CALIFORNIA PROJECT AIMS TO PLUG OLD WELLS

The California State Lands Commission (CSLC) has temporarily halted a program to properly plug offshore wells abandoned in Summerland oil field at the turn of the century. Five wells, originally drilled to about 400 ft, were abandoned about 1907, sealed only by dynamite blasts. The CSLC project was to be complete late next month, but it ran out of funds after three wells in the surf zone were plugged. Blind flanges were welded on the two remaining wells in deeper water to prevent oil from

Jun 28th, 1993
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