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September 21, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1967, seven dry holes on Alaska's harsh North Slope had left Atlantic Richfield Chairman Robert O. Anderson facing a costly choice. Should he try one more? The consummate wildcatter, Anderson pushed ahead, making one of the strategic decisions in U.S. oil history. The day after Christmas, oil historian Daniel Yergin recounts, a sound like four jumbo jets flying just overhead announced a plume of spewing natural gas.
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December 5, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Robert O. Anderson, a legendary wildcatter and philanthropist who founded Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. and used his clout to support an array of major cultural organizations, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to Harper's magazine, died Sunday at his home in Roswell, N.M. He was 90. His death was confirmed by Amy Wohlert, interim dean of the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management, which was named after the former Arco chairman and longtime New Mexico resident.
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December 5, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Robert O. Anderson, a legendary wildcatter and philanthropist who founded Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. and used his clout to support an array of major cultural organizations, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to Harper's magazine, died Sunday at his home in Roswell, N.M. He was 90. His death was confirmed by Amy Wohlert, interim dean of the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management, which was named after the former Arco chairman and longtime New Mexico resident.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1994 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
True to form, oil world legend Robert O. Anderson has once again been rescued by a wildcat well in an inhospitable part of the world. Hondo Oil & Gas Co., a twilight-years venture of the former Arco chairman, Wednesday announced a "potentially significant" natural gas discovery at a deep exploration well in Colombia's Magdalena Basin, 125 miles north of Bogota. The well, more than two miles deep, was Hondo's last hope as a company. Hondo, based in Roswell, N.M.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
The first time Robert O. Anderson started an oil company, things were simpler. In 1942, all he needed was $150,000 in capital, a couple of partners and $1,400 in drilling rig equipment. He packed up his belongings and his new wife and daughter and drove half a continent from his native Chicago to settle in the arid desert of New Mexico. It worked out pretty well. After 25 years as an independent oilman and wildcatter, Anderson helped create and run Atlantic Richfield Co.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1994 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
True to form, oil world legend Robert O. Anderson has once again been rescued by a wildcat well in an inhospitable part of the world. Hondo Oil & Gas Co., a twilight-years venture of the former Arco chairman, Wednesday announced a "potentially significant" natural gas discovery at a deep exploration well in Colombia's Magdalena Basin, 125 miles north of Bogota. The well, more than two miles deep, was Hondo's last hope as a company. Hondo, based in Roswell, N.M.
NEWS
December 6, 2007
Anderson obituary: The obituary of Arco founder Robert O. Anderson in Wednesday's California section said a building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is named after him. The building was originally named for him, but the name was changed this year to the Art of the Americas Building.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hondo Oil Losses Slow, Lonrho Debt Restructured: The Roswell, N.M.-based company run by former Arco Chairman Robert O. Anderson said its loss from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 slowed to $8 million, or 62 cents a share, from $8.7 million, or 67 cents, a year earlier. The company also said that Lonrho, its principal lender, had agreed to extend until Oct. 1, 1996, the maturity of its $78 million in loans to Hondo.
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June 5, 1985
South African Bishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize this year, has received a Roy Wilkins Memorial Award for humanitarianism from the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The Anglican bishop could not attend the Monday night awards dinner personally, so the prize was accepted by one of his daughters, Mpho Tutu, who has been studying in the United States.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1967, seven dry holes on Alaska's harsh North Slope had left Atlantic Richfield Chairman Robert O. Anderson facing a costly choice. Should he try one more? The consummate wildcatter, Anderson pushed ahead, making one of the strategic decisions in U.S. oil history. The day after Christmas, oil historian Daniel Yergin recounts, a sound like four jumbo jets flying just overhead announced a plume of spewing natural gas.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
The first time Robert O. Anderson started an oil company, things were simpler. In 1942, all he needed was $150,000 in capital, a couple of partners and $1,400 in drilling rig equipment. He packed up his belongings and his new wife and daughter and drove half a continent from his native Chicago to settle in the arid desert of New Mexico. It worked out pretty well. After 25 years as an independent oilman and wildcatter, Anderson helped create and run Atlantic Richfield Co.
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