China’s CNOOC announced Monday that its Wenchang 13-6 oilfield started production.
The Wenchang 13-6 oilfield is located in the western part of the Pearl River Mouth Basin and has an average water depth of approximately 393.7 feet (120 meters).
The Pearl River Mouth Basin is in the South China Sea.
The 13-6 field is part of the larger Wenchang oilfields and shares existing adjacent development facilities with the other fields.
The main production facilities include one wellhead platform and 12 producing wells.
There are currently five wells producing approximately 1,300 barrels per day in Wenchang.
Wenchang 13-6 is an independent oilfield. CNOOC holds a 100 percent interest and acts as the Operator.
The U.S Energy Information Association estimates there to be proved and probable reserves of approximately 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the South China Sea.