Category: Oil & Gas

Rincon Island

The Commission and its contractors have completed 96 percent of onshore abandonments (26 of 27 wells, including two additional Hobson Fee wells) and 100 percent of offshore abandonments (50 of 50 wells). Project completion is expected before June 30, 2021, the project...

Platform Holly/Piers 421/Venoco Bankruptcy

Platform Holly and Piers 421 Update PRC 421-2 Topsoil Removal Pilot Program Final Abandonment of PRC 421-2 Well Update on Abandoned Offshore Oil & Gas Wells Goleta Oil Release Davis v. State of California Filed Objection Filed Motion to Dismiss Filed Brief in...

PRC 421-2 Topsoil Removal Pilot Program

The California State Lands Commission, in conjunction with contract engineering teams, will perform a +/- 9-day topsoil removal pilot program on the PRC 421-2 caisson (on Haskell’s Beach along the City of Goleta’s shoreline).

Legacy Wells Plug and Abandonment Engineering Consultant

The Commission has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), RFQ 2019-013, entitled “Legacy Wells Plug and Abandonment Engineering Consultant”. The purpose of this RFQ is to initiate the process by which the Commission will contract with a firm with the appropriate...

Oil Pipeline Company to Pay more than $60 Million to Settle 2015 Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara, Calif. – State officials announce a comprehensive civil settlement with Plains All American Pipeline resolving natural resource damages, penalties and response costs associated with a crude oil spill near Santa Barbara in May 2015. The spill from an underground pipeline owned by the company caused injury to natural resources including birds, marine mammals, shoreline and subtidal habitats, and required beaches to close to be closed to the public.

Information on State Tidelands Oil & Gas Leases

Lease: 91Lessee: SoCal Holding, LLCOperator: SoCal Holding, LLCCounty: OrangeAssigned: June 19, 2014Field: Huntington BeachIssue Date: 05/21/1943Status: ProducingRoyalty Rate: Price-based sliding scale on oil (16.7% - 25%)Bonus: Bid factor 1.63Bond: $30 Million...