August 20, 2019 @ 7pm Prudhoe Bay Exploration and Discovery Prudhoe Bay is the largest oil field in North America, and one that almost went undiscovered. After years of fruitless searching, oil companies ( and the Navy) had largely given up on the North Slope of Alaska. One Company decided to drill “One more hole” –( a rank wildcat well), and the rest is history. The discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay was a watershed moment for Alaska, good or bad the discovery changed Alaska, the oil industry and to some degree, the world.

Lecturer Bob Hurlbut a 36 year veteran employee of Prudhoe Bay and a self-proclaimed local historian on exploration and discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay. Over his career, Bob has had the pleasure of meeting, working with and talking with many of the “pioneers” in the discovery and early development of oil in Prudhoe Bay.


  • Occurs Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Noel Wien Auditorium

1215 Cowles Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701


Melissa Harter