ExxonMobil Begins Production in 7,650 Feet of Water in Gulf

May 2015, Vol 242, No. 5

ExxonMobil began 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 tie-back in nearly a mile and a half of water, is expected to reach 300 MMcf/d of gas and 3,000 bbls 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 over 45,000 boepd.

ExxonMobil 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, said Neil W. Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Development Co. “Cooperating closely with Lucius operator, Anadarko, has facilitated the development of a deepwater resource that may not have been possible using a stand-alone approach.” Hadrian South is located 230 miles offshore in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico in about 7,650 feet of water. ExxonMobil operates Hadrian South; co-venturers Petrobras and Eni hold 23.3% and 30% respectively.