The Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP) is a multi-year pipeline testing and replacement effort being undertaken by Sempra Energy’s California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E), and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas). All natural gas pipelines in Sempra’s transmission system that have not already been tested, or do not have an adequate record of a strength test as ordered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), will be tested or replaced. The PSEP consists of, among other things, the Company’s plans to pressure test approximately 360 miles of existing pipe, replace about 294 miles of the Company’s 3,750 mile pipeline system, and upgrade or replace approximately 224 main line valves at multiple project locations.
Overland, Pacific & Cutler and our strategic partner, Percheron Acquisitions, LLC, have teamed to provide acquisition and related services which are required by SoCalGas and Sempra. These tasks range from total project support to single tasks necessary to acquire and maintain the legal rights necessary for the construction and/or continued operation of pipelines, pump stations, meter sites, and related appurtenances. During the early phase of each project assignment, OPC’s responsibilities include due diligence, risk assessment, site and route analysis of existing and proposed pipeline locations, and providing subject matter expert analysis through the CPUC Gate Review process. Other tasks include title research, document preparation and approvals, right of way and permit acquisition, valuation studies, and appraisals.