California Oil & Gas Activity

California statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1977 and contains information on the 248,154 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 Nov 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 Nov 2019.

California State Summary Stats

California Oil & Gas State Income: $646,490,243,737
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 248,154 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 10,597 permits approved in California.
What is the average boe produced by well in California? 466 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 270 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 20,904 248,154 Up 1087.11%
Total Producing Wells 45,902 45,473 Down -0.93%
Percentage of Wells Producing 220% 18% Down -92%
Active Producers 278 270 Down -3%
Total Permits 11,933 10,597 Down -11%
Average Well Depth 3,302 4,100 Up 24%
Average BOE per Well 470 466 Down -1%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jun 2020 109.5M BBL 453.2M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.8K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 4 Louisiana Jun 2020 2.6M BBL 298.9M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Jun 2020 26.4M BBL 146.8M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Mar 2020 12.7M BBL 195.9M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jun 2020 13.6M BBL 181.9M MCF
# 8 North Dakota Jun 2020 25.8M BBL 58.9M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 Wyoming Jun 2020 5.3M BBL 131.5M MCF
# 11 California Nov 2019 15.3M BBL 35.2M MCF
# 12 Ohio Dec 2018 943.5K BBL 91.9M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Jan 2020 287.3K BBL 42.9M MCF
# 14 Utah Mar 2020 3.4M BBL 23M MCF
# 15 Mississippi Jun 2020 1.2M BBL 12.4M MCF
# 15 Kansas May 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 16 Montana May 2020 1.2M BBL 7.5M MCF
# 17 Alabama Apr 2020 391K BBL 7.3M MCF
# 18 Michigan Jan 2020 308.9K BBL 6.4M 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 Nov 2019 4.4M BBL 14,666 398
Aera Energy LLC Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 3.8M BBL 10,145 249
California Resources Elk Hills, LLC Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 2.3M BBL 3,334 90
California Resources Production Corporation Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 1.4M BBL 3,329 74
Wild Goose Storage LLC Gridley, CA Nov 2019 1M BBL 17 N/A
Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Francisco, CA Nov 2019 884.9K BBL 52 4
THUMS Long Beach Co. Long Beach, CA Nov 2019 860.6K BBL 755 9
Southern California Gas Company Los Angeles, CA Nov 2019 749.1K BBL 113 11
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 729.6K BBL 1,556 87
Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 706.7K BBL 1,785 85
E & B Natural Resources Management Corporation Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 629.5K BBL 1,172 15
Lodi Gas Storage, L.L.C. Lodi, CA Nov 2019 504.3K BBL 34 N/A
Tidelands Oil Production Co. Long Beach, CA Nov 2019 354.8K BBL 347 8
Seneca Resources Corporation Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 264.8K BBL 1,111 N/A
Macpherson Oil Company Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 260.9K BBL 445 27
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. Signal Hill, CA Nov 2019 124.2K BBL 190 6
ERG Operating Company, LLC Santa Maria, CA Nov 2019 122.3K BBL 150 N/A
Crimson Resource Management Corp. Bakersfield, CA Nov 2019 104.7K BBL 171 3
Central Valley Gas Storage, LLC Princeton, CA Nov 2019 102.9K BBL 6 7
Warren E&P, Inc. Long Beach, CA Nov 2019 101.2K BBL 144 N/A
Vaquero Energy, Inc. Santa Maria, CA Nov 2019 100.5K BBL 428 17
BreitBurn Operating LP Santa Fe Springs, CA Nov 2019 98.2K BBL 225 5
Pacific Coast Energy Company LP Orcutt, CA Nov 2019 96.5K BBL 217 5
Bridge Energy LLC N/A Nov 2019 83.7K BBL 291 7
Carbon California Operating Company, LLC Santa Paula, CA Nov 2019 72.5K BBL 319 1

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California Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Orradre California Monterey County 130.2M 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 107.8M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation
Unspecified California Kern County 103.6M 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 102.3M 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.,Victory Oil Company LLC,Vintage Production California LLC
Rosenberg (NCT-1) California Monterey County 95.1M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Yowlumne Unit B California Kern County 82.9M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Vintage Production California LLC
Maxwell California Kern County 81.3M BBL Aera Energy LLC,ARCO Oil & Gas Company,ARCO Western Energy,Oryx Energy Company,Tenneco Oil Company
WEZU California Los Angeles County 71.6M BBL Southern California Gas Company
Belridge III California Kern County 69.2M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Porter California Los Angeles County 63.7M BBL Southern California Gas Company
Grubb California Ventura County 60.9M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Vintage Production California LLC
Kern California Kern County 55.9M 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 54.4M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Royal American Petro. Corp.
WTU California Los Angeles County 53.8M BBL ExxonMobil Corporation,Magness Petroleum Company,Warren E&P, Inc.
SEBU T California Kern County 51.5M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
McPhee California Kern County 50.9M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Marina California Kern County 50.3M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Belridge I California Kern County 45.7M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Hill California Kern County 45M 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 44.5M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
State Prc 392 California Orange Offshore 44.2M 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
Belridge I California Kern County 42.9M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Green & Whittier A California Kern County 42.9M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Texaco Producing Inc.

