Petroleum equipment plays a critical role in the oil and gas exploration and production activities. Through more than 40 years' efforts, a manufacturing system including more than 50 manufacturing plants have been established by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), producing around 70% different equipment and instrumentation required for oil and gas exploration and development in China. In this paper, the progress of developing and manufacturing those equipment has been reported, including the developing strategy, the present status of exploration, drilling, production and oilfield surface engineering equipment manufacturing. The prospect in this area has been reported as well.

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