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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.​

 

 

Well Stimulation Permits: National Laboratory Scientific ReviewWell Stimulation Permits: National Laboratory Scientific ReviewIn November, CalGEM requested third-party scientific review of pending well stimulation permit applications to ensure the state’s technical standards for public health, safety, and environmental protection are met prior to approval of each permit. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Well-Stim-National-Lab-Scientific-Review.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Well-Stim-National-Lab-Scientific-Review.aspx2020-04-03T21:00:00Z
March 16-April 10 Public Health Meetings PostponedMarch 16-April 10 Public Health Meetings PostponedCalGEM is postponing the meetings consistent with Governor Newsom’s directive to implement social distancing and to cancel or postpone large events to slow the spread of COVID-19. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth2020-03-13T18:15:00Z
State Oil & Gas Supervisor Orders AllenCo to CloseState Oil & Gas Supervisor Orders AllenCo to CloseThe Order to AllenCo Energy, Inc., is to permanently close its Saint James drill site in South Central Los Angeles. Among other requirements, the company must plug and abandon (permanently seal) its 21 wells. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/AllenCo.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/AllenCo.aspx2020-03-06T20:00:00Z
Public Health Early Input Community MeetingsPublic Health Early Input Community MeetingsCalGEM is prioritizing health and safety, with a focus on underserved communities. Staff have been conducting early input public community meetings across the state as they begin work toward a public health rulemaking discussion draft.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspx2020-03-02T23:00:00Z

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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.
​​​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.
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.

 

 

 Contact Us

 (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​