Platform Holly is located off Coal Oil Point near Goleta. Oil and natural gas from Platform Holly are sent by pipeline to the Ellwood Onshore Facility. At the onshore facility, the oil, natural gas and water are separated. Oil is treated to remove hydrogen sulfide, stored on-site, then sent to the Plains Pipeline for transport to refinery. Water is injected into an on-site disposal well. Natural gas is dried, treated to remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, compressed, then sold to the local utility company. Two wells at the nearby Beachfront Lease are associated with the stationary source.
In 2017, the State Lands Commission took over ownership of Platform Holly and the Beachfront Lease from Venoco, Inc. The State Lands Commission took over operation of the Ellwood Onshore Facility. For historical information on the Venoco Ellwood stationary source, please see this page.
The Part 70 Operating Permits below are due for renewal on 5/11/2021.
Information on Odor Monitoring
Handout (May 14, 2018)