Hess Brings Another Llano Well On Stream

Additional wells are planned for the GOM field in 2023 and 2024.

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Hess brought its Llano-6 well in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) on stream. The new well, like the other Llano wells, is tied back to Shell’s Auger facility. Hess is planning increased activity in the Llano area based on the success of Llano-6, quality of the reservoir, and adjacent high-value prospects.

Hess holds a 50% interest in the long-producing Llano field, located about 150 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Garden Banks area in an estimated 2,600 ft of water. Shell, the operator, holds a 27.5% interest, and ExxonMobil has the remaining 22.5%. The field was discovered in 1997 and achieved first oil in 2004.

Recent seismic reprocessing and analysis confirmed additional development opportunities in the field. Hess expects more high-value opportunities at Llano with wells planned for 2023 and 2024 and is finalizing plans for a year-long drilling campaign starting in early 2023 that will focus on tieback and hub-class opportunities in the GOM.