Production has begun in the Hadrian South Field in the Keathley Canyon area, located some 230 miles (370 km) off the coast of Louisiana, with water depths around 2,332 meters (7,651 feet, or 1.45 miles).
ExxonMobil, the operator, holds a 46.67% interest in the Hadrian South field, Eni 30% and Petrobras 23.33%.
The Hadrian South development consists of two subsea natural gas wells and a 12-kilometer subsea tieback to the Lucius field FPSO. The Lucius platform can accommodate output from Hadrian South of 8.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (50 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day).
Hadrian South is the fifth ultra-deep water field to come on stream in the US Gulf of Mexico after Lucius, which began producing at the beginning of January of this year.