• Photo of touchable historic three-dimensional map at the Alaska public lands information Center

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Alaska’s first exploratory oil well was drilled in 1898 on the Iniskin Peninsula, Cook Inlet, by Alaska Petroleum Co. Oil was encountered in this first hole at about 700 feet but a water zone beneath the oil strata cut off the oil flow. Total depth of the well was approximately 1,000 feet.