The proposed new project is to allow disposal of waste water into a Class II Water Disposal well proposed to be installed in an existing well boring (Ginochio 41-17, API #0401300019) in the Brentwood oil field. The well is currently listed as plugged and abandoned.
Reabold California’s lease currently has two producing wells with production approaching 300 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 300 barrels of water per day (bwpd). Current practice is to truck produced waters off-site for disposal. The proposed project is to convert an existing well into a water disposal well, eliminating the need for routine trucking of water from the lease and restoring reservoir pressure that resulted from historic production.
The well will re-inject water from the currently producing Mokelumne River Formation - Second Massive Sand interval into the historically productive Mokelumne River - Third Massive Sand. The injection zone is a hydrocarbon producing zone and is an exempt aquifer as defined by the 1981 Brentwood Oil Field primacy boundary, which was submitted to the US EPA in 1982 with the Primacy Application.