Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is the world's fourth largest non-government energy company. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, USA, and active in more than 180 countries, it is engaged in every aspect of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron is one of the world's six "supermajor" oil companies.
he company celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2004. Chevron traditionally traces its roots to an oil discovery in Pico Canyon (now the Pico Canyon Oilfield) north of Los Angeles. The discovery led to the formation, in 1879, of the Pacific Coast Oil Company, the oldest predecessor of Chevron Corporation. Another side of the genealogical chart points to the founding of The Texas Fuel Company in 1901, a modest enterprise that started out in three rooms of a corrugated iron building in Beaumont, Texas. This company would later become known as Texaco.
Chevron Corporation was originally known as Standard Oil of California, or SoCal, and was formed amid the antitrust breakup of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil company in 1911. It was one of the "Seven Sisters" that dominated the world oil industry in the early 20th century. In 1933, Saudi Arabia granted SoCal a concession to find oil, and oil was found in 1938. In the early 1950s, SoCal discovered the world's largest oil field (Ghawar) in Saudi Arabia. SoCal's subsidiary, California-Arabian Standard Oil Company, developed over years, to become the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) in 1944. In 1973, the Saudi government began buying into ARAMCO. By 1980, the company was entirely owned by the Saudis, and in 1988, the name was changed to Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).
Standard Oil of California and Gulf Oil merged in 1984, the largest merger in history at that time. Under the antitrust regulation, SoCal divested many of Gulf's operating subsidiaries, and sold some Gulf stations and a refinery in the eastern United States. SoCal changed the name to Chevron Corporation.
The Captain Platform sits in the Captain Field on the edge of the Moray Firth 68 miles north of Aber...
Glomar Coral Sea
This was from 1983 (?) when I was a roustabout/floorhand on it in the Gulf. It was under contract t...
Discoverer Deep Seas
Discoverer Deep Seas with Chouest OSV along side working in Gulf of Mexico for Chevron.
Captains cabin close up
Taken from the Vildkat flotel, the railway van ex Norway which was used for the tow out and known as...
Claymore Alpha Barge
Lying in the Tay whilst loading with all the material for the Claymore Alpha, the name escapes me. T...
Captain WPP and the Far Supplier - Summer 2008
Here is a picture of the Captain platform in the Moray Firth.
The weather was so good the sea was...