Paradise-1 Well Discovery

Paradise-1 Well Located Offshore GhanaNEW YORK, Jun 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) announced today that it has filed a Notice of Discovery with the Minister for Energy of Ghana for the Paradise-1 exploration well in the Deepwater Tano / Cape Three Points license, offshore Ghana. The well encountered an estimated 490 net feet of oil and gas condensate pay over three separate intervals.

The well was drilled to a total depth of 16,436 feet in a water depth of 6,038 feet. Hess is the operator and has a 90 percent interest in the license, with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) holding the remaining 10 percent.

Hess will evaluate the well results and work with GNPC and the government of Ghana to plan future appraisal drilling.

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