CNOOC Ltd has started production from new wells at the Weizhou 6-12 fields, on Block 22/12 in the Beibu Gulf, off the coast of China.

Joint venture partner Horizon Oil revealed Tuesday two infill wells at the WZ6-12N and WZ6-12M fields had been successfully drilled and brought online.


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The two wells produced at initial test rates of a combined 2473 barrels of oil per day, exceeding previous expectations for the wells to add 1900 bpd of production and has taken total output from Block 22/12 to above 10,000 bpd.