40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: A geologist finds the right words
Young co-leader of 1963 summer field party stirs ambitions of California major to find the elephant lurking on the North Slope
For Petroleum News
Gar Pesselís introduction to Alaska had nothing to do with oil.
The Richfield Oil Co. geologist, who wrote a letter that set in motion a chain of events leading to the discovery of the Prudhoe Bay oil field, traveled to the state in 1959 to look for coal for U.S. Steel.
Pessel, a California Technolo....
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