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CNOOC makes new South China Sea gas discovery

06th January 2015

CNOOC Limited has successfully made a new mid-to-large sized natural gas discovery Lingshui 25-1 on the independent deepwater exploration

CNOOC Limited has successfully made a new mid-to-large sized natural gas discovery Lingshui 25-1 on the independent deepwater exploration
The well was tested to produce about 35.6 million cubic feet of natural gas and 395 barrels of oil per day

The Lingshui 25-1 structure is located in the northeast of Ledong Sag in Qiongdongnan Basin of South China Sea, with an average water depth of about 980 metres.

The discovery well Lingshui 25-1-1 was drilled and completed at a depth of about 4,000 metres and encountered the oil and gas pay zone with a total thickness of about 73 metres.

The well was tested to produce about 35.6 million cubic feet of natural gas and 395 barrels of oil per day.

Lingshui 25-1 is another mid-to-large sized natural gas discovery following Lingshui 17-2 that the company made on independent deepwater exploration. The new discovery has not only opened up a new exploration chapter in deepwater area of northern South China Sea, but also further proven the good exploration prospects in deepwater area of Qiongdongnan Basin.

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