US-based LLOG Exploration has commenced production from the Spruance field in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.

The Spruance field, which is located in Ewing Bank blocks 877 and 921 south of Louisiana, was discovered in 2019.

An initial exploratorion well was drilled in 1570 feet of water to a depth of 17,000 feet, while a second well drilled from the same surface location in October 2020 found hydrocarbons at 16,600 feet.

“The well successfully delineated the main field pays and logged additional oil pay in the exploratory portion of the well, finding a total of over 200 net feet of oil,” LLOG said in October 2020.