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BANC PIC 19xx.129:3--ALB Interior view of derrick from engine bed. April 12, 1911.
Load of stuff en route to Lease. April 12, 1911.
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BANC PIC 19xx.129:6--ALB View of derrick. Out of focus. April 12, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:7--ALB View of derrick, showing engine house and boilers on ground. April 12, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:8--ALB View of derrick. Out of focus. April 12, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:13--ALB Showing location of center stake, Section 4.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:15--ALB Site for office building, Section 4. View south looking over entire section. Lost Hills in the far distance.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:17--ALB View looking north from office building site over the Kettleman Hills.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:20--ALB California Counties Oil Company View of derrick, 100 barrel fuel tank in the foreground. Men still rigging up. April 25
BANC PIC 19xx.129:28--ALB California Counties Oil Company Rigging up cables, coke and tools in the foreground. April 25, 1911.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:40--ALB Showing alsmost absolutely flat formation of rock outcrop directly over Arnold's estimated anticline.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:41--ALB Another view of same. Camera not being quite level with this formation makes it appear dipping toward the east.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:55--ALB Showing elevation of reserve water tank above camp buildings and derrick. Bottom of tank is about 60 feet above floor of derrick.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:56--ALB Site of water supply reserve tank. August 22, 1911.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:61--ALB Medallion Camp, Section 20. Kettleman Hills.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:64--ALB Going through Cantua Creek Sand on the intermediate. September 30, 1911.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:66--ALB Cantua Creek Sands, hard top crust which we broke through. September 21, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:72--ALB Another view of the same thing. September 30, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:73--ALB Another view of the same thing. September 30, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:74--ALB View of another wheel after 426 miles run. September 30, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:75--ALB Another view of the same wheel. September 30, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:76--ALB View of fossil oyster shells top of Jacalitos formation, on top of ridge 600 feet east of derrick. October 27, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:77--ALB Looking across lease from ridge of shells. Water tank in the extreme distance, corner of office building on the right. October 27, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:80--ALB Formations Kettleman Hills near Coalinga - Kettleman Well. October 3, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:81--ALB Formations Kettleman Hills near Coalinga - Kettleman Well. October 3, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:83--ALB Kettleman Plain, Main Coast Range west of camp.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:84--ALB View over section four, looking north from near south boundary.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:85--ALB Pleasant Valley South of Coalinga
BANC PIC 19xx.129:86--ALB 5,000 pounds of baled hay
BANC PIC 19xx.129:87--ALB Ed. Gately, James Kimbley, C.B. Lightner, J.H. Guy, H.M. Bacon, Wm. Strack, John Nickels, and dog
BANC PIC 19xx.129:95--ALB Nine joints damaged 8 1/4 inch casing, ten inch six joints good order marked by casing clamps, 12 1/2 inch one joint good order, 15 inch bailer, 12 1/2 inch bailer, 10 inch bailer, stem for heavy string tools; beyond casing 2-15 inch, 2-12 1/2 inch bits,
BANC PIC 19xx.129:97--ALB Casitas campsite for well number one. April 24, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:98--ALB Casitas, mountain near well site. April 24, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:99--ALB Casitas, mineralized spring 250 feet above well number one. April 24, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:100--ALB Casitas, view up canyon location well number one. April 24, 1912
Casitas, oak timber on mountain side. April 24, 1912
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BANC PIC 19xx.129:103--ALB Casitas, site of well number one. Arnold and Lewis. April 24, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:104--ALB Casitas, location of well number one. April 24, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:105--ALB Steep hillside on Casitas Ranch Road.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:106--ALB Casitas, Ranch Road construction
BANC PIC 19xx.129:108-ALB Casitas Road, a 25 percent grade. Note cutting we had to do.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:109-ALB The big grade, looking down.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:112--ALB View on big grade
BANC PIC 19xx.129:113--ALB Casitas Ranch Road
BANC PIC 19xx.129:114--ALB A rough bit of rock work
BANC PIC 19xx.129:115--ALB Note amount of cutting done here
BANC PIC 19xx.129:117--ALB Casitas Ranch Road
BANC PIC 19xx.129:118--ALB Lower end of road
BANC PIC 19xx.129:120--ALB Cord wood for fuel. Upper end of road
BANC PIC 19xx.129:121--ALB [Camps for well number one]
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BANC PIC 19xx.129:143--ALB [Well site in canyon. Men clearing away for lowering rig timbers. July 22, 1912]
