Highlander Well Production Commences

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. recently released the results of additional production testing on Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas’ (FM O&G) Highlander discovery, located onshore in South Louisiana in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous trend. The production test, which was performed in the Cretaceous/Tuscaloosa section, utilized expanded testing equipment and indicated a flow rate of approximately 75 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d), approximately 37 MMcf/d net to FM O&G, on a 42/64th choke with flowing tubing pressure of 10,300 pounds per square inch. FM O&G said that it expects to immediately commence production using FM O&G facilities in the immediate area. FM O&G also plans to install additional amine processing facilities to accommodate the higher rates.

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