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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 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
CalGEM to Hold Two Public Workshops on the Draft Public Health Regulations CalGEM to Hold Two Public Workshops on the Draft Public Health Regulations California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) invites the public to attend a virtual public workshop this December on the Draft Public Health Regulations. The first workshop is scheduled for December 1 and details about a second meeting are coming soon.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Two-Public-Workshops-Draft-Public-Health-Regulations.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Two-Public-Workshops-Draft-Public-Health-Regulations.aspx2021-11-16T20:45:00Z
Public Health Rulemaking Update: Draft Regulations for Public CommentPublic Health Rulemaking Update: Draft Regulations for Public CommentToday, CalGEM releases for public comment a set of science-based health and safety draft regulations to protect communities and workers from the impacts of nearby oil and gas production operations.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspx2021-10-21T17:10:00Z
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 30, 2021. Discussion draft of these regulations can be found here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspx2021-09-29T15:00:00Z