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Murchison in the News

The Search For Oil

(Photos: Alex Sutherland)

For a number of weeks now the landscape in the rugged Blackwater Valley area near Murchison has been dominated by this 500-ton, $1 million dollar oil rig drilling the Bounty No. 1 well. It's programmed to drill 4500ft. and when we went to press the depth had passed this figure.


Tom Kanak (U.S.A.) in charge of operations


Texan, K. Off, chief of contractors, Petroleum Services.


The crew hard at it. From right: Drilling supervisor, M. Rush (Canada), W. Leef and, bending over, Tom Kanak.