press release

CHARLES A. VANALLEN NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF Texaco's INDONESIA BUSINESS UNIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1999.

HOUSTON, Dec. 15 - Charles A. VanAllen has been appointed Vice President, Indonesia Business Unit effective Jan. 1, 2000, it was announced today by Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., Vice President of Texaco Inc. and President of Texaco Production Operations. In his new assignment, VanAllen will manage Texaco's interests in PT Caltex Pacific Indonesia (CPI), a 50/50 joint venture with Chevron.

In making the announcement, Cazalot stated, "Effective leadership is key to Texaco's long and successful partnership in Indonesia. Chuck brings to this position the right combination of strong management skills and technical competency, which will ensure the continued success of this significant operation."

VanAllen was graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1981 with a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering. He joined Getty Oil Company that same year as a reservoir engineer in Bakersfield, Calif. In 1988, VanAllen was named Senior Reservoir Engineer, assigned to the CPI operations in Indonesia. He was appointed to positions of increasing responsibility in Texaco's Exploration and Production Technology Department in Houston, and in 1997 was named to his current position of Vice President of Operations for Saudi Arabian Texaco, Inc.

CPI is Indonesia's largest oil and gas exploration and producing company, with a total production of approximately 740,000 barrels of oil per day.

VanAllen succeeds Robert N. Ryan, Jr., who has been appointed Vice President-Special Projects in the Office of the Chairman. VanAllen will relocate from Kuwait to Houston.

Updated: December 1999