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Production Commences at Wenchang 8-3E Oil Field

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China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced that the offshore Wenchang 8-3E oil field has recently commenced production.

The Wenchang 8-3E oil field is located in the western Pearl River Mouth Basin with an average water depth of about 361-394 feet (110-120 meters). The project has 4 producing wells and is expected to reach its peak production within the year.

CNOOC declined to comment on the current production level at the Wenchang 8-3E oil field when contacted by Rigzone.

CNOOC is the operator of the Wenchang 8-3E oil field, with a 100 percent interest.

Cheang has covered the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry for over a decade. Email Cheang at


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