LLOG Exploration Co. LLC, along with its Gulf of Mexico joint venture partner, Blackstone Energy Partners, and its co-owners, the entities managed by Ridgewood Energy (which includes Riverstone-designated ILX affiliates), Red Willow Offshore LLC, Calypso Exploration LLC, Deep Gulf Energy II LLC, and Houston Energy have initiated production from the Delta House floating production system (FPS) at Mississippi Canyon 254 in 4,500 feet of water.
LLOG, which currently sits at No. 5 on the OGFJ100P list of top privately-held oil and gas companies, will continue to ramp up production in the coming months. The development plan calls for the company to have eight wells online by year-end 2015. The FPS is designed for peaking capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day and 240 million cubic feet of gas per day.
Delta House is the second FPS that LLOG has brought online in the last four years, joining LLOG’s first FPS, Who Dat, which began production in 2011. The first Delta House discovery was made in 2012, and LLOG has now drilled eight wells in the Delta House area.
“First production at Delta House marks a significant milestone for LLOG,” said Scott Gutterman, president and CEO of LLOG. “Not only do we expect to double our production when all of the wells come online this year, but we are proud to achieve a cycle time of about three years from first discovery to first production for an FPS development project, which is among the best in the Gulf of Mexico. With continued development at Who Dat and Delta House coupled with five additional exploratory wells, 2015 stands to be a transformative year for production and reserve growth at LLOG.”