California Oil & Gas Activity

California statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1977 and contains information on the 242,247 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. California is ranked #10 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Jan 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 Jan 2020.

California State Summary Stats

California Oil & Gas State Income: $646,490,243,737
National Energy Production Rank: #10

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 #10 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 242,247 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in California? There have been 9,576 permits approved in California.
What is the average boe produced by well in California? 457 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 254 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 20,895 242,247 Up 1059.35%
Total Producing Wells 44,433 44,425 Down -0.02%
Percentage of Wells Producing 213% 18% Down -91%
Active Producers 277 254 Down -8%
Total Permits 12,104 9,576 Down -21%
Average Well Depth 3,304 4,100 Up 24%
Average BOE per Well 584 457 Down -22%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jul 2020 116.7M BBL 474.8M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.8K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Aug 2020 30.1M BBL 160.7M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Aug 2020 36.1M BBL 83.8M MCF
# 6 Colorado Jul 2020 14.3M BBL 189.2M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Apr 2020 11.2M BBL 187.2M MCF
# 8 Louisiana Jul 2020 2.2M BBL 200.4M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 California Jan 2020 13M BBL 43.6M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Jul 2020 6.1M BBL 62.3M MCF
# 12 Ohio Dec 2018 865.1K BBL 81.3M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Mar 2020 288.6K BBL 41.7M MCF
# 14 Utah May 2020 2.5M BBL 21.7M MCF
# 15 Kansas Jun 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Mississippi Jul 2020 1.2M BBL 13.9M MCF
# 16 Montana Jul 2020 1.6M BBL 8.9M MCF
# 17 Alabama Jun 2020 360.7K BBL 7M MCF
# 18 Michigan Mar 2020 291.3K BBL 5.8M 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 Jan 2020 3.9M BBL 14,167 271
Aera Energy LLC Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 3M BBL 9,747 196
California Resources Elk Hills, LLC Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 2M BBL 3,334 87
Wild Goose Storage LLC Gridley, CA Jan 2020 1.7M BBL 16 N/A
California Resources Production Corporation Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 1M BBL 2,822 57
Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Francisco, CA Jan 2020 1M BBL 72 2
THUMS Long Beach Co. Long Beach, CA Jan 2020 771.2K BBL 753 11
Southern California Gas Company Los Angeles, CA Jan 2020 679.1K BBL 113 8
Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 650.4K BBL 1,752 37
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 623.3K BBL 1,564 53
Gill Ranch Storage, LLC Sacramento, CA Jan 2020 622K BBL 10 N/A
Lodi Gas Storage, L.L.C. Lodi, CA Jan 2020 592.8K BBL 34 N/A
E & B Natural Resources Management Corporation Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 474.9K BBL 1,114 18
Crimson Resource Management Corp. Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 323.7K BBL 638 12
Tidelands Oil Production Co. Long Beach, CA Jan 2020 320K BBL 347 4
Central Valley Gas Storage, LLC Princeton, CA Jan 2020 314.1K BBL 7 N/A
Seneca Resources Corporation Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 312.8K BBL 1,418 N/A
Macpherson Oil Company Bakersfield, CA Jan 2020 265.5K BBL 394 4
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. Signal Hill, CA Jan 2020 112.5K BBL 192 7
Warren E&P, Inc. Long Beach, CA Jan 2020 94.2K BBL 141 N/A
Pacific Coast Energy Company LP Orcutt, CA Jan 2020 93.1K BBL 197 N/A
Bridge Energy LLC N/A Jan 2020 78.7K BBL 282 1
BreitBurn Operating LP Santa Fe Springs, CA Jan 2020 77.6K BBL 204 N/A
Carbon California Operating Company, LLC Santa Paula, CA Jan 2020 70.3K BBL 316 1
Holmes Western Oil Corporation Taft, CA Jan 2020 68.2K BBL 527 7

