Hess has also shut in production from three fields in the Gulf of Mexico, having been impacted by facility closures after a fire at the Shell-operated Enchilada platform last week.

The US independent said the impacted fields are Conger, Baldpate and Penn State fields, as well as the 50% Shell-operated Llano field. The Hess share of production is about 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

"All production coming into the Garden Banks Gas Pipeline system also remains shut in until further notice," Hess added in a statement.