cubic feet.