Penglai 19-3 Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Conoco
  • Country: China
  • Location: Bohai Bay
  • Production start: 2002
  • Partners: CNOOC
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field lies in shallow water
  • Phase 1 of the development of the field utilised the Bohai Ming Zhu FPSO which had a processing capacity of 40,000 bpd
  • It is operated using the Hai Yang Shi You 117 FPSO which has production capacity of over 190,000 barrels of oil and storage capacity of 1.8 million barrels of oil as well as five additional fixed production platforms tied to a central fixed riser and utility platform.
  • The Wellhead Platforms are WHPF, WHPE, WHPD, WHPC, WHPB & WHPA


  • SSPL and SMOE: Provide the secondary structural steel materials and fabricate 15 FPSO topside modules, one flare tower and seven pipe-rack modules, as well as integrate the facilities onto the hull of the FPSO vessel and commission the facilities prior to the vessels departure for China.
  • Bluewater: Soft Yoke Tower Mooring System (SYMS)
  • Fluor: Feasibility studies with options for front-end design, detailed engineering, procurement services, and construction support services
  • CNOOC Engineering:
    • PL 19-3 WHPC Platform - Jackets & Modules (Phase 1)
    • PL 19-3 WHPC Platform - Jackets & Modules (Phase 2)
  • BOEC: Phase II Drilling Module
  • Xingang Shipyard: Phase II Living Quarter
    • Phase I Development Project WHPA LQ
    • Phase II, WHPF, WHPE, WHPD, WHPC, WHPB Living Quarters


  • 1994 - PSC signed
  • 1999 - Penglai 19 3 Oil Field discovered
  • 2001 - Fluor awarded FEED contract
  • 2002 - Production from wellhead platform A of Phase I began
  • 2005 - Sembawang Shipyard awarded contract for FSPO topsides
  • 2007 - PL 19-3 WHPC Platform completed
  • 2008 - Platform B came onstream
  • 2009 - Successful start up of phase 2
  • 2011 - The field is temporarily shut down following an oil spill
  • 2013 - Penglai 19-3 Oilfield granted permission to resume Production



  1. Jotun Platform References
  2. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  3. Bomesc Offshore Engineering Topsides Modules References
  4. Fluor Awarded Major Offshore Chinese Development Project
  5. Sembawang Shipyard And SMOE To Build New FPSO Topside Facilities For Conocophillips China Inc.
  6. ConocoPhillips China awards Bluewater FPSO mooring system contract
  7. CNOOC Ltd. Announces the Startup of New Platform of PL 19-3 Oil Field
  8. Celebration Ceremony of Successful Production Preparation of PL 19-3 WHPC Platform
  9. Fluor Aids Successful Startup of China’s Bohai Bay Peng Lai 19-3 Offshore Oil Field
  10. CNOOC Ltd. Announces Platform B of Phase II Penglai 19-3 Oil Field has come on stream ahead of schedule
  11. Penglai 19-3 Oilfield Resumes Production

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