OIL: Amerada's New Find

Oilmen acknowledge Alfred Jacobsen, Amerada Petroleum's president, as king of the explorers. After others had vainly scouted the Williston Basin since the early '20s, Jacobsen last year sank the well that tapped one of the country's richest oil pools. But shrewd Oilman Jacobsen did not rest on the triumph; he already had his seismograph crews roaming north west Alberta in a hunt for new treasure. Oilmen have long guessed that an oil-rich coral-reef formation underlies Alberta's Peace River Basin, about 200 miles northwest of Canada's vast Leduc field, and have spent years hunting for it.

Amerada drilled a wildcat well...

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