ARCO TO SHOOT SEISMIC SURVEY NEW KATALLA OIL FIELD, ALASKA

ARCO Alaska Inc. is taking another look at the area that gave Alaska its first oil field more than 90 years ago. Northern Geophysical of America will shoot 100 line miles of seismic for the company in the Katalla area bordering the Gulf of Alaska 50 miles southeast of Valdez. The last significant exploratory drilling in the area was in 1961-62 by Richfield Oil Corp., now a part of ARCO.

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