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Near Mission Hills in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Successful Cement Job

This Well, Hill No. 4

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, November 23, 2010
1. First Successful Cement Job Marker
Inscription. Spudded September 26, 1905, and completed April 30, 1906, is the first oil well in which a water shut-off was attained by pumping cement through the tubing and behind the casing--forerunner of the modern cementing technique.

It was drilled by Union Oil Company of California to a total depth of 2507 feet, and 1872 feet of 10-inch casing and 2237 feet of 8-inch casing where so securely cemented off that the well subsequently produced for over 45 years.

The development of oil well cementing was one of the most significant events in the history of petroleum technology. It has increased the productive life of thousands of oil wells and has thereby made available for the good of humanity, millions of barrels of oil that might otherwise have remained in subterranean storage.

This monument is also a tribute to a worthy pioneer, Frank F. Hill, under who direction Hill No. 4 was drilled, and to whom the petroleum industry is indebted for initiating the oil well cementing process.
 
Erected 1952 by Union Oil Company of California Petroleum Production Pioneers, Inc. (Marker Number 582.)
 
Location. 34° 42.958′ N, 120° 24.545′ W. Marker is near Mission Hills, California, in Santa Barbara
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By Michael Kindig, November 23, 2010
2. First Successful Cement Job Marker
County. Marker is on An Unnamed Road 1.5 miles east of Rucker Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Maria CA 93455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Purisima Mission ← 3 Miles (approx. 1.6 miles away); La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); La Purisima Mission - 1 Mile (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lompoc Carnegie Library (approx. 6.1 miles away); Italian Stone Pines (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lompoc's Mission Vieja (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lompoc World War I Monument (approx. 6.1 miles away); Original Site of Mission de La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Well, Hill No. 4 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 23, 2010
3. Well, Hill No. 4
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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