ExxonMobil starts production from Hadrian South in deepwater gulf

ExxonMobil Corp. has started production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico from Hadrian South field, where gross output will reach 300 MMcfd of gas and 3,000 b/d of liquids.

Hadrian South is 230 miles offshore in the Keathley Canyon area in 7,650 ft of water. The Hadrian-2 discovery well was drilled in 2008 and the Hadrian-4 sidetrack was completed in 2009.

A subsea production system with flowlines is connected to the nearby Anadarko Petroleum Corp.-operated Lucius truss spar, reducing additional infrastructure requirements. Lucius, where ExxonMobil holds 23.3% interest, started production in January (OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2015).

Net production from Hadrian South and Lucius will reach more than 45,000 boe/d. Gas transport from the fields is supported by a long-term agreement with Williams Partners, operator of the newly launched Keathley Canyon Connector (OGJ Online, Feb. 20, 2015).

“Cooperating closely with Lucius operator, Anadarko, has facilitated the development of a deepwater resource that may not have been possible using a standalone approach,” commented Neil W. Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Development Co.

ExxonMobil operates Hadrian South with 46.7% interest. Partners are Eni SPA 30% and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) 23.3%.

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