Category: Oil & Gas

South Ellwood Project

The Commission recently removed the two enormous piers and caissons at Haskell’s Beach in the City of Goleta. These structures, built in the late 1920s as part of the Ellwood Oil Field, were the last oil piers in California.

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...

Quitclaimed Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Status Summary

Statusas of: Total Developedand Producing Developedand Non- Producing Undeveloped NumberQuitclaimed AverageProduction(barrels per day) QuitclaimedLeases NumberQuitclaimedto Date Jan 1965to Dec 1969 44 36 0 8 2 65,308 2198, 2205 2 Jan 1970to Dec 1974 58 38 2 18 3...

Terminated Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Summary

TerminationDate Lease Lessee Acres Staff Report Location 06/28/2019 4000 Carone 204 98 Santa Barbara Channel, Offshore Carpinteria 06/28/2019 7911 Carone 1,541 98 Carpinteria Offshore Oilfield, Southern portion of State Oil & Gas Lease 3150 06/28/2019 3133...

Rincon Onshore and Offshore Facilities

In August 2022, the Commission approved the Rincon Phase 2 Feasibility Study and staff’s recommendations for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). On October 4, 2022, the Commission released a Notice of Preparation for an EIR for Phase 2. The...

California State Lands Commission, Tribal, State, and Local Partners Celebrate Successful Removal of the Last Remaining Oil Production Shorezone Piers in California

CITY OF GOLETA – Today, against the backdrop of the picturesque southern California shoreline, the State Lands Commission and state and local leaders showcased the successful removal of the last two oil production shorezone piers in California, restoring the coastline and marking an enormous milestone in California’s transition away from fossil fuels.