Citizens for REsponsible Oil & Gas filed appeal with County to force further environmental review. *activity in Upper Ojai may be frack job*
"Local residents are forming a nonprofit organization aimed at working with stakeholders to ensure oil and gas operations in Ventura County have “effective oversight.”
Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) was formed by a group of 20 west county residents, in response to what they deem has been a lack of environmental review by Ventura County, which recently approved nine new oil wells and two wells to be reopened in the area above Thomas Aquinas College in Upper Ojai."
Click here to read the full story in the Ojai Valley News by Kimberly Rivers on Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas or CFROG.
This photo, taken at about 2:40 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, shows a Baker Hughes tank truck parked on Topa Vista Road in Upper Ojai. That is the fire department in the background just across hwy 150.
There is also a sign on the ground just at the rear of the truck that reads "coil tubing".
In trying to determine what this truck is waiting to do and what "coil tubing" means I contacted Dr. Tom Williams. He holds PhD in Geology and Zoology from Berkeley, and has worked around the world for dozens of oil companies as a consultant. He provided me with the following information that includes information from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coiled_tubing)
Nitrogen can be used down hole to clear or clean a well and could be used to frack
The most popular use for coiled tubing is circulation or deliquification. A hydrostatic head (a column of fluid in the well bore) may be inhibiting flow of formation fluids due to its weight (the well is said to have been killed). The safest (though not the cheapest) solution would be to attempt to circulate out the fluid, using a gas, frequently nitrogen (Often called a 'Nitrogen Kick'). By running coiled tubing into the bottom of the hole and pumping in the gas, the kill fluid can be forced out to production. Circulating can also be used to clean out light debris, which may have accumulated in the hole. Coiled tubing umbilicals can convey hydraulic submersible pumps and jet pumps into wells. These pumps allow for inexpensive and non invasive well cleanouts on low pressure CBM (coal bed methane) gas wells. These umbilicals can also be run into deviated wells and horizontal laterals.