California Oil & Gas Activity

California statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1977 and contains information on the 242,384 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. California is ranked #11 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in May 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 May 2020.

California State Summary Stats

California Oil & Gas State Income: $649,388,290,877
National Energy Production Rank: #11

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

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How does California rank in the nation for oil and gas production? California currently ranks #11 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 242,384 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in California? There have been 17,499 permits approved in California.
What is the average boe produced by well in California? 328 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 242,324 242,384 Up 0.02%
Total Producing Wells 45,818 42,998 Down -6.15%
Percentage of Wells Producing 19% 18% Down -6%
Active Producers 272 1 Down -100%
Total Permits 10,890 17,499 Up 61%
Average Well Depth 4,100 4,100 Flat 0%
Average BOE per Well 426 328 Down -23%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Nov 2020 107.2M BBL 410.5M MCF
# 3 Louisiana Nov 2020 3.8M BBL 369.6M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Dec 2020 30.7M BBL 166.5M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Dec 2020 36.4M BBL 76.4M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Aug 2020 11.5M BBL 186M MCF
# 7 Colorado Nov 2020 12.1M BBL 180.6M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Nov 2020 6M BBL 59.2M MCF
# 10 Ohio Dec 2018 987.7K BBL 87M MCF
# 11 California May 2020 11.4M BBL 16M MCF
# 12 Arkansas Jun 2020 221.5K BBL 39.4M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Nov 2020 1.2M BBL 15M MCF
# 14 Kansas Oct 2020 2M BBL 9.8M MCF
# 14 Utah Sep 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Montana Oct 2020 1.5M BBL 9.1M MCF
# 16 Alabama Sep 2020 366.6K BBL 6.8M MCF
# 17 Michigan Jun 2020 225.4K BBL 5.6M MCF
# 18 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 0 BBL 32 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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Top Oil & Gas Producers by BOE in California

Producer Name Location Production Date Monthly BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits

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California Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Unspecified California Kern County 163.7M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Bechtel Petroleum Operations, Inc.,California Resources Elk Hills, LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,CalResources LLC,Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC,Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc.,Pyramid Oil Company,Shell Calif. Prod. Inc.,Target Drilling,Victory Oil Company LLC,Vintage Production California LLC
Orradre California Monterey County 127.9M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Mobil Oil Corporation,NY Oil, Inc.
San Joaquin California Kern County 117.2M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Texaco Producing Inc.
Unspecified California Kern County 112.2M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Berry Petroleum Company, LLC,BreitBurn Operating LP,California Resources Elk Hills, LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Crimson Resource Management Corp.,Golden Gate Oil Operations, LLC,Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc.,Seneca Resources Corporation
Taylor California Ventura County 106.4M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation
Rosenberg (NCT-1) California Monterey County 93.8M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Yowlumne Unit B California Kern County 81.6M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Vintage Production California LLC
Maxwell California Kern County 81.2M BBL Aera Energy LLC,ARCO Oil & Gas Company,ARCO Western Energy,Oryx Energy Company,Tenneco Oil Company
Belridge III California Kern County 69M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Grubb California Ventura County 60M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Vintage Production California LLC
Kern California Kern County 55.8M BBL ARCO Oil & Gas Company,California Resources Production Corporation,Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Texaco Producing Inc.,Vintage Production California LLC
Lloyd California Ventura County 53.6M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Royal American Petro. Corp.
WTU California Los Angeles County 53.3M BBL ExxonMobil Corporation,Magness Petroleum Company,Warren E&P, Inc.
WEZU California Los Angeles County 53.3M BBL Southern California Gas Company
SEBU T California Kern County 50.6M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
McPhee California Kern County 50.5M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Marina California Kern County 49.9M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Porter California Los Angeles County 47.6M BBL Southern California Gas Company
Belridge I California Kern County 44.9M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Hill California Kern County 44.3M BBL Berry Petroleum Company, LLC,Celeron Oil & Gas Co.,Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,ExxonMobil Corporation,Linn Operating, Inc.,Linn Operating, LLC,Petro Resources Inc.
Moco 35 California Kern County 44.2M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
State Prc 392 California Orange Offshore 44.1M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,Oxy USA Inc.,SWEPI, LP
Wier California Kern County 43.5M BBL Aera Energy LLC,CalResources LLC,SWEPI, LP
Green & Whittier A California Kern County 42.7M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Texaco Producing Inc.
Belridge I California Kern County 42.6M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil 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
Kern County Ext, CA #808 #19 $166,098,993,452 1 May 2020 0 BBL 1.5K MCF 8.37 BOE

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