CNOOC ANNOUNCES LARGE OIL AND GAS DISCOVERY IN BOHAI BAY

February 23, 2021

CNOOC Limited has made a large-sized oil and gas discovery Bozhong 13-2 in Bohai Bay.
The Bozhong 13-2 structure is located in the south-western Ring of Bozhong Sag in the Bohai Bay with an average water depth of about 23.2 meters. The discovery well BZ13-2-2 was drilled and completed at a depth of 5,223 meters, and encountered oil pay zones with a total thickness of approximately 346 meters. The well was tested to produce an average of approximately 1,980 barrels of crude oil and 5.25 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Mr. Zhou Xinhuai, General Manager of Exploration Department of the Company said, “The successful exploration of Bozhong 13-2 structure is another remarkable exploration achievement for the Company to continuously enhancing its efforts in oil and gas exploration and production in offshore China. After obtaining Bozhong 19-6 large-sized condensate gas field, the Company has made significant breakthrough in the exploration of another type of buried hill in Bohai, which not only has important promotion value, but also demonstrates promising exploration prospect in Bohai.”
Bohai Bay is one of the three major bays of the Bohai Sea, the northwestern and innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea. The Bohai Bay is also the drainage destination of the Hai River and 15 other rivers.
Headquartered in Beijing, CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation), is one of the largest national oil companies in China. It is the third-largest national oil company in the People’s Republic of China, after CNPC and China Petrochemical Corporation.
(Source: CNOOC/Wikipedia – Image: with an average water depth of about 23.2 meters)