Sinopec’s First Deep water ROV project sees green light
Sinopec Offshore Oilfield Services Company has completed its first deepwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) project offshore China.
China’s Sinopec said that the ROV patrolled 113 kilometers of subsea pipelines at a depth of 1,400 meters. According to the Chinese company, the operation was completed on September 13. While Sinopec did not reveal the location of the ROV operation, it said it was carried out for Canada’s Husky Energy.
In China, Husky Energy’s runs the deepwater Liwan Gas Project. The Liwan Gas Project is Husky’s largest development to date and the first deepwater gas project offshore China. It is located in the South China Sea, approximately 300 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong.
Liwan consists of three natural gas fields which share a subsea production system, subsea pipeline transportation, and onshore gas processing infrastructure. The Liwan 3-1 field has nine deepwater wells are located in approximately 1,200 to 1,500 meters of water about 75 kilometers from a shallow water platform, which in turn is connected by pipeline to the onshore Gaolan Gas Terminal.
Husky holds a 49 percent interest in the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) and operates the deepwater segment of the infrastructure, including the nine subsea wells, deepwater flowlines, control systems and manifolds, and the Mono-Ethylene Glycol (MEG) unit on the shallow water platform. The company’s partner on the Liwan project is China’s CNOOC.