Construction Site Plan Review Program

​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM, formerly DOGGR) is responsible for implementing Section 3208.1 of the Public Resources Code (​​PRC). As a result, CalGEM developed the Construction Site Well Review Program to assist local permitting agencies in identifying and reviewing the status of oil or gas wells located near or beneath proposed structures.

Before issuing building or grading permits, local permitting agencies review and implement CalGEM's pre-construction well requirements. Interaction between local permitting agencies and CalGEM helps resolve land-use issues and allows for responsible development in oil and gas fields. 

For details on CalGEM's construction site well review program, please contact the local CalGEM district office.​

District Contact Information


​ Contact Information

southern district counties mapSacramento Office

715 P Street, MS 1803
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-9686
Fax: (916) 319-9533

​General Questions: 

​​For Geographic Information Services (GIS) information or applicatio​ns inquiries: ​ ​​

CalGEM CEQA Unit:​

Operator transfers and bonds: 

WellSTAR Questions:

State Plug & Abandonments/Orphan Wells:​​​

Community Engagement and Public Transparency: ​​​

For Website Issues:​

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District Contacts​

​Rohit Sharma, CalGEM Chief Deputy of Field Operations​​​

Southern District

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Southern District
Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM)
3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562) 637-4400
Fax: (562) 424-0166

District Deputy: Baldev Gill

General Questions:

Well Stimulation:

Geoth​​ermal: CalGEMSouthernGeo​​

Operator Notices:

Gas Storage: ​

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Inland District

inland district counties mapInland District

Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM)
11000 River Run Blvd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311 
Phone: (661) 322-4031
Fax: (661) 861-0279

District Deputy:​ Mark Ghann-Amoah​​

General Questions:

Well Stimulation:

CalGEM Inland​ Notices:

Operational Dispatch:

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Northern District

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Sacramento Office
Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM)​
715 P Street, MS 1804
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 322-1110
Fax: (916) 445-3319

Sacramento Regional Office Manager: Erwin Sison​

Orcutt Office 
Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) 
195 S. Broadway, Suite 101 
Orcutt, CA 93455-4655 
Phone: (805) 937-7246 
Fax: (805) 937-0673  

Orcutt Regional Office Manager: Trey Powell​

Ventura Office 
Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) 
1000 S. Hill Rd, Suite 116 
Ventura, CA 93003-4458 
Phone: (805) 937-7246 
Fax: (805) 654-4765 ​​​

Ventura Regional Office Manager: Bruce Weihs​​

General/Geothermal/Gas Storage Questions:

Well Stimulation:​

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