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Geologic Energy Management Division

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The California Geologic Energy M​anagement 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.

 

 

Notice to Operators on SB 1137Notice to Operators on SB 1137The provisions of SB 1137 have been suspended, see the related Notice to Operators here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/for_operators/Pages/NoticetoOperator.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/for_operators/Pages/NoticetoOperator.aspx2023-02-04T04:00:00Z
Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on February 21Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on February 21The Methane Task Force is joint effort led by CalGEM & California Air Resources Board (CARB) seeking to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities and address the outsized impact methane has on climate change. Join us for our third meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx2023-01-24T22:30:00Z
SB 1137 First Emergency Implementation Regulations Adopted SB 1137 First Emergency Implementation Regulations Adopted On January 6, CalGEM’s emergency regulations to support implementation of Senate Bill 1137 were approved by the Office of Administrative Law, filed with the Secretary of State, and made effective the same day. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/SB1137.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/SB1137.aspx2023-01-18T17:00:00Z
Update on Wells, Inspections, and RepairsUpdate on Wells, Inspections, and RepairsRead the latest statement on well activity in Kern and Los Angeles counties.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Oil-and-Gas-Supervisor-Issues-Statement-on-Two-Bakersfield-Long-Term-Idle-Wells.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Oil-and-Gas-Supervisor-Issues-Statement-on-Two-Bakersfield-Long-Term-Idle-Wells.aspx2022-12-05T22:00:00Z