Murphy Oil Says Cutthroat-1 Exploration Well Offshore Brazil Didn’t Find Oil

(Murphy Oil, 28.Mar.2022) — Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced that drilling has concluded at the Cutthroat-1 exploration well in block SEAL-M-428 in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin offshore Brazil.

While the presence of hydrocarbons was not found, the partner group will continue to integrate the exploration well data into its regional subsurface interpretation efforts in order to better understand the exploration potential of its deepwater blocks located in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin.

Cutthroat-1 is located nearly 90 kilometers offshore Brazil and was drilled in 3,094 meters of water by the Seadrill West Saturn drillship. It is one of multiple prospects that the partner group has mapped in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin.

ExxonMobil is the operator and holds 50% working interest in 9 offshore SEAL blocks that spans over 6,800 square kilometers. Enauta Energia S.A. holds 30% working interest and Murphy Oil Corporation holds 20% working interest in the partnership.