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Opening the arctic: The drilling of Umiat #1

Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences

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Abstract

One of the greatest excitements for a petroleum geologist is to venture into the frontier, to explore and drill "where no man has gone before." Over 50 years ago Bill Rex, a Kansas oilman, was tapped to lead the first oil drilling expedition into the Alaskan Arctic. He successfully assembled and outfitted a Naval Seabee expedition whose mission was to drill the first well north of the Arctic Circle, Umiat #1. The story of Umiat #1 is one of anecdotes and personal accounts. This paper relates the successes and tribulations of that Seabee exploration venture, as told to the writer by some of the participants.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Opening the arctic: The drilling of Umiat #1
Series title:
Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences
Volume
19
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences
First page:
8
Last page:
13
Number of Pages:
6