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AMERADA HESS ANNOUNCES DRILLING OF SUCCESSFUL WELL

 AMERADA HESS ANNOUNCES DRILLING OF SUCCESSFUL WELL
 NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerada Hess Corporation


(NYSE: AHC) today announced the drilling of a successful well on Garden Banks Block 260, offshore Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The Garden Banks Block 260 well number 1 was tested in two zones. One zone tested 3,986 barrels of oil per day and 9,485 mcf of natural gas per day through a 24/64 inch choke. A second zone tested 2,510 barrels of oil per day and 15,040 mcg of natural gas per day through a 22/64 inch choke. Delineation drilling has begun and will continue throughout 1992. 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.
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 /CONTACT: C. T. Tursi of Amerada Hess, 212-536-8593/
 (AHC) CO: Amerada Hess Corporation ST: New York IN: OIL SU: DSC


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