May 18, 2022

Murphy Oil Corporation Obtains First Oil at King’s Quay Floating Production System in the Deep Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today announced that it has secured first oil from the project to develop the Khaleesi, Mormont and Samurai fields in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as production began to pass through the King’s Quay floating production operated by Murphy. (FPS King’s Quay).

The project includes the Khaleesi/Mormont fields in Green Canyon blocks 389 and 478, respectively, and the Samurai field, located in Green Canyon block 432. Completion operations are underway for the remaining five wells of the seven-well project.

“It has been one of our strategic projects since we acquired the Khaleesi/Mormont assets in mid-2019 and integrated our Samurai discovery into the overall development. Achieving first oil on time and on budget, while managing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, exemplifies the competitive advantage of our industry-leading offshore execution capability. I am proud of the accomplishments of our team over the past three years with the fabrication and installation of the King’s Quay FPS and our subsea pipeline systems, as well as the drilling and completion of wells,” said Roger W. Jenkins, President and CEO. “Bringing production online is expected to generate significant free cash flow, allowing us to continue to deleverage with targeted debt reduction of $600-650 million this year and the option of a maximum $1 billion in 20231, while revising our dividend. I look forward to continued production growth in the Gulf of Mexico as the remaining wells come online throughout 2022.”

Field Partners Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai


Khaleesi / Mormont


Murphy Oil Corporation*



Crest wood*



Red Willow Offshore, LLC


ILX Outlook*


Ridgewood Rialto Holdings LLC




CL&F Offshore LLC





* Parent entity of the legal subsidiary

Murphy’s subsidiary, Murphy Exploration & Production Company – USA, operates the King’s Quay FPS and associated export lateral pipelines, which are owned 50% by a subsidiary of Third Coast Infrastructure, LLC and 50% by entities managed by Ridgewood Energy Corporation, including ILX Holdings III, LLC. The King’s Quay FPS is designed to handle 85,000 barrels of oil per day and 100 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Further details on the King’s Quay FPS and Khaleesi, Mormont, Samurai Field Development Project can be found in the presentation at

1 Assumes WTI oil price of $85 in fiscal year 2022, WTI oil price of $75 in fiscal year 2023, and current production forecast


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