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English: The monument to the discovery of the Kettleman North Dome Oil Field — located in Avenal, western San Joaquin Valley, California.
  • The plaque reads:
    "On October 5, 1928, about four miles northeast of here, MIlham Oil Company's Elliott No. One blew in out of control, thus discovering the giant oil and gas reservoir underneath 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.
    Dedicated October 11, 1958 by Kettleman Hills Historical Association."
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Camera location36° 00′ 32.85″ N, 120° 07′ 12.54″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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