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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.

 

 

Methane Task Force to Host Second Public Meeting on Oct. 20Methane Task Force to Host Second Public Meeting on Oct. 20Join us Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. for a task force update on efforts to address methane emissions. CalGEM will also share efforts underway to prepare to implement Senate Bill 1137, including forthcoming public engagement opportunities. The meeting will include time for public comment.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Methane-Task-Force-Sets-Date-Second-Public-Meeting-Oct-20.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Methane-Task-Force-Sets-Date-Second-Public-Meeting-Oct-20.aspx2022-10-04T17:00:00Z
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.aspx2022-10-03T19:00:00Z
Public Comment Workshop on Well Screening Methodology plan: Register nowPublic Comment Workshop on Well Screening Methodology plan: Register nowCalGEM is holding a public comment workshop on the screening metholodogy developed to screen, rank, and prioritize California's more than 5,300 orphan, deserted, and potentially deserted wells to be permanently plugged and sealed. https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7dNMbhFzT0uRyOpDtPNjJA, https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7dNMbhFzT0uRyOpDtPNjJA2022-09-21T18:00:00Z
CalGEM Orphan Well Screening Methodology Available for Public CommentCalGEM Orphan Well Screening Methodology Available for Public CommentCalGEM is developing a methodology to screen, rank, and prioritize California's 5,300+ orphan, deserted, and potentially deserted wells to be permanently plugged & sealed. Public comment on the draft screening methodology is open through October 7.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Orphan-Well-Screening-Methodology.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Orphan-Well-Screening-Methodology.aspx2022-09-16T16:00:00Z