Chinese floater owner and operator CNOOC Energy Technology & Services (CNOOC EnerTech) has released the Hai Yang Shi You 116 floating production, storage and offloading vessel in the South China Sea for a major turnaround to enhance its production capacity.

The four-month repair and maintenance at China Merchant Heavy Industry’s Yiulian dockyard at Shenzhen city in southern China’s Guangdong province is meant to extend the life of the 14-year-old Hai Yang Shi You 116.

The capacity boost is to help accommodate the additional production requirements so that the Hai Yang Shi You 116 can replace its sister floater Nanhai Fenjin when it is redeployed to a new field in the South China Sea’s Pearl River Mouth basin.