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EOG Resources Elects Bill Stevens and Leighton Steward to Board of Directors
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HOUSTON

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2004

HOUSTON - EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) announced today that W. D. (Bill) Stevens and H. Leighton Steward have been elected to its Board of Directors.

Bill Stevens has a long career in the energy industry and most recently was President and Chief Operating Officer of Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation from 1994 until the company was acquired by another independent in 2002. His association with Mitchell began with his election to the Board of Directors in 1992. Prior to joining Mitchell, Mr. Stevens held various positions at Exxon from 1958 until his retirement in 1992, serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of Exxon Company, U.S.A. from 1988 until 1992.

Beginning in 1962, H. Leighton Steward was employed in various management capacities at Shell Oil Company, including Chief of Exploration Operations, Worldwide. In 1982, he joined Louisiana Land & Exploration Company (LL&E) and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1989 until 1997 when Burlington Resources acquired LL&E. Mr. Steward then became Vice Chairman of Burlington Resources and served in this position until his retirement in 2000.

"We are very pleased that Bill and Leighton have joined EOG's Board of Directors," commented Mark Papa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The knowledge and the broad experience in the energy industry of these highly qualified individuals will provide our board and company with valuable perspective and guidance. We look forward to their participation as directors."

EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) oil and natural gas companies in the United States and is the operator of substantial proved reserves in the U.S., Canada, offshore Trinidad and to a lesser extent, the United Kingdom North Sea. EOG Resources, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol "EOG."

For Further Information Contact:
Investors
Maire A. Baldwin
(713) 651-6EOG (651-6364)

Media and Investors
Elizabeth M. Ivers
(713) 651-7132

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