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Who are Chevron Retirees

They are all the people that have worked for the many legacy companies that now makes up what is known as Chevron. We worked in many places doing jobs that enables people to fill up their cars without knowing what made the whole thing possible. We know.

Geologist in Louisiana Exploring for Oil in Louisiana. Our geologist have searched for oil is some very hostile environments.
Caltex Bahrain Exploring for Oil in Bahrain. Ed Skinner is standing atop Jebel Al Dukan overlooking the drilling rig in 1932. Oil was discovered 31 May 1932
Geologist in Southeast Asia Exploring for Oil in Southeast Asia. Geologists found more swamp to wade through looking for oil.
Geoligist in Mississippi Delta Exploring for Oil in Mississippi Delta. Doodlebug crew in swamp setting shot line.
Minas drilling in the 1940's. Discovery well was spudded just before the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Indonesia. The Japanese completed the well which discovered the Minas Oil Field.
Pico Canyon Well No 4 Circa 1877. This well resulted in the formation of Pacific Coast Oil which later became Standard Oil of California.
Lakeview Union Oil. Union drilled these well after the Pico Number 4 proved to be a success.
Lucas Gusher near Beaumont, Texas blew out 10 January 1901. This was the beginning of around 200 companies. Texas Company and Gulf Oil were two of these companies.
California Arabian Standard Oil Company spudded Damman Well Number 7 on 7 December 1936 in Saudi Arabia. After hitting gas on 31 December 1937, the geologist said "dig a bit deeper" and on 4 March 1938 oil was hit. In 1936, the company was a joint venture of Texaco Company and Standard Oil of California. In 1944 the name was changed to Aramco. Standard Oil of New Jersey and Socony-Vacuuum bought into Aramco in 1948. By 1980, Aramco was a Saudi company.
Gulf Oil Drills First Over Water Well in 1910 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Schlumberger on location at Kern River, California in 1933.
Directional Driller setting a whipstock. He is orientating the direction to start a directional well.
Mud Engineer test the mud properties of the drilling fluid.
Ninian Central being towed from Loch Kiskorn Scotland in 1978 into the North Sea. At the time this was the largest man made object to move across the face of the earth.
Laying Pipe required a lot of people. This shows a line being screwed together using pipe tong. The rest of the people are trying to get the two pipes to line up by prying up on the pipe until it was level. The big boss had a hammer to hit the pipe to help.
Crew laying pipe in 1930 in Texas
Texaco Roustabouts sitting on their crew truck.
Oil Field Workers going to the field on and old chain driven truck. OSHA would enjoy this.
Pumper Gaugers discussing the operation.
The oil is now in the tank
Thieving a tank to determine oil water content before selling tank of oil.
Dropping a tape measure to determine the oil level in the tank before selling tank of oil.
Christmas Tree were installed to control well after Spindletop
The tree that Anthony Lucas used at Spindletop to control the flow of oil. This was the first time a Christmas tree was employed on a producing well.
Texaco Port Arthur Refinery. To process oil from Spindletop, the Texas Company built their first refinery in 1903. It is still in operation by Shell and Saudi.
Port Arthur Refinery Office
Workers
Union Oil First Refinery
Newhall, California. They built this refinery after the discovery of Lakeview.
Union Oil workers decorating vessel at refinery for Halloween in 1952
Pure Oil Refinery built on the Delaware River in 1904. Not sure who currently owns this refinery think that it might be Sunco. Union Oil of California bought Pure Oil Company in 1965.
Port Arthur Refinery Gulf tanks and loading warf.
Port Arthur Refinery Gulf was built in 1903 to process Spindletop oil. It is still in operation by Valero Energy Company.
Bahrain Refinery Caltex. In 1936 a joint venture with Standard Oil California and Texaco built a refinery to process oil from the Awali Field. It is still in operation by Bahrain National Oil Company.

El Segundo became the second refinery built by Standard Oil Company and went on line 15 August 1911. It is still in operation in Los Angeles County by Chevron.

The Richmond Refinery, El Primo, near San Francisco received first oil on 7 July 1902. It is still in operation by Chevron.
Point Orient Wharf was established to export products to Asia. 1907 photo of the Point Orient wharf shows the refinery's can factory in the foreground, the box factory to its left, and three ships waiting to be loaded
Wilshire Oil Company Refinery 1937. Gulf Oil bought Wilshire Oil Company in 1937. Not sure who currently owns this refinery.
British American Refinery in Moose Jaw, Sackatchewan. Gulf Oil Canada owned controlling interest as of 1956. Chevron sold its 60% interest in Gulf Oil Canada Limited in 1985.
Regent Oil Company a joint venture with Texaco in the UK purchased the Trinidad Operations giving them the Pointe-a-Pierre Oil Refinery in 1956. It is now owned by Petrotrin the Trinidad National Oil Company
Texaco Pointe-a-Pierre Oil Refinery in 1968.
Texaco Tank Car loading at Port Arthur, Texas. Oil left the refinery by train cars and pipeline.
Texaco Loading Dock at Port Arthur, Texas. Unloading oil from tanker for processing at the refinery in 1925
Standard Oil of California
four-masted Ship Edward Sewall 1899
Tanker George Loomis Pacific Coast Oil
Gulf Swede Oil Tanker
Texaco New York Oil Tanker
Union Oil Tanker Sansinena in 1976
Caltex Bahrain 1953
Warren Petroleum built the SS Natilie Warren in 1947 as the first liquid petroleum gas tanker.
British American Oil Company Tanker Britamaco
Gulf Tank Truck in 1933
Hazen Willett, standing, in early 1900's at Pt Vernon. Loaded with products at Pt. Wells, WA to be taken to Concrete, WA, a four day round trip. Thanks to Ray M. Airone a CRA member
Standard Oil of California
Standard Oil of California delivering oil to the California and Hawaii Sugar Co in the early 1900's. These two pictures were salvaged from the trash by a niece of Tom Hanson, a CRA member.
Standard Oil of California delivering gasoline to the California and Hawaii Sugar Co at Crockett, Contra Coasta County, CA in the early 1900's
Texaco Tank Truck in 1910
Texaco product delivery
Texaco Products Truck making a call on the Service Station
Texaco Doodlebug. In 1935 Texaco designed this tanker to provide greater economy, ease of operation, increased visibility, and greater capacity.
Pure Oil Company trucks being loaded 1943
Gypsy Oil company car. Gypsy Oil was formed by Gulf in 1907 to manage the Glenn Pool Field in Oklahoma. This picture was taken in 1917. The man is Art Morrison.
Indian Oil Company was purchased by Texaco in 1931. With the purchase they obtained Havoline.
Gulf Oil took over controlling interest in British American Petroleum in 1956. In 1968 the BA logo was replaced with the Gulf logo.
British American car in 1940's
Texaco car in 1947
Regent Oil Company truck. Texas. Texaco took control of Regent Oil Company in the UK 1946.
The first service station in the world 1907. John McLean of Standard Oil of California in Seattle Washington set up a pump, wood driveway, a canvas canopy and a display of oil products.
Texaco Lube Rack. This was a good place for people to gather and talk.
The first service station in the world that was designed to be a drive in station open its pumps on 1 December 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Gulf Oil.
Dome Oil Company station ca 1920. Dome Oil merged with Pinal Oil Company ca 1911 to form the Pinal Dome Oil Company. The company was bought by Union Oil ca. July 1917. The truck is a Garford ca 1918.
Union Oil Station in Irvine, California in the 1930's
Barney Oldfield getting his car filled with Union gasoline
Pure Oil Station. Union Oil Company expanded to national status in 1965 with the merger of Pure Oil of Illinois, giving it operations in 37 states.
Like this early Standard Oil of California station most gas was dispensed at the curb.
Getty Oil Company Flying A at San Juan Capistrano, circa 1959
Skelly Oil Station in 1925
Paragon Oil Company was mainly a distributer of fuel oil in the northeastern United States. Paragon was sold to Texaco in 1959.
Calpet Oil Company service station 1929-30. Texaco bought California Petroleum Company in 1928 making Texaco the first company to market in all 48 states
Calso Station. Standard Oil of California marketed as Calso
Gulf Oil marketed under the name of British American Petroleum in Canada until 1968.
British American Oil Company purchased Royalite Oil Company Limited. By 1964 Gulf Oil owned 96% of the shares.
Purity 99 was purchased along with Shawnigan Chemical Limited, Red Head, Anglo-Canadian, and Royalite Oil Company in 1963. In 1968 all stations were changed to Gulf Oil.
McColl Frontenac Oil Co. (BC) Ltd was a Canadian Company. Texaco started buying their stock in 1936 and by 1940 controlled the board. In 1959 the McColl Frontenac brand was replaced with Texaco.
Texaco 1928. Texaco got involved with selling aircraft fuels. Frank Hawks an airplane racer was hired to head up the Aviation Division.
Frank Hawks beside Texaco Northrop Gamma 2A completed in August of 1932. and purchased by Texaco on December 6, 1932.
Standard Oil of California. This plane was the flagship of the fleet.
Gulf Oil sea plane. Think it is a Grumman Goose.
Union of California DC 3 was the corporate airplane. This is a restored aircraft.
Pure Oil Company Fokker Super Universal, NC761Y
Caltex Pacific Indonesia C47. This picture was taken ca 1952 during the time of developing the Minas Field.
Caltex Caltex Pacific Indonesia C47 at    Pekanbaru
Caltex Caltex Fokker F27 Friendship airplane flown during the 1970's. Landing at Kemoyoran Jakarta. 
Standard Oil of California bi-planes over San Francisco. Socal was involved in promoting their aviation fuel.
Aramco "Flying Camel" landing at Dhahran in 1950's. Initially Aramco was a joint venture in Saudi Arabia with Chevron and Texaco. Later Esso and Mobil became partners.
Amelia Earhart getting galoline from Union Oil.
Telephone operator working a switchboard for Texaco
a Texas Company office in Beaumont, Texas in early 1900's . This is probably the first office.
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