The well hit about 58 m (191 net ft) of high-quality oil-bearing Miocene reservoirs, the company said in a news release.
Hess Corp. plans to develop Esox as a tieback to the Tubular Bells production facility. (Source: Hess Corp.)
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.