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Murphy Oil begins oil flow at Azurite field

Murphy Oil brought a third production well online on the Azurite oil field. Production levels will be gradually increased during the next two weeks in order to reach a planned stable rate. A second injection well is currently being drilled, with a further three producers and one injector to be drilled and completed in 2010. The Azurite field is located on the Mer Profonde Sud Block, offshore Republic of the Congo.

The third production well on the Azurite oil field in the Mer Profond Sud block in the Republic of Congo has been put on stream.

The third production well has now been put on stream successfully and the operator, Murphy Oil, will increase production levels during the coming two weeks in order to reach planned stable production levels.

The drilling of a second injection well has commenced on the Azurite field. In addition three production wells and one injection well will be drilled and completed in 2010.

Murphy Oil Corporation serves as operator and has a 50% working interest in the Azurite field and the Mer Profond Sud block. Partners are PA Resources (35 %) and Societe Nationale Petroles du Congo (15%).


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