CNOOC Ltd. said Nov. 2 that gas production has started at the Liuhua 29-1 gas field in the eastern South China Sea.

The field, located 86 km northeast of the Liwan 3-1 gas field, includes a new subsea wellhead with plans for seven development wells. The company said the field, which will utilize the Liuhua 34-2 and Liwan 3-1 production facilities, is expected to reach peak production of about 62 million cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2022.

CNOOC has a 25% working interest in the field and operates in shallow water, while Husky Oil China Ltd. holds the remaining interest and operates in deep water.