ExxonMobil Production Company today inaugurated its new facilities at the Hawkins Field in northeast Texas that will recover an additional 40 million barrels of oil equivalent, an amount equal to the annual energy needs of more than one million Texas households.
The project extends the life of the field, discovered by ExxonMobil in 1940, for an additional 25 years.
“This is a great milestone for the Hawkins Field,” said Kok-Yew See, ExxonMobil’s U.S. production manager. “This project applied some of ExxonMobil’s most advanced technologies to produce more domestic supplies of oil and gas to not only meet the country’s growing energy needs but also reduce the impact to the environment.”
The new facilities at the Hawkins Field recover and reinject nitrogen and other gases from the field’s natural gas production. This enables more oil and gas to be recovered from the reservoirs. This project is also expected to reduce emissions from the Hawkins Gas Plant.
The Hawkins Field is located in Wood County, Texas, about 100 miles east of Dallas. Over the past 70 years, it has produced more than 800 million barrels of oil. The field is one of the largest discovered in the state and provided significant energy supplies to support America's effort during World War II.
New facilities for ExxonMobil in Texas