Chevron was formed in 1911 as a result of the government break-up of Standard Oil. The company was originally called Standard Oil Company of California or SoCal for short. In the 1930s, the name Chevron was adopted.
In 1948, the company discovered the world’s largest oil field in Saudi Arabia.
In 1984, the company merged with Gulf Oil. This was the largest merger in history at the time. The company name was changed to the Chevron Corporation.
In 2000, the company acquired Texaco.
In 2005, the company acquired the Unocal Corporation.
In 2011, the company acquired Atlas Energy.
Today, Chevron is one of the largest energy companies in the world. They are active in over 180 countries worldwide.