LLOG expects three field start-ups in 2019
LLOG Exploration Co., L.L.C. has provided an update on the status of its recent successes and ongoing projects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
In 2018, theNearly Headless Nick discovery in Mississippi Canyon block 387 was drilled by LLOG using the ultra-deepwater drillshipRowan Resolute. The well was drilled to target Upper Middle Miocene sands in water depths of more than 6,500 ft (1,981 m) and 150 mi (241 km) southeast of New Orleans.
The well encountered oil pay in high quality Miocene sandstone reservoirs and is expected to be tied back to the nearby LLOG-operated Delta House facility in Mississippi Canyon block 254. LLOG’s partners in the discovery include BP, Centaurus, Kosmos Energy, and Ridgewood. The Nearly Headless Nick field is expected to be brought online in 2019.
Five LLOG-operated deepwater Gulf of Mexico discoveries (eight wells) were placed on production in 2018.
The LaFemme prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 427 was discovered in mid-2016 and was successfully appraised by a follow up well in late 2016. The Blue Wing Olive prospect in Mississippi Canyon blocks 427-471 was drilled in late 2016 with a discovery well encountering two oil and natural gas reservoirs in the Miocene. The Red Zinger prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 257 was drilled in 2016 and found multiple Miocene targets. LaFemme, Blue Wing Olive, and Red Zinger wells were tied back to the LLOG-operatedDelta House facility.
LLOG’s partners in LaFemme and Blue Wing Olive are Beacon Offshore Energy Operating, LLC, Red Willow Offshore, LLC, Ridgewood Energy, and Houston Energy. LLOG’s partners in Red Zinger are Beacon Offshore Energy Operating, LLC, Red Willow Offshore, LLC, and Ridgewood Energy.
The Claiborne prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 794 had a discovery well drilled in 2015 and was successfully appraised with a second well in late 2016. Both wells were tied back to the Walter-operated Coelacanth platform in Ewing Bank block 834. TheCrown & Anchor discovery in Viosca Knoll blocks 959, 960, 1003, and 1004 was drilled by LLOG as operator in 2015 and had a second well drilled in 2016; both wells targeted multiple Miocene sands. The wells were tied back to the Anadarko-operated Marlin facility in Viosca Knoll block 915, and both came online in early June.
The company’s partners in Claiborne are Ridgewood Energy, Red Willow Offshore, LLC, CL&F Offshore LLC and Beacon Offshore Energy Operating, LLC. Its partners in Crown & Anchor are Beacon Offshore Energy Operating LLC and Ridgewood Energy.
LLOG expects nine wells to be brought online in 2019, which include four development wells at Who Dat, Mandy, and Red Zinger. In addition, five wells from three new fields, Stonefly,Buckskin, and Nearly Headless Nick, are forecasted to be brought online in 2019.
The company said that it continues to progress 10 other developments and has an extensive pipeline of follow up development drilling to prior exploratory successes.
Philip LeJeune, president and CEO of LLOG, said: “… At our Delta House FPS, our continued discoveries and new well productivity has exceeded our expectations, resulting in our Delta House platform currently operating at maximum capacity.
“In 2018, there were nine new fields brought online across the GoM, and we are proud that LLOG was the operator of five of those fields. All of these accomplishments are evidence of our ability to continue to execute on our strategy of generating deepwater prospects in areas of proven success near existing infrastructure that can be drilled, developed, and placed on production efficiently and economically.”