California Mineral Answers

Questions Answers
How does California rank in the nation for oil and gas production? California currently ranks #9 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 20,950 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 20,577 permits approved in California.
What is the average boe produced by well in California? 676 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 278 active producers in the state of California.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in California? 3,301 feet is the average depth of a well in California.

California Oil & Gas Activity Summary

California statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1977 and contains information on the 20,950 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. California is ranked #9 in the US based on BOE produced in 12-01-2018. 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 01-01-1977 and go through 12-01-2018.

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 20,728 20,950 Up 1.07%
Total Producing Wells 46,116 38,131 Down -17.32%
Percentage of Wells Producing 222% 182% Down -18%
Active Producers 268 278 Up 4%
Total Permits 12,183 20,577 Up 69%
Average Well Depth 3,301 3,301 Flat 0%
Average BOE per Well 476 676 Up 42%

California Map of Current Permits & Rigs

Annual California Oil & Gas Production

California Oil & Gas Wells Prepped for Production by Year

California Top Producers by BOE Production for 12-01-2018

Producer Name Location Production Date BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
Aera Energy LLC Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 4,000,690 BOE 10,142 2124
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 3,407,700 BOE 6,615 2571
California Resources Elk Hills, LLC Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 2,585,590 BOE 3,517 322
Southern California Gas Company Los Angeles, CA 12-01-2018 2,382,440 BOE 65 52
Wild Goose Storage LLC Gridley, CA 12-01-2018 2,230,100 BOE 16 2
California Resources Production Corporation Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 1,516,300 BOE 3,359 360
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 1,050,100 BOE 1,753 794
Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Francisco, CA 12-01-2018 1,026,050 BOE 77 24
Carbon California Operating Company, LLC Santa Paula, CA 12-01-2018 1,012,380 BOE 217 12
Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 849,926 BOE 1,877 426
THUMS Long Beach Co. Long Beach, CA 12-01-2018 794,625 BOE 645 80
E & B Natural Resources Management Corporation Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 732,826 BOE 1,107 332
Lodi Gas Storage, L.L.C. Lodi, CA 12-01-2018 596,430 BOE 35 6
Gill Ranch Storage, LLC Sacramento, CA 12-01-2018 369,621 BOE 9 2
Central Valley Gas Storage, LLC Princeton, CA 12-01-2018 321,240 BOE 8 4
Seneca Resources Corporation Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 285,260 BOE 1,361 N/A
Macpherson Oil Company Bakersfield, CA 12-01-2018 239,222 BOE 388 151
Tidelands Oil Production Co. Long Beach, CA 12-01-2018 191,860 BOE 175 46
ERG Operating Company, LLC Santa Maria, CA 12-01-2018 133,382 BOE 135 24
BreitBurn Operating LP Santa Fe Springs, CA 12-01-2018 130,946 BOE 360 38

California Oil & Gas Permits by Year

California Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank County Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Alameda County, CA #727 #43 $34,270,631 1 12-01-2018 394 BBL 38 MCF 13 BOE
Butte County, CA #79 #5 $1,646,151,407 1 12-01-2018 0 BBL 13,380,590 MCF 74,337 BOE
Colusa County, CA #190 #18 $1,794,510,651 8 12-01-2018 146 BBL 2,166,171 MCF 12,039 BOE
Contra Costa County, CA #143 #13 $2,157,881,805 4 12-01-2018 3,914 BBL 3,755,985 MCF 20,997 BOE
Fresno County, CA #149 #15 $19,045,898,078 20 12-01-2018 590,658 BBL 87,465 MCF 20,175 BOE
Glenn County, CA #432 #31 $1,309,216,482 4 12-01-2018 0 BBL 225,188 MCF 1,251 BOE
Humboldt County, CA #603 #37 $232,232,002 2 12-01-2018 0 BBL 39,489 MCF 219 BOE
Kern County, CA #90 #7 $272,730,239,963 110 12-01-2018 1,314,180 BBL 2,323,838 MCF 56,716 BOE
Kern County Ext, CA #20 #2 $110,952,858,095 63 12-01-2018 8,986,881 BBL 10,227,095 MCF 356,377 BOE
Kings County, CA #545 #34 $853,190,136 7 12-01-2018 11,528 BBL 15,208 MCF 469 BOE
Los Angeles County, CA #62 #4 $53,977,833,862 64 12-01-2018 1,357,786 BBL 11,488,403 MCF 109,084 BOE
Madera County, CA #186 #17 $540,292,649 4 12-01-2018 0 BBL 2,248,446 MCF 12,491 BOE
Monterey County, CA #132 #12 $11,857,656,174 5 12-01-2018 804,440 BBL 89,789 MCF 27,314 BOE
Orange County, CA #224 #20 $11,166,854,666 34 12-01-2018 226,818 BBL 99,441 MCF 8,113 BOE
Sacramento County, CA #364 #27 $1,997,049,376 4 12-01-2018 2,624 BBL 382,274 MCF 2,211 BOE
San Benito County, CA #680 #39 $107,728,166 3 12-01-2018 1,702 BBL 2,639 MCF 71 BOE
San Bernardino County, CA #701 #41 $46,030,078 2 12-01-2018 686 BBL 2,170 MCF 35 BOE
San Joaquin County, CA #131 #11 $7,237,205,339 5 12-01-2018 0 BBL 4,947,717 MCF 27,487 BOE
San Luis Obispo County, CA #390 #28 $1,789,861,960 3 12-01-2018 46,736 BBL 48,546 MCF 1,828 BOE
San Mateo County, CA #779 #44 $15,444,285 1 12-01-2018 4 BBL 0 MCF 0 BOE
Santa Barbara County, CA #125 #10 $12,422,652,518 12 12-01-2018 339,130 BBL 3,480,865 MCF 30,643 BOE
Santa Clara County, CA #690 #40 $33,811,201 1 12-01-2018 1,505 BBL 1,397 MCF 58 BOE
Solano County, CA #227 #21 $4,145,869,067 9 12-01-2018 892 BBL 1,419,703 MCF 7,917 BOE
Sutter County, CA #396 #29 $1,852,306,707 10 12-01-2018 0 BBL 310,270 MCF 1,724 BOE
Tehama County, CA #579 #36 $436,266,944 3 12-01-2018 0 BBL 54,660 MCF 304 BOE
Tulare County, CA #661 #38 $98,834,709 8 12-01-2018 3,006 BBL 0 MCF 100 BOE
Ventura County, CA #91 #8 $22,786,662,713 29 12-01-2018 1,578,651 BBL 570,865 MCF 55,793 BOE
Yolo County, CA #715 #42 $1,300,295,901 2 12-01-2018 0 BBL 3,916 MCF 22 BOE
Yuba County, CA #780 #45 $67,433 1 12-01-2018 0 BBL 22 MCF 0 BOE