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ANADARKO CONFIRMS DISCOVERY ON HIGH ISLAND A-376

 HOUSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) and partners today announced a successful delineation well on High Island Block A-376, located in the Gulf of Mexico about 150 miles offshore Texas.
 The High Island A No. 6 flowed at a rate of 5 million cubic feet of natural gas and 424 barrels of condensate per day from 20 feet of perforations between 11,690 feet and 11,710 feet through a 14/64-inch choke with approximately 6,000 pounds per square inch of flowing tubing pressure. The well encountered 162 feet of net pay and confirmed the previously announced exploratory well, drilled in November 1992, which encountered 178 feet of net pay. Plans are underway to install a new platform on the block to exploit this discovery.
 Anadarko is operator of the block and owns a 33.8 percent working interest. Partners in the block include Diamond Shamrock Offshore Partners Limited Partnership (29.92 percent), Elf Exploration, Inc. (15.0 percent), Samedan Oil Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Affiliates, Inc. (7.5 percent), New England Energy Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of New England Electric System (7.5 percent) and Columbia Gas Development Corporation (6.25 percent).
 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is one of the nation's largest independent natural gas and crude oil exploration and production companies. Anadarko's exploration, development and production activities are concentrated in North America's primary geologic basins onshore and offshore. Exploration efforts also are conducted in frontier areas of the United States and overseas. Anadarko has activities in 20 states and three Canadian provinces.
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 /CONTACT: A. Paul Taylor Jr. of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, 713-875-1101/
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