CNOOC Limited has announced that the Buzzard Phase II development, offshore UK North Sea has safely commenced production.
Buzzard Phase II is located approx. 100 kms northeast of Aberdeen, United Kingdom with average water depth of approx. 96 meters. While fully utilizing the existing Buzzard facility, the project has also built a set of underwater production systems. 2 production wells and 2 water injection wells have been brought on stream. Buzzard Phase II is expected to reach its peak production of approximately 12,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022, increasing Buzzard’s production to 80,000 BOEPD in total.
Mr. Xia Qinglong, President of CNOOC Limited said: 'We are very pleased with the commencement of production at Buzzard Phase II. Constant development of the field will strongly promote the growth of the Company's overseas production in the future.'
CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operator of Buzzard and has 43.21% interest. The remaining interests are held by Suncor Energy (29.89%), Harbour Energy (21.73%) and ONE-Dyas (5.16%).
For further info on Buzzard Phase II, see: Buzzard Phase II receives full sanction
Source: CNOOC Ltd