Karamay Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: CNPC
  • Country: China
  • Location:
  • Production start: 1955
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Karamay field is located in a desolate, hilly terrain on the northern edge of the Gobi Desert
  • It was China's first commercial oilfield


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  • 1955 - First oil produced


  • The Junggar Basin is a structurally depressed area filled with sediments of Carboniferous to Tertiary age


  1. World Bank Project
  2. The First 10-Million-Ton Oilfield in West China Emerges in Karamay, Xinjiang

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