For the past couple of summers, while visiting southern California, I have noted that pumpers that used to be still (as in "not moving") were now operating, and a lot more work-over rigs were noted. This was along the coast south of San Pedro, headed down to Huntington Beach. I did not know the name of this oil field, so I googled: what is the name of the oil field south of Los Angeles toward Huntington Beach.
The answer: Huntington Beach oil field.
Anyway, I digress.
The Huntington Beach oil field is a rather far distance from the Kern River oil field, in-land, and northwest of Los Angeles. But that was the oil field that was mentioned in the tweet. Apparently, Chevron is reviving these 100-year-old fields using steam. I have not watched the entire video yet.
I assume steam is environmentally safe but I don't know. I'm sure the activist environmental wackos can find some problem with steam (steam is that stuff one sees when one boils water on one's stove in one's kitchen; the same thing that one sees coming out of those huge nuclear reactors). But I digress.
Anyway, here's the video. Kind of neat, I guess. Maybe not the technology, but just the fact that 100-year-old fields are being revived.
Guess how they can make the steam? Using solar energy!