By Muyu Xu and Chen Aizhu
BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -China’s offshore oil and fuel main CNOOC Ltd has put out a fireplace at a manufacturing platform in Bohai Bay and is focusing its efforts on trying to find three individuals who went lacking, the agency mentioned on Friday.
In a submitting to the Hong Kong inventory alternate, the corporate mentioned Monday’s hearth on the V29 effectively of its V platform off China’s northern coast was put out the next day.
The blaze broke out as CNOOC took emergency measures to include “shallow fuel” that overflowed throughout a drilling operation, the agency added, however with no oil spill up to now.
“The corporate carried out an oil spill examine, and positioned oil booms across the platform,” it mentioned within the assertion.
It evacuated 99 of the 102 workers however continues to be trying to find the three lacking, the corporate mentioned.
CNOOC additionally estimated minimal manufacturing impression, of a lack of as much as 600,000 barrels of output, representing 0.1% of annual manufacturing scheduled in 2021.
On Thursday, Chinese language monetary publication Caixin mentioned the platform, a part of the Penglai 19-3 oilfield in Bohai Bay, was affected after an oil spill throughout drilling of a brand new manufacturing effectively.
CNOOC holds a 51% curiosity within the Penglai venture, with the remaining held by the Chinese language subsidiary of U.S. oil big ConocoPhillips.
The Penglai 19-3 oil cluster, about 235 km (146 miles) off the northern metropolis of Tianjin, is China’s largest offshore oil producing area, and is a typical high-pressure reservoir.
In 2011, cleanup efforts ran for a number of months after a extreme oil spill in the identical cluster, then operated by ConocoPhillips, polluted greater than 6,000 sq. km of water in Bohai Bay.
(Reporting by Muyu Xu in Beijing and Chen Aizhu in Singapore; Modifying by Clarence Fernandez)
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