Kern River Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: USA
  • Location: San Joaquin Valley, California
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  • Type: Oil
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  • A very large field that produces heavy oil
  • The field encompasses nearly 9,600 acres of land, has approximately 10,000 producing wells
  • Steamflooding is the process used to increase recovery from the heavy oil reservoirs.


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  • 1899 - Kern River Oil Field discovered
  • 1999 - Texaco acquired AERA's stake in the field



  1. Top 100 U S Oil And Gas Fields
  2. Kern River Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary
  3. Texaco and Aera Finalize Trade of Selected California Upstream Assets

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