Exxon Mobil Makes Positive Discovery

Exxon Mobil said it has made a positive discovery on the Muruk-1 sidetrack well in the Papua New Guinea North Highlands near an earlier discovered gas field. “The Muruk-1 sidetrack well encountered high-quality sandstone reservoirs southwest of the Muruk-1 natural gas discovery announced in late 2016,” the company said on Monday in a statement. “The sidetrack well was safely drilled to 13,550 feet (4,130 meters).”

“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 Papua New Guinea” project, Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration, said.

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