Underground Injection Control

A CAlGEM UIC Compliance Regulation Management Solution

Continuous pressure monitoring. Emergency shutdown automation. Chemical reporting for additives to injection wells. Ensure compliance at your remote well operations.

California Operators Face New Regulations and Large Fines

New California Department of Conservation Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) underground injection control (UIC) compliance regulations, effective April 1, 2019, impact ~55,000 enhanced recovery and water disposal wells in California. Key elements of this new regulation include:

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Underground Injection Control Regulation

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Increased data requirements to ensure proposed projects are fully evaluated

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Continuous pressure monitoring and recording requirements

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Automatically cease injection when there is a risk to safety or environment

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Disclose chemical additives for injection wells close to water supply wells

Wellaware’s Calgem Division-approved Monitoring and Data Collection Service Keeps You in Compliance

WellAware’s Continuous Monitoring service installs in minutes and helps operators achieve compliance so they can eliminate manual data collection, avoid potential fines and failures.

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Monitor

Continuous monitoring of measurements every 5 minutes allows Operators to comply with CalGEM requirements.

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Receive high pressure alarm notifications via text or email based on well conditions

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Report

Automated reports delivered on a set schedule, contain injection values, flow rates, maximum pressures, and alarm conditions.

Check Off Your Entire Underground Injection Control Compliance List

  • Section 1724.8- Each well must be evaluated for potential to allow fluid migration and CalGEM may require continuous monitoring as a condition of approval
  • Section 1724.10.4(b) – Operators must implement a continuous monitoring system no later than April 1, 2021.
  • Section 1724.10.4.1 – “Well specific injection pressure shall be continuously recorded at all times…”
  • Section 1724.10.1(a)2(D) – “The casing-tubing annular pressure shall be measured at lease as frequently as every five minutes…”
  • Section 1724.10.1(a)(2)(D) – “A Division-approved, SCADA system, with automatic computer alarm notification, may be used to satisfy this requirement and is a preferred methodology”
  • Section 1724.10(c) – Monthly Injection Volumes Report
  • Section 17.24.10.4(a)(3) – Monthly Max Pressure Report
  • Section 1724.10(e)(3) – Annual Chemical Injection Report
  • Section 1724.10(l)(4) – Annual Monitored Well Inventory Report

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