Production building at deepwater Congo field

Murphy Oil has brought onstream a third producer well at the Azurite oil field in the Mer Profond Sud block off Republic of Congo.

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLM -- Murphy Oil has brought onstream a third producer well at the Azurite oil field in the Mer Profond Sud block off Republic of Congo.

According to partner PA Resources, output will ramp up during the next fortnight in order to reach planned stable production levels.

Drilling of a second injector well is also under way, with a further three producers and one more injector due to be added this year.

Murphy Oil has a 50 % interest in Azurite, with PA Resources holding 35 %, and Societe Nationale Petroles du Congo 15 %.

05/18/2010

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