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AMERADA HESS ANNOUNCES DRILLING OF SECOND SUCCESSFUL WELL

 AMERADA HESS ANNOUNCES DRILLING OF SECOND SUCCESSFUL WELL
 NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerada Hess Corporation (NYSE: AHC) today announced the drilling of a second successful exploration well on Garden Banks Block 260, Offshore Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The second Garden Banks Block 260 well tested at 7,750 barrels of oil per day and 15,400 mcf of natural gas per day through a 34/64 inch choke.
 Two additional zones also produced oil and gas on limited tests. The original discovery well was tested in January at a rate of 3,986 barrels of oil per day and 9,485 mcf of natural gas per day in one zone through a 24/64 inch choke and at 2,510 barrels of oil per day and 15,040 mcf of natural gas per day in a second zone through a 22/64 inch choke. Two additional delineation wells are planned. Garden Banks Block 260 is located 120 miles Southwest of Morgan City, La., in approximately 1,675 feet of water.
 Amerada Hess Corporation and Oryx Energy Company each own a 50 percent interest in the block. Amerada Hess Corporation is the operator.
 -0- 7/15/92
 /CONTACT: C.T. Tursi of Amerada Hess Corporation, 212-536-8593/
 (AHC) CO: Amerada Hess Corporation ST: New York IN: OIL SU: DSC


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