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Vol. 15, No. 21 Week of May 23, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Key ARCO geologist Harry Jamison shares Prudhoe Bay discovery credit with Exxon

Steve Quinn

For Petroleum News

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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