ERG West Cat Canyon Revitalization Plan
[Information up to date as of 09/06/2017]
The Draft EIR is in preparation. Release of the DEIR for public review is expected in later summer or early fall of 2017.
A Notice of Preparation was released of an Environmental Impact Report (County Case Number 15EIR-00000-00004). A Scoping Meeting was held on September 16, 2015.
The Board of Supervisors approved a contract for Aspen Environmental Group to prepare an Environmental Impact Report for the project on March 3, 2015.
The application was determined to be complete on October 2, 2014.
ERG re-submitted an application for an Oil Drilling and Production Plan and a Development Plan on September 14, 2014.
The application was determined to be incomplete on July 3, 2014.
ERG submitted an application for an Oil Drilling and Production Plan and a Development Plan on June 3, 2014.
The WCCPP project includes the development of 233 new thermally enhanced (steam injection) wells, installation of four additional steam generators, and replacement of the existing 4-inch diameter fuel gas pipeline with an 8-inch diameter line. The project includes 10 new well pads, 1 new steam generator pad, and the use of 91 existing pads for a total of 102 well and equipment pads, the installation of inner-field piping and other supporting equipment. All proposed facilities would be located on approximately 75 acres within ERG’s 8,054-acre West Cat Canyon property holdings. Existing ERG operations include 185 active or idle non-thermal wells and 314 active or idle thermal wells. Water for steaming the proposed wells would be obtained from the brine water produced by ERG’s field operations on the Project property.
ERG West Cat Canyon Project Area
Permit Application Materials