CalGEM Improves Public Access to Online Oil and Gas Data Hub WellSTAR

​​Californians now have access to notices of violations, compliance details and underground gas storage projects

December 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO -- As part of an ongoing effort to improve public access to information about California oil and natural gas operations, state regulators today released another expansion to its public-facing Well Statewide Tracking and Reporting (WellSTAR) database​
“Our goal is to be as transparent as possible and ensure oil and gas operations data is more readily available,” said State Oil and Gas Supervisor Uduak-Joe Ntuk. “The latest version of the WellSTAR database includes a number of significant upgrades; most notably, the public can now access information about operator violations, compliance records, underground gas storage projects, and facilities, including tanks and pipelines throughout the state.”
The new functionalities in WellSTAR include expanded access to: 

  • Compliance and violation records
  • Well, facility, and lease records
  • Incident reports
  • Inspection reports
  • Test records
  • Underground injection control projects
  • Underground gas storage projects

CalGEM conducted six WellSTAR workshops for members of the public this year, and is planning another series of workshops in early 2022 to help users understand the new features. Event dates will be posted on the CalGEM Public Outreach and Community Engagement webpage.
WellSTAR is designed to manage oil and gas data collection, streamline processes, and adhere to the requirements of state and federal laws. Additionally, the CalGEM Online Data webpage​ contains more information on the state’s online databases available to the public for tracking California oil, gas, and geothermal operations.