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MARATHON ANNOUNCES ARKANSAS/MICHIGAN DISCOVERIES

 MARATHON ANNOUNCES ARKANSAS/MICHIGAN DISCOVERIES
 HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Oil Company (NYSE: MRO)


today announced two domestic onshore discoveries, an oil find in Lafayette County, Ark. and a natural gas discovery in Kalkaska County, Mich.
 The Marathon No. 1 Taylor Heirs, located in the southwest corner of Arkansas, less than a mile from the Louisiana border, was tested at a daily rate of 242 barrels of oil and 220 thousand cubic feet of gas. The well was completed in the Smackover "B" carbonate in 29 feet of perforations from 11,336 to 11,416 feet. Marathon holds a 100 percent interest in the discovery, and controls 2,700 gross acres within the prospect area.
 In Michigan, the Marathon No. 1-32 Huff was completed at a daily rate of 2.77 million cubic feet of gas and 250 barrels of condensate. Two zones totaling 74 feet in the basal part of the Ordovician St. Peter Formation were perforated from 10,172 to 10,208 feet and 10,256 to 10,294 feet. Marathon has a 99 percent working interest in this prospect.
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 /CONTACT: William P. Ryder of USX Corporation, 713-296-3915/
 (MRO) CO: Marathon Oil Company ST: Michigan, Arkansas IN: OIL SU: DSC


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