California Oil & Gas Activity

California statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1977 and contains information on the 242,053 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 Sep 2019. 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 Sep 2019.

California State Summary Stats

California Oil & Gas State Income: $647,233,866,903
National Energy Production Rank: #11

California Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Tier 1 Acreage
Tier 2 Acreage
Tier 3 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 #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 242,053 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 12,722 permits approved in California.
What is the average boe produced by well in California? 422 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 271 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 20,861 242,053 Up 1060.31%
Total Producing Wells 46,311 45,547 Down -1.65%
Percentage of Wells Producing 222% 19% Down -92%
Active Producers 279 271 Down -3%
Total Permits 12,401 12,722 Up 3%
Average Well Depth 3,302 4,100 Up 24%
Average BOE per Well 443 422 Down -5%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Mar 2020 126.1M BBL 481.9M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.2K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Apr 2020 27.9M BBL 151.5M MCF
# 5 Colorado Mar 2020 15.4M BBL 206.9M MCF
# 6 North Dakota Apr 2020 35.3M BBL 81.2M MCF
# 7 Ohio Dec 2018 1.9M BBL 222.3M MCF
# 8 Louisiana Mar 2020 2.5M BBL 164.6M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 Wyoming Mar 2020 1.1M BBL 141.7M MCF
# 11 California Sep 2019 15.5M BBL 22.4M MCF
# 12 Oklahoma Dec 2019 2.3M BBL 61M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Nov 2019 280.7K BBL 42.4M MCF
# 14 Utah Jan 2020 3.4M BBL 23M MCF
# 15 Kansas Feb 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Mississippi Mar 2020 1.6M BBL 18.5M MCF
# 16 Montana Mar 2020 1.8M BBL 9.2M MCF
# 17 Alabama Feb 2020 395.7K BBL 7.1M MCF
# 18 Michigan Nov 2019 284K BBL 0 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 Sep 2019 4.8M BBL 14,829 702
Aera Energy LLC Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 3.8M BBL 9,973 600
California Resources Elk Hills, LLC Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 2.3M BBL 3,333 164
California Resources Production Corporation Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 1.4M BBL 3,314 120
THUMS Long Beach Co. Long Beach, CA Sep 2019 844.4K BBL 755 17
Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 742.3K BBL 1,800 131
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 723.5K BBL 1,528 185
E & B Natural Resources Management Corporation Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 645.4K BBL 1,155 59
Southern California Gas Company Los Angeles, CA Sep 2019 554.5K BBL 81 20
Tidelands Oil Production Co. Long Beach, CA Sep 2019 348.1K BBL 347 12
Seneca Resources Corporation Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 323.2K BBL 1,399 N/A
Macpherson Oil Company Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 245.2K BBL 442 37
Lodi Gas Storage, L.L.C. Lodi, CA Sep 2019 191.1K BBL 34 1
Gill Ranch Storage, LLC Sacramento, CA Sep 2019 190.2K BBL 10 2
Wild Goose Storage LLC Gridley, CA Sep 2019 137K BBL 15 N/A
ERG Operating Company, LLC Santa Maria, CA Sep 2019 122.9K BBL 140 6
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. Signal Hill, CA Sep 2019 121.9K BBL 190 8
Central Valley Gas Storage, LLC Princeton, CA Sep 2019 117.8K BBL 8 7
Crimson Resource Management Corp. Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 104.2K BBL 181 7
Warren E&P, Inc. Long Beach, CA Sep 2019 100.1K BBL 139 4
Pacific Coast Energy Company LP Orcutt, CA Sep 2019 99.8K BBL 225 19
BreitBurn Operating LP Santa Fe Springs, CA Sep 2019 96.4K BBL 225 14
Bridge Energy LLC N/A Sep 2019 85.5K BBL 282 8
Carbon California Operating Company, LLC Santa Paula, CA Sep 2019 77K BBL 309 5
Kern River Holdings, Inc. Bakersfield, CA Sep 2019 67.7K BBL 120 25

