China’s state-owned offshore oil and gas major CNOOC has started production from the offshore Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development in the central Bohai region of China.

The offshore condensate gas field lies in an average water depth of 23m.

According to the company, a new wellhead platform has been constructed for the Bozhong 19-6 field.

The wellhead platform will fully use the existing processing facilities of the Bozhong 13-1 oil field.

CNOOC chairman Wang Dongjin said: “Commencement of production in Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development project has laid a solid foundation for the overall development later on and will provide low-carbon and safe energy for Bohai Rim Region.

“Focusing on large and medium-sized oil and gas fields, the company will continue to innovate exploration and development ideas, enhance efforts in oil and gas exploration and development, obtain more new oil and gas discoveries, and ensure high-quality and sustainable development.”

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CNOOC said that it is planning to drill a total of eight development wells for production at the project site. These include seven production wells and a water source well.

The Bozhong 19-6 project is anticipated to achieve its peak production of about 35.32mcf of natural gas and 5,720bpd of condensate oil by the end of this year, CNOOC said.

CNOOC owns 100% of the Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field.

Last month, CNOOC announced the commencement of production at Nanbao 35-2 oilfield S1 area offshore China.