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.
Starting as early as November 20 and ending by December 11, approximately 3,000 barrels of accumulated oil will be transferred to the Phillips refinery facilities by truck.
On August 27, 2020, the Commission and the City of Goleta will host a virtual Town Hall from 6 – 8 p.m. to update the public about the plug and abandonment work at Platform Holly and Piers 421. We will also update the public about the upcoming CEQA process to remove...
The Commission and ExxonMobil are suspending plug and abandonment work on Platform Holly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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).
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...
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.