FORM 4 [X] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

COMPTON WALTER K
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

MURPHY OIL CORP [ MUR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Vice President
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

300 PEACH STREET, P.O. BOX 7000
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/31/2020
(Street)

EL DORADO, AR 71731-7000
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 5/31/2020  M  13746 (1)A$0 144201 D  
Common Stock 5/31/2020  F(2)  6358 D$12.015 (3)137843 D  
Common Stock 5/31/2020  M  9498 (4)A$0 147341 D  
Common Stock 5/31/2020  F(2)  4394 D$12.015 (3)142947 D  
Common Stock 5/31/2020  M  13746 (4)A$0 156693 D  
Common Stock 5/31/2020  F(2)  1105 D$12.015 (3)155588 D  
Common Stock         7221 (5)I Trustee Of Company Thrift Plan 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Trans. Date3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4)10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4)11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Unit (6) (7)5/31/2020  M     16000 (1)  (7) (7)Common Stock 16000 $0 41000 (8)D  
Restricted Stock Unit (9) (7)5/31/2020  M     20000 (4)  (7) (7)Common Stock 20000 $0 21000 (8)D  
Restricted Stock Unit (9) (7)5/31/2020  M     21000 (4)  (7) (7)Common Stock 21000 $0 0 (8)D  
Phantom Stock Unit  (10)           (11) (11)Common Stock 4509 (12) 4509 D  

Explanation of Responses:
(1) Represents Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that have vested and settled in shares of the Company's stock on a one-for-one basis. Pursuant to the terms of the performance-based grant awarded under the 2012 Long-Term Incentive Plan, the total includes 100% of the original award, plus shares equivalent in value to accumulated dividends.
(2) Shares withheld for taxes on RSU vesting.
(3) These shares were withheld by the Company for payment of applicable taxes, using the average high and low price of MUR common stock on May 29, 2020 (the business day prior to the vesting date, which fell on a weekend) of $12.015.
(4) Represents time-based Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that have vested and settled in shares of the Company's stock on a one-for-one basis. Pursuant to the terms of the time-based grant awarded under the 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan, the total includes 100% of the original award, plus shares equivalent in value to accumulated dividends.
(5) Includes 504 shares obtained through the Company Thrift Plan. The information in this report is based on a plan statement dated May 31, 2020.
(6) Award granted under the 2012 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
(7) These Securities generally do not carry a Conversion Price, Exercisable Date, or Expiration Date.
(8) A total of 33,334 Time-Based Restricted Stock Units were forfeited on May 31, 2020, due to the reporting person's retirement from the Company.
(9) Time-based Restricted Stock Unit award granted under the 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
(10) Each phantom stock unit is the economic equivalent of one (1) share of Murphy Oil Corporation common stock.
(11) The reported phantom stock units were acquired under Murphy Oil Corporation's excess benefit plan and are to be settled upon the reporting person's retirement or other termination of service. The reporting person may transfer the value of his phantom stock units into an alternative investment account at any time prior to settlement.
(12) Includes 446 shares obtained under Murphy Oil Corporation's excess benefit plan. The information in this report is based on a plan statement dated May 31, 2020.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
COMPTON WALTER K
300 PEACH STREET
P.O. BOX 7000
EL DORADO, AR 71731-7000


Executive Vice President

Signatures
/s/ E. Ted Botner, attorney-in-fact6/2/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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