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California Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Orradre California Monterey County 129.3M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Mobil Oil Corporation,NY Oil, Inc.
San Joaquin California Kern County 117.3M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Texaco Producing Inc.
Taylor California Ventura County 107.1M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation
Unspecified California Kern County 102.9M 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.,Seneca Resources Corporation
Unspecified California Kern County 99.3M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Elk Hills, LLC,California Resources Production Corporation,CalResources LLC,Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC,Holmes Western Oil Corporation,Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc.,Pyramid Oil Company,Shell Calif. Prod. Inc.,Target Drilling,Victory Oil Company LLC,Vintage Production California LLC
Rosenberg (NCT-1) California Monterey County 94.6M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Yowlumne Unit B California Kern County 82M 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 69.1M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Grubb California Ventura County 60.3M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Vintage Production California LLC
WEZU California Los Angeles County 59.5M BBL Southern California Gas Company
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 54M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Royal American Petro. Corp.
WTU California Los Angeles County 53.7M BBL ExxonMobil Corporation,Magness Petroleum Company,Warren E&P, Inc.
Porter California Los Angeles County 53M BBL Southern California Gas Company
SEBU T California Kern County 51M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
McPhee California Kern County 50.7M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Marina California Kern County 50.1M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Belridge I California Kern County 45.3M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Hill California Kern County 44.5M 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 44.3M 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 42.9M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Texaco Producing Inc.
Belridge I California Kern County 42.7M 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
Alameda County, CA #726 #28 $37,041,916 1 Sep 2019 565 BBL 52 MCF 19.13 BOE
Butte County, CA #313 #13 $2,119,912,528 1 Sep 2019 0 BBL 822.1K MCF 4.5K BOE
Colusa County, CA #290 #11 $2,157,431,492 7 Sep 2019 0 BBL 973.5K MCF 5.4K BOE
Contra Costa County, CA #524 #20 $2,208,474,967 3 Sep 2019 16K BBL 23.4K MCF 666.13 BOE
Fresno County, CA #157 #7 $19,272,905,212 19 Sep 2019 607.4K BBL 61.4K MCF 20.5K BOE
Glenn County, CA #440 #19 $1,532,427,054 4 Sep 2019 0 BBL 251.9K MCF 1.4K BOE
Humboldt County, CA #618 #23 $274,353,035 2 Sep 2019 0 BBL 37.6K MCF 209.07 BOE
Kern County, CA #78 #2 $253,462,607,638 109 Sep 2019 1.8M BBL 2.1M MCF 72K BOE
Kern County Ext, CA #20 #1 $167,118,399,689 62 Sep 2019 9M BBL 9.3M MCF 351.8K BOE
Kings County, CA #546 #21 $935,192,923 6 Sep 2019 9.2K BBL 35K MCF 504.4 BOE
Los Angeles County, CA #90 #3 $55,496,684,735 64 Sep 2019 1.2M BBL 3.7M MCF 62.6K BOE
Madera County, CA #269 #10 $633,014,958 4 Sep 2019 0 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.4K BOE
Monterey County, CA #136 #4 $14,446,160,719 7 Sep 2019 837.5K BBL 95.3K MCF 28.4K BOE
Orange County, CA #241 #9 $9,750,732,571 33 Sep 2019 217.8K BBL 103.7K MCF 7.8K BOE
Sacramento County, CA #391 #16 $2,340,759,376 2 Sep 2019 743 BBL 375.9K MCF 2.1K BOE
San Benito County, CA #706 #27 $103,672,590 3 Sep 2019 885 BBL 1.2K MCF 36.43 BOE
San Bernardino County, CA #705 #26 $41,035,046 3 Sep 2019 724 BBL 2.4K MCF 37.47 BOE
San Joaquin County, CA #341 #15 $8,247,920,227 6 Sep 2019 0 BBL 625K MCF 3.4K BOE
San Luis Obispo County, CA #414 #18 $1,842,680,740 3 Sep 2019 42.5K BBL 38.6K MCF 1.6K BOE
San Mateo County, CA #773 #30 $13,538,089 1 Sep 2019 4 BBL 0 MCF 0.13 BOE
Santa Barbara County, CA #198 #8 $13,510,823,430 14 Sep 2019 308.1K BBL 336.3K MCF 12.1K BOE
Santa Clara County, CA #687 #25 $44,601,604 1 Sep 2019 1.6K BBL 1.6K MCF 65.53 BOE
Solano County, CA #305 #12 $4,775,463,660 7 Sep 2019 274 BBL 899.2K MCF 5K BOE
Sutter County, CA #408 #17 $2,135,333,502 8 Sep 2019 0 BBL 323.1K MCF 1.7K BOE
Tehama County, CA #592 #22 $557,831,084 3 Sep 2019 0 BBL 56.3K MCF 313.03 BOE
Tulare County, CA #667 #24 $113,765,116 8 Sep 2019 2.8K BBL 0 MCF 93.97 BOE
Ventura County, CA #148 #6 $22,769,805,176 27 Sep 2019 587.1K BBL 570.1K MCF 22.7K BOE
Yolo County, CA #741 #29 $1,528,705,770 2 Sep 2019 0 BBL 2.3K MCF 13.17 BOE
Yuba County, CA #773 #30 $86,931 1 Sep 2019 0 BBL 22 MCF 0.13 BOE

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