Hai Yang Shi You 981
Hai Yang Shi You 981 (Chinese: 海洋石油981; pinyin: Hǎiyáng shíyóu 981, also known as Ocean Oil 981, Ocean Petroleum 981, HD-981) is a semi-submersible oil platform owned and operated by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
|Name:||Hai Yang Shi You 981|
|Owner:||China National Offshore Oil Corporation|
|Operator:||China National Offshore Oil Corporation|
|Builder:||Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd|
|Cost:||6 billion renminbi|
|Launched:||26 February 2010|
|Maiden voyage:||26 May 2011|
|Status:||in active service|
The rig began operation on May 9, 2012 in the South China Sea, 320 km southeast of Hong Kong, at a depth of 1,500 m. On May 2, 2014, the platform was moved near to the Paracel islands, a move Vietnam stated violated their territorial claims while Chinese officials said was legal as it falls within surrounding waters of the Paracel Islands which China militarily controls.
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- "Vietnam says China's oil rig movement into Sth China Sea is "illegal"". Reuters.
- Zhu, Ningzhu (2014-05-07). "China urges against Vietnamese interference in territorial water exploration". Xinhuanet. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- The Operation of the HYSY 981 Drilling Rig Background briefing published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China