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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 #660 #44 $36,994,226 1 Nov 2019 593 BBL 64 MCF 20.13 BOE
Butte County, CA #104 #8 $2,076,568,464 1 Nov 2019 0 BBL 6.4M MCF 35.5K BOE
Colusa County, CA #269 #22 $2,159,157,797 7 Nov 2019 0 BBL 886.6K MCF 4.9K BOE
Contra Costa County, CA #472 #32 $2,211,860,061 3 Nov 2019 14.2K BBL 22K MCF 596.97 BOE
Fresno County, CA #146 #12 $19,268,516,180 20 Nov 2019 588.6K BBL 59.8K MCF 19.9K BOE
Glenn County, CA #378 #29 $1,533,645,188 4 Nov 2019 0 BBL 257.3K MCF 1.4K BOE
Humboldt County, CA #558 #39 $274,539,389 2 Nov 2019 0 BBL 38.2K MCF 212.43 BOE
Kern County, CA #70 #4 $253,422,789,538 110 Nov 2019 1.7M BBL 2.1M MCF 71.1K BOE
Kern County Ext, CA #15 #2 $167,061,001,408 62 Nov 2019 8.8M BBL 9.3M MCF 346.8K BOE
Kings County, CA #477 #33 $934,316,820 6 Nov 2019 10.3K BBL 35.3K MCF 541.3 BOE
Los Angeles County, CA #72 #5 $55,464,159,557 63 Nov 2019 1.2M BBL 4.7M MCF 68.1K BOE
Madera County, CA #481 #34 $633,105,661 4 Nov 2019 0 BBL 94K MCF 522.43 BOE
Monterey County, CA #127 #10 $14,460,457,560 7 Nov 2019 841.8K BBL 104.6K MCF 28.6K BOE
Orange County, CA #212 #17 $9,754,862,679 34 Nov 2019 221.8K BBL 95.8K MCF 7.9K BOE
Sacramento County, CA #334 #26 $2,342,738,533 3 Nov 2019 743 BBL 387.7K MCF 2.1K BOE
San Benito County, CA #626 #42 $103,645,974 3 Nov 2019 1.4K BBL 2.1K MCF 61.43 BOE
San Bernardino County, CA #644 #43 $41,022,413 3 Nov 2019 654 BBL 2.4K MCF 35.13 BOE
San Joaquin County, CA #116 #9 $8,252,504,844 5 Nov 2019 0 BBL 5.6M MCF 31.1K BOE
San Luis Obispo County, CA #371 #28 $1,841,654,991 3 Nov 2019 40.2K BBL 34.4K MCF 1.5K BOE
San Mateo County, CA #716 #45 $13,532,316 1 Nov 2019 4 BBL 0 MCF 0.13 BOE
Santa Barbara County, CA #171 #16 $13,508,194,083 14 Nov 2019 335.6K BBL 485.1K MCF 13.8K BOE
Santa Clara County, CA #624 #41 $44,618,524 1 Nov 2019 1.6K BBL 1.5K MCF 64.23 BOE
Solano County, CA #160 #15 $4,777,417,298 6 Nov 2019 263 BBL 3M MCF 16.7K BOE
Sutter County, CA #352 #27 $2,137,087,905 8 Nov 2019 0 BBL 327.1K MCF 1.8K BOE
Tehama County, CA #529 #37 $558,186,898 3 Nov 2019 0 BBL 55.2K MCF 307.07 BOE
Tulare County, CA #607 #40 $113,709,694 8 Nov 2019 2.6K BBL 0 MCF 89.03 BOE
Ventura County, CA #141 #11 $22,307,483,294 27 Nov 2019 555.7K BBL 535.2K MCF 21.4K BOE
Yolo County, CA #492 #35 $1,528,716,727 3 Nov 2019 0 BBL 81K MCF 450.23 BOE
Yuba County, CA #716 #45 $87,042 1 Nov 2019 0 BBL 22 MCF 0.13 BOE

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