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Geologic Energy Management Division

​​​​​​​​​​​The California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) prioritizes protecting public health, safety, and the environment in its oversight of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal industries, while working to help California achieve its climate change and clean energy goals. To do that, CalGEM uses science and sound engineering practices to regulate the drilling, operation, and permanent closure of energy resource wells.​

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​​​​Idle Well Program​​​​Idle Well ProgramMandates for idle oil and gas wells include a compliance schedule to test for leaks and to plug and abandon (permanently seal) wells; engineering analyses for wells not in use 15 or more years; and enhanced idle well management plans.
Well FinderWell FinderYou can find well locations, status, and histories with the Well Finder program. Start with Well Finder, put in a search location, and use the magnifier icon to get started.
Office of EnforcementOffice of EnforcementEnforcement works with CalGEM districts to identify, verify, and take action to bring operators into compliance with the law.
​​​Underground Injection Control​​​Underground Injection ControlContinuous well pressure monitoring, rigorous testing for leaks, and a directive to automatically cease injection if there is a threat to safety or the environment are underground injection control regulations as of April 1, 2019.

 

 

CalGEM Conducts Aerial Monitoring for Methane EmissionsCalGEM Conducts Aerial Monitoring for Methane EmissionsUnder its renewed mandate to protect public health and the environment, California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is now using ​​drone flights to monitor fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas facilities.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Aerial-Surveillance-Monitor-Methane-Emissions.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Aerial-Surveillance-Monitor-Methane-Emissions.aspx2022-01-13T19:00:00Z
CalGEM Sets February Dates for More Online Data Virtual Public WorkshopsCalGEM Sets February Dates for More Online Data Virtual Public WorkshopsThe latest series of online data virtual workshops is scheduled for February. These workshops introduce attendees to WellSTAR, WellSTAR Data Dashboard, Well Finder - online tools for accessing state oil and gas data, including compliance & violation records, and incident reports.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Workshops-February.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Workshops-February.aspx2022-01-12T22:00:00Z
CalGEM Improves Public Access to Online Oil & Gas Hub WellSTARCalGEM Improves Public Access to Online Oil & Gas Hub WellSTARAs part of an ongoing effort to improve public access to information about California oil and natural gas operations, state regulators today released another expansion to its public-facing Well Statewide Tracking and Reporting (WellSTAR) database.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Improves-Public-Access-to-Online-Oil-Gas-Data-Hub-WellSTAR.aspx, conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Improves-Public-Access-to-Online-Oil-Gas-Data-Hub-WellSTAR.aspx2021-12-17T18:45:00Z
CalGEM to Oversee Plugging and Abandonment of 56 Oil and Gas Wells in LA CountyCalGEM to Oversee Plugging and Abandonment of 56 Oil and Gas Wells in LA CountyIn northern Los Angeles County, near the city of Santa Clarita, 56 wells and attendant facilities at the Placerita Oil Field are set to be properly plugged and abandoned this fall under the close eye and direction of the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM).https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Oversee-Plugging-Abandonment-56-Oil-Gas-Wells-LA-County.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Oversee-Plugging-Abandonment-56-Oil-Gas-Wells-LA-County.aspx2021-11-17T18:00:00Z