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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Organization. Marine Petroleum Trust (the "Trust") is a royalty trust that was created in 1956 under the laws of the State of Texas. The Trust 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, under license agreements and amendments thereto between the Trust'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") and its assignees. The indenture pursuant to which the Trust was created (as amended, the "Indenture") provides that the corporate trustee is to distribute all cash in the Trust, less an amount reserved for the payment of accrued liabilities and estimated future expenses, to unitholders of record on the last business day of February, May, August and November. ... More ...