Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Videos

Cat Canyon Aquifer Exemption
This presentation describes the sub-surface geology of the Cat Canyon oil field in Santa Barbara County in regard to a proposal to expand the aquifer exemption associated with the field (June 5, 2019).
BOPE Inspection Procedures
Procedures used by division engineers to test most California wells are demonstrated with appropriate equipment and animated diagrams. Based upon division publication M07,
Blowout Prevention in California. 40 minutes. 
Early Oil and Gas Production in California
An account of the early days in oil and gas fields in Ventura County. 22 minutes.
Injected Water, Protected Water
Class II injection wells are discussed: What they are, why we need them, how they are operated, and how they are regulated. 8 minutes.

Before the Drilling Begins
The environmental permitting process and well site engineering practices used at The Geysers Geothermal field. 12 minutes.

Oil and Gas in California
Introduction to oil and gas in California, from formation and extraction to refining and distribution. Prepared for grades 4 through 8. Based on Oil and Gas in California (TR34). 10 minutes.