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Avenal in Kings County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Discovery of Kettleman North Dome

 
 
Discovery of Kettleman North Dome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 2, 2013
1. Discovery of Kettleman North Dome Marker
Inscription. On October 5, 1928, about four miles northeast of here, Milham Oil Company's Elliott Number One blew in out of control, thus discovering the giant oil and gas reservoir underlying the North Dome of Kettleman Hills. To date this field has produced approximately one half billion barrels of oil and two and one half trillion cubic feet of gas.

Here displayed is one of the original well control heads, or Christmas tree, which is indicative of the tremendous pressures and productive capacities of these early oil wells, some of which were capable of producing in excess of thirty thousand barrels of oil and one hundred and twenty million cubic feet of gas each day.
 
Erected 1958 by Kettleman Hills Historical Association.
 
Location. 36° 0.549′ N, 120° 7.207′ W. Marker is in Avenal, California, in Kings County. Marker is on Skyline Blvd (California Route 269) 0.1 miles north of Hydril Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to Skyline Park. Marker is in this post office area: Avenal CA 93204, United States of America.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Discovery of Kettleman North Dome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 2, 2013
2. Discovery of Kettleman North Dome Marker
With an original well control head, also known as a Christmas tree
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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