California Oil & Gas Activity

California statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1977 and contains information on the 427,926 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. California is ranked #17 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Dec 2020. You will also find information on the producers of wells as well as recent drilling permits, rigs and production data for producing wells which start in Jan 1977 and go through Dec 2020.

California State Summary Stats

California Oil & Gas State Income: $645,879,148,447
National Energy Production Rank: #17

California Map of Current Permits and Wells

Approved Permit
Oil Well
Gas Well
Other

Tier 1 Acreage
Tier 2 Acreage
Tier 3 Acreage
Fringe Acreage

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California Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Answers
How does California rank in the nation for oil and gas production? California currently ranks #17 in the nation based on barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) production.
How many wells were drilled in California so far this year? California has had 427,926 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in California? There have been 16,403 permits approved in California.
What is the average boe produced by well in California? 205 BBLs of oil equivalent (BOE) is the average amount produced by a single well in California
How many active producers are there in California? There are currently 1 active producers in the state of California.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in California? 4,100 feet is the average depth of a well in California.

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California Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 427,913 427,926 Flat 0%
Total Producing Wells 44,991 28 Down -99.94%
Percentage of Wells Producing 11% 0% Down -100%
Active Producers 267 1 Down -100%
Total Permits 10,566 16,403 Up 55%
Average Well Depth 4,100 4,100 Flat 0%
Average BOE per Well 517 205 Down -60%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jun 2021 117.8M BBL 494.8M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.9K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Jul 2021 36.6M BBL 184.7M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Jul 2021 34.1M BBL 92.8M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Mar 2021 10.6M BBL 198.6M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jun 2021 12M BBL 176.1M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Jun 2021 6M BBL 69.8M MCF
# 10 Louisiana Jun 2021 471.3K BBL 64.5M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 Arkansas Feb 2021 203.9K BBL 30.8M MCF
# 12 Mississippi Jun 2021 1.2M BBL 18.3M MCF
# 13 Montana Jun 2021 1.4M BBL 8.4M MCF
# 14 Utah Apr 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Kansas May 2021 0 BBL 9.9M MCF
# 15 Alabama May 2021 392.4K BBL 6.7M MCF
# 16 Michigan Feb 2021 260.5K BBL 2.6M MCF
# 17 California Dec 2020 2.3K BBL 20.3K MCF

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Annual California Oil & Gas Production

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California Oil & Gas Wells Completed by Year

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California Oil & Gas Permits by Year

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Browse All Producing California Companies

Top Oil & Gas Producers by BOE in California

Producer Name Location Production Date Monthly BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 4.5M BBL 14,478 1,660
Aera Energy LLC Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 3.5M BBL 9,752 879
California Resources Elk Hills, LLC Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 2.3M BBL 3,333 145
Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Francisco, CA Dec 2020 1.7M BBL 65 21
Wild Goose Storage LLC Gridley, CA Dec 2020 1.7M BBL 16 3
California Resources Production Corporation Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 1.4M BBL 3,336 286
THUMS Long Beach Co. Long Beach, CA Dec 2020 864.7K BBL 755 21
Southern California Gas Company Los Angeles, CA Dec 2020 749.1K BBL 113 52
Lodi Gas Storage, L.L.C. Lodi, CA Dec 2020 739.9K BBL 30 8
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 733.1K BBL 1,554 583
Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 724.4K BBL 1,762 301
E & B Natural Resources Management Corporation Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 672.4K BBL 1,162 38
Tidelands Oil Production Co. Long Beach, CA Dec 2020 356.4K BBL 347 6
Seneca Resources Corporation Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 321.6K BBL 1,398 N/A
Central Valley Gas Storage, LLC Princeton, CA Dec 2020 319.3K BBL 7 5
Macpherson Oil Company Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 260.7K BBL 383 53
Gill Ranch Storage, LLC Sacramento, CA Dec 2020 228K BBL 11 7
ERG Operating Company, LLC Santa Maria, CA Dec 2020 137.4K BBL 147 N/A
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. Signal Hill, CA Dec 2020 124.8K BBL 190 2
Warren E&P, Inc. Long Beach, CA Dec 2020 103.9K BBL 143 5
Crimson Resource Management Corp. Bakersfield, CA Dec 2020 99.4K BBL 178 51
BreitBurn Operating LP Santa Fe Springs, CA Dec 2020 98.7K BBL 225 N/A
Pacific Coast Energy Company LP Orcutt, CA Dec 2020 97.6K BBL 208 4
Vaquero Energy, Inc. Santa Maria, CA Dec 2020 96.9K BBL 423 27
Bridge Energy LLC N/A Dec 2020 87.5K BBL 282 36

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Browse All Producing California Properties

California Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
State Prc 392 California Orange Offshore 44M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,Oxy USA Inc.,SWEPI, LP
A California Los Angeles Offshore 20.9M BBL Tidelands Oil Production Co.
State Prc 425 California Orange Offshore 17.4M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,Oxy USA Inc.
State Prc 426 California Orange Offshore 10.8M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,Oxy USA Inc.
State Prc 91 California Orange Offshore 6.3M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,Phillips Petroleum Co.
State Prc 3314 California Ventura Offshore 3.2M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Venoco, Inc.
City Of Redondo Beach California Los Angeles County 2.1M BBL Triton Oil & Gas Corporation
State Prc 392 California Orange County 2M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation
State California Ventura Offshore 1.6M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
State 91 Mzu California Orange Offshore 1.5M BBL California Resources Production Corporation
Newport Beach California Orange Offshore 1.4M BBL City of Newport Beach
State 208 California Santa Barbara Offshore 1.4M BBL Atlantic Richfield Company
State 208 California Santa Barbara County 1.1M BBL ARCO Oil & Gas Company,Atlantic Richfield Company
Osa California Los Angeles Offshore 1.1M BBL Tidelands Oil Production Co.
Osm California Los Angeles Offshore 1M BBL Tidelands Oil Production Co.
Hobson State California Ventura County 1M BBL Rincon Island Limited Partnership
State Prc 426 California Orange County 1M BBL California Resources Production Corporation
State Prc 426 California El Dorado County 875.9K BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Oxy USA Inc.
State Prc 145.1 California Ventura County 805.1K BBL Rincon Island Limited Partnership
Osg California Los Angeles Offshore 662.9K BBL Tidelands Oil Production Co.
Osd California Los Angeles Offshore 551.5K BBL Tidelands Oil Production Co.
State Prc 392 California El Dorado County 485.1K BBL California Resources Production Corporation
L.a.city 135 California Los Angeles Offshore 445.8K BBL Damson Oil Corporation
Osw California Los Angeles Offshore 393.7K BBL Tidelands Oil Production Co.
State Prc 163 California Orange Offshore 351.7K BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation

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California Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank Production Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily

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