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Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Operators Receive Outstanding Field Lease and Facility Maintenance Awards for 2006
In 2007, the California Department of Conservation is presenting 34 Outstanding Field Lease and Facility Maintenance Awards to oil, gas, and geothermal operators in the state. The awards recognize lease maintenance efforts that enhance safety and environmental protection above and beyond what is required. The winners are listed, along with the field and lease names, and number of consecutive years they have received their awards. To see the list of Lease Awards, click here.


2006 Preliminary Annual Report Released
(Posted January 31, 2007)

The 2006 Preliminary Annual Report of California oil and gas production statistics has been released and is available to view and download here (PDF, 800 KB). California's overall oil production rate decreased in 2006, averaging about 683.9 thousand barrels per day, a decrease of 2.4 percent from 2005. Natural gas production increased in 2006, averaging about 892 million cubic feet per day, an increase of about 1 percent from the 2005 figure.


Notice to Operators Issued
(Posted January 2, 2007)

A Notice to Operators was issued by the Division concerning the use of blowout prevention equipment when conducting well work.

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DOGGR Releases Updated California Laws for Conservation of Petroleum & Gas (PRC01)
(Posted November 14, 2006)

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DOGGR Releases Updated California Code of Regulations (PRC04)
(Posted November 1, 2006)

This revised edition includes the well abandonment regulations that went into effect on August 11, 2006.

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DOGGR 2007 Calendar Now Available
(Posted October 27, 2006)

The 2007 DOGGR calendar with a superhero theme has been created by the Division and is available to the public for free. The DOGGR superheroes, Rig Commander, Tank, Petrolia, Wildcat, and Magma, are hand-drawn in vibrant colors. On the reverse is Division office information, as well as a map outlining the oil, gas, and geothermal districts of California. This calendar is one component of the Division’s outreach program. Copies are available at DOGGR headquarters or any division office.

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2005 Annual Report Released
(Posted September 14, 2006)

The 2005 Annual Report of California oil and gas production is posted on the Internet. Oil production decreased slightly in 2005, averaging about 700,800 barrels per day, a decrease of about 4.1 percent from the 2004 average of about 730,700 barrels per day. Natural gas production increased slightly in 2005, averaging about 885 million cubic feet per day, an increase of about 1.1 percent from the 2004 average of 894 million cubic feet per day.

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DOGGR Releases Updated Blowout Prevention (BOPE) Manual, M07
(Posted May 2, 2006)

DOGGR's BOPE Manual has been revised and is being reprinted (click here to access PDF files of the Manual). The Manual serves as a single-source guide to blowout prevention equipment used in oil, gas, and geothermal operations in California.