June 2022

May 2022

Jacobsen Pilot Tower Removal

By |2022-05-06T10:03:21-07:00May 6th, 2022|Latest Articles, Press|

In 1949, the Port of Long Beach gave this old oil derrick to Captain Jacob Jacobsen to use as a radar tower. This was the first private, shore-side radar in the United States! At the time, radar was new technology. The oil derrick is estimated to be built before 1910! Because the tower doesn't meet earthquake engineering standards, in 2022 JPS decided to replace the tower. (Video courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)

April 2022

August 2021

April 2019

Becker #1 Re-Abandonment Project 2018 InterAct PMTI

By |2020-01-08T10:06:03-08:00April 4th, 2019|Latest Articles, Press|

The Becker #1 well, located on Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, first made history in the 1890’s when it was one of the first offshore wells drilled in the U.S. and is once again making history as one of the first of these vintage offshore wells to be permanently abandoned. The Becker well is notorious to local beach-goers as it has been the source of visible oil seepage for years.

April 2018

March 2018

August 2017

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