Inglewood Oil Field
Welcome to Culver City’s Inglewood Oil Field web page.
On this page the City will post the latest information, schedules, meetings, public notices, documents, related links and other information concerning the Inglewood Oil Field.
Check back periodically for updated information.
Click here for information about the Discussion Draft Oil Drilling Regulations and to download the document.
Aspen Environmental Group Contract
Public Notice of June 23,2014, City Council Meeting Regarding Initiation of a Specific Plan for the Culver City Portion of the Inglewood Oil Field
Senate Bill (SB) 4 Well Stimulation Treatment Regulations
On September 20, 2013 Governor Brown signed into law SB 4 amending sections of the Public Resources Code relating to oil and gas. This bill requires the adoption of rules and regulations specific to well stimulation, including governing the construction of wells and well casings and disclosure of the composition and disposition of well stimulation fluids, and would authorize the division to allow well stimulation treatments if specific conditions are met. In November of 2013, the California Department of Conservation (DOC), Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), began the formal rulemaking process for Well Stimulation Treatment Regulations, which will go into effect no later than January 1, 2015. A discussion draft of the proposed regulations was released for review. Five public hearings were held to receive comments throughout the state in January of 2014. Effective January 1, 2014, the DOC established interim regulations to govern oil and gas well stimulation treatment until DOC's proposed permanent regulations are completed and become effective.
SB 4 also required an independent scientific study on will stimulation treatments, including acid well stimulation and hydraulic fracturing treatments, on or before January 1, 2015.
Pursuant to SB 4, DOC is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the impacts of existing and potential future oil and gas well stimulation treatments occurring within California. Suggestions for the content and scope of the EIR were taken at five public scoping meetings around the State from December 2013 through January 2014.
On June 13, 2014, DOC sent out public notice of the latest version of the proposed regulations for the use of well stimulation in oil and gas production. The public notice marks the beginning of a 45-day period for the public to comment on the revisions and other documents being added to the rulemaking record. The Department will conduct five public hearings around the state to receive comments. More information about those hearings, the text of the revised proposed regulations, and about ways to submit comments can be found at http://www.conservation.ca.gov/Index/Pages/Index.aspx.
Additional information and documents are available on the DOC’s web site at http://www.conservation.ca.gov/Index/Pages/Index.aspx.
Separately, DOC sent out the following notice on behalf of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) calling for literature submissions related to assessment of well stimulation treatments in California:
Pursuant to Senate Bill 4 (Pavley 2013), the California Natural Resources Agency has commissioned CCST to conduct an independent scientific assessment of well stimulation treatments, including hydraulic fracturing, in California.
The purpose of the report is to synthesize and assess the available scientific information associated with well completion treatments in California. The review will survey hydraulic fracturing, matrix acidizing, and acid fracturing as they are applied both onshore and offshore for oil and gas production in the state. Published information will be used to investigate the history and current application of well stimulation treatments, changes in the potential for oil and gas development in California made possible by well stimulation treatments, and evidence of environmental and public health impacts attributable to these technologies.
Interested parties are invited to propose relevant, scientific literature for inclusion in the report. Literature can be submitted in two ways:
1. At http://ccst.us/projects/fracking_public/referenceSB4.php
2. Submissions can be emailed as attachments to CAFRAC@ccst.us. File formats that can be imported into bibliography software such as BibTeX(.bib), EndNote XML (.xml) Research Information Systems (.ris), or Zotero (zotero.sqlite) are preferred.
The deadline for literature submissions is July 15, 2014.
For any additional information please contact Laura Feinstein of CCST at CAFRAC@ccst.us or visit the project website at http://www.ccst.us/projects/fracking_public/SB4.php.
Culver City Regulations Compared to County CSD
Tentative Project Timeline (updated: 05/29/14)
Community Meeting Regarding the Discussion Draft Oil Drilling Regulations on June 6, 2013.
Click here to view the 6/6/13 meeting webcast.
Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (CSD) Review: (updated: 06/11/13)
Culver City has received the following notice from the County of Los Angeles regarding a public meeting to receive comments on the required comprehensive review of the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (CSD).
In December 2008, the County of Los Angeles adopted a new set of standards to regulate the portion of the Inglewood Oil Field that is located in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The standards are known as the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (CSD).
Section G.7 of the CSD requires that the County conduct a comprehensive review of the CSD at least every five years to determine if the provisions of the CSD are adequately protecting the health, safety, and general welfare. The review shall consider whether additional provisions should be added, appended, or removed and to evaluate if proven technological advances that would further reduce impacts of oil operations on neighboring land uses should be incorporated into the provisions of the CSD. The Department of Regional Planning has made a survey available to collect the community’s input. Please click on the following link to read the introduction to the periodic review process, and to be taken to the survey: http://planning.lacounty.gov/baldwinhills/csd.
For the latest information, please visit http://planning.lacounty.gov/baldwinhills