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MARATHON ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF TUNISIAN WELLS

 MARATHON ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF TUNISIAN WELLS
 HOUSTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Oil Company announced


today that its Belli No. 3 well in Tunisia encountered minor shows of oil in the Bou Dabbous formation, along with formation water.
 The top of the Bou Dabbous formation in Belli No. 3 is approximately 660 feet downdip of the initial Belli No. 1 discovery.
 The Belli No. 3 is located 1-1/2 miles southwest of the initial discovery well, announced by the company in July of this year. The Belli No. 3 will continue drilling to the Upper Cretaceous Abiod Chalk formation. Additional drilling is required to further define the extent of the Belli No. 1 discovery.
 The company also announced that the Belli No. 2 well, located three miles north of the initial discovery, encountered formation water in the Abiod Chalk. The company had previously announced that the Belli No. 2 found non-commercial shows of hydrocarbons in the Bou Dabbous formation.
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 /CONTACT: Michael R. Dixon of Marathon Oil Company, 713-296-3912/ CO: Marathon Oil Company ST: Texas IN: OIL SU: DSC


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