Analysis of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Treatments in California

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Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (Department of Conservation)
Document Title
Analysis of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Treatments in California
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use

Document Description
Notes: FYI Final As noted in Section ES.1 (Introduction), well stimulation treatments include, but are not limited to, hydraulic fracturing treatments and acid well stimulation treatments and do not include steam flooding, water flooding, or cycling steaming. Additionally, such treatments do not include routine well cleanout work, routine well maintenance, routine removal of formation damage due to drilling, bottom hole pressure surveys, or routine activities that do not affect the integrity of a well or formation. For the purposes of this EIR, well stimulation treatments include hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, and acid matrix stimulation. This EIR does not evaluate high rate gravel packing when it is used to control sand within a well; however, gravel packing treatments that are performed for well stimulation with the intent of fracturing a geologic formation are considered.

Contact Information
James Pierce
Department of Conservation
801 K Street, MS 18-00
Sacramento, CA 95814-3530

Phone : (916) 323-1797



Notice of Completion

Development Type
Other (Oil and gas well stimulation)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning Department of Fish and Wildlife, Headquarters Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Other Agency(ies) Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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