Prudhoe discovery debate still rages
Finding Alaska’s largest oil field involved two exploration wells, drilling milestones spanning 15 months; actual discovery date contested
For Petroleum News
Forty years after a team of explorers first drilled into North America’s largest oil field, the actual date of discovery remains a subject of debate, even among the geologists, engineers and others who participated in the world-changing event.
One problem was that Prudhoe Bay’s discovery, like many....
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Pivotal event in question
Complicated exploration timeline
Early oil shows encouraging
Field discovery announced
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