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Marathon Oil Second Quarter 2014 Adjusted Net Income Per Diluted Share Up 33% Year Over Year

August 4, 2014

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) today reported second quarter of 2014 adjusted net income was $603 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income in the second quarter of 2013 of $478 million, or $0.67 per diluted share.

During the quarter, Marathon Oil entered into an agreement to sell its Norway business, which is now reflected as discontinued operations. Adjusted income from continuing operations, which excludes Norway and Angola, for the second quarter of 2014 was $423 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to adjusted income from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2013 of $293 million, or $0.41 per diluted share.

For the second quarter of 2014, net income was $540 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, compared to net income in the second quarter of 2013 of $426 million, or $0.60 per diluted share. Income from continuing operations, which excludes Norway and Angola, for the second quarter of 2014 was $360 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2013 of $241 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.

Key Quarterly Highlights

•Adjusted net income per diluted share increased to $0.89, up 33% from the year-ago quarter



-- Adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share was $0.62, an increase of 51% from the year-ago quarter

 •Three high-quality U.S. resource plays averaged net production of 170,000 boed, up 29% from the year-ago quarter, with liquids production up more than 30%. On track for greater than 30% production growth year-over-year as supported by:



-- Pace of Eagle Ford wells to sales up 55% quarter-on-quarter, with 76 gross operated wells to sales



-- Enhanced completion design in Eagle Ford delivering strong early results; wells with 180-day cumulative production yielding on average 25% improvement relative to modeled type curves



-- Successful delineation of Austin Chalk/Upper Eagle Ford for co-development continues, with initial 15,500 net acres now delineated; three Austin Chalk/Upper Eagle Ford wells to sales during the quarter with nine additional wells being drilled, completed or awaiting first production



-- Bakken wells to sales up 73% quarter-on-quarter, with 19 gross operated wells to sales



-- Executed agreements to add approximately 30,000 net acres to Oklahoma resource position, increasing total acreage to more than 300,000 net acres



-- Continued strong performance in SCOOP; one additional SCOOP XL well (extended-reach lateral of 7,000-10,000 feet) brought to sales, with 30-day IP rate of 2,000 boed

 •Recorded 98% average operational availability for Company-operated assets

 •Reached definitive agreement to sell Norway business for total transaction value of $2.7 billion; expect to close in the fourth quarter

 •Repurchased approximately 13 million common shares at a cost of $449 million, completing announced $1.5 billion buyback; $1.5 billion remaining on share repurchase authorization

 •Increased quarterly dividend 11% to $0.21 per share
 Three Months Ended
 June 30June 30
(In millions, except per diluted share data)2014 (a)2013 (a)
Adjusted net income (b)$603$478
Adjustments for special items (net of taxes):  
Net loss on dispositions(58)(73)
Pension settlement(5)(11)
Unrealized gain on crude oil derivative instruments032
Net income$540$426
Adjusted net income - per diluted share (b)$0.89$0.67
Adjusted income from continuing operations - per diluted share (c)$0.62$0.41
Net income - per diluted share$0.80$0.60
Income from continuing operations - per diluted share$0.53$0.34
Revenues and other income$2,941$2,990
Weighted average shares - diluted679714
Exploration expenses  
Unproved property impairments$60$40
Dry well costs5350
Geological and geophysical69
Other2626
Total exploration expenses$145$125
Cash flow  
Cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital (d)$1,327$1,085
Changes in working capital for continuing operations(278)(241)
Cash flow from discontinued operations3924
Cash flow from operations$1,088$868


(a) The Angola assets were sold in the first quarter of 2014 and the Company entered into an agreement to sell its Norway business in June 2014. The Angola and Norway businesses are reflected as discontinued operations in all periods presented.

(b) Adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share are non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measures and should not be considered substitutes for net income and net income per diluted share as determined in accordance with GAAP. See below for further discussion of adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share.

(c) Adjusted income from continuing operations and adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered substitutes for income from continuing operations and income from continuing operations per diluted share as determined in accordance with GAAP. See below for a reconciliation of adjusted income from continuing operations to income from continuing operations and further discussion of adjusted income from continuing operations and adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share.

(d) Cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered a substitute for cash flow from operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. See below for further discussion of cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital.

