ExxonMobil Completes Several Wells in the Gulf of Mexico

ExxonMobil Corporation announced the completion of the Hawkes and Timber Wolf exploration wells in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The wells are located approximately 20 miles northwest from the giant Crazy Horse discovery in which ExxonMobil has 25 percent interest. Both wells discovered hydrocarbons in Miocene reservoirs.

ExxonMobil plans further seismic studies and appraisal drilling. ExxonMobil holds 100 percent interest in seven blocks covering the Hawkes discovery and 89 percent in four blocks at Timber Wolf.

The Hawkes well, Mississippi Canyon Block 509 No. 1, was drilled in 4,174 feet of water to a total depth of 23,143 feet and is being temporarily plugged and abandoned.

The Timber Wolf well, Mississippi Canyon Block 555 No. 1, was drilled in 4,749 feet of water to a total depth of 23,105 feet and was temporarily plugged and abandoned. ExxonMobil is the operator with Marathon Oil Company and Woodside Energy (USA) Inc as co-participants.

ExxonMobil is now drilling the Keltics prospect in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 912 and 956. This well, Mississippi Canyon Block 912 No. 1, will test the Miocene section 10 miles southeast of the Crazy Horse discovery. The well is located in 6,695 feet of water and is permitted to a total depth of 26,000 feet. ExxonMobil holds 100 percent interest in the prospect.