ConocoPhillips to clear up new oil spill at China Penglai by 5 June

05 June 2012 05:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--ConocoPhillips China (COPC) expects that it will clear-up a minor oil spill at Peng Lai 19-3 (PL 19-3) oilfield in China’s Bohai Bay by 5 June, the operator of the oilfield said late on Monday.

The spill occurred on 3 June with a release of approximately 3.8 barrels of oil to the sea when a hose coupling parted during regular transfer operations, COPC said in a statement.

The release was immediately secured, the coupling was closed and no further oil leaked, according to the statement

The company is now clearing up a sheen, which was identified at daybreak on 4 June, and is expected to complete the operations later in the day on Tuesday.

Peng Lai 19-3, which is 49% held by COPC and 51% by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), suspended productions at two platforms since 13 July 2011 because of oil spill incidents in June of the year.

By: Fanny Zhang
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