Mud Pits, Mud Hopper, and Drawworks

Image

Mud Pits, Mud Hopper, and Drawworks

Title

Mud Pits, Mud Hopper, and Drawworks

Identifier

14138 OS

Source

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, Visual Aids Department, 1987

Description

Image of oil equipment. The rectangular steel boxes in the foreground are called mud pits and act as reservoirs for the intake of the mud pumps, which will be used during drilling operations.

The hat shaped object in the left hand corner is a mud hopper, where the crew will dump sacks of chemicals and sacked material for mixing their rotary mud.

The heavy steel object in the right hand side of the image is the drawworks, which is used for hoisting and lowering pipe.

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

Black and White Photograph
26.8 x 32.8 cm

Subject

Petroleum industry and trade--Equipment and supplies
Shell Oil Company

Coverage

California

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

The copyright to this image has not been determined. These images are intended for personal or research use only. Please contact library staff for rights determinations and additional uses.

Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Mud Pits, Mud Hopper, and Drawworks,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed September 17, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4029.