英语新闻|Construction begins on massive offshore gas field

The Bozhong 19-6 Condensate Gas Field is expected to generate more than 100 billion cubic meters of g…原标题:英语新闻|Construction begins on massive offshore gas field 渤海湾首个千亿方大气田 一期工程项目在青岛开工 英语新闻|Construction begins on massive offshore gas field-家庭网 A view of the site of the first phase of the the Bozhong 19-6 Condensate Gas Field [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Construction of the largest offshore natural gas field in the Bohai Bay area started on March 26. The Bozhong 19-6 Condensate Gas Field is expected to generate more than 100 billion cubic meters of gas, enough to supply a city of 1 million people for up to 100 years. The field, discovered in 2019, has a proven natural gas reserve of nearly 200 billion cu m, according to a news release from CNOOC Offshore Oil Drilling Co, which launched the project. The first phase is in Qingdao, Shandong province, and Tianjin. 英语新闻|Construction begins on massive offshore gas field-家庭网 The inaugural ceremony of the first phase project of the Bozhong 19-6 Condensate Gas Field is held on March 26. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] A central operating platform, three drills and four pipeline frameworks are expected to be set up during the first phase, involving 32,000 tons of steel, equivalent to the weight of a midsize aircraft carrier. Eight underwater pipelines and three underwater cables will be laid, with a total length of 150 kilometers, said Ju Wenjie, the project manager. CNOOC said that it launched an experimental project soon after the discovery of the large gas field. That project entered service in October 2020, with daily peak natural gas output up to 1 million cu m. 英语新闻|Construction begins on massive offshore gas field-家庭网 A view of the site of the first phase of the the Bozhong 19-6 Condensate Gas Field [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] “The success of the experimental project gave us confidence in the new project. We expect to make further breakthroughs in oil drilling technology,” said Hao Baoqi, vice-general manager of the construction center under the drilling company, which is based in the Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone. The first phase of the project is expected to begin drilling in November to provide clean energy for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the Bohai Bay area, Hao said. 英语新闻|Construction begins on massive offshore gas field-家庭网 An engineer at a construction site of the the first phase project of the Bozhong 19-6 Condensate Gas Field [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Source:CHINA DAILY-Charming Qingdao read more