China National Offshore Oil Corporation, CNOOC, has commenced production from the Ledong (LD) 22-1 gas field in the South China Sea.
CNOOC said that gas is flowing at about 30,000 cubic feet from five wells.
LD 22-1 is located in about 93.5m of water in the Yinggehai Basin off the Western South China Sea.
LD 22-1 is jointly developed with LD 15-1 and the development facilities of LD22-1 include an eight-legged platform and 13 production wells.
LD 15-1 is expected to draw oil from eight wells via an eight-legged platform. The two fields will share some subsea production facilities to reduce the production cost.