The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division) is the principle permitting agency for the injection of oilfield related fluid for enhanced recovery or disposal in California. Injection project approval is a two step process that involves the submittal of a project application and, after approval, individual well permitting. One of the most common reasons for injection project application delays is incomplete data and problems with casing cementing gaps in wells within the project area of influence. This presentation will attempt to explain the Division’s project review process with an emphasis on data elements most often deficient. In conclusion, the presentation will provide insight and advice to operators seeking injection project approval that can streamline the permitting process.
Marilu is an Associate Engineer with the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in Sacramento. A graduate of UC Davis in geology, Ms. Habel has worked for the Division in Bakersfield and Ventura district offices. Ms. Habel has worked in the Underground Injection Control Program since the Division received Primacy from the USEPA in 1984. For the past few years she has coached the Special Olympics Snowshoe Team in Placer County.
Burt is a Senior Oil and Gas Engineer with the Division in Bakersfield. He started with the Division in District 1 (Cypress) in 1989 and transferred to Bakersfield in 1992. He currently directs the District’s Environmental program, Idle and Orphan Wells program, CEQA and Construction Site Review program, and Pipeline testing program. Burt has a degree in Geology from California State University, Bakersfield and is a Registered Professional Geologist.