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ExxonMobil started production Monday at its deepwater Hadrian South project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Daily gross production from Hadrian South is expected to reach 300 million cubic feet of gas and 3,000 barrels of liquids from two wells.

Hadrian South is located 230 miles offshore in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico in about 7,650 feet of water.

The project is a subsea production system with flowlines connected to the Anadarko-operated Lucius truss spar  that started production in January.

With the startup of Hadrian South and Lucius, ExxonMobil’s total Gulf of Mexico net production capacity has increased by more than 45,000 oil equivalent barrels per day.

“Cooperating closely with Lucius operator, Anadarko, has facilitated the development of a deepwater resource that may not have been possible using a standalone approach,” ExxonMobil Development Company president Neil W. Duffin said.

The discovery well, Hadrian-2, was drilled in 2008 and the appraisal well, the Hadrian-4 sidetrack, was completed in 2009.

ExxonMobil holds a 46.7 percent operating interest in Hadrian South and a 23.3 percent interest in Lucius.

Brazil’s Petrobras holds a 23.3 percent interest in Hadrian South and Italy’s Eni holds a 30 percent interest.

“Successful deepwater projects like this are a result of ExxonMobil’s disciplined project execution capabilities and commitment to developing quality resources using advanced technology,” Duffin added.