DOGGR Develops a New Online Mapping Application
The California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources has developed a new online mapping application called California Notices Received (CalNR). CalNR shows the locations of drill, rework and plugging and abandonment notices received by the Division in the last 365 days.
Click CalNR to view the new mapping application or go to the CalNR shortcut in the grey tool bar at the upper left of this web site.
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
The 2012 Preliminary Annual Report of California Oil, Gas, and Geothermal production is now posted. Click here to view/download.
2011 Annual Report Information
The following information is now available from the 2011 Annual Report of the State Oil & Gas Supervisor:
- Oil and Gas Production by County
- The Financial Statement (fiscal year 2010-2011)
- Delinquent Assessments
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
a) The total amount of oil and gas produced in each county
b) The total cost of the division for the previous fiscal year
c) 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.
California map of oil and gas wells
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.
Hydraulic Fracturing Draft Regulations – What Happens Next?
The California Department of Conservation and its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources conducted five workshops in 2013 to hear public comments on the "discussion draft" of hydraulic fracturing regulations prior to the start of the formal rulemaking process. During 2012, seven workshops were held to gain public input on hydraulic fracturing. So, what happens next? All comments -- including those given orally or in writing at the workshops and those sent electronically via comment links on the Department and Division Web sites -- will be taken into consideration as the process of developing the first official draft of regulations moves forward. Once the next draft and the required supporting documents are complete, the Department will begin the formal rulemaking process. These next steps in the rulemaking process are expected to take several months, and the public can continue to submit comments during this time via the online links. There also will be an opportunity for public input during the formal rulemaking process.
Additional details about the many important requirements involved in the rulemaking process, please click here.
Other items of interest:
Members of the public who wish to comment about the "discussion draft" of regulations are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to subscribe to a mailing list for information about the ongoing process of developing hydraulic fracturing regulations, click here.
DOGGR Responds to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report on California's Class II Underground Injection Program
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.
DOGGR Announces New Assessment Rate
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.
2012 Outstanding Field and Lease Facility Maintenance Award
The Division of Oil, Gas and, Geothermal Resources (Division) is pleased to announce the following Outstanding Field and Lease Facility Maintenance Award recipients for 2012:
- Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc. (Elk Hills oil field). Lease: "36S"
- Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP). (Beverly Hills oil field). Lease: "Packard Drill Site"
- CPN Wild Horse Geothermal, LLC. (The Geysers Geothermal field). Lease: "Prati"
The Division congratulates these operators on being selected for these awards.
Lease Award Nominations
DOGGR has revised its annual lease award program. The award nomination process is now open to industry operators and nominees will now compete for statewide recognition. 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. Applications for the 2013 award are due October 1, of the year of the award.