17 October 2011 05:01 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--The China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has cleaned up an oil sheen near the Jinzhou 9-3 West oilfield in Bohai Bay resulting from a damaged subsea pipeline, the company said over the weekend.
About 0.38 cubic meters of oil was spilled as a result of the leakage, which occurred at around 17:00 hours Beijing time (09:00 GMT) on 14 October, the company said in a statement on its website.
The spill was cleaned up by 15:20 hours Beijing time on 15 October and the oil leak did not reach the shore, the company said.
The company has not yet decided when to resume operations at Platform B, a company official told ICIS.
The Jinzhou 9-3 West oilfield is independently owned and operated by CNOOC.
The incident is the latest in a series of offshore oil spills in the Bohai Bay. CNOOC earlier suspended production at two platforms of the Peng Lai 19-3 oilfield following oil spills in June.
The Peng Lai oilfield is operated by ConocoPhillips China (COPC), which owns a 49% stake, while CNOOC owns the rest.
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