Murphy Oil hits pay offshore Republic of Congo

The Turquoise Marine-1 prospect in the Mer Profonde Sud block has hit pay, according to Murphy Oil.

Offshore staff

EL DORADO, Arkansas -- The Turquoise Marine-1 prospect in the Mer Profonde Sud block has hit pay, according to Murphy Oil. The well, offshore Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), was drilled to a total measured depth of 12,060 ft (3,676 m) and encountered in excess of 136 ft (41 m) of net oil pay, the company says.

The company is currently looking at appraisal and development options for Turquoise Marine-1, including possible development via infrastructure from the nearby, operated Azurite field.

07/17/2009

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