A Malaysian perspective

Fresh from several years of exploration success in Malaysia, Arkansas-based Murphy Oil Corp. said another place it would like to be in Southeast Asia is Indonesia.Murphy’s growth in Malaysia began with discovery of West Patricia oil field in 2000 at its first well in shallow water and Kikeh oil field, the country’s first deepwater discovery, in 2002.Drilling several dozen wells off Sarawak and Sabah on northwestern Borneo has given Murphy perspective on basins of similar age in Indonesia, said David Wood, president of Murphy Exploration & Production Co.Murphy holds acreage in Malaysia’s three main producing provinces.Sabah K fieldsMurphy, with Petronas Carigali, disc...

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