ExxonMobil has begun production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) at Hadrian South, with facilities tied back to the nearby Lucius project. Daily gross production from Hadrian South, ExxonMobil’s deepest subsea tieback in nearly 1 ½ miles of water, is expected to reach approximately 300 million cu ft of gas and 3,000 bbl of liquids from two wells.
Hadrian South is a subsea production system with flowlines connected to the Anadarko-operated Lucius truss spar, which started production in January. With the startup of Hadrian South and Lucius, ExxonMobil’s total GOM net production capacity has increased by more than 45,000 oil-equivalent bbl/day. The operator holds a 46.7% interest in Hadrian South and a 23.3% interest in Lucius.
“Successful deepwater projects like this are a result of ExxonMobil’s disciplined project execution capabilities and commitment to developing quality resources using advanced technology,” Neil W. Duffin, President of ExxonMobil Development Company, said.
“Cooperating closely with Lucius operator, Anadarko, has facilitated the development of a deepwater resource that may not have been possible using a standalone approach,” Mr Duffin said. “Developing Gulf of Mexico oil and gas resources creates jobs, generates revenue and supports American energy security.”
Hadrian South is located approximately 230 miles offshore in the Keathley Canyon area of the GOM in approximately 7,650 ft of water. The discovery well, Hadrian-2, was drilled in 2008, and the appraisal well, the Hadrian-4 sidetrack, was completed in 2009.
ExxonMobil operates Hadrian South; co-venturers Petrobras and Eni hold 23.3% and 30%, respectively.