Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Organization. Marine Petroleum Trust ("Marine") is a royalty trust that was created in 1956 under the laws of the State of Texas. Marine is not permitted to engage in any business activity because it was organized for the sole purpose of providing an efficient, orderly, and practical means for the administration and liquidation of rights to payments from certain oil and natural gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico, pursuant to license agreements and amendments thereto between Marine's predecessors and Gulf Oil Corporation ("Gulf"). As a result of various transactions that have occurred since 1956, the Gulf interests are now held by Chevron Corporation ("Chevron"), Elf Exploration, Inc. ("Elf"), and their assignees. ... More ...