Pacific Energy Says San Pedro Bay Pipeline Passes Test

Pacific Energy Resources and its wholly owned subsidiary San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company announce its successful inspection of the San Pedro Bay Pipeline. The SPBPL, a 16 inch, 17.3 mile pipeline carries crude oil produced on Pacific’s Beta Unit Platforms in Federal waters, 9 miles offshore Long Beach to shore at Beta Pump Station in the Port of Long Beach. This successful inspection was a requirement by Department of Transportation, Minerals Management Service and California State Lands Commission who have oversight on the pipeline.

The inspection contractor GE Pipeline Solutions PII utilized their UltraScan WM inspection tool to inspect the 16-inch pipeline. GE as the contractor for Pacific Energy reviewed the data and produced a final report submitted to the Governing Agencies for their review. The final report indicates that the SPBPL meets and exceeds requirements set in its Pipeline Integrity Management Plan as per 49 CFR Part 195.452.

This successful effort also removes certain barriers that exist with the company’s loan agreements that restricted significant capital spending in the Beta Oil field until the longterm viability of the sales line was established.

"This is a significant event and marks the beginning of the formal effort to redevelop the Beta Oil field and return Platform Eureka to production" said Darren Katic the company’s president.