Plug and Abandonment of 75 Oil and Gas Wells Situated both Offshore on Rincon Island and the Onshore Facility

Summary

SCH Number
2018108285
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission
Document Title
Plug and Abandonment of 75 Oil and Gas Wells Situated both Offshore on Rincon Island and the Onshore Facility
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Project is the permanent plugging and abandonment of all 75 wells located both offshore on Rincon Island and the onshore facility. The Commission hired DrilTek, Inc., to conduct this work in full compliance regulatory requirements. Plug and abandonment operations will commence in the 3rd quarter of 2018 for onshore facility wells and in the 1st half of the year of 2019 for the wells on Rincon Island. The work is anticipated to be complete by July 2021.

Contact Information
Joe Fabel
California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202

(916) 574-1900

Location

Counties
Ventura
Other Location Info
5750 Pacific Coast Highway

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15269l(b)(c): C1, 2 & 4
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is being undertaken on an emergency basis to address the hazard posted by the desertion of operable oil and gas facilities on and affecting public lands. The plug and abandonment of oil and gas wells are considered routine well work contemplated at the time of authorization was granted for each well to be originally drilled.
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