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Vol. 13, No. 46 Week of November 16, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: Innovator from the first

Richfield tackled challenges that it faced exploring for petroleum in Alaska by using latest technology to get the job done

By C.G. “Gil” Mull

For Petroleum News

Thinking about the legacy of Richfield Oil Co., it seems to me that it was characterized by a tradition of innovation in Alaska. For example, the discovery well at Swanson River in 1957 was drilled on an anticline that was discovered by a seismic survey — but a survey that was done with seismic equi....


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