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Q: oil wells in southern california ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: oil wells in southern california
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: ck88-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 17 Sep 2003 00:03 PDT
Expires: 17 Oct 2003 00:03 PDT
Question ID: 257560
We like to buy oil wells in Southern California, which should be well
currently producing about 3 barrels of oil per day, water content less
than 70%
PLs find oil well brokers who can find above mentioned oil wells in
Southern California, or oil well owners with contact numbers and
Emails. If you could find both oil well brokers and owners, we"ll
appreciate. Thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by omniscientbeing-ga on 17 Sep 2003 00:26 PDT
Are you interested in well owners'information who have not expressed
any interested in selling?

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Clarification of Question by ck88-ga on 17 Sep 2003 09:47 PDT
No. Please try to search the real seller and the brokers. Thank you very much!

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 21 Sep 2003 12:20 PDT
This has turned out to be a surprisingly intractable question.  

There are several online listing services that hook up buyers and
sellers of oil producing properties.  I saw listings in Texas that
otherwise seemed to meet your criteria.  But none, at the moment, were
listed in southern California.

The listings change constantly.  

Would you be interested in having a list of the online broker services
as an answer to your question?  That way, you could check them
yourself periodically until you locate a property that's of interest
to you.

There are also lists of all well owners/operators in California that
describe in a fair amount of detail who owns the wells, and the
properties re: output, water content, etc.  But the lists do not,
themselves, indicate whether a particular property is or sale.  I'd be
happy to include this information in an answer as well, if it is of

Let us know how you'd like to proceed on this.



Clarification of Question by ck88-ga on 21 Sep 2003 17:57 PDT
We've found out several on line brokers by ourselves also, just as you
there're little information as we need in Southern California.
We wonder if you could find any other brokers/consultant or experts in
who can search for the oil wells we need, when succeeded we like to
pay commission to them.
Also we're surely interested in lists of all oil well owners in
but they must have phone numbers, fax numers, emails and addresses, so
can contact them.(Would you mind telling us where do you get the
Thanks for your effort!

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 22 Sep 2003 06:42 PDT
Hello again,

Thanks for your clarification.

I haven’t found information on brokers beyond what I mentioned in my
previous comment.

The information I have on oil well owners and operators lists
thousands of wells throughout California, A typical listing looks like

25 Hill Properties

029..............[county code = Kern]
OG...............[well types...oil/gas?]
51...............[number of producing wells]
27...............[number of shut-in wells]
18,362...........[Oil and condensate (bbl)]
1.0..............[Daily production per well (bbl)]
37,996...........[Water (bbl)]
67.4.............[% water]

A separate file gives contact information for the oil well
owners/operators...most, but not all, include telephone numbers:

25 Hill Properties Inc 
P O Box 344 
Taft CA 93268 
(661) 765 - 5330 

Other information (fax numbers, emails) is not readily available.

Would you like me to post the information I have as an answer to your

If not, how would you like researchers to proceed?


Clarification of Question by ck88-ga on 22 Sep 2003 11:34 PDT
We think you've done your best, we like both a list of the online broker 
services and oil well owners lists as an answer. And we would appreciate 
if you could tell us how to get the lists, so we may do something later
in other states. 
Thanks again!
Subject: Re: oil wells in southern california
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 22 Sep 2003 12:38 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again, and thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your

Let me begin with the publicly-available records for oil wells in the
state of California.  All well operators must file with the state whey
then intend to begin drilling operations, or when they close down any
wells.  In between, during the operating life of the well, they must
also file regular reports with the appropriate state agencies.

Well operators must also designate an “agent” who resides in the state
of California, and who is the point of contact for all regulatory
dealings.  The State of California makes a great deal of this
information publicly available in several different formats.

You can get an idea of the requirements, record-keeping, and databases
that are available at the California Division of Oil, Gas and
Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) website at:


The full list of all wells, well operators, and agents (who are often
the same person as the operating company) can be found here:

This is a simple ASCII file and identifies all the operating
companies, and the agent name, address and phone number.


A much more detailed list that describes the properties (daily oil
production, water content, etc) of all wells in the state can be found
in the DOGGR's Annual Report at:

Beginning on page 104 of the report is a very lengthy table of “OIL
AND GAS PRODUCED, BY OPERATOR ” that provides the detailed production
information I mentioned earlier.


I believe that most states with operating oil wells will have a
similar department (although they may not all make their information
as easily available as does California).  You’ll find a good list of
links to relevant state agencies here:

The states list begins about two-thirds of the way down the page, at
-- Oil & Gas Web Sites”.


As for brokers, one of the District Directors for the DOGGR provided
me a list of a few possibilities, although he cautioned that he had no
direct experience with any of these firms, so it is difficult to say
if they would meet your needs or not:

Avenal Land & Oil CO 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
(415) 984-0535 

Bloemer Estate Oil Lands Leasing 
4948 Engle Road, Bakersfield, CA 93313 
(661) 833-9569 

Gray Oil & Land LLC 
Sonoma, CA 95476 
(707) 996-8857 

Theta Oil & Land CO 
582 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 			
(415) 392-9545 

Virginia Oil & Land CO 
3101 State Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308 
(661) 393-7000 

Connie Manus Petroleum Consulting
(661) 637-2820

Maverick Petroleum
(661) 328-5530

West Coast Land Service 
(661) 322-2517

White Wolf Land Service
(661) 324-9653


Some on-line services that I came across (none with active listings in
southern California that met your criteria) are:

It would be worthwhile to check these sites from time to time for new
listings that may appear.


I hope this information meets your needs.

If anything here is unclear, or requires further elaboration, just let
me know by posting a Request for Clarification.  I’ll be happy to
assist you further.

Best of luck in your business ventures.


search strategy:

Google searches on:

[California “oil wells”]
[California “oil wells” brokers]
[“oil * land company” california]
[“oil * land co” california]

search and browsing of DOGGR website at:

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 22 Sep 2003 13:20 PDT
I neglected to include a link that may be useful.  It lists dozens of
oil leasing brokerage services in California -- these companies may be
able to meet your needs:

[NOTE: site took a long time to load, even at broadband speeds]

Some of the companies listed include:

Energy Land Svc
616 Washington St
Red Bluff, CA. 

Carl Dresselhaus, Atty
853 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 

Energy Capital Inc
444 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA. 

Termo Co
3275 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA. 

Petru Corp
250 Hallock Dr # 100
Santa Paula, CA. 

Mickelson Oil & Gas Properties
1610 S Beverly Glen Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 

Petroleum Properties Corp
155 W Mayes St
Dixon, CA. 

White Wolf Land Svc
1412 17th St # 560
Bakersfield, CA. 
ck88-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Tough question, excellent answer! We appreciate this researcher's job.

Subject: Re: oil wells in southern california
From: pafalafa-ga on 23 Sep 2003 07:13 PDT
Thanks for the kind words and the generous's always

Best of luck with your oil wells.  Hope we'll see you back here at
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