Loren Ware

“The company’s exploration manager, Loren Ware, felt that the North Slope of Alaska was the best bet for a large discovery and in 1958 began the first steps in the exploration process.

During 1964 & 1965, the company had to choose between two upcoming sales, one in the Colville Delta, the other in the Prudhoe Bay area. It had seismic evidence of a large structure in both areas. The company chose the Colville Delta sale, as it was first.

The BP-Sinclair Colville # 1 (1966), penetrated a thick section of Permian Triassic deltaic oil- stained sandstones possibly the Sadlerochit. This gave the financially troubled oil company the first indications of a potential oil field on the North Slope. However, for financial reasons, and despite the efforts of Ware, Sinclair did not bid in the Prudhoe Bay area sale.”

Reference Data:

Riches From the Earth: A Geologic Tour Along the Dalton Highway, Alakasa, by Diel, Bascle, Banet, Brougham, Mowatt and US BLM, 1993, page 97

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