Coalinga Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Aera Energy
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Coalinga, California
  • Production start: 1890s
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
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  • One of America’s oldest oil fields, Chevron’s Coalinga field began operations in the 1890s.
  • Because the heavy crude produced at the field does not flow readily, steam is injected into heavy-oil reservoirs to heat the crude, making it easier to bring to the surface.


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  • 1887 - Coalinga Oil Field discovered
  • 1999 - Aera acquired a stake from Texaco
  • 2011 - Solar powered EOR project launched



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