Toolhouse Rack

Image

Toolhouse Rack

Title

Toolhouse Rack

Identifier

14140 OS

Source

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, Visual Aids Department, 1987

Description

Drilling equipment--this view is taken on the toolhouse rack and shows several pieces of equipment that are used during drilling operations. To the extreme left is a goose neck swivel from which the drill pipe hangs when it is being rotated. In the center of the picture are the blowout preventers and the control gates which are used during drilling operations to prevent a well from blowing out of control. In the right foreground are rotary tables that transmit the rotating power to the drill pipe, which in turn rotates the bit.

The boiler in the background is automatically controlled and is used like a hot water heater to supply low pressure steam and hot water for cleaning rotary equipment when it comes in from the wells.

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

Black and White Photograph

Subject

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

Coverage

California

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

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Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Toolhouse Rack,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed September 17, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4031.