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No number AB1960 Information
On November 10, 2009, DOGGR submitted the proposed regulation (pursuant to AB1960, Nava, 2008) to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). On December 2 and 3, 2009 and January 5 and 14, 2010, hearings were held to receive comments on the proposed regulations. Click here to view/download AB1960 legislation, the proposed regulations or information submitted to OAL.
PRC05 Field Rules
Pursuant to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 4, Section 1722 (k), the State Oil and Gas Supervisor may establish Field Rules for any oil and gas pool or zone in a field when sufficient geologic and engineering data is available from previous drilling operations. The Division has established Field Rules for those fields where geologic and engineering information is available to accurately describe subsurface conditions. These Field Rules identify downhole conditions and well construction information that oil and gas operators should consider when drilling and completing onshore oil and gas wells.
Click here to go to the Field Rules web page.
California Laws for Conservation of Petroleum and Gas
Division 3 and several chapters of the Public Resources Code. Governs the regulation of oil and gas operations (Revised January 2014).
California Laws for Conservation of Geothermal Resources
Division 3, Chapter 4 of the Public Resources Code. Governs the regulation of geothermal operations (Revised March 2011).
California Code of Regulations
Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 2 (Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970) and Chapter 4 (Development, Regulation, and Conservation of Oil and Gas Resources--with Subchapter 4: Statewide Geothermal Regulations). Includes revised and updated well abandonment regulations (January 2011).
Notice to Operators
Notices to Operators
This file contains the Notices to Operators issued by the Division from 1980 to present.
Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) /Memoranda of Agreement (MOA)
Oil Spill Reporting Field Rule
San Joaquin Valley Oil Spill Reporting Criteria
This field rule established crude oil spill reporting criteria for oil and gas fields located in Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera and Merced counties.
1915 Laws
Laws of the State of California Regulating the Drilling of Petroleum and Gas Wells
Enacted in 1915, these are the first laws governing oil and gas drilling in California, and effectively created the Division of Oil and Gas.