Kenli 6-1 is a conventional oil development located in shallow water in China and is operated by CNOOC . Discovered in 2019, Kenli 6-1 lies in block Block 5-1, Block 6-1, and Block 5-2, with water depth of around 63 feet.

The project is currently in commissioning stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2022. The Kenli 6-1 conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 107 wells and includes fixed platform and wellhead platforms.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China National Offshore Oil .

Production from Kenli 6-1

Production from the Kenli 6-1 conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2022 and is forecast to peak in 2023, to approximately 43,200 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2064.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 182.43 Mmboe, comprised of 182.43 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Kenli 6-1 conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Kenli 6-1 project as follows.

Other Contractors: China National Offshore Oil, Huanan Building Materials (Shenzhen), Jiangsu Hailu Technology , Shenzhen Far East Oil Drilling Engineering and Tianjin Haisheng Electromechanical Engineering Equipment


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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