Prepared By R.R. Donnelley Financial -- Form 8-K
Washington D.C., 20549
Form 8-K
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date Of Report (Date Of Earliest Event Reported):  06/15/2005
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Commission File Number:  1-8590
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)
Identification No.)
200 Peach Street
P.O. Box 7000
El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7000
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Items to be Included in this Report

Item 2.01.    Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
On June 10, 2005, Murphy Oil Corporation completed the sale of certain oil and natural gas properties on the continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico to Energy Resource Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cal Dive International, Inc. The net cash proceeds received from the purchaser were approximately $161.5 million after operating adjustments. Total production from the properties sold amounted to approximately 4,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The Company expects to record a gain in excess of $100 million on this sale transaction during the quarter ending June 30, 2005.
Item 2.03.    Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
On June 14, 2005, Murphy Oil Corporation entered into a five-year $1 billion credit facility, whereby the Company and certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries may borrow funds from a major banking consortium led by JPMorgan Chase. This new credit facility replaces two similar committed credit facilities with an aggregate borrowing capacity of $700 million.


Pursuant to the Requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the Undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 15, 2005.
/s/    John W. Eckart

John W. Eckart