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Vol. 22, No. 12 Week of March 19, 2017
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Christmas at Prudhoe Bay

Personal reflections from Alaska geologist Gil Mull, who sat on the Prudhoe discovery well for Humble, ExxonMobil predecessor

GIL MULL

For Petroleum News

It was totally unexpected; it was mid-December 1967, not long before Christmas, and there I was, suddenly on an airline flight from Los Angeles to Fairbanks, where I transferred to a bush flight heading for the Prudhoe Bay State No. 1 drill site. Although ARCO was the operator on the well, Exxon’s....

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Things were becoming interesting

Communication limited to radio

A thousand mile daily commute

Looks like gas discovery


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