The area on this map has 200 to 300 oil/gas wells that are either operational or abandoned. Many of these wells are directly under people’s homes. Some of these wells are currently leaking. All wells leak eventually. This area is unique because the site is shared by SoCalGas’s underground gas reservoir. Their reservoir activities have caused the whole area to be under extreme pressures, pressures the abandoned well bores were never designed to withstand. This condition is very different from oil field wells in other areas of Los Angeles.
The two highlighted areas in the map below give the viewer an indication of the number of oil/gas wells concentrated in the Playa/Marina del Rey area. For more information about your specific area, click here.