The West Mahala Southern California Oil Field:

The West Mahala Area (oil field) was discovered in May 1969 by M.J. Castro with the completion of Abacherli #1, approximately 3000 feet NW of the Mahala Area. The well was completed on April 21, 1969 flowing at a daily rate of 175 barrels of 32 degree API gravity clean oil and 100 Mcf of gas.

Eleven more wells were drilled and completed to production in the West Mahala area during 1969. The deepest well in the area is Fleet Exploration, Ltd. Abacherli #5. Of the 22 wells drilled, 18 are producing oil. 

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