Exploration milestones

Despite the disclaimer following the chart on pp. 39 and 40 indicating that the "milestones" may reflect the bias of the sources from which they were collected, one cannot help but be impressed by the myopic vision of Oil & Gas Journal in compiling this list. Perhaps the editorial staff needs to expand their personal horizons in terms of professional contacts within the exploration industry.The only mention of the California oil industry is the discovery of the McKittrick heavy oil field attributed to the year 1887. "This mine shaft in the McKittrick asphaltum mine, Kern County, was built in the1860s with redwood timbers. Oil prospectors were often former gold miners, so they tried to us...

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