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UNOCAL ANNOUNCES WILDCAT NATURAL GAS DISCOVERY

 UNOCAL ANNOUNCES WILDCAT NATURAL GAS DISCOVERY
 LOS ANGELES, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Unocal Corporation


(NYSE: UCL) announced a wildcat natural gas discovery by its Union Oil Company of California subsidiary in Orange County, Texas, some 18 miles east of Beaumont.
 The well, UXC No. 1 Rita Gonzales, tested at 6 million cubic feet of gas and 192 barrels of condensate per day through a 13/64-inch choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 5,150 pounds per square inch. The well was drilled to a total depth of 17,700 feet. Primary perforations are between 12,987 and 13,227 feet within the Yegua formation. Unocal also tested natural gas and condensate from three deeper zones in the well.
 Unocal is operator of the well and has a 28.5 percent working interest in the 1,925-acre Area of Mutual Interest surrounding the well. In addition, Unocal owns a 100 percent interest in 2,200 acres immediately on trend with the discovery. Development drilling in the Area of Mutual Interest is under consideration now.
 Partners in the #1 Gonzales well are Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (28.5 percent interest), Hunt Oil Company (28.17 percent), Torch Energy Advisors Inc. (4.76 percent), Atlantia Oil & Gas Group (0.84 percent), and Greenhill Petroleum Company (9.23 percent).
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 /CONTACT: Janet McClintock of Unocal, 213-977-5047/
 (UCL) CO: Unocal ST: California IN: OIL SU:


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