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California Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Orradre California Monterey County 130M 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 107.4M BBL Aera Energy LLC,California Resources Production Corporation
Unspecified California Kern County 103.1M 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 100.1M 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 95M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Yowlumne Unit B California Kern County 82.3M 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
Belridge III California Kern County 69.1M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
WEZU California Los Angeles County 63.1M BBL Southern California Gas Company
Grubb California Ventura County 60.5M BBL California Resources Production Corporation,Vintage Production California LLC
Porter California Los Angeles County 56.2M BBL Southern California Gas Company
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 54.2M 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 51.3M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
McPhee California Kern County 50.8M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Marina California Kern County 50.2M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Belridge I California Kern County 45.5M BBL Aera Energy LLC,Mobil Oil Corporation
Hill California Kern County 44.7M 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
Green & Whittier A California Kern County 42.9M BBL Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,Texaco Producing Inc.
Belridge I California Kern County 42.8M 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 #783 #44 $36,994,226 1 Jan 2020 648 BBL 73 MCF 22.03 BOE
Butte County, CA #96 #6 $2,076,568,464 1 Jan 2020 0 BBL 10.4M MCF 58.2K BOE
Colusa County, CA #218 #17 $2,159,157,797 6 Jan 2020 0 BBL 2.1M MCF 11.7K BOE
Contra Costa County, CA #609 #36 $2,211,860,061 3 Jan 2020 9.2K BBL 19.2K MCF 413.67 BOE
Fresno County, CA #197 #15 $19,268,516,180 18 Jan 2020 501.4K BBL 52K MCF 17K BOE
Glenn County, CA #488 #32 $1,533,645,188 4 Jan 2020 0 BBL 226K MCF 1.2K BOE
Humboldt County, CA #677 #39 $274,539,389 2 Jan 2020 0 BBL 33.4K MCF 185.57 BOE
Kern County, CA #89 #4 $253,422,789,538 105 Jan 2020 1.6M BBL 2M MCF 66.3K BOE
Kern County Ext, CA #24 #2 $167,061,001,408 57 Jan 2020 7.4M BBL 8.2M MCF 293.7K BOE
Kings County, CA #581 #34 $934,316,820 6 Jan 2020 10.1K BBL 33.1K MCF 523.53 BOE
Los Angeles County, CA #92 #5 $55,464,159,557 62 Jan 2020 1.1M BBL 4.3M MCF 62.4K BOE
Madera County, CA #177 #10 $633,105,661 4 Jan 2020 0 BBL 3.7M MCF 20.8K BOE
Monterey County, CA #179 #11 $14,460,457,560 6 Jan 2020 588.9K BBL 74.4K MCF 20K BOE
Orange County, CA #273 #20 $9,754,862,679 35 Jan 2020 204.6K BBL 88.2K MCF 7.3K BOE
Sacramento County, CA #440 #28 $2,342,738,533 3 Jan 2020 743 BBL 337.2K MCF 1.8K BOE
San Benito County, CA #762 #42 $103,645,974 3 Jan 2020 1K BBL 1.5K MCF 43.13 BOE
San Bernardino County, CA #767 #43 $41,022,413 3 Jan 2020 723 BBL 2.4K MCF 37.97 BOE
San Joaquin County, CA #127 #9 $8,252,504,844 4 Jan 2020 0 BBL 7.1M MCF 39.8K BOE
San Luis Obispo County, CA #475 #30 $1,841,654,991 3 Jan 2020 36.3K BBL 28.9K MCF 1.3K BOE
San Mateo County, CA #835 #45 $13,532,316 1 Jan 2020 4 BBL 0 MCF 0.13 BOE
Santa Barbara County, CA #246 #18 $13,508,194,083 13 Jan 2020 204.4K BBL 415.3K MCF 9.1K BOE
Santa Clara County, CA #755 #41 $44,618,524 1 Jan 2020 1.2K BBL 1.3K MCF 49.83 BOE
Solano County, CA #214 #16 $4,777,417,298 6 Jan 2020 260 BBL 2.2M MCF 12.4K BOE
Sutter County, CA #461 #29 $2,137,087,905 6 Jan 2020 0 BBL 288.4K MCF 1.6K BOE
Tehama County, CA #647 #38 $558,186,898 3 Jan 2020 0 BBL 51.7K MCF 287.57 BOE
Tulare County, CA #725 #40 $113,709,694 8 Jan 2020 2.8K BBL 0 MCF 94 BOE
Ventura County, CA #185 #13 $22,307,483,294 24 Jan 2020 491.9K BBL 505.9K MCF 19.2K BOE
Yolo County, CA #352 #25 $1,528,716,727 3 Jan 2020 0 BBL 727.1K MCF 4K BOE
Yuba County, CA #836 #46 $87,042 1 Jan 2020 0 BBL 19 MCF 0.1 BOE

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