ExxonMobil Corp. said it has completed the world’s longest extended-reach well drilled from an existing offshore fixed platform drilling rig, increasing the company’s ability to produce domestic oil and gas from existing facilities at the Santa Ynez unit, offshore Southern California. The well, drilled from the Heritage platform using the producer’s Fast Drill technology, extends more than six miles horizontally and more than 7,000 feet below sea level. According to ExxonMobil, the well will be able to produce an additional 5.8 million boe, an amount equal to the annual energy consumption of more than 144,000 Californians.
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