Hess Corporation News

Deepwater Survey Completed in Working Oilfield

Fairfield Geotechnologies completes Gulf of Mexico Ocean Bottom Node surveyFairfield Geotechnologies announces the successful completion in May 2018 of the Stampede deepwater ocean bottom node survey, located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.  The field, operated by the Hess Corporation, is in approximately 3,500 ft. of water.  The 238 km2 survey was the second successful deployment of Fairfield Geotechnologies’ ZXPLR system.  ZXPLR is the newest generation of ocean bottom node technology and features a compact design, automated back deck systems, and powered

Stena Carron (Photo: Stena Drilling)

ExxonMobil, Hess Announce Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil and the Hess Corporation announced an eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. The companies said approximately 78 meters of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir was encountered. The well was drilled to 5,504 meters depth in 1,940 meters of water by the Stena Carron drillship on May 25, 2018. The Longtail-1 well is located approximately 5 miles west of the Turbot-1 well and follows previous discoveries on the Stabroek Block at Liza, Payara, Liza Deep

McDermott Awarded Subsea Work for Hess

McDermott International, Inc. said it was awarded a contract from Hess Corporation for subsea tieback work for its deepwater Penn State Deep (PSD) field in the Gulf of Mexico.    “This marks our first project with Hess Corporation in recent history and we look forward to providing industry best operational excellence, quality and safety,” said Scott Munro, McDermott’s Vice President for Americas, Europe and Africa.    The PSD field is located in the Garden Banks 216 block in approximately 1,500 feet of water. Discovered in 1996, the PSD field began production

Hess Selects BMT for Stampede Marine Monitoring System

BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT), an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been selected by Hess Corporation to supply an Integrated Marine Monitoring System (IMMS) for the Stampede Tension Leg Platform (TLP) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The system includes instrumentation to measure the environmental conditions impacting the TLP and the platform dynamic responses. The IMMS displays real-time sensor data in an easy to understand format to support platform marine operators, as well as collecting detailed data sets to support long term integrity asset

Proserv will be providing subsea control systems for Hess Corporation in the Gulf of Mexico.

Proserv Inks Hess Subsea Deal

Proserv has secured a major contract win worth in excess of $20 million in the subsea arena. This latest award by Hess Corporation is for the provision of a 12-well subsea control system along with associated topside and subsea interface equipment for the deepwater Stampede development, situated in the Gulf of Mexico. Work for the project will be carried out in various Proserv subsea service centres and technology hubs around the world, reinforcing the company’s strong inter-regional capability. The design and manufacture of the subsea electronics modules (SEMs) and subsea control modules

The Tubular Bells floating production facility is a classic spar hull with traditional three-level topsides. (Photo Hess)

Tubular Bells Development Produces First Oil

Chevron Corporation announced that the Hess Corporation-operated Tubular Bells deepwater project, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, has started crude oil and natural gas production. The field is located 135 miles (217 km) southeast of New Orleans, in approximately 4,300 feet (1,310 m) of water in the Mississippi Canyon area. The discovery well was drilled in 2003, and project construction began in October 2011. Tubular Bells is expected to deliver total production of approximately 50,000 barrels of oil-equivalent per day producing from three wells. "The deepwater Gulf of Mexico plays a

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Chevron Sanctions Stampede Project

  Chevron Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Union Oil Company of California (Union), has reached a final investment decision to proceed with the development of the Hess Corporation-operated Stampede project in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Stampede is a deepwater subsea development, which will be tied-back to a newly constructed Tension Leg Platform. The project design capacity will be 80,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Project cost is expected to be approximately $6 billion. The drilling program includes a total of six production and four water injection wells. Drilling

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