Murphy Begins Production from Deepwater Kikeh Field

Murphy Oil has commenced first oil production from the Kikeh Field, offshore deepwater Sabah, Malaysia.

The Kikeh Field is located 110 kilometers offshore in 4,400 feet of water and is the first deepwater oil production in Malaysia. Kikeh is developed as a stand-alone facility with oil being produced from both subsea and dry tree wells on board a SPAR facility. The oil is processed, stored and exported from a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

"The first oil production from Kikeh, coming just five years after discovery, is a tremendous and best-in-class achievement," said Claiborne P. Deming, Murphy Oil Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer. "It would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our staff and the full support of our partners PETRONAS Carigali and Petronas, as well as the many domestic and international subcontractors involved in this project," he added.

"Predrilled wells in the field will continue to be placed onstream during the remainder of 2007. Meanwhile, the Kikeh Field development is ongoing with additional wells expected to come on line throughout 2008 as we ramp up to our plateau production rate of 120,000 barrels of oil per day," said Deming. "We also expect first sales of our associated natural gas via a dedicated pipeline to Labuan in the first part of 2008," he further explained.

Murphy, as Operator, has an 80% working interest in the Kikeh Field with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd holding the remaining interest.

For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit

Our Privacy Pledge

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Operations Coordinator
Expertise: Production Technologist
Location: Houston, TX
Provisioning Analyst. Must live in the US
Expertise: Workover or Completion
Location: Oshkosh
Subsea Operator
Expertise: Production Operator
Location: Lafayette, LA
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $46.17/BBL 0.10%
Light Crude Oil : $43.04/BBL 0.39%
Natural Gas : $2.21/MMBtu 0.45%
Updated in last 24 hours