Large scale oil field in Bohai Sea of China


CNOOC today released important oil and gas discoveries. The company obtained a large-scale discovery of Kenli 6-1 in the north of Laizhou Bay, Bohai Sea. It is another major discovery in Bohai Sea after Bozhong 19-6, a hundred billion square gas field. It is of great significance to ensure the energy security of China, stabilize the production of oil fields in the East, and promote the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.
Kenli 6-1 is located in the north of Laizhou Bay, Bohai Sea, which is the largest offshore oil field in China. Since the late 1970s, after more than 40 years of exploration, the results are not ideal. The discovered reserves are small in scale and not concentrated, so it is impossible to establish an effective development system.
It has been proved that Kenli 6-1 oilfield has the characteristics of large reserves, good oil properties and high test productivity. It is found that the well Kenli 6-1-3 has a total drilling depth of 1596 meters with a thickness of about 20 meters. In terms of test, the annual output of crude oil in this well alone can reach more than 400000 barrels. After refined into gasoline, it can provide 10000 cars to drive normally for 5 years. After the oil field is put into production, multiple production wells will bring more considerable social and economic benefits.
The successful exploration of Kenli 6-1 indicates that CNOOC has made a significant breakthrough in oil and gas exploration in the northern area of Laizhou Bay, breaking the situation that there is no commercial oil and gas discovery in the area for more than 40 years, showing a huge exploration prospect, injecting a strong impetus for the sustainable development of the regional development system in the southern Bohai Sea, and laying a solid foundation for the realization of the goal of sustainable green and stable production of 10 years and 40 million tons of production in the Bohai oil field It has a solid foundation.
The reporter learned that on the basis of the discovery of Kenli 6-1, CNOOC will continue to promote oil and gas storage and production, promote the smooth production of eight new projects in Bozhong 19-6 test area and Liuhua 16-2, China’s first self-supporting deepwater oil field, and strive for the continuous growth of domestic crude oil and natural gas production.