LLOG Exploration Company has announced successful deepwater exploratory discovery on its exploratory prospect, Nearly Headless Nick, in Mississippi Canyon 387.
LLOG drilled the Nearly Headless Nick discovery using the Rowan Resolute mobile offshore drilling unit to target Upper Middle Miocene sands.
The well drilled in water depths of more than 6,500ft and 150 miles south-east of New Orleans, US, encountered oil pay in high-quality Miocene sandstone reservoirs.
It is expected to be tied back to the nearby LLOG-operated Delta House facility in Mississippi Canyon 254.
BP, Centaurus, Kosmos and Ridgewood are LLOG’s partners involved in the discovery.
The company expects to bring three new fields from five wells and four additional development wells from existing fields online this year.
The wells include four development wells at Who Dat, Mandy and Red Zinger.
In addition, five wells from the Stonefly, Buckskin and Nearly Headless Nick fields are forecasted to be brought online.
LLOG Exploration Company president and CEO Philip LeJeune said: “We had a number of significant achievements in 2018, including bringing on eight new wells, continued exploration successes and being named operator in new projects.
“At our Delta House FPS, our continued discoveries and new well productivity have 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 Gulf of Mexico (GOM), and we are proud that LLOG was the operator of five of those fields.”
The company has five GOM deepwater discoveries (eight wells) that were announced earlier and placed on production last year.