"Continued strong production growth and crude oil and condensate price realizations across our U.S. resource plays helped Marathon Oil deliver another solid financial quarter," said Lee M. Tillman, Marathon Oil's president and CEO. "We've made significant progress on our three key business priorities for 2014: accelerated activity across the resource plays, portfolio optimization and increased share repurchases. As we look toward redeployment of proceeds from the Norway transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, organic growth will remain our first priority with the balance available for share repurchases and general corporate purposes. We will not deviate from our commitment to capital discipline and investing in opportunities that create long-term value for our shareholders.

"We have high confidence in Eagle Ford volumes growth as our well results continue to outperform modeled type curves and deliver strong economics. This quarter we brought 76 gross operated Eagle Ford wells to sales. We expect that momentum to carry forward, generating double-digit production growth quarter-on-quarter in the Eagle Ford for the remainder of 2014.

"We also had a strong second quarter in the Bakken, where production averaged 50,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day, up 16 percent compared to the previous quarter. During the second half of 2014, greater than 50 percent of our planned Bakken wells will test enhanced completion designs. In the Oklahoma resource basins, we continue to delineate our strong acreage position and, with agreements executed in the second quarter, have grown our overall position to more than 300,000 net acres," Tillman said.

Sales and Production Volumes

Total Company sales volumes from continuing operations (excluding Libya) during the second quarter of 2014 averaged 394,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) compared to 361,000 net boed for the second quarter of 2013.

 Three Months Ended
 June 30June 30
(mboed)20142013
Net Sales Volumes  
North America E&P227201
International E&P excluding Libya (a) and Disc Ops (b)123117
Oil Sands Mining (c)4443
Total Continuing Operations excluding Libya394361
Discontinued Operations (Norway)7087
Discontinued Operations (Angola)09
Total Company excluding Libya464457
Libya049
Total464506


(a) Libya is excluded because of uncertainty around future production and sales levels.

(b) Angola and Norway are reflected as discontinued operations (Disc Ops).

(c) Includes blendstocks.

 Three Months EndedGuidance (a)
 June 30June 30Q3Full Year
(mboed)2014201320142014
Net Production Available for Sale    
North America E&P227201235-248 
International E&P excluding Libya (b) and Disc Ops (c)120123115-122 
Combined North America & International E&P, excluding Libya (b) and Disc Ops (c)

 
347324 345-360
Oil Sands Mining (d)363740-4537-42
Total Continuing Operations excluding Libya383361  
Discontinued Operations (Norway)7185  
Discontinued Operations (Angola)09  
Total Company excluding Libya454455  
Libya145  
Total455500  


(a) This guidance excludes the effect of acquisitions or dispositions not previously announced.

(b) Libya is excluded because of uncertainty around future production and sales levels.

(c) Angola and Norway are reflected as Disc Ops.

(d) Upgraded bitumen excluding blendstocks.

The difference between production volumes available for sale and recorded sales for exploration and production (E&P) volumes was primarily due to the timing of international liftings.

Second quarter of 2014 production available for sale from continuing operations (excluding Libya) averaged 383,000 net boed, compared to the second quarter of 2013 average of 361,000 net boed. The increase in the second quarter of 2014 was driven by North America E&P's continued growth in the U.S. resource plays, partially offset by the shut-in of Powder River Basin operations and Gulf of Mexico decline.

International E&P production available for sale (excluding Libya and discontinued operations) for the second quarter of 2014 was lower compared to the second quarter of 2013 primarily as a result of significant unplanned downtime at the non-operated Foinaven field, natural decline within the Brae fields and planned and unplanned maintenance activities that lowered operational availability across the Brae complex, partially offset by increased volumes in Equatorial Guinea.

Oil Sands Mining (OSM) production available for sale for the second quarter of 2014 was essentially flat compared to the second quarter of 2013. Volumes in the second quarter of 2014 were slightly below previous guidance as a result of reliability issues at the mine.

Production available for sale for the Norway business averaged 71,000 net boed for the second quarter of 2014 compared to 85,000 net boed in the second quarter of 2013. The decrease was primarily the result of water breakthrough, as anticipated, at Volund, as well as natural decline in the remaining fields. Planned maintenance and system upgrades on the Alvheim floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) in the third quarter will impact production.

Libya'sNational Oil Corp. in early July rescinded force majeure associated with the third-party labor strikes at the Es Sider oil terminal. However, liftings have yet to resume. Marathon Oil has not included production from Libya in forecasts because of the uncertainty around future production levels.

