CNOOC Begins Production from Dongfang Field

CNOOC has commenced natural gas production from Dongfang 1-1 gas field in the South China Sea. The Dongfang field is located about 100 kilometers off Hainan island. The field holds 99.7 billion cubic meters of proven gas reserves.

CNOOC is supplying the Dongfang 1-1 gas to the second phase of Hainan Fudao Fertilizer Plant, which has the capacity to produce 800,000 tons a year of synthetic ammonia.

CNOOC will later supply 700 million cubic meters of gas per year from Dongfang 1-1 field to a power plant in Hainan and 100 million cubic meters per year for household use. CNOOC will gradually increase gas production from the field to 2.4 billion cubic meters per year.