Operator Submittal of Well Records
Geothermal well records must include complete and accurate information concerning the well location and the cementing details. For more information please see the Notice to Operators (click here to view), issued May 6, 2011.
2009 Annual Report Released
The 2009 Annual Report of California Oil, Gas, and Geothermal production is now posted on the DOGGR web. Click here to view/download.
Lease Award Nominations
DOGGR has revised its annual lease award program. The award nomination process is now open to industry operators and nominees will now compete for statewide recognition. 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. Applications for the 2011 award are due October 1, 2011.
DOGGR Releases Version 2.0 of the Online Mapping System (DOMS)
DOGGR is pleased to announce the release of a new and faster version of our online mapping system: DOMS 2.0. This version features a new look and feel, aerial base imagery, and runs much faster. DOMS 2.0 can be seen by clicking here or by clicking on the DOMS link on the Geothermal Maps page. Well data is current as of October 8, 2009.
SB 571 Signed by Governor
Senate Bill 571, introduced by Senator Maldonado, was approved by Governor Schwarzenegger on October 11, 2009. The bill adds Section 3724.32 to the Public Resources Code and reads as follows:
3724.32 When an operator fails to pay a civil penalty imposed pursuant to Section 3754.5, comply with an order of the supervisor issued pursuant to this chapter, or pay a charge assessed under Section 3724.5, the supervisor may deny approval of the operator's proposed well operations until the operator pays the civil penalty, complies with the order of the supervisor, or pays the charge assessed under Section 3724.5.
Revisions to Forms for 2009
A revision has been made to the Notice of Intention to Drill a Geothermal Resources Well (Form OGG105) and to the Well Summary Report – Geothermal (Form OGG100). Effective January 1, 2009, all operators must enter the well coordinates (Lat./Long.) using NAD 83 format when submitting these forms to the Division. These forms are available from the local geothermal district office or online by clicking here.
Coproduction of Geothermal Power from Oil and Gas Fields in California: Hot water produced from oil and gas wells can be used to generate geothermal power under certain temperature and flow conditions. This report provides links to technical reports about produced water and reservoir temperatures from oil and gas fields in California. Links to electric logs and to information on temperature gradients in sedimentary basins within the State are also provided.
The Geothermal Hot Line
Published by the Division of Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources from 1971 through 1996, the Geothermal Hot Line has been scanned and is available online. To access the issues of Geothermal Hot Line, click here.
Amendment to Geothermal Laws Affecting Well Record Confidentiality
On September 26, 2007, SB 1051, which amends section 3752 of the Public Resources Code, was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger. Under the newly amended section 3752, the period of confidentiality for geothermal well records commences at the cessation of drilling operations. For more information, see the Notice to Geothermal Operators issued November 5, 2007.