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TECHNOLOGY BRINGS RECORD PERFORMANCETO MATURE MOBIL FIELD IN GULF OF MEXICO

 FAIRFAX, Va., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobil Corporation said today its Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc. unit (MEPUS) recently drilled a well in one of its most mature fields of the Gulf of Mexico that discovered a new producing zone and tested natural gas at the highest rate in the field's history.
 The East Cameron 64-11 well, 25 miles southeast of Cameron, La., flowed gas at a rate of 33.7 million cubic feet a day (MMCFD) along with 1,200 barrels of condensate through a 1/3-inch choke. Flowing tubing pressure was 6,756 pounds per square inch. The well tested two intervals between 11,689 feet and 11,782 feet in the Middle Miocene LM-1 Sand.
 Mobil is the operator of the lease with a 62.5-percent interest and Conoco has a 37.5-percent interest.
 Mobil predecessor company Magnolia Petroleum and partners acquired a lease to the tract in 1947 but a state-federal jurisdictional dispute prevented a discovery well from being drilled for 10 years. After a platform and pipeline were installed, production began in 1962.
 Recently acquired 3-D seismic data have allowed Mobil geoscientists and engineers to better understand and interpret the complex geological structure of the area. This has enabled them to accurately drill wells into oil and gas traps that had remained undiscovered despite the many years of sustained operations.
 "This discovery is another excellent example of how Mobil scientists are applying a range of sophisticated technologies to locate new reserves and produce them even more efficiently than ever before," said MEPUS President Charles Spruell. "Three-dimensional seismic is just one of the many technologies we use to get the most from mature, prolific fields in the Gulf of Mexico."
 The East Cameron 64-11 well follows the successful testing of the A-8 well in the same tract last year. Applying the same 3-D seismic technology, the A-8 well earlier flowed at a field record 4,078 barrels of oil a day through a 20/64-inch choke. Natural gas tested at a rate of 9.4 MMCFD with a flowing tubing pressure of 6,415 psi.
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 /CONTACT: John Lord of Mobil-Fairfax, 703-846-2500, Darlene Taylor, MEPUS-Dallas, 214-951-2797/
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