San Francisco: ExxonMobil has begun production at the Hadrian South gas field in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico, the company said on Monday.
Its facilities will be tied back to the nearby Lucius Field which started pumping in January and which is operated by US firm Anadarko Petroleum.
Exxon, headquartered in Irving, Texas, is the major partner in Hadrian South along with Brazilian giant Petrobras (with 23%) and Italian integrated energy multinational Eni (30%).
Hadrian South, located 230 m offshore in the Keathley Canyon area, is the company’s deepest subsea tieback, in almost a mile and a half of water and features two wells.
The discovery well, Hadrian-2, was drilled in 2008 and the appraisal well, the Hadrian-4 sidetrack, was completed in 2009.