As a result of the agreement to sell the Company's Norway business, which is now reflected as discontinued operations, Marathon Oil has excluded Norway production from its third quarter and revised full-year 2014 production guidance.

For the third quarter of 2014, the Company continues to expect growth in North America E&P production available for sale, driven by double-digit sequential quarter growth from the aggregate U.S. resource plays. International E&P production available for sale (excluding Libya) is expected to remain essentially flat in the third quarter, reflecting higher anticipated uptime at Foinaven, offset by reductions at Brae due to planned maintenance activities at the outside-operated Forties Pipeline System. Third quarter OSM production is expected to increase from second quarter volumes benefiting from higher beginning bitumen inventories and full operational availability of the upgrader.

As reflected in the table above, revised full-year guidance for production available for sale from the combined North America E&P and International E&P segments (excluding Libya) has been updated to 345,000 to 360,000 net boed. This guidance reflects a greater than 30 percent year-over-year growth rate in the U.S. resource plays. Full-year 2014 production guidance for the OSM segment has been lowered to 37,000 to 42,000 net barrels per day (bbld) of synthetic crude oil reflecting the first half of the year actual performance.

Segment Results

Total segment income was $517 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $411 million in the second quarter of 2013.

 Three Months Ended
 June 30June 30
(In millions)20142013
Segment Income  
North America E&P$302$221
International E&P160170
Oil Sands Mining5520
  Segment Income (a)$517$411


(a)    See Supplemental Statistics below for a reconciliation of segment income to net income as reported under GAAP.

North America E&P

The North America E&P segment reported income of $302 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to income of $221 million in the second quarter of 2013. The increase is primarily due to higher liquid hydrocarbon net sales volumes from the U.S. resource plays and higher commodity price realizations, partially offset by higher production expenses and depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) associated with the higher volumes.

EAGLE FORD: Marathon Oil's production in the Eagle Ford averaged 102,000 net boed in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 26 percent over the year-ago average and 6 percent over the previous quarter. Approximately 66 percent of second quarter net production was crude oil/condensate, 16 percent was natural gas liquids (NGLs) and 18 percent was natural gas. Enhanced completion design in the Eagle Ford is delivering strong early results. Wells with 180-day cumulative production are yielding on average 25 percent improvement relative to modeled type curves. The pace of execution continued to improve along with the transition to higher density pad drilling, as evidenced by the 55 percent increase in the number of wells brought to sales compared to the first quarter. Marathon Oil reached total depth on 88 gross Company-operated wells and brought 76 gross operated wells to sales in the second quarter, compared to 83 and 49 gross wells, respectively, in the first quarter of 2014. Marathon Oil's average time to drill an Eagle Ford well in the second quarter of 2014, spud-to-total depth, was 13 days.

Marathon Oil continued its successful delineation of the Austin Chalk/Upper Eagle Ford for co-development with an initial 15,500 net acres now delineated. During the second quarter, the Company brought online three Austin Chalk/Upper Eagle Ford wells, including two in the condensate window: the previously announced Children Weston 4H in April and the Franke well with a 30-day initial production (IP) rate of approximately 1,650 boed (73 percent liquids). The third well with a 30-day IP rate of 600 boed (90 percent liquids) was the first in the black oil window. Nine additional Austin Chalk/Upper Eagle Ford wells are currently being drilled, completed or awaiting first production.

BAKKEN: Marathon Oil averaged 50,000 net boed of production in the Bakken during the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 28 percent over the year-ago average and 16 percent over the previous quarter. The Company's Bakken production averages 90 percent crude oil, 4 percent NGLs and 6 percent natural gas. The Company reached total depth on 19 gross Company-operated wells and brought 19 gross operated wells to sales in the second quarter, compared to 16 and 11 gross wells, respectively, in the first quarter of 2014. The Company's time to drill a Bakken well, spud-to-total depth, averaged 17 days in the second quarter. The Company re-completed eight wells during the second quarter of 2014 in the Myrmidon and Hector areas, with Myrmidon expected to generate pre-tax internal rates of return (IRR) in excess of 60 percent, while evaluation of results in the Hector area is ongoing. With continued success in earlier 320-acre spacing pilots, four additional spacing pilots with six Middle Bakken and six Three Forks first bench wells are planned. The first of these new 12-well spacing pilots spud in July, with the remainder planned over the balance of 2014. During the second half of 2014, more than 50 percent of planned Bakken wells will test enhanced completion designs, including elevated proppant volumes, slickwater and hybrid fracs, increased stages and cemented liners.

