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Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

​The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) prioritizes protecting the public and the environment in its oversight of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal industries in California. To do that, DOGGR uses science and sound engineering practices to regulate the drilling, operation, and permanent closure of energy resource wells. DOGGR also regulates certain pipelines and facilities associated with production and injection. The Renewal Plan guides DOGGR's work. 




​​​​Idle Well Program​​​​Idle Well ProgramNew mandates 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.
DOGGR's Renewal Plan: A New Era of Oil and Gas RegulationDOGGR's Renewal Plan: A New Era of Oil and Gas RegulationDOGGR has implemented a number of objectives set forth in its 2015 Renewal Plan and is making good progress toward others.
​​​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 new underground injection control regulations that became operative April 1, 2019.
Office of EnforcementOffice of EnforcementThe State Supervisor of Oil and Gas has issued Final Orders to multiple well operators to close and permanently seal some idle wells. Enforcement continues to process dozens of other idle well cases.



Cymric Oil Field Release UpdatesDOGGR has issued an Order to Chevron to immediately take all measures necessary to stop a large oil and water surface expression in the Cymric field located in Kern County.,
Aliso Canyon Root Cause Analysis ReleasedThe California Public Utilities Commission and DOC have announced that Blade Energy Partners has completed its independent root cause analysis of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility leak.,
AllenCo Oil Production Facility UpdateThe operator of an oil production facility in a South Central Los Angeles neighborhood seeks approval to restart operations after shutting down for uncontrolled emissions and violations of State statutes and regulations.,
State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of EnforcementDOC launches an Office of Enforcement within its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to enhance compliance with public safety and environmental regulations and the administration of enforcement actions. new DOGGR enforcement unit announced.pdf, State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of Enforcement2018-07-16T07:00:00Z



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 (916) 445-9686
 (916) 319-9533

For Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Questions:

DOGGR Headquarters​​​

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

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