China News Service, Shenzhen, May 17 (Zhu Zuying) CNOOC (China) Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch (referred to as "CNOOC Shenzhen Branch") announced on the 17th that China's first deepwater gas field group located in the eastern waters of the South China Sea The export of natural gas exceeded 50 billion cubic meters, benefiting 10 cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, more than 100 large and medium-sized enterprises and more than 80 million people, helping Guangdong to build a low-carbon, safe and efficient modern energy system.

  According to estimates, 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas can replace about 67 million tons of coal, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 71 million tons and sulfur dioxide by 1.1 million tons, which is equivalent to planting nearly 700 million trees, with significant green and environmental benefits.

  The relevant person in charge of CNOOC Shenzhen Branch said that there are 38 oil fields and 9 gas fields in production in the eastern part of the South China Sea, making it the seventh largest oil and gas field in China and the second largest offshore oil and gas field.

In the past three years, the annual output of natural gas in the eastern South China Sea oilfields has remained above 6 billion cubic meters, and natural gas accounts for more than one-third of the total oil and gas output.

  According to reports, at the end of 2005, natural gas from the Huizhou 21-1 gas field landed in Hengqin, Zhuhai; in April 2014, China's first deep-water gas field, Liwan 3-1, was put into production.

Since then, with the Liwan 3-1 gas field as the core, CNOOC has continuously developed the surrounding deepwater natural gas resources, and successively put into production 7 gas fields, forming the first deepwater gas field group in the South China Sea.

  The natural gas consumption in Guangdong Province will reach 36.4 billion cubic meters in 2021, making it the largest natural gas consumption province in the country.

During the heating season last winter and this spring, the eastern South China Sea oilfields supplied nearly 3.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas, a year-on-year increase of about 21%.

  At present, the East South China Sea Oilfield is continuing to increase the development of deep-sea natural gas resources, looking for large and medium-sized natural gas fields, and promoting the intelligent transformation of oil and gas production, realizing the normalization of the "typhoon production mode" of gas fields, and building a modern green energy base.