OKLAHOMA RESOURCE BASINS: The Company's unconventional Oklahoma production averaged 18,000 net boed during the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 38 percent over the year-ago average and 20 percent over the previous quarter. Approximately 44 percent of second quarter of 2014 net production was liquids and 56 percent was natural gas. During the second quarter, the Company reached total depth on six gross Company-operated wells and brought four gross operated South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) wells to sales. Of the SCOOP wells, one was an XL (extended-reach laterals) well with a 30-day IP rate of 2,000 boed (64 percent liquids). The Company continued to test other horizons in Oklahoma, with three operated wells producing in the Southern Mississippi Trend and the second operated Granite Wash horizontal well brought online. Three additional wells in the Southern Mississippi Trend are scheduled to spud in the second half of 2014. During the second quarter, Marathon Oil executed agreements to add approximately 30,000 net acres to its Oklahoma resource position, bringing the Company's overall position to more than 300,000 net acres.

GULF OF MEXICO: A well on the Key Largo prospect, located on Walker Ridge Block 578, is anticipated to spud in the third quarter as the first well with a new-build deepwater drillship. Marathon Oil is operator and holds a 60 percent working interest in the prospect.

The second appraisal well on the outside-operated Shenandoah prospect was spud in late May and is still drilling. The well is located on Walker Ridge Block 52, in which Marathon Oil holds a 10 percent working interest.

An exploration well is anticipated to spud in the second half of 2014 on the Perseus prospect in Desoto Canyon Block 231. Marathon Oil holds a 30 percent non-operated working interest.

International E&P

The International E&P segment reported income of $160 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to segment income of $170 million in the second quarter of 2013. The decrease is primarily a result of lower net sales volumes in Libya and lower commodity price realizations, partially offset by reduced taxes associated with the lower sales volumes. Exploration expense in the second quarter of 2014 included dry well costs for the Shimela-1 and Gardim-1 exploratory wells in Ethiopia and the Mangesh exploratory well in Kurdistan.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Production available for sale averaged 106,000 net boed in the second quarter of 2014, compared to 101,000 net boed in the second quarter of 2013. Volumes were impacted by a planned turnaround at the EG LNG facility in April 2013.

U.K.: Production available for sale averaged 14,000 net boed in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 22,000 net boed in the second quarter of 2013 primarily as a result of reliability issues at the outside-operated Foinaven field, as well as natural decline within the Brae fields and planned and unplanned maintenance activities that resulted in lower overall operating availability. Planned maintenance activities on the outside-operated Forties Pipeline System are expected to impact Brae production in the third quarter of 2014.

KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ: In June, Marathon Oil reached total depth on the Jisik-1 exploration well on the Company-operated Harir Block. Testing is under way. Following the successful 2013 Mirawa-1 discovery, the Mirawa-2 appraisal well is expected to spud in the third quarter of 2014. Marathon Oil holds a 45 percent working interest in the Harir Block.

On the outside-operated Sarsang block, the East Swara Tika-1 exploration well reached a total depth of approximately 13,000 feet in June and testing is under way. The co-venturers declared the Swara Tika discovery commercial in May and filed a field development plan in June. Marathon Oil holds a 20 percent working interest in the Sarsang Block.

On the outside-operated Atrush Block, the Chiya Khere-5 development well (formerly Atrush-5) was spud in May and reached a total depth of approximately 6,900 feet in late June, ahead of schedule and under budget. The well will be tested in early 2015 prior to final completion and tie-in to the phase one production facility as part of the previously approved Atrush development plan. Marathon Oil holds a 15 percent working interest in the Atrush Block with first oil expected in 2015.

KENYA: The Sala-1 exploration well, which was spud in February 2014 on the eastern side of Block 9, made a natural gas discovery during the second quarter. The well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 10,000 feet and analysis indicated three zones of interest over a 3,280-foot gross interval which were subsequently drill-stem tested. The Sala-2 appraisal well spud in the third quarter of 2014. Marathon Oil holds a 50 percent non-operated working interest in Block 9 with the option to operate any commercial development.

