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ExxonMobil announces positive results on Muruk-1 sidetrack well

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ExxonMobil Corp. has announced that there have been positive results on the Muruk-1 sidetrack well in Papua New Guinea North Highlands, 13 miles northwest of the Hides gas field.

The sidetrack well encountered high quality sandstone reservoirs southwest of the Muruk-1 natural gas discovery announced in late 2016. ExxonMobil claims that the well was safely drilled to 13 550 ft.

The President of ExxonMobil Exploration Co., Steve Greenlee, said: “This important discovery confirms the extent of the Muruk area and further establishes Muruk as a potentially significant new discovery with the same high-quality sandstone reservoirs as the Hides field that underpins the PNG LNG project.

“The diversity of our onshore and offshore portfolio demonstrates the strength of ExxonMobil’s long-term investment approach and the opportunities that exist to grow our business in Papua New Guinea”

Oil Search commenced drilling the Muruk-1 well on 2 November 2016.

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