6 MAN compressor trains to serve in offshore China

The compressor trains from MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG are to be used in gas reinjection and export on new platforms in the Dongfang 13-2 gas field, located in Yinggehai Basin of the Beibu Gulf with an average water depth of approximately 70 meters.

The total order comprises three wet gas and three dry gas compressor trains with intercooled barrel type compressors – all driven by electric motors with variable frequency converter. The wet gas compressor trains will be built as standardized and modularized Upstream Packages (U-Pac®).

The modular approach of these packages makes it possible to cut lead time and costs considerably. Size and weight of the compressor packages are also significantly reduced, resulting in additional benefits especially for offshore application customers. CNOOC Ltd. is the biggest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China and one of the largest independent companies worldwide in this industry. The group mainly engages in exploration, development, production and sale of crude oil and natural gas.

The South China Sea is home to vast reserves of crude oil and natural gas. CNOOC Ltd. has initiated a further development stage of the Dongfang natural gas field. Additional gas exploitation in the area is part of the country's long-term goal to satisfy its growing energy consumption.