Murphy Oil Corp. says that it has achieved first oil from the Khaleesi, Mormont and Samurai field development project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, as production has begun flowing through the Murphy-operated Kings Quay floating production system (Kings Quay FPS).
The project is comprised of the Khaleesi/Mormont fields in Green Canyon blocks 389 and 478, respectively, and the Samurai field, located in Green Canyon Block 432. Completions operations are ongoing for the remaining five wells in the seven-well project.
This has been a strategic project of ours since we acquired the Khaleesi/Mormont assets in mid-2019 and integrated our Samurai discovery into the overall development. Achieving first oil on schedule and within budget, while managing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrates the competitive advantage of our industry-leading offshore execution ability. I am proud of our teams accomplishments these past three years with the fabrication and installation of the Kings Quay FPS and our subsea flowline systems, as well as drilling and completing the wells, said Roger W. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer.
I look forward to the ongoing production growth from the Gulf of Mexico as the remainder of the wells come online throughout 2022, Jenkins added.