The residents of Mariners Village Apartments in Marina del Rey have received a letter from Southern California Gas Company public affairs manager Sharon O’Rourke, advising that a well site is being decommissioned, and to expect noise and odors in the interim.

Some residents may not have reviewed the letter, and contacted The Argonaut to inquire about the equipment, noise and odors on the property.

The well site (Del Rey No. 10) is located within the gas company’s easement east of the main swimming pool area near the beach area at Mariners Village.

The well is no longer needed for the operation of the gas company’s natural gas storage facilities, so it is being decommissioned, according to the company letter. The work will be done pursuant to a permit from the state Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). The work will be performed in compliance with all federal and state safety and environmental regulations, and critical aspects of the work will be under the oversight of DOGGR, said O’Rourke.

The work began Oct. 12. Sound mitigation panels and perimeter fencing around the site, staging and access areas have already been installed.

The scheduled work hours on the project are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The project is estimated to be completed on or about Friday, Nov. 18, with the removal of all the work-related equipment.

The sound paneling is intended to help mitigate some of the noises from the rig and generator operations, O’Rourke said.

Questions about the project can be submitted to O’Rourke at (310) 578-2650, orsorourke@semprautilities.com.

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