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Oil and Gas Projects

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The Advance Planning Division oversees all oil and gas projects within the City and reviews oil and gas projects outside of City limits that may have an impact on the City. The Division is also actively involved with the April 17, 2017 Venoco lease quitclaim and bankruptcy. Links to pages providing more detailed information on the Venoco lease quitclaim and bankruptcy as well as other oil and gas projects we are currently working on are below:

Venoco Quitclaim and Bankruptcy

California State Lands Commission Platform Holly/Venoco, LLC Bankruptcy Page

Amortization Information

     Ellwood Onshore Facility Amortization Study_160304 (commissioned by the City of Goleta)

     Ellwood Onshore Facility Amortization Study_160906 (commissioned by the City of Goleta)

     Ellwood Onshore Facility Amortization Study 2016 (commissioned by Venoco) 

     160920_Venoco Update Presentation

Other Oil and Gas Information

California State Lands Commission Beach Hazards Removal Project

Refugio Beach Oil Spill Response Project

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