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Vol. 15, No. 20 Week of May 16, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Exxon selects Prudhoe discovery well site

Humble Oil assumed an unusually active role as Atlantic Richfield’s 50-50 partner on Alaska’s North Slope in the 1960s

Steve Quinn

For Petroleum News

For years, Exxon predecessor Humble Oil & Refining Co. was a footnote to Prudhoe Bay’s history. That’s what happens to partners on an oil exploration and production project; they take a back seat to the field operator. The operator, in this case Atlantic Richfield (predecessor to ARCO), gets the cr....

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Filling in the historical blanks

Humble’s financial backing was key

Crandall’s first trip to North Slope


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