BANC PIC 19xx.129:158--ALB Rigging derrick. October 10, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:159--ALB View of mountain from foot of grade. October 10, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:162--ALB View along top of mountain, Casitas. Parcel number one
BANC PIC 19xx.129:163--ALB Landscape with derrick
BANC PIC 19xx.129:168--ALB Panoramic view looking over Coyote Creek and Ventura River from top of well number one, parcel number one.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:171--ALB No caption
BANC PIC 19xx.129:184--ALB Casitas, team on the grade
BANC PIC 19xx.129:189--ALB Casitas, lower end of spear joint remaining in collar of joint below spear joint. The lower end of this joint was broken off a clean, smooth break all the way around, at about three threads down inside the collar. Note that threads have not been stripped
BANC PIC 19xx.129:191--ALB Casitas, another view of lower end of spear joint, pipe opened in weld when men endeavored to cut it from collar. August 21, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:192--ALB Casitas, showing break in ten inch lower end of joint, above joint in which spear was lodged. August 21, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:193--ALB Casitas, Upper end of joint in which spear was lodged showing the condition of pipe at point from which spear was removed. August 21, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:194--ALB Casitas, another view of same. August 21, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:195--ALB Debris washed over our road at mouth of China Canyon
BANC PIC 19xx.129:196--ALB Debris at our gate. Road cut out eight feet deep
BANC PIC 19xx.129:199--ALB Coyote Creek, park on the right
BANC PIC 19xx.129:200--ALB Coyote Creek through the Wadleigh Ranch
BANC PIC 19xx.129:215--ALB View from location of the old oil well number one, and is looking toward the south.The immediate foreground is underlain by vaqueros shales in the trough of the syncline that passes through this point. The lefthand background shows the west end of Red Mountain anticline.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:227--ALB Fog in the early morning in the valley of the Coyote Creek and the Ventura River, with Silver Mountain and Mount Topa Topa in the distance.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:228--ALB Drillers and tool dressers quarters, main camp
BANC PIC 19xx.129:229--ALB View of the Big Slip in Adams Canyon from Red Hill
BANC PIC 19xx.129:230--ALB View of the ridge from south side of Ayres Canyon
BANC PIC 19xx.129:231--ALB Closer view of the Big Slip showing where rock is fractured
BANC PIC 19xx.129:232--ALB Closer view of the Big Slip showing where rock is fractured
BANC PIC 19xx.129:233--ALB Looking westward from about the center of Ayres Canyon
BANC PIC 19xx.129:234--ALB Looking down Ayres Creek toward the valley of Coyote Creek. Sky line Oak field in the foreground
BANC PIC 19xx.129:236--ALB November 18, showing fire swept woods on parcel two
BANC PIC 19xx.129:237--ALB November 18, fire swept woods showing proposed location of well number two
BANC PIC 19xx.129:238--ALB November 18, Hillside on parcel number two after the fire
BANC PIC 19xx.129:245--ALB Miscellaneous tools on rack
Casitas, pipe stored at Ayers barn, 12 1/2-10-8 1/4 inch
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BANC PIC 19xx.129:251--ALB Fifteen 1/2 inch section four, Kettlememan Hills lease
BANC PIC 19xx.129:252--ALB Section four, Kettleman Hills, December 15, 1914
BANC PIC 19xx.129:253--ALB Nearby view of camp House, buildings completed, April 12, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:254--ALB California, counties oil company, camp house, mess house, bunk house, and derrick, showing construction. April 12, 1911
BANC PIC 19xx.129:255--ALB Fossilized rock, sticks, leaves, ferns, small animal tracks, February 22, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:256--ALB Fossilized rock, Section four, Jacalitos, formation rock on loft, from cellar of well number one
BANC PIC 19xx.129:257--ALB Ketleman plain, ranch on headwaters of Zapata Creek, February 22, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:258--ALB La Belle Oil Company, well number one, camp buildings and 1,500 barrel galvinized iron water storage tank. Derrick for well number two at end of tank. View looking toward Buena Vista Hills.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:259--ALB La Belle Oil Company looking over the eight acres from the southeast corner. Well number two derrick in the foreground. Well number one prominent derrick on left. Storage tanks and camp buildings in center. North line approximately corner post flag and boilers
BANC PIC 19xx.129:263--ALB La Belle Oil Company, new derrick well number two, 1,500 and 2,000 barrel galvanized iron storage tanks.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:273--ALB Standard oil well section 36, flowing approximately 10,000 bbls. gravity oil. This well is about three miles east of us.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:274--ALB Another view Standard oil well. Note discharge of oil to the left of derrick. Oil sprayed in vapor form around derrick for over 1,000 feet.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:275--ALB Another view of Standard oil well
BANC PIC 19xx.129:288--ALB Another view of the Sunday afternoon gush. Note this is coming through a six inch pipe. June 9, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:290--ALB Another view of same. Well was throwing at this time with six inch valve only 1/3 open. After ten minutes, flow gas pressure decreased. Pressure immediately thereafter ran up to 75 pounds
BANC PIC 19xx.129:291--ALB View of trench cut through the soil by discharge from six inch outlet.
