Murphy hits gas pay on Dalmatian prospect

A well targeting the Dalmatian prospect on De Soto Canyon block 48 has hit high quality, dry natural gas pay, according to Murphy.

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HOUSTON -- A well targeting the Dalmatian prospect on De Soto Canyon block 48 has hit high quality, dry natural gas pay, according to Murphy. The well, which lies in water depths of nearly 5,900 ft (1,798 m), encountered approximately 120 ft (37 m) net measured depth of gas pay, the company says.

The plan is to develop the well as a subsea tieback to existing infrastructure in the area.

Murphy operates Dalmatian with a 50% working interest; Newfield Exploration has 37.5%; and Mariner Energy Inc. owns 12.5%.

10/21/2008

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