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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.​

 

 

CalGEM Replaces DOGGR, Bringing New Focus with New NameCalGEM Replaces DOGGR, Bringing New Focus with New NameEffective January 1, 2020, California’s regulatory entity for oil, gas, and geothermal production has an updated focus and a new name: the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM).https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Oil-Gas-Regulator-Has-New-Name-Focus.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Oil-Gas-Regulator-Has-New-Name-Focus.aspx2020-01-02T18:00:00Z
Cymric Oil Field Surface Expressions MapCymric Oil Field Surface Expressions MapCalGEM (formerly DOGGR) has developed an interactive map of surface espressions and their status in the Kern County Cymric oil field. CalGEM issued Notices of Violation and an Order to remediate the expressions, which are unlawful in California.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Chevron-Cymric-oil-spill.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Chevron-Cymric-oil-spill.aspx2019-12-18T19:00:00Z
California Announces New Oil and Gas InitiativesCalifornia Announces New Oil and Gas InitiativesCalifornia establishes an immediate moratorium on cyclic steaming—a high-pressure extraction practice—launches a new effort to strengthen health and safety protections near oil and gas facilities, and initiates third-party review of hydraulic fracturing permitting.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Establishes-Moratorium-on-High-Pressure-Extraction.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Establishes-Moratorium-on-High-Pressure-Extraction.aspx2019-11-19T18:00:00Z
Idle Well Program Report (2018)Idle Well Program Report (2018)With proactive legislation and regulations, CalGEM (formerly DOGGR) has made significant progress to identify idle wells and work with operators to reduce their idle well inventory.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/idle_well/Pages/idle-well-program-report.aspx, Idle Well Program Report (2018)2019-11-14T00:00:00Z

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​​​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.
Office of EnforcementOffice of EnforcementEnforcement works with CalGEM (formerly DOGGR) districts to identify, verify, and take action to bring operators into compliance with the law.
​​​​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.

 

 

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 (916) 445-9686
 (916) 319-9533

For Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM, formerly DOGGR) Questions:

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​Department of Conservation
8​01 K Street, MS 24-01
Sacramento, CA 95814​