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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.​



COVID-19 Compliance TransparencyCOVID-19 Compliance TransparencyCalGEM expects operators to remain in compliance with permit & regulatory requirements to protect public health, safety, and the environment. Due to the pandemic, the State Oil and Gas Supervisor stated specific time-limited remedies will be considered. View requests, resulting decisions here.,
CalGEM Public Health Rulemaking Moves into Comment ReviewCalGEM Public Health Rulemaking Moves into Comment ReviewOutreach that began with regional meetings and moved digitally after the COVID-19 pandemic concludes with input gathered in person, by email, instant poll, survey. All comments will be reviewed and considered as we move toward a discussion draft of rulemaking.,
CalGEM Sets Online Meetings for Public Health Rules, June 10 Comment DeadlineCalGEM Sets Online Meetings for Public Health Rules, June 10 Comment DeadlineCalGEM is holding regional and statewide digital meetings to seek public input on regulations to better protect public health near oil production. Other ways to comment also are available, with a new deadline of June 10.,
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.,




​​​​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.
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.
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 Questions:

 CalGEM Webmaster ​​​

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