Murphy starts up gas plant in eastern BC

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 24
-- Murphy Oil Corp. Ltd. has started up a gas processing plant with capacity of 180 MMcfd in the Tupper West area 20 km west of Dawson Creek, BC.

The company has completed 29 horizontal wells on its Tupper West acreage, a Triassic Montney play where it recently had two rigs drilling.

Murphy expects Tupper West production this year to exceed 85 MMcfd, ending the year at more than 120 MMcfd. It expects to drill 275 wells in the area in first-phase development of 900 bcf of reserves.

A possible second phase of development would involve 244 additional wells for development of 725 bcf of reserves.

The Tupper West gas plant is 39 km northwest of the processing plant in its Tupper Main area, which started up in December 2008 and recently was expanded to 105 MMcfd.

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