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WORK PLAN TO VERIFY PROPER PIT CLOSURE
"Section 5" 11-1 (029-16238)

Section 5, T288, R27E
Poso Creek Field

July 15, 2014...
Introduction

Work over operations at ”Section 5" 11-1 (O29-16238) began on April 16, 2014, and continued through April
28...
Excavation Plan

1) With the use of a Loader,  excavate the pit per diagram below: 
Cross Sectional View

Bench 3’ wide

B...
'5 Set;  5.:  11-1 (C1g91623’8,). 

Sections Fee

Work Over Pit Location
Section 5 Fee

Q Well Location

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E8IB Natural Resources - 3 — 5 June 2014
Complaint — Discharge to Unlined Sumps

Poso Creek Oil Field.  Kern County
EXHIBI...
Loader dug pit
from this
direction — Ramp
in front of pit

BRE 7-10-14

EXHIBIT 2
WORK PLAN TO VERIFY PROPER PIT CLOSURE
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E&B Natural Resources - Work Plan To Verify Pit Closure

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E&B Natural Resources - Work Plan To Verify Pit Closure

  1. 1. WORK PLAN TO VERIFY PROPER PIT CLOSURE "Section 5" 11-1 (029-16238) Section 5, T288, R27E Poso Creek Field July 15, 2014 Submitted by: Burton R. Ellison, P. G. #7864
  2. 2. Introduction Work over operations at ”Section 5" 11-1 (O29-16238) began on April 16, 2014, and continued through April 28, 2014. Sometime during this time period, a 9’ x 25’ pit, 8’ deep with a ramp at the south end, was dug to catch and contain fluids from the well during these operations. On April 18, 2014, the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) was on site to investigate an anonymous complaint about the disposal of fluids into an unlined surface impoundment (sump). Photographs taken by DOGGR document the condition of the pit on April 18, 2014 and are shown in Exhibit 1. Approximately 400 barrels of formation water and crude oil were discharged in to the unlined sump. The sump contained fluid for two days before being vacuumed out and the fluid transported to E&B’s road mixing pad for mixing and reuse on private lease roads. Sometime after the completion of the well work and fluid removal, the pit was backfilled with clean native soil. Purpose The purpose of this Work Plan is verify proper closure of the pit by 1) Safely excavating the pit to a depth below original depth (8’ or deeper) 2) Take soil samples for analysis at various locations and depths 3) Perform lab tests at a State certified lab, for the presence of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), Benzene, Toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX), and General minerals (Geochem analysis). By comparison with native soils, these tests will verify proper closure of the pit. If hydrocarbon contaminated soils are encountered, they will be remove until the pit is visually clean and confirmation samples confirm the removal of hydrocarbons. Eguipment Needed 1) Front End Loader 2) Soil sample containers 3) Measuring wheel 4) T-posts and orange caution fencing 5) Confined space monitoring/ rescue personnel 6) Camera Procedure 1) Prior to digging, verify with DIGALERT or call 811. 2) Notify Ryan West with the Water Board (559-445-5116) 24 hours prior to commencement of excavation. 3) Locate on the surface, the approximate location/ outline of the pit. See Exhibit 2 for staked location. 4) Excavate pit following Excavation plan. 5) Samples to be taken at bottom oforiginal pit and at any point hydrocarbon stained soil is observed. On site Geologist to pick sample locations 6) Complete Chain of Custody for each sample. Document the excavation with photographs. 7) Secure pit with T posts and orange caution fence. 8) Backfill sump with the Water Boards approval.
  3. 3. Excavation Plan 1) With the use of a Loader, excavate the pit per diagram below: Cross Sectional View Bench 3’ wide Bench 3’ wide Bench 3’ wide Lab Analysis to Perform All soil samples to be tested for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), Benzene, Toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX), and General minerals (Geochem analysis). Clearly label all samples with a depth and location. Complete a Chain of Custody for all samples delivered to the Lab. Use Zalco Labs in Bakersfield.
  4. 4. '5 Set; 5.: 11-1 (C1g91623’8,). Sections Fee Work Over Pit Location Section 5 Fee Q Well Location ' it‘a‘| ‘7lia: b'e§zuGeE>jEye¢, Iécdlfied {LEI rilzhsfar G v‘Gelmap; f1n‘g. Aégogfial. I©Ne, l_Cr5P? ,,s‘ . ID, e,Lor{rr‘1e, lIg1§p‘m_. ylndia Work Over Pit Location 11-1 (O2916238) Section 5 Fee Lease Sec 5, T288, R27E ¥? §’i'? ?§’ Q ’¢2o2o2o: o2o: ' Dale: 7/11/2014
  5. 5. E8IB Natural Resources - 3 — 5 June 2014 Complaint — Discharge to Unlined Sumps Poso Creek Oil Field. Kern County EXHIBIT 1 Photoggraphs o_f__t_he sump for the Section 5 #11-1 well
  6. 6. Loader dug pit from this direction — Ramp in front of pit BRE 7-10-14 EXHIBIT 2 WORK PLAN TO VERIFY PROPER PIT CLOSURE E & B Natural Resources ”Section 5" 11-1 (029-16238) Approximate location of buried pit View Looking North

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