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MOBIL UNIT STARTS PRODUCING NATURAL GAS FROM FIRST FIELD IN FEDERAL WATERS OFFSHORE ALABAMA

             MOBIL UNIT STARTS PRODUCING NATURAL GAS
       FROM FIRST FIELD IN FEDERAL WATERS OFFSHORE ALABAMA
    MOBILE, Ala., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc. (MEPUS), a unit of Mobil Corporation, announced today production from the first natural gas field in federal waters offshore Alabama has begun.
    Natural gas started flowing at a rate of approximately 40 million cubic feet a day (mmcfd) from a single well at Mobil's Block 823 platform four miles south of Dauphin Island.  Two more existing wells will be completed to bring total field production to more than 150 mmcfd by the end of the year.
    Mobil's interest in the field is 50 percent.  Partners are Texaco (25 percent), Conoco (12-1/2 percent) Exxon (7-1/2 percent) and AGIP (5 percent).
    Natural gas from the field is transported by pipeline to a gas treatment facility near Coden.  The treated gas from the 823 Field plant is then transported, along with gas coming from the adjacent Mary Ann Field treatment facility, in the existing 30-inch diameter Transabama pipe-line.
    "Offshore Alabama is establishing itself as one of the nation's most important new natural gas provinces and Mobil is proud to accomplish another milestone event in that process," said Allen E. Murray, chairman and chief executive officer of Mobil Corporation.  "In 1988 we brought to Alabama consumers clean-burning natural gas from the Mary Ann Field, the first offshore field in Alabama state waters.  Now we add the production from the federal sector to that important accomplishment."
    Six wells have been drilled by MEPUS in the Mobile Block 823 Field with one testing natural gas at a state record 62 mmcfd, the energy equivalent of more than 11,000 barrels of oil.
    -0-           11/6/91
    /CONTACT:  John Lord of Mobil, 703-846-2500/
    (MOB) CO:  Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc.; Mobil Corporation ST:  Virginia, Alabama IN:  OIL SU: JT -- NY029 -- 1601 11/06/91 10:40 EST
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