Petroleum Technology Luncheon - January 10th

Petroleum Technology IN-PERSON "Luncheon" meeting January 10 at 11:30AM

The Grand 4101 E Willow St Long Beach, CA 90815
Presentation: 11:30AM - 01:00PM
$35.00 Luncheon Fee
$10.00 for Students

Understanding the Regulations & Total Cost to Abandon Oil, Gas and Injection Wells for Land Development

Brad Pierce,
USC Adjunct Professor

Reservations REQUESTED - Please make your reservation with Ted Frankiewicz ASAP using his email


With increasing population in southern California and tighter restrictions on where oil and gas wells can be drilled or operated, the demand for wells which can continue to be produced is high. In parallel, the number of idle, active, abandoned or orphaned wells which cannot be produced under new restrictions is also increasing. The presentation will outline the services and information which developers and others need in order to navigate the maze of abandonment regulations. The regulatory complexity can potentially add significantly to the P & A cost for a well – with some of those costs possibly being unnecessary. This presentation will touch on methods to properly P & A wells and to meet the complex P & A regulations while optimizing operator costs and future liability.


  • BS Biology (California Baptist College, “76)
  • BS Chemical Engineering (CSULB, '80)
  • MS Petroleum Engineering (USC, '2009)
  • Roustabout/Operator 1972 - 1980
  • Production/Drilling Engineer 1980 - 1992, West Texas, South Texas, Texas State waters
  • EHS Manager 1992 - 2000,GOM, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas
  • Production Engineer/Engineering Manager 2000 - 2015, LA Basin
  • Consultant - Abandonment Operations 2015 - LA Basin
  • Adjunct Professor (USC)
    • Drilling and Completion (2009 - 2022)
    • Production Operations (2009 - 2015)

For more info contact Ted Frankiewicz at