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2013 Preliminary Annual Report Released

(Posted 6/25/2014)

The 2013 Preliminary Annual Report of California Oil, Gas, and Geothermal production is now posted. Click here to view/download.

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Issues a New Notice to Operators

(Posted 6/24/2014)

To view the most recent Notice to Operators please click here.

DOGGR Announces New Assessment Rate

(Posted 6/09/2014)

The Oil and Gas Assessment rate for fiscal year 2014-2015 is 28.63572 cents per barrel of oil or 10 Mcf of natural gas produced, an increase of 14.36889 cents from the previous fiscal year. The increase in the assessment is required to implement recent legislative mandates regarding well stimulation.

Governor Brown has appointed the new Oil and Gas Supervisor

(Posted 6/03/2014)

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources is pleased to welcome the new Oil and Gas Supervisor, Steven Bohlen.

Pre 1977 Production and Injection scanned documents

(Posted 5/22/2014)

Pre 1977 Production and Injection scanned documents can be found here.

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Issues a New Notice to Operators

(Posted 5/15/2014)

To view the most recent Notice to Operators please click here.

2013 Outstanding Field and Lease Facility Maintenance Award

(Posted 4/9/2014) (Updated 8/5/2014)

The Division of Oil, Gas and, Geothermal Resources (Division) is pleased to announce the following Outstanding Field and Lease Facility Maintenance Award recipients for 2013:

  1. Santa Maria Energy, LLC, Orcutt Oil Field, "Careaga" lease
  2. Ample Resources, Inc., Temescal Oil Field, "Temescal" lease
  3. Mammoth-Pacific, L.P., Casa Diablo Geothermal Field, "MPI" lease

The Division congratulates these operators on being selected for the 2013 Lease Awards. To see pictures of award winners and for additional Lease Award information, please click here.

Lease Award Nominations

(Posted 2/19/2014)

The applications for the 2014 lease award are due October 1. DOGGR management will still select the award winners, but will use more stringent eligibility and judging criteria.

Click here for revised program information and application materials.

DOC Sends Out Notice to Operators Regarding New Assessment Payee and Mailing Address

(Posted 1/30/2014)

The California Department of Conservation sent out a Notice to Operators (NTO) with updated payee and mailing address information . The NTO can be found here.

DOC Sends Out Notice to Operators to Address Mandates of Senate Bill 4

(Posted 11/20/2013)

The California Department of Conservation sent out a Notice to Operators (NTO) regarding interim written notice and certification of compliance to address mandates of Senate Bill 4. The NTO can be found here.

2012 Annual Report Information

(Posted 9/20/2013)

The following information is now available from the 2012 Annual Report of the State Oil & Gas Supervisor:

These reports are available in accordance with Section 3108, Division 3 of the Public Resources Code, which states: "On or before the first day of October of each year the supervisor shall make public for the benefit of all interested persons a report in writing showing:

  1. The total amount of oil and gas produced in each county
  2. The total cost of the division for the previous fiscal year
  3. The total amount of delinquent and uncollected from any assessments or charges levied pursuant to the chapter."

The entire 2012 Annual Report will be posted on the Division website in the future.

DOGGR Announces New Assessment Rate

(Posted 6/11/2013)

The Oil and Gas Assessment rate for fiscal year 2013-2014 is 14.26683 cents per barrel of oil or 10 Mcf of natural gas produced. This is a 0.0020476 cent (1.456 percent) increase and so not significantly different from the previous fiscal year.

USGS Publishes Report on Stratigraphic Data from Oil and Gas Wells in Cuyama Valley and Surrounding Areas

The USGS has published the report Digital Tabulation of Stratigraphic Data from Oil And Gas Wells in Cuyama Valley and Surrounding Areas, Central California. USGS Open-File Report 2013-1084 includes stratigraphic information from 391 oil and gas wells in the Cuyama Valley in areas located in the southeastern Coast Range and north of the western Transverse Range and surrounding areas. Knowledge of the location and elevation of stratigraphic tops of formations throughout the basin is a first step toward understanding depositional trends and the structural evolution of the basin through time, and helps in understanding the slip history and partitioning of slip on San Andreas and related faults.

The report is available online only in electronic format at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1084/.

2012 Preliminary Annual Report Released

(Posted 5/1/2013)

The 2012 Preliminary Annual Report of California Oil, Gas, and Geothermal production is now posted. Click here to view/download.

California map of oil and gas wells

(Posted 4/22/2013)

Click here to access a 2013 map displaying all of California's oil and gas wells. This and other maps can be seen on the GIS/Maps page.

2011 Annual Report Information

(Posted 10/12/2012)

The following information is now available from the 2011 Annual Report of the State Oil & Gas Supervisor:

These reports are available in accordance with Section 3108, Division 3 of the Public Resources Code, which states: "On or before the first day of October of each year the supervisor shall make public for the benefit of all interested persons a report in writing showing:

  1. The total amount of oil and gas produced in each county
  2. The total cost of the division for the previous fiscal year
  3. The total amount of delinquent and uncollected from any assessments or charges levied pursuant to the chapter."

The entire 2011 Annual Report will be posted on the Division website in the future.

DOGGR Responds to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report on California's Class II Underground Injection Program

(Posted 11/19/2012)

Under a Primacy Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, DOGGR has oversight over Class II underground injection in California. The U.S. EPA in 2011 hired a consulting firm -- the Horsley Witten Group -- to review DOGGR's performance. In July 2011 U.S. EPA asked DOGGR to produce an action plan to address issues raised in the report. DOGGR has released its response to the U.S. EPA. The relevant documents are here:

DOGGR Announces Updated MOU with Bureau of Land Management

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Division have updated the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on October 16, 2012. The purposes of the MOU are to delineate procedures for regulating oilfield operations where both the BLM and Division have jurisdictional authority, to streamline operations and to minimize duplication.

Click Here to see the MOU.