BANC PIC 19xx.129:292--ALB Oil flowing from six inch outlet through trench into sump, Sunday afternoon at 2:00, June 9, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:293--ALB Oil and gas gushing through six inch pipe Sunday afternoon at 2:00. June 9, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:294--ALB Another view of same
BANC PIC 19xx.129:295--ALB Another view of same. Note six inch pipe completely filled
BANC PIC 19xx.129:301--ALB Inside connection of valves
BANC PIC 19xx.129:303 --ALB Well number one
BANC PIC 19xx.129:304--ALB Four inch drill stem standing in derrick after Sunday accident, May 26, 1912
BANC PIC 19xx.129:307--ALB New Santa Fe Well, Section six, flowing 2,500 bbls. 20 gravity oil. Note enormous quantity of sand this well has thrown off
BANC PIC 19xx.129:321--ALB La Belle number three fifty feet over the crown block. Oil so thin and sprayed as to be almost invisible
BANC PIC 19xx.129:322--ALB La Belle number three coming in
BANC PIC 19xx.129:323--ALB Running the swab in La Belle number three
BANC PIC 19xx.129:324--ALB La Belle number three going 50 feet over the crown block. Oil so thin and sprayed as to be almost invisible
BANC PIC 19xx.129:325--ALB La Belle number three, showing boiler gas trap and two 100 bbls. receiving tanks. Note gas escaping from top of tanks
BANC PIC 19xx.129:326--ALB La Belle number three coming in April 9, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:327--ALB La Belle number three coming in April 9, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:329--ALB La Belle number three coming in. April 9, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:330--ALB La Belle number three coming in. April 9, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:332--ALB La Belle number four rig not quite complete
BANC PIC 19xx.129:333--ALB La Belle number four. April 25, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:334--ALB La Belle number four boiler plant
BANC PIC 19xx.129:335--ALB La Belle number four, April 27, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:337--ALB La Belle bunkhouse, hauled from Kettleman Hills and rebuilt
BANC PIC 19xx.129:338--ALB La Belle, cleaning out well number two
BANC PIC 19xx.129:343--ALB View of Midway Field from Buena Vista Hills
BANC PIC 19xx.129:344--ALB View of Buena Vista Hills from section two
BANC PIC 19xx.129:345--ALB Gate Valves of Honolulu gas well
BANC PIC 19xx.129:346--ALB Honolulu gas well discharging under 550 pounds pressure
BANC PIC 19xx.129:347--ALB La Belle lease looking toward Buena Vista Lake from Superintendent's house
BANC PIC 19xx.129:351--ALB La Belle
BANC PIC 19xx.129:352--ALB Swabbing La Belle number four, November 2, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:353--ALB La Belle number four, open flow. Total flow estimated ten to fifteen barrels. August 26, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:354--ALB Set up of valves on La Belle number four, November 2, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:355--ALB La Belle number four, open flow. August 26, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:356--ALB Swabbing La Belle number four, November 2, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:357--ALB La Belle number four, open flow. August 26, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:358--ALB K.T.&O. Well burning on section 22, November 2,1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:359--ALB La Belle number four, open flow. August 26, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:360--ALB Swabbing La Belle number four, November 2, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:361--ALB K.T.&O. Well burning on section 22, November 2, 1913
BANC PIC 19xx.129:366--ALB [Landscape with many derricks, and telephone lines. Possibly La Belle]
BANC PIC 19xx.129:368--ALB [Panoramic of landscape with many derricks]
BANC PIC 19xx.129:369--ALB La Belle, view of coast range west of lease. July 12, 1914
BANC PIC 19xx.129:370--ALB La Belle, view eastward along north line of property July 12, 1914
BANC PIC 19xx.129:371--ALB La Belle, view eastward along north line of property July 12, 1914
BANC PIC 19xx.129:372--ALB La Belle, looking northward along west line of property. July 12, 1914
BANC PIC 19xx.129:373--ALB La Belle, looking westward across lease from top of number three tank. July 12, 1914
BANC PIC 19xx.129:380--ALB La Belle number five. December 14, 1914
BANC PIC 19xx.129:383--ALB [Landscape with many derricks, and some buildings]