Hainan becomes important domestic petroleum and gas supply base

By Ding Xin / hicn.cn / Updated: 16:34,11-April-2022

The offshore natural gas production cluster around Hainan Island built by CNOOC Hainan Oil & Gas Co Ltd has continued to increase development and production, with a daily natural gas production capacity exceeding 20 million cubic meters, a record high. CNOOC has built the largest offshore gas field group in China in the waters around Hainan Island, and Hainan has become an important base for domestic petroleum and gas supply.

In the first two months of 2022, the added value of the oil and natural gas mining industry in Hainan increased by 1264.2% year-on-year, becoming a new driver of Hainan's economic growth. This is due to the smooth operation of the Deep Sea No. 1 gas field, which officially began operation in June 2021. Shenhai Yihao (Deep Sea No. 1) is the world's first 100,000-ton deep-sea semi-submersible oil production and storage platform.

Deep Sea No. 1 Gas Field

In the past 4 years, more than 2,000 scientific and technological workers from all over the country have come to Hainan and joined the team, working together to further the exploration and development of Hainan's oil and gas industry. The high-pressure integrated gas field Dongfang 13-2 Gas Field and Deep Sea No. 1 have both begun production, laying the foundation for China’s offshore oil industry.

CNOOC has built the largest offshore natural gas production cluster in Hainan’s Lingshui, Dongfang, Ledong, Yacheng, and Wenchang waters. The cluster consists of 16 offshore platforms, 3 land terminals, and several underwater production units. In addition to meeting the needs of people's livelihood and industrial gas use in Hainan, it also supplies gas to places like Zhuhai through an over 700 kilometer-long submarine pipeline, meeting the energy needs of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

CNOOC has continuously strengthened its material base as it advances into the deep sea area, making great strides in boosting the high-quality operation of the Hainan Free Trade Port.

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