Beibu Gulf Project is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in China and is operated by CNOOC. The field is located in block Beibu Gulf 22/12, with water depth of 118 feet.

An expansion project is associated with the Beibu Gulf Project, namely Beibu Gulf Phase II WZ-12-8 East. This project is currently in the commissioning stage, expected to start in 2022.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Majuko, Horizon Oil, Hainan Mining and China National Offshore Oil.

Production from Beibu Gulf Project

The Beibu Gulf Project conventional oil field recovered 37.52% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2014. The peak production was approximately 12.7 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2067.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 51.72 Mmboe, comprised of 51.72 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Beibu Gulf Project conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.01% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Beibu Gulf Project conventional oil field

The key contractors involved in the Beibu Gulf Project project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: OffshoreTech


CNOOC Ltd (CNOOC), a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp, is an upstream oil and gas company. It carries out the exploration, development, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. The company operates major oil fields in Bohai, Western South China Sea, Eastern South China Sea, and the East China Sea. It operates either independently or in cooperation with foreign partners through production sharing contracts. In overseas, the company holds interests in oil and natural gas blocks in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. CNOOC is headquartered in Beijing City, Beijing, China.


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