GABON: In late October 2013, the Company was the high bidder as operator on the G13 deepwater block in the pre-salt play offshore Gabon. Negotiations toward a final production sharing contract are ongoing.

Oil Sands Mining

The OSM segment reported income of $55 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $20 million in the second quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily a result of improved price realizations and a planned turnaround at the non-operated Athabasca Oil Sands Project during the year-ago quarter.

Corporate and Other

In the second quarter of 2014, Marathon Oil repurchased approximately 13 million common shares at a cost of $449 million under the share repurchase program. The most-recent buyback completed the announced $1.5 billion of share repurchases. The Company now has $1.5 billion remaining on its share repurchase authorization.

In June, Marathon Oil announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Norway business for a total transaction value of $2.7 billion, resulting in net proceeds of $2.1 billion at closing, which is expected in the fourth quarter. The effective date of the transaction is Jan. 1, 2014.

Discontinued operations in the second quarter of 2014 included a benefit of $26 million related to a decrease in the valuation allowance on U.S. foreign tax credits on Norway operations.

Special Items

In the second quarter of 2014, Marathon Oil sold non-core acreage located in the far northwest portion of the Williston Basin for cash proceeds of $90 million, which resulted in an after-tax loss of $58 million (pre-tax $91 million).

Marathon Oil recorded an after-tax settlement charge of $5 million ($8 million pre-tax) in the second quarter of 2014 in connection with the Company's U.S. pension plans.

The Company's webcast commentary and associated slides related to the Company's earnings, as well as the Quarterly Investor Packet, will be posted to the Company's website at http://ir.marathonoil.com and to its mobile app as soon as practicable following this release today, Aug. 4. The Company will conduct a question and answer webcast/call on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. EDT. The webcast slides, associated commentary and answers to questions will include forward-looking information. To listen to the Aug. 5 live webcast, visit the Marathon Oil website at http://www.marathonoil.com. Replays of the webcast will be available through Sept. 4.

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In addition to net income and net income per diluted share determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Marathon Oil has provided supplementally "adjusted net income" and "adjusted net income per diluted share," non-GAAP financial measures which facilitate comparisons to earnings forecasts prepared by stock analysts and other third parties. Such forecasts generally exclude the effects of items that are considered non-recurring, are difficult to predict or to measure in advance or that are not directly related to Marathon Oil's ongoing operations. A reconciliation between GAAP net income and "adjusted net income" is provided in the first table of this release. "Adjusted net income" and "adjusted net income per diluted share" should not be considered substitutes for net income and net income per diluted share as reported in accordance with GAAP. Management uses "adjusted net income" to evaluate Marathon Oil's financial performance between periods and to compare Marathon Oil's performance to certain competitors.

In addition to income from continuing operations and income from continuing operations per diluted share determined in accordance with GAAP, Marathon Oil has provided supplementally "adjusted income from continuing operations" and "adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share," non-GAAP financial measures which facilitate comparisons to earnings forecasts prepared by stock analysts and other third parties. Such forecasts generally exclude the effects of items that are considered non-recurring, are difficult to predict or to measure in advance or that are not directly related to Marathon Oil's ongoing operations and can exclude the impact of discontinued operations. A reconciliation between GAAP income from continuing operations and "adjusted income from continuing operations" is provided below. "Adjusted income from continuing operations" and "adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share" should not be considered substitutes for income from continuing operations and income from continuing operations per diluted share as reported in accordance with GAAP. Management uses "adjusted income from continuing operations" to evaluate Marathon Oil's financial performance between periods and to compare Marathon Oil's performance to certain competitors.

