Murphy Oil Begins Oil Flow at Azurite Field

Murphy Oil brought a third production well online on the Azurite oil field. Production levels will be gradually increased during the next two weeks in order to reach a planned stable rate. A second injection well is currently being drilled, with a further three producers and one injector to be drilled and completed in 2010. The Azurite field is located on the Mer Profonde Sud Block, offshore Republic of the Congo. Murphy Oil serves as the operator, holding a 50% working interest; PA Resources AB holds 35% interest; and SNPC holds the remaining 15% interest.

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