ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) has begun production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Hadrian South with facilities tied back to the nearby Lucius project, reducing additional infrastructure requirements.
Daily gross production from Hadrian South, ExxonMobil’s deepest subsea tieback in nearly a mile and a half of water, is expected to reach approximately 300 million cubic feet of gas and 3,000 barrels 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 Gulf of Mexico net production capacity has increased by more than 45,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day. ExxonMobil holds a 46.7% interest in Hadrian South and a 23.3% interest in Lucius. Hadrian South is located 230 miles offshore in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico in 7,650 feet of water. The discovery well, Hadrian-2, was drilled in 2008,f and the appraisal well, the Hadrian-4 sidetrack, was completed in 2009.