The sixth generation of our country’s first deep-water drilling platform drilling in the South China Sea,
information Figure: Offshore Oil 981
Xinhua Beijing May 7 call (reporter Bei, Income Distribution) reporter learned from the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China’s first independently designed and built by the sixth generation deepwater semi-submersible drilling platform Offshore Oil 981 “in the South China Sea on the 9th, the upcoming drilling.
This will be the Chinese oil companies carried out independently for the first time the deep-water oil and gas exploration and development, indicated that the deep-water strategy of China’s offshore oil industry has taken a substantial step.
It is understood that the drilling distance of 320 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea waters, the waters of the open drilling depth of 1500 m.
the international community generally deeper than 300 meters of the domain of oil and gas resources is defined as a deep-water oil and gas, known as ultra-deep water above 1500 m water depth. In the rich offshore oil and gas resources in deep water and ultra deep water resources account for 30-40% of all marine resources. In recent years, major exploration discovery in the world, 50% from the ocean, mainly in deep waters. Deep waters has become an important oil and gas exploration and development to succeed in the international region.
currently China’s offshore oil industry exploration and development of offshore oil field water depths generally less than 300 meters, more than 300 meters depth oil and gas exploration and development in its infancy. The South China Sea oil and gas resources is extremely rich in the South China Sea Basin as a whole group of petroleum geological resource of about 230 million to 300 million tons, natural gas, the total geological resource of about 16 trillion cubic meters, accounting for one-third of the oil and gas resources in China , of which 70% is inherent in the deep sea area of ??1.537 million square kilometers.
I Offshore Oil 981 platform will serve as a deep-sea fishing flagship bound for the South China Sea