LLOG Exploration Co. commenced with production on its two-well subsea development in the Spruance Field in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GoM), a press release announced on June 28.

The development is producing approximately a combined 16,000 bbl/d of oil and 13 MMcf/d of gas from the field's Ewing Bank (EW) Blocks 877 and 921 through a 14-mile subsea tieback to the Lobster platform in EW 873, operated by EnVen Energy Corp.

First production was achieved less than three years after the initial exploratory discovery well was drilled in mid-2019 to a total depth of 17,000 ft. LLOG is the Spruance Field operator, owning a 22.64% working interest with partners Ridgewood Energy, EnVen, Beacon Asset Holdings, Houston Energy, Red Willow and CL&F, who own 23.89%, 13.5%, 11.61%, 11.2%, 11.15% and 6% working interests respectively.

"By remaining active throughout commodity price cycles and continuing to deliver world class results, we are seeing significant production growth in a higher pricing environment," LLOG president and CEO Philip LeJeune commented in the release. "We are executing our strategy of developing deepwater GoM projects in areas that have been prolific in the past, and that we understand very well.”

The EW 877 #1 well logged approximately 150 net feet of oil pay when it was initially drilled in 2019, while the EW 921 #1 well was drilled to the total depth of 16,600 ft in October 2020. The latter well successfully delineated the main field pays and logged additional oil pay in the exploratory portion of the well, finding a total of over 200 net feet of oil.

Headquartered in Covington, La., LLOG is a privately owned American E&P company focused on the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.