In addition to cash flow from operations determined in accordance with GAAP, Marathon Oil has provided supplementally "cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital," a non-GAAP financial measure, which management believes demonstrates the Company's ability to internally fund capital expenditures, pay dividends and service debt. A reconciliation between GAAP cash flow from operations and "cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital" is provided in the first table of this release. "Cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital" should not be considered a substitute for cash flow from operations as reported in accordance with GAAP. Management uses "cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital" to evaluate Marathon Oil's financial performance between periods and to compare Marathon Oil's performance to certain competitors.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements other than statements of historical fact that give current expectations or forecasts of future events. They include, but are not limited to: the Company's operational, financial and growth strategies, including planned capital expenditures and the impact thereof, growth activities and expectations, future drilling plans and expectations, planned maintenance activities and the timing and impact thereof, well spud timing and expectations, and the share repurchase program; the Company's ability to successfully effect those strategies and the expected results therefrom; the Company's financial and operational outlook, and ability to fulfill that outlook; 2014 production growth expectations and guidance; expected additions to the Company's Oklahoma acreage position; statements related to enhanced completion designs and the expected benefits thereof; and statements related to the announced sale of the Norway business and the expected proceeds, timing and use of proceeds thereof. While the Company believes that the assumptions concerning future events are reasonable, a number of factors could cause results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements including, but not limited to: conditions in the oil and gas industry, including the level of supply or demand for liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas and the impact on the price of liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas; changes in political or economic conditions in key operating markets, including international markets; the amount of capital available for exploration and development; timing of commencing production from new wells; drilling rig availability; availability of materials and labor; the inability to obtain or delay in obtaining necessary government or third-party approvals and permits; non-performance by third parties of their contractual obligations; unforeseen hazards such as weather conditions, acts of war or terrorist acts and the governmental or military response thereto; changes in safety, health, environmental and other regulations; and other geological, operating and economic considerations. These forward-looking statements are also affected by the risk factors, forward-looking statements and challenges and uncertainties described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and those set forth from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are currently available at www.marathonoil.com. Except as required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)Three Months Ended
 June 30Mar. 31June 30
(In millions, except per share data)201420142013
Revenues and other income:   
   Sales and other operating revenues, including related party$2,270$2,149$2,513
   Marketing revenues618541497
   Income from equity method investments12013777
   Net gain (loss) on disposal of assets(87)2(107)
   Other income202010
Total revenues and other income2,9412,8492,990
Costs and expenses:   
   Production562542552
   Marketing, including purchases from related parties614542494
   Other operating10110370
   Exploration14573125
   Depreciation, depletion and amortization680643626
   Impairments4170
   Taxes other than income1099593
   General and administrative139187159
Total costs and expenses2,3542,2022,119
Income from operations587647871
   Net interest and other(76)(49)(67)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes511598804
   Provision for income taxes151200563
Income from continuing operations360398241
Discontinued operations (a)180751185
Net income$540$1,149$426
Adjusted income from continuing operations (b)$423$438$293
Adjustments for special items (net of taxes):   
Net loss on dispositions(58)0(73)
Pension settlement(5)(40)(11)
Unrealized gain on crude oil derivative instruments0032
Income from continuing operations$360$398$241
Per Share Data   
Basic:   
Income from continuing operations$0.53$0.58$0.34
Discontinued operations (a)$0.27$1.08$0.26
Net income$0.80$1.66$0.60
Diluted:   
Adjusted net income (b)$0.89$0.88$0.67
Adjusted income from continuing operations (b)$0.62$0.63$0.41
Income from continuing operations$0.53$0.57$0.34
Discontinued operations (a)$0.27$1.08$0.26
Net income$0.80$1.65$0.60
Weighted Average Shares:   
Basic676693710
Diluted679696714


(a) The Angola assets were sold in the first quarter of 2014 and the Company entered into an agreement to sell its Norway business in June 2014.  The Angola and Norway businesses are reflected as discontinued operations in all periods presented.

(b) Adjusted income from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share and adjusted net income per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered substitutes for income from continuing operations, net income, adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share and net income per diluted share as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. See above for further discussion of these measures.

Supplemental Statistics (Unaudited)Three Months Ended
 June 30Mar. 31June 30
(in millions)201420142013
Segment Income   
North America E&P$302$242$221
International E&P160221170
Oil Sands Mining556420
Segment income517527411
Items not allocated to segments, net of income taxes:   
Corporate and unallocated(94)(89)(118)
Net loss on dispositions(58)0(73)
Pension settlement(5)(40)(11)
Unrealized gain on crude oil derivative instruments0032
Income from continuing operations360398241
Discontinued operations (a)180751185
Net  income$540$1,149$426
Capital Expenditures (c)   
North America E&P$1,102$867$904
International E&P115105107
Oil Sands Mining556898
Discontinued Operations (a)141110138
Corporate10310
Total$1,423$1,153$1,257
Exploration Expenses   
North America E&P$82$57$76
International E&P631649
Total$145$73$125
Provision for Income Taxes   
Current income taxes$67$111$523
Deferred income taxes848940
Total$151$200$563


(c) Capital expenditures include changes in accruals.

Supplemental Statistics (Unaudited)Three Months Ended
 June 30Mar. 31June 30
 201420142013
North America E&P - Net Sales Volumes   
Liquid Hydrocarbons (mbbld)178163148
     Bakken474037
     Eagle Ford837864
Oklahoma resource basins865
     Other North America403942
  Crude Oil and Condensate (mbbld)151138126
     Bakken443835
     Eagle Ford676250
Oklahoma resource basins221
     Other North America383640
  Natural Gas Liquids (mbbld)272522
     Bakken322
     Eagle Ford161614
Oklahoma resource basins644
     Other North America232
  Natural Gas (mmcfd)294300316
     Bakken181612
     Eagle Ford11110799
Oklahoma resource basins615448
     Other North America104123157
International E&P - Net Sales Volumes   
Liquid Hydrocarbons (mbbld)444889
     Equatorial Guinea313530
  United Kingdom131314
     Libya0045
  Natural Gas (mmcfd)474468461
     Equatorial Guinea446435401
     United Kingdom (d)283036
     Libya0324
Oil Sands Mining - Net Sales Volumes   
Synthetic Crude Oil (mbbld) (e)444743
    
Total Continuing Operations - Net Sales Volumes (mboed)394386410
Discontinued Operations - Net Sales Volumes (mboed)(a)707796
Total Company - Net Sales Volumes (mboed)464463506
Net Sales Volumes of Equity Method Investees (mtd)   
     LNG6,6246,5795,820
     Methanol9801,153973


(d) Includes natural gas acquired for injection and subsequent resale of 5 mmcfd, 7 mmcfd and 8 mmcfd in the second and first quarters of 2014 and in the second quarter of 2013, respectively.

(e) Includes blendstocks.

Supplemental Statistics (Unaudited)Three Months Ended
 June 30Mar. 31June 30
 201420142013
North America E&P - Average Price Realizations (f)   
Liquid Hydrocarbons ($ per bbl) (g)$86.43$84.79$84.51
     Bakken90.4787.6085.96
     Eagle Ford85.3684.1683.90
Oklahoma resource basins52.0058.7547.05
Other North America90.4587.4088.64
  Crude Oil and Condensate ($ per bbl)$95.95$92.48$93.75
     Bakken93.0889.4688.65
     Eagle Ford99.0896.1099.40
Oklahoma resource basins101.1294.3890.51
Other North America93.4589.2591.32
  Natural Gas Liquids ($ per bbl)$34.80$43.11$31.72
     Bakken45.1357.6235.92
     Eagle Ford30.2037.5028.09
Oklahoma resource basins33.0444.5827.99
Other North America54.1361.8351.05
  Natural Gas ($ per mcf)$5.00$5.28$4.19
     Bakken4.128.414.47
     Eagle Ford4.764.894.17
Oklahoma resource basins4.575.504.71
Other North America5.655.104.01
International E&P- Average Price Realizations (f)   
Liquid Hydrocarbons ($ per bbl)$75.41$75.55$93.62
     Equatorial Guinea59.7262.3754.09
     United Kingdom110.51109.53101.85
     Libya0.000.00117.55
  Natural Gas ($ per mcf)$0.69$0.92$1.24
     Equatorial Guinea (h)0.240.240.24
     United Kingdom8.0410.0210.23
     Libya0.006.654.65
Oil Sands Mining - Average Price Realizations (f)   
Synthetic Crude Oil ($ per bbl)$94.17$88.50$89.39
    
Discontinued Operations - Average Price Realizations ($ per boe)(a)  
Angola$0.00$99.82$100.30
Norway$108.11$108.08$103.73


(f) Excludes gains or losses on derivative instruments.

(g) There were no open crude oil derivative instruments in the first and second quarters of 2014.  Inclusion of realized gains on crude oil derivative instruments would have increased North America E&P average liquid hydrocarbon price realizations by $1.26 per bbl for second quarter of 2013. 

(h) Represents fixed prices under long-term contracts with Alba Plant LLC, Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC and Equatorial Guinea LNG Holdings Limited, which are equity method investees. Marathon Oil includes its share of income from each of these equity method investees in the International E&P segment.

CONTACT: Media Relations Contacts: Lee Warren: 713-296-4103 John Porretto: 713-296-4102 Investor Relations Contact: Chris Phillips: 713-296-3213

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