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Bioko Island Malaria Control Project Partners Celebrate a Decade of Life-saving Results

Marathon Oil and our partners in the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project commemorated the 10th anniversary of the life-saving project in August 2014. Marathon Oil led the formation of the unique public-private partnership that supports the project after identifying rampant malaria as the largest social risk to the Company and the community in Equatorial Guinea.

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Prairie Chicken

Marathon Oil Enrolls in Conservation Plan to Support the Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Marathon Oil is pleased to have enrolled nearly 12,000 acres of its oil and gas interests in Oklahoma for programs designed to support conservation measures for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (LEPC).

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Maersk Drillship

Maersk Drillship to Begin Three-Year Contract with Marathon Oil

Maersk Drilling recently dedicated their second and third ultra deep-water drillships -- one of which, the Maersk Valiant, will begin a three year contract with Marathon Oil and ConocoPhillips for drilling programs in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

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Lee M. Tillman Becomes President and CEO of Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil Corporation begins a new era on Aug. 1, 2013, as Lee M. Tillman joins the Company as president and CEO. Tillman succeeds Clarence P. Cazalot Jr., who will continue as executive chairman of Marathon Oil until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2013.

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Brae Alpha Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary of First Oil

The Brae Field has come a long way since the 12th of July 1983 when Marathon Oil produced its first barrel of oil from Brae, and today we celebrate Brae Alpha’s 30th Anniversary.

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Addressing Challenges in the Eagle Ford Shale

Oil and gas booms like the ones under way in the South Texas Eagle Ford and North Dakota Bakken shales bring significant economic activity and jobs to communities and entire regions. They can also lead to social challenges associated with rapid population growth and increased industrial activity that can place strains on public services, infrastructure and the environment.

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Recognizing World Malaria Day

On April 25, 2013, people around the world took part in activities recognizing World Malaria Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that malaria still kills 660,000 people annually worldwide, mostly children under five years old and in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Marathon Oil and Trees For Houston Partnership

Marathon Oil and Trees For Houston, a non-profit dedicated to planting, protecting and promoting trees, recently partnered on a project to create a tree seedling farm and education center designed to be a source of trees that will ultimately be planted throughout Houston.

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Drilling and Fracking Timelapse Video

Marathon Oil has posted a new timelapse video to our YouTube channel. The two-minute video shows the drilling and fracking of a typical Marathon Oil well in the Eagle Ford.

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Supporting the educational development of the next generation of Equatoguineans

Books for Bioko raises funds and provides much-needed school supplies for students in the Malabo area of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, where Marathon Oil’s facilities are located.

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Marathon Oil Expands Business Interests in Equatorial Guinea

Marathon Oil recently expanded its business interests in Equatorial Guinea with the signing of a new production sharing contract for the exploration of Block A12. Marathon holds an 80 percent working interest in Block A12 which is located adjacent to the Marathon-operated Alba Field located offshore Bioko Island.
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Devenick Project Delivers Critical Milestones

The Devenick field development is a two-well, third-party subsea tie-back to the East Brae platform in the UK North Sea. The addition of this new third party tie-back to Marathon's existing infrastructure enables the Company to extend the life of the Brae field.
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