Marathon Oil and Marathon-Ashland Petroleum Standardize on RISC VTA

(04/10/01 Houston, TX) – RISC, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Marathon Oil Company and Marathon-Ashland Petroleum, LLC, have chosen the Virtual Training Assistantâ„¢ system (VTA) from RISC as their corporate learning management system. Both companies have begun the process of converting data from over 20 locations in the United States into one, centralized VTA database.

Marathon Oil Company, a fully integrated oil company based in Houston, TX, is part of the USX Marathon Group (NYSE: MRO), a unit of USX Corporation, Pittsburgh. Tarragon Oil and Gas Limited is a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company. Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC is a combination of the petroleum refining, marketing and transportation businesses of Marathon Oil Company and Ashland Inc.

RISC, Inc. is a leading provider of learning management software for a variety of industries, including energy, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications and finance, as well as governmental entities in the United States and abroad. Beginning with the introduction of OTIS software in 1992, RISC has aggressively pursued software innovation, provided comprehensive technical support and fostered continual development and client satisfaction through active User Group participation.

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