Key ARCO geologist Harry Jamison shares Prudhoe Bay discovery credit with Exxon
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Prudhoe Bay historians routinely identify H.C. “Harry” Jamison as the central figure for discovering Alaska North Slope oil.
Jamison, then a young geologist with Richfield Oil Co. (predecessor to Atlantic Richfield, or ARCO, and subsequently ConocoPhillips) however, refuses to accept so much credit....
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