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Jenkins No. 1 Oil Well.

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Try Castaic Canyon for Wildcat Well.

W.W. Stabler is rigging up to start drilling his new wildcat well in Castaic canyon. He stated yesterday that he expected to get the drill started in about 10 days.

This test will be drilled near the Ridge route, about five miles north of Saugus, where Mr. Stabler has about 1,200 acres under lease. The well will be known as Jenkins No. 1.

According to field reports several test holes have been drilled in the canyon during the last 10 or 15 years, and all of them are said to have found oil or gas, or both. Their failure to obtain oil in paying quantities is attributed by Mr. Stabler to the fact that the drillers either didn't have proper mechanical facilities or lacked experience.

Holes have been drilled there as deep as 3,300 feet, it is reported, and Mr. Stabler expects to go at least that deep.

News story courtesy of Lauren Parker.



Del Valle Geology (Edwards 1947)

Castaic Area Oil Fields, 1954: Castaic Hills, Castaic Junction, Del Valle, Honor Rancho


Castaic Oil Co. 1910


Stabler's Jenkins No. 1, 1925


Devil's Canyon No. 1 (Dry Hole)

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