GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATORY WELL DUE IN KERN COUNTY

The Indian Wells Valley in the Mojave Desert may give Kern County a new energy source, says Dr. Frank Monastero, who heads the Department of Defense's geothermal program at China Lake Naval Weapons Center. Kern County regularly produces two-thirds of California's oil, running around 593,200 b/d out of a state total of 954,600 b/d at yearend 1993. Three elements are needed for a successful geothermal field, Monastero told the San Joaquin Geological Society's April meeting in

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