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  • Charlene Charlene WardlowWardlowNorthern District DeputyNorthern District DeputyGeothermal Program ManagerGeothermal Program ManagerGeothermal Program ManagerGeothermal Program ManagerCharlene.wardlow@conservation.ca.gov

    CaliforniaGeothermalEnergyForumCalifornia Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources

    October 20, 2016California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

    Sacramento, California

  • Organizationg

    NaturalResourcesAgencyJ h L i d S t

    NaturalResourcesAgencyJ h L i d S tJohnLaird SecretaryJohnLaird Secretary

    DepartmentofDepartmentofDepartmentofConservationDavidBunnDirector

    DepartmentofConservationDavidBunnDirector

    DepartmentofFish&Wildlife

    DepartmentofFish&Wildlife

    EnergyCommission

    EnergyCommission

    StateLandsCommissionStateLandsCommission

    DivisionofOil,Gas,andGeothermalResources

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    DivisionofOil,Gas,andGeothermalResources

    K H iKenHarrisOilandGasSupervisor

    KenHarrisOilandGasSupervisor

  • Other Agencies involved in Geothermal Energy

    EnvironmentalProtectionAgency AirResourcesBoard AirResourcesBoard

    AirPollutionControlDistricts StateWaterResourcesControlBoard

    l l l RegionalWaterQualityControlBoards(9)

    SaltonSeaPolicyy PublicUtilitiesCommission

  • Department of ConservationOur Mission

    The Department of Conservation balances todays needs with tomorrows challenges and fosters intelligent sustainable, and efficient use of Californias g genergy, land, and mineral resources.

    October 2015 Renewal Plan Objectives:October 2015 Renewal Plan Objectives: Regulatory Overhaul New Regulations for New Realities Modernized Data Management Ensuring a High-Quality Workforce

  • Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal ResourcesLegislative MandatesLegislative Mandates

    Public Resources Code (PRC) 3700 - 3776( )

    exercise its power and jurisdiction to require that wells for the discovery and production of geothermal resources be drilled operatedgeothermal resources be drilled, operated, maintained and abandoned in such a manner as to safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare and to encourage maximumpublic welfare, and to encourage maximum economic recovery.

  • Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal ResourcesDivision of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

    Public Resources Code 3700 (page 112) California Code of Regulations

    Title 14 Natural Resources Division 2 Department of Conservation

    Subchapter 4 State-Wide Geothermal Regulations 1991 MOU with EPA for Class V injection well primacy

    (does not include wells on public lands)(does not include wells on public lands)

  • Division Resources http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/geothermal

    GeoSteam - Query Well Records, Production & Injection Data http://geosteam.conservation.ca.gov/WellSearch/GeoWellSearch.aspx

  • What we do! California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

    Lead Agency for exploration up to 6 wellsE t i I i l C t Except in Imperial County

    Responsible agency on development projects

    Permit drilling of new wells and workoversPermit drilling of new wells and workovers Staff analysis program for adequate casing and cement to

    protect waters of the state

    M it d ti d i j ti fl t d Monitor production and injection flow rates and pressures

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  • Geothermal Wells Regulated by Division*g yStatewide: High temperature production and injection wells=702

    Imperial County:Imperial County:o 99 injection wells includes 40 at the Salton Seao 85 production wells includes 28 at the Salton Seao 33 observation wells includes 19 at the Salton Sea

    Observation wells-54 Temperature gradient wells-8 Low-temperature wells-224

    * Not with federal mineral rights

  • Moving Forward Strategy for the Divisiong gy Geothermal staff report to District Deputies

    Dan Dudak (Southern District)Dan Dudak (Southern District) Charlene Wardlow (Northern District)

    Geothermal Program Manager based at Headquarters Facilitate geothermal development with

    other agencies

  • Other Division Goals Update geothermal laws and regulations

    Coordinate with BLM and other Federal AgenciesCoordinate with BLM and other Federal