Buzzard Phase II is located approximately 100 km northeast of Aberdeen, UK, with average water depth of approximately 96 m. While fully utilising the existing Buzzard facility, the project has also built a set of underwater production systems. 2 production wells and 2 water injection wells have been brought on stream. Buzzard Phase II is expected to reach its peak production of approximately 12 000 boe/d in 2022, increasing Buzzard’s production to 80 000 boe/d in total.
Xia Qinglong, President of CNOOC, said: “We are very pleased with the commencement of production at Buzzard Phase II. Constant development of the field will strongly promote the growth of the Company's overseas production in the future.”
CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, is the operator of Buzzard and has a 43.21% interest. The remaining interests are held by Suncor Energy (29.89%), Harbour Energy (21.73%) and ONE-Dyas (5.16%).
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