China’s CNOOC shuts two platforms on Zhuhai pipeline leakage

20 December 2011 05:17  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has shut two platforms after a leakage was found in a subsea gas pipeline of its Zhuhai Hengqin gas processing terminal in Guangdong province on 19 December, the company said late on Monday.

The company stopped operations at the platforms of the PY30-1 and HZ21-1 fields and is carrying out a depressurisation process at the terminal, CNOOC said in a statement.

The company’s net production will be reduced by about 160m cubic feet per day, it said.

There were no injuries or environmental pollution and the situation is under control, the company said.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation, the company added.

The Zhuhai terminal is the gas processing terminal for the joint development gas project of the  PY30-1 and HZ21-1 gas and oil fields, according to the statement. The terminal is located on Hengqin island.

By: Fanny Zhang
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