McMoRan Runs at Rate of 54 MMcf/d at Laphroaig Well

McMoRan announced a successful production test at the Laphroaig No. 2 well in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The production test indicated a gross rate of approximately 54 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d) (approximately 15 MMcf/d net to McMoRan) and zero barrels of water on a 30/64th choke with flowing tubing pressure of 9,989 pounds per square inch (PSI). McMoRan will use the results of the production test to determine the optimal flow rate for the well. The well is expected to commence production in the second quarter of 2011 using facilities in the immediate area. McMoRan has a 37.3 percent working interest and a 28.5 percent net revenue interest in the Laphroaig field. EXXI holds an 18.6 percent working interest.

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