Platform Holly/Piers 421/Venoco BankruptcyPlug and abandonment work on Platform Holly resumed in October 2021—528 days after the pandemic shut down this work. As an important milestone, Well 3242-6 became the first well plugged to surface. Staff continues to maintain...
On December 8, 2021, the Commission and the City of Goleta will host a virtual town hall from 6 – 8 p.m. to update the public about the work at Platform Holly.
Phase 2 work is underway. Commission staff anticipates releasing a draft Feasibility Study in the 1st quarter of 2022. Once the draft Feasibility Study is available for public review, staff will facilitate a community town hall to present the draft. Feasibility Study...
The State has established a website for the oil spill response efforts associated with the spill offshore Orange County.
The California State Lands Commission plans to decommission the pier structures known as Pier 421-1 and Pier 421-2. The piers formerly supported two oil wells in the surf zone south of the Sandpiper Golf Course in the City of Goleta.
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On Wednesday, June 23, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the Commission will host a virtual workshop to provide a feasibility study update and gather public input, ideas, and comments regarding areas of concern and project alternatives.
On April 7, 2021, the Commission will host a virtual Town Hall from 5:30–7:30 p.m. to update the public on milestones completed to date and an overview of the next steps in the Rincon decommissioning process.
On March 10, 2021, the Commission will host a virtual Town Hall from 6 – 8 p.m. to update the public about the Platform Holly decommissioning project and the upcoming CEQA process for the removal of the Haskell’s beach oil piers. Join the Zoom MeetingLink to the...
State Lands Commission and California Geological Energy Management Division announce oil well abandonment milestone
Sacramento, Calif.—The State Lands Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Energy Management Division (CalGEM), has plugged and abandoned all 50 wells on Rincon Island and all 24 state onshore production wells.