Construction completed on first Bohai Phase 3 wellhead platform jacket

On March 16, the Bohai Penglai Oilfield Phase 3 project reached a major milestone as ConocoPhillips China and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation Limited successfully completed load-out of the first wellhead platform jacket. The jacket is 35 meters tall, weighs 2,940 metric tons, has eight legs and will rest on 84-inch diameter piles. The structure was fabricated at the China Offshore Oil Engineering Company Qingdao fabrication yard and installed at Bohai by the Lanjing lift barge. Topsides installation is scheduled for May, and the project is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2018.