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Marathon Drills Dry Hole at Bir Drassen

The US firm Marathon, a unit of USX Corporation, drilled a dry hole in itsBir Drassen No. 1 exploratory well in its Tunisian Cap Bon permit, according toa company press release issued last week. There was much speculation lately thatthe structure being drilled at Bir Drassen could be an extension of the earlierdiscovery last June of Belli No. 1, which is located eight miles to thesouthwest in the adjacent 1,760 sq. km....