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The first Barto Company was founded over thirty years ago by Jerry Barto. The company was a commercial and residential development firm in Southern California. In 1979, the Barto enterprise entered the oil business with the acquisition of a property in Costa Mesa, CA for commercial and residential development. This property was in the West Newport Oil Field, having a number of idle wells.
Jerry Barto continues to be active in managing the many affiliated companies with his son, Craig Barto, who is President of Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. Over the decades, they have worked together to consolidate much of the production in the Long Beach field, and develop most of the vacant land in Signal Hill into the vibrant community it is today.
Barto Oil Company became Signal Hill Petroleum once the Shell deal was complete.
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. purchased working interest and operatorship in the "Signal Hill East Unit" from Arco.
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. purchased working interest and operatorship in the "Signal Hill West Unit" from Texaco.
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. purchased working interest in the "Signal Hill West Unit" from Exxon.
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. purchased the royalty interest in a number of Unit and Non unit properties from the Alamitos Land Company.
This Shopping Center Opened with a Chevron gas station, a McDonalds, one of the first Drive through Starbucks, a Coco's, and a Craftsmen inspired Grocery Store.
Million dollar view homes!
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. purchased from Chevron Texaco.
The commercial center is anchored by Home Depot, Petco, Ross and DollarTree.
The survey was successfully performed by contractor NodalSeismic in Long Beach, CA. This was a predecessor to a successful 30 square mile 3D.
The survey was successfully performed in Long Beach and Signal Hill by contractor NodalSeismic and was completed in the spring of 2012.