California on Monday issued its first permits for well stimulation following a third-party review mandated as part of an oil and gas permitting audit process.
By Rich Nemec
The California Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division has approved 24 permits including for Aera Energy LLC in Kern County near Bakersfield.
“These are the first permits issued since the process went under review last July,” said CalGEM spokesperson Don Drysdale. Aera’s permits cover wells it plans to stimulate in the North and South Belridge oilfields in the San Joaquin Valley. Another 282 permit applications are pending, he said. MORE>>