Alan Walker, gas field, hardhat

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.​




​​​​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.



Underground Gas Storage Draft Regulations ReleaseUnderground Gas Storage Draft Regulations ReleaseCalGEM has released a pre-rulemaking discussion draft of regulations for the purpose of receiving public input through November 12, 2021. Discussion draft of these regulations can be found here.,
CalGEM Assists State Lands Commission in Summerland Plug & AbandonmentCalGEM Assists State Lands Commission in Summerland Plug & Abandonment​​Five miles east of the city of Santa Barbara, CalGEM stepped in to support the State Lands Commission’s (SLC) plug and abandonment of a coastal hazard and legacy oil and gas well in Summerland Field this summer.,
CalGEM NEW Outreach Listserv CalGEM NEW Outreach Listserv CalGEM has a NEW Outreach listserv, and we invite you and your colleagues to subscribe. If you would like to join the list, please send an email to our outreach team at We look forward to sharing CalGEM news and updates through this new tool.,
CalGEM Online Data: August Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM Online Data: August Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM continues its series of online data virtual workshops with sessions available in August. The workshops go over CalGEM's online tools for accessing state oil and gas data, including production and injection data, via CalGEM’s data portals: WellSTAR, WellSTAR Data Dashboard, and Well Finder.,