Category: Oil & Gas

Platform Holly/Piers 421/Venoco Bankruptcy

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 Support Goleta Town Hall Meeting 11/07/2019Presentation | Webcast Goleta Town Hall...

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 2/3% - 25%)Bonus: Bid factor 1.63Bond: $30 Million...

Terminated Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Summary

Terminated Leaseas of: Lease Type Lease Number Lessee Acres Termination Date Staff Report Number Location Leases Terminated June 2019 Oil & Gas 4000 Carone 204 06/28/2019 98 Santa Barbara Channel, Offshore Carpinteria 1 June 2019 Oil & Gas 7911 Carone 1,541...

Quitclaimed Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Status Summary

Status of Leaseas of: Total Leases Developed& Producing Developed &Non-Producing UndevelopedLeases Number of LeasesQuitclaimed Average Production(barrels per day) Leases Quitclaimed Leases Quitclaimedto Date Jan 65 - Dec 69 44 36 0 8 2 65,308 2198 & 2205 2...

Rincon Island

The Commission and its contractors have abandoned about 60 percent of the Rincon wells. Full abandonment is expected by June 2021. 100% of the onshore production wells have been plugged. The work finished ahead of schedule and the onshore rig has been demobilized. 40%...

Final Abandonment of PRC 421-2 Well

The California State Lands Commission and its contractors will commence the final abandonment of the PRC 421-2 well on Haskell’s Beach on or about Thursday, August 29th. This is the site of the small oil discharge that occurred in late May.