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Welcome to the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources

The Division oversees the drilling, operation, maintenance, and plugging and abandonment of oil, natural gas, and geothermal wells. The regulatory program emphasizes the wise development of oil, natural gas, and geothermal resources in the state through sound engineering practices that protect the environment, prevent pollution, and ensure public safety.

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Hot Topics

Underground Injection Control (UIC)

New Information Regarding:

  • Emergency Rulemaking: Aquifer Exemption Compliance Schedule Regulations
  • EPA Correspondence and Guidance Documents
  • Division, State Water Board, and US EPA Aquifer Exemption Workshops
  • List of potential wells under review regarding Aquifer Exemptions
  • Update on the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the United States Environmental Protection Agreement (EPA)

Updates on these hot topics and more Information on the UIC program can be found here.

Well Stimulation/SB 4 News and Information

New Information Regarding:

  • Draft Environmental Impact Report for Well Stimulation in California Released
  • Independent Science Study on Well Stimulation Released
  • Permanent Regulations for Well Stimulation Finalized
  • Readopted SB 4 Interim Well Stimulation Regulations Now in Effect
  • New Well Search Tools Available

Updates on these hot topics and more Information on Well Stimulations can be found here.


News

Second Quarter Water Report Forms for Oil and Gas Operators are On The Way
(Posted 6/26/2015)

Pre-populated Water Report forms for the second quarter of 2015, will be emailed to oil and gas operators by July 1st.  If you are an oil and gas operator, and have not received your emailed report by July 1, 2015, please contact the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources at (916) 445-9686.  All second quarter reports are due back to the Division by July 31, 2015.  Reports are to be filed by email to: SB1281Reporting@conservation.ca.gov.  Instructions for filling out the report can be found on this website under SB 1281 > Operator Requirements


The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Issues a New Notice to Operators
(Posted 5/19/2015)

To view the most recent Notice to Operators please click here.

Senate Bill 1281, New Water Reporting Requirement for Oil and Gas Operators
(Posted 12/08/2014)

Senate Bill (SB) 1281 was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 25, 2014. Effective January 1, 2015, this law among other things, requires oil and gas operators to submit quarterly water reports detailing the source, quality, and treatment of all waters used for injection, disposal, and other oil and gas field activities. To read State Oil and Gas Supervisor Dr. Steven R. Bohlen’s notice to operators, click here. For more information on SB 1281, click here.

2013 Annual Report Information
(Posted 10/01/2014)

The following information is now available from the 2013 Annual Report of the State Oil & Gas Supervisor:
- Oil and Gas Production by County
- The Financial Statement (fiscal year 2013-2014)
- Delinquent Assessments
These reports are available in accordance with Section 3108, Division 3 of the Public Resources Code, which states: "On or before the first day of October of each year the supervisor shall make public for the benefit of all interested persons a report in writing showing
a) The total amount of oil and gas produced in each county
b) The total cost of the division for the previous fiscal year
c) The total amount of delinquent and uncollected from any assessments or charges levied pursuant to the chapter."

2013 Preliminary Annual Report Released
(Posted 6/25/2014)

The 2013 Preliminary Annual Report of California Oil, Gas, and Geothermal production is now posted. Click here to view/download.

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Issues a New Notice to Operators
(Posted 6/24/2014)

To view the most recent Notice to Operators please click here.

DOGGR Announces New Assessment Rate
(Posted 6/09/2014)

The Oil and Gas Assessment rate for fiscal year 2014-2015 is 28.63572 cents per barrel of oil or 10 Mcf of natural gas produced, an increase of 14.36889 cents from the previous fiscal year. The increase in the assessment is required to implement recent legislative mandates regarding well stimulation.

Governor Brown has appointed the new Oil and Gas Supervisor
(Posted 6/03/2014)

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources is pleased to welcome the new Oil and Gas Supervisor, Steven Bohlen.

Pre 1977 Production and Injection scanned documents can be found here.
(Posted 5/22/2014)

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Issues a New Notice to Operators
(Posted 5/15/2014)

To view the most recent Notice to Operators please click here.

2013 Outstanding Field and Lease Facility Maintenance Award

(Posted 4/9/2014) (Updated 8/5/2014)

The Division of Oil, Gas and, Geothermal Resources (Division) is pleased to announce the following Outstanding Field and Lease Facility Maintenance Award recipients for 2013:

  1. Santa Maria Energy, LLC, Orcutt Oil Field, "Careaga" lease
  2. Ample Resources, Inc., Temescal Oil Field, "Temescal" lease
  3. Mammoth-Pacific, L.P., Casa Diablo Geothermal Field, "MPI" lease

The Division congratulates these operators on being selected for the 2013 Lease Awards. To see pictures of award winners and for additional Lease Award information, please click here.

Lease Award Nominations
(Posted 2/19/2014)

The applications for the 2014 lease award are due October 1. DOGGR management will still select the award winners, but will use more stringent eligibility and judging criteria.

Click here for revised program information and application materials.

DOC Sends Out Notice to Operators Regarding New Assessment Payee and Mailing Address
(Posted 1/30/2014)

The California Department of Conservation sent out a Notice to Operators (NTO) with updated payee and mailing address information . The NTO can be found here.

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