Clearwater Oil Company, Ltd.
Big Bear Lease No. 2 Production Facility
SAMPLE Spill Prevention, Control, and
Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
Appendix C of this SPCC Plan. This includes the pumps and motors for working condition and leaks, hoses, valves, flowlines, and the saltwater injection wellhead. Maintenance and operation of the well itself and the downhole injection comply with EPA’s and the state’s Underground Injection Control (UIC) rules and regulations (40 CFR parts 144-148).
3.4Inspections, Tests, and Records [112.7(e)]
This Plan outlines procedures for inspecting the facility equipment in accordance with SPCC requirements. Records of inspections performed as described in this Plan and signed by the appropriate supervisor are a part of this Plan, and are maintained with this Plan at the Ridgeview field office for a minimum of three years. The reports include a description of the inspection procedure, the date of inspection, whether drainage of accumulated rainwater was required, and the inspector’s signature.
The program established in this SPCC Plan for regular inspection of all oil storage tanks and related production and transfer equipment follows the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice for Setting Maintenance, Inspection, Operation, and Repair of Tanks in Production Service (API RP 12R1, Fifth Edition, August 1997). Each container is inspected monthly by field operation personnel as described in this Plan section and following the checklist provided in Appendix C of this SPCC Plan. The monthly inspection is aimed at identifying signs of deterioration and maintenance needs, including the foundation and support of each container. Any leak from tank seams, gaskets, rivets, and bolts is promptly corrected.
This Plan also describes provisions for monitoring the integrity of flowlines through a combination of monthly visual inspections and periodic pressure testing or through the use of an alternate technology. The latter element is particularly important for this facility since flowlines do not have adequate secondary containment.
The inspection program is comprised of informal daily examinations, monthly scheduled inspections, and periodic condition inspections. Additional inspections and/or examinations are performed whenever an operation alert, malfunction, shell or deck leak, or potential bottom leak is reported following a scheduled examination. Written examination/inspection procedures and monthly examination/inspection reports are signed by the field inspector and are maintained at the field office for a period of at least three years.
The facility is visited daily by field operations personnel. The daily visual examination consists of a walk through of the tank battery and around the wells. Field operations personnel check the wells and production equipment for leaks and proper operation. They examine all aboveground valves, polished rod stuffing boxes, wellheads, fittings, gauges, and flowline piping at the wellhead. Personnel inspect pumps to verify proper function and check for damage and leakage. They look for accumulation of water within the tank battery berms and verify the condition and position of valves. The storage tanks are gauged every day. A daily production report is maintained. All malfunctions, improper operation of equipment, evidence of leakage,
Version 1.0, 11/28/2005