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MARATHON ANNOUNCES TEXAS DISCOVERIES

 HOUSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Oil Company today announced that the Poth No. 1 discovery well in Leon County, Texas has begun production from the Cotton Valley limestone, at the rate of 10 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, with a flowing tubing pressure of 8,800 pounds per square inch (psi).
 Marathon, which holds a 100 percent interest in this 15,200-foot well, is currently drilling another prospect in Robertson County, six miles away.
 Marathon has also announced a Smackover discovery in Henderson County, Texas. The Lewis A-1, which was drilled to 11,600 feet, tested at the rate of 1 million cubic feet per day of gas and 81 barrels of condensate with a flowing tubing pressure of 3,400 psi from one zone of this multi-zone carbonate. Marathon holds a 100 percent interest in this well and further development is being evaluated.
 -0- 6/30/93
 /CONTACT: William P. Ryder, 713-296-3915, or Michael R. Dixon, 713-296-3912, both of Marathon Oil Company/
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