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Asia’s largest offshore oil production platform has completed its floating installation in the mouth basin of the Pearl River in south China’s Guangdong province, the oil company said on Monday. China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) platform.

The Enping 15-1 platform, about 160 meters high and weighing more than 30,000 tons, is by far the heaviest and best-equipped oil rig in Asia. The completion of the floating facility meant that China’s capabilities to design, build and install very large offshore oil and gas production facilities had reached advanced international standards, CNOOC said.

The company sent Asia’s largest engineering barge to complete the installation, a method using ocean tides which was chosen because the rig’s surface components exceeded the maximum capacity of offshore floating cranes existing.

After careful planning, detailed calculations and step-by-step rehearsals, the project team managed to align the nearly 20,000-ton top with the 101-meter-high jackets with precision in the rough seas.

Enping 15-1 is a major offshore facility operating the Enping Oil Cluster, which will include four offshore drilling rigs to jointly develop six new oil fields.

Peak daily oil production will reach about 5,000 tons in the second half of this year when the project is commissioned and is expected to inject new impetus into the economic development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area while further insuring the country. energy security, the company said.

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