First Successful Cement Job

First Successful Cement Job (HMY3H)

Location: Lompoc, CA 93436 Santa Barbara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 42.958', W 120° 24.545'

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This Well, Hill No. 4

Spudded September 26, 1905, and completed April 30, 1906, is the first oil well in which a water shut-off was attained by pumping cement through the tubing and behind the casing—forerunner of the modern cementing technique.

It was drilled by Union Oil Company of California to a total depth of 2507 feet, and 1872 feet of 10-inch casing and 2237 feet of 8-inch casing where so securely cemented off that the well subsequently produced for over 45 years.

The development of oil well cementing was one of the most significant events in the history of petroleum technology. It has increased the productive life of thousands of oil wells and has thereby made available for the good of humanity, millions of barrels of oil that might otherwise have remained in subterranean storage.

This monument is also a tribute to a worthy pioneer, Frank F. Hill, under who direction Hill No. 4 was drilled, and to whom the petroleum industry is indebted for initiating the oil well cementing process.
HM NumberHMY3H
Marker Number582
Year Placed1952
Placed ByUnion Oil Company of California Petroleum Production Pioneers, Inc
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 737268 N 3844602
Decimal Degrees34.71596667, -120.40908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.958', W 120° 24.545'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 57.48" N, 120° 24' 32.70" W
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Area Code(s)805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4230 Rucker Rd, Lompoc CA 93436, US
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