Subsea, Coastal and Legacy Oil Wells
Oil Well Plug and Abandonment Project
Location: Summerland, California
In 1904 a now-defunct oil company abandoned several oil wells on the beach in Summerland, California. These wells were improperly abandoned and leaked for decades. L123 contracted with the California State Lands Commission to plan and execute the remediation of these leaking wells. L123 owner, Mark Steffy, adapted the successful Surf Sled design and created the Surf Sled II Jr., a shortened version of the Surf Sled II design and capable of handling an oil well workover rig. All wells at the site were successfully plugged and abandoned.
This project demonstrates L123’s ability to plan and manage beach and nearshore plug and abandonment and debris removal operations.
Oil Well Remediation Project
Location: Huntington Beach, California
The Esther Island oil drilling and production facilities located offshore Huntington Beach, California were largely destroyed by the heavy winter storms that pounded the California coastline in the winter of 1983/84. All that remained of the island after the storms werethe damaged oil wells protruding from the seafloor. L123 owner, Mark Steffy, organized and supervised the initial inspection phase of the remediation of these oil wells. These wells were later remediated and plugged and abandoned or brought back online after the island was replaced with a conventional offshore jacket structure.
This project demonstrates L123 ability to plan and perform underwater inspections using photographic documentation.