Hess Corp. said Oct. 29 the Esox-1 exploration well has struck oil in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s (GoM) Mississippi Canyon area.

Working with partner Chevron Corp., New York-based Hess said the well hit about 58 m (191 net ft) of high-quality oil-bearing Miocene reservoirs. The well was drilled in 1,405 m (4,609 ft) of water about 10 km (6 miles) east of Tubular Bells production facility.

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