Clearwater Oil Company, Ltd.
Big Bear Lease No. 2 Production Facility
SAMPLE Spill Prevention, Control, and
Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
The facility produces an average of 30 bbl (1,260 gallons) of crude oil (approximately 40 API gravity) and 140 bbl (5,880 gallons) of produced water each day. The produced water tank contains an oil/produced water mixture. It is subject to 40 CFR part 112 and is covered by this SPCC Plan.
1.5Oil Storage and Handling
Oil storage at the facility consists of one (1) 500-bbl gun barrel, three (3) 400-bbl aboveground storage tanks, one (1) 500-bbl produced water tank, and associated piping, as summarized in Table 1-2. The total oil capacity at this facility is 2,200 bbl (92,400 gallons).
All oil storage tanks are shop-built and meet the American Petroleum Institute (API) tank construction standard. Their design and construction are compatible with the oil they contain and the temperature and pressure conditions of storage. Tanks storing crude or produced oil (#1 through #4) are constructed of welded steel following API-12F Shop Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids specifications. Steel tanks are coated to minimize corrosion. Tank holding produced water (#5) constructed of fiberglass following API-12P Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks specifications.
Other production equipment present at the facility include the pumpjacks at each well and water pumps for transfer of saltwater to the injection well. These store a minimal amount of lubricating oil (less than 55 gallons). Lubricating oil and other substances, such as solvents and chemicals for downhole treatment, are also stored at the facility, but in quantities below the 55-gallon threshold for SPCC applicability. Table 1-2 lists all oil containers present at the facility with capacity of 55 gallons or more.
Table 1-2: Characteristics of oil containers
Produced water and oil mixture
Version 1.0, 11/28/2005