Last Two Shorezone Oil Piers in the State are Removed
For Immediate ReleaseContact: Sheri Pemberton, Public Information Officer916.477.0691 | Sheri.Pemberton@slc.ca.govGOLETA, CA – The State Lands Commission, in collaboration with the City of Goleta, has removed the last two oil pier and caisson structures in...
South Ellwood Project
Platform Holly/Piers 421/Venoco BankruptcyStaff continues to maintain and monitor Platform Holly and the onshore facilities to ensure public health and safety and to work on abandoning the 30 wells on the platform. Well work to seal off the producing intervals of the...
Rincon Onshore and Offshore Facilities
In August, the Commission approved the Rincon Phase 2 Feasibility Study and staff’s recommendations for preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). On October 4, the Commission released a Notice of Preparation for an EIR for Phase 2. The proposed project for...
Rincon Phase 2 Decommissioning Project
– NOP (10/22)
Project to remove final two oil piers at Haskell’s Beach set to begin
The end of an era begins on Monday at Haskell’s Beach, as the State Lands Commission, in collaboration with the City of Goleta, starts work to remove the pier and caisson structures known as PRC 421-1 and 421-2. It’s a process that will take up to six months, during which time sections of the beach may close temporarily to keep the public safe during the operations. The beach will remain open otherwise.
The Commission wins a significant legal victory for protecting public health and safety against a former oil operator.
For Immediate Release. Contact: Sheri Pemberton 916.477.0691 | Sheri.Pemberton@slc.ca.gov Sacramento, Calif.— This week, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware released its opinion in the matter of Eugene Davis v. State of California, finding entirely in...
Final Rincon Phase 2 Decommissioning Feasibility Study
The Commission released the Final Feasibility Study on July 21, 2022. Responses to public comments are included in the Final Feasibility Study. On August 23, 2022, the Commission will consider staff’s recommendations regarding a proposed project and alternatives to...
PRC 421 Decommissioning Project
– Final EIR (3/22)
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...
Virtual Town Hall scheduled regarding Platform Holly
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.