DEEP EXPLORATION SET IN MIDWAY-SUNSET FIELD

A California field that last September produced its 2 billionth bbl of oil from relatively shallow depths soon will get a chance to produce from deeper horizons. Atlantic Richfield Co. and Santa Fe Energy Resources Inc. are joining forces to look for deeper oil in the North Midway portion of Midway-Sunset field on a block that includes some 20,000 acres owned by Santa Fe and 1,800 acres owned by ARCO. The five year exploratory program calls for one wildcat per year.

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