OG RW CRPC 012024-002


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Document Title
OG RW CRPC 012024-002
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The originally approved project consists of reworking one oil and gas production well by performing a pressure casing test (cement squeeze or run inner liner and cement to surface if casing does not pass) and selectively perforating. Temporary equipment such as pumps and return bins may be needed. No permanent facilities will be constructed. No expansion of associated facilities will be required. Various mobile temporary equipment will be used including, but not limited to, workover rig, etc., and vehicles to transport personnel and materials to/from the site. There will not be new ground surface disturbance associated with this project. CalGEM has approved permits for California Resources Production Corporation (CRPC) to rework the oil and gas well listed below, in the Belgian Anticline oil field. API #: 0402925790 Well Name: Midway-McKittrick A 43-30

Contact Information

Mikayla A Vaba
Agency Name
Department of Conservation, Geologic Energy Management Division
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Existing Facilities (14 CCR §§ 15301, 1684.1)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 applies to the “operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration” of existing facilities involving “negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing previously” (§ 1684.1). The project involves the maintenance of an oil production well and does not include modifications or changes to an existing use. The well is and will remain an oil production well and will generally have the same production capacity. More specifically, the project is a rework of an existing oil well in which the operator proposes to perform an integrity test. If the casing does not pass, the operator will perform cement squeeze or run an inner liner and selectively perforate in order to maintain the integrity of the casing and continue resource development as a production well.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, Replacement or Reconstruction (14 CCR § 15302)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 2 applies to the “replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced[.]” (14 CCR § 15302). The project involves reconstruction to repair casing by either cement squeeze or running an inner liner, should the casing fail pressure testing. This reconstruction would take place in an existing well pad and would restore the well to its existing production capacity and the well would have substantially the same purpose and capacity.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land (14 CCR §§ 15304, 1684.2)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 applies to “drilling operations that result only in minor alterations with negligible or no permanent effects to the existing condition of the land, water, air, and/or vegetation” (§1684.2). The project is a minor alteration to an existing well that will take place on an existing well pad with existing roads in a well-developed oil field. The operator indicates that the project does not involve the construction of permanent facilities, the expansion of existing facilities, or the disturbance of ground surface.


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