Cnooc discovers gas field in South China Sea
Chinese state energy company Cnooc on October 19 announced the discovery of a deep-water deep-stratum gas field with proven reserves exceeding 50bn m3 in the sea southeast of Hainan Province.
The Baodao 21-1 gas field is located in the Baodao Sag, Qiongdongnan basin, in the western South China Sea, with a water depth of 660 m to 1,570 m. The discovery well Baodao 21-1-1 was drilled with a gas layer of 113 m and a depth of 5,188 m.
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Cnooc reported daily output of natural gas of 587,000 m3. The Baodao 21-1 gas-bearing structure is the first large-scale deep-water natural gas field in the South China Sea, Cnooc said.
“It has achieved the biggest breakthrough in the Songnan-Baodao sag in more than half a century, and will lay a solid foundation for the construction of a trillion-dollar gas region in the South China Sea,” the company added.