The Petroleum Unit regulates onshore oil and gas activities within Santa Barbara County by performing annual inspections of onshore wells, facilities, pipelines, and other pertinent equipment throughout oil production leases.  Our purpose is to protect the health, safety, public welfare, physical environment and natural resources of the County by the reasonable regulation of onshore petroleum facilities and operations, including but not limited to: exploration (drilling), production, storage, processing, disposal, well plugging, and well abandonment.  

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