San Ardo Field
Aera and its predecessor companies have been producing heavy crude oil in San Ardo since 1952.
Our oil operations in San Ardo cover approximately seven square miles and are located 30 miles north of Paso Robles, just east of State Route 101. Aera’s San Ardo field produces an average of 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day. Crude oil is sold on the premises and is transported to refineries in California for processing into gasoline and other fuels.
Through the company’s Partnership A.E.R.A. program, San Ardo employees have for more than a decade been involved with students and teachers in the San Ardo Union Elementary School District. This involvement includes sponsorship of field trips and teacher mini-grants. Many of our employees live in northern San Luis Obispo County, and Aera’s community outreach extends to support of local schools, as well as the United Way and other health and human services agencies in Paso Robles and nearby communities.