Murphy, OMV take charge of blocks offshore Namibia

Murphy Oil and OMV have agreed to farm into 65% of two exploration blocks offshore Namibia from current operator Cowan Petroleum.

OMV offshore Namibia
OMV offshore Namibia

Offshore staff

VIENNA, Austria – Murphy Oil and OMV have agreed to farm into 65% of two exploration blocks offshore Namibia from current operator Cowan Petroleum.

Blocks 2613A and 2613B are in the 11,000-sq km (4,247-sq mi) PEL 046 permit.

Murphy Luderitz Oil will operate with 40% with OMV assigned 25%. Brazilian company Cowan will retain 20%, with the remaining 15% held by Namibia’s national oil company NAMCOR.

The partners plan an extensive3D seismic campaign starting in the current quarter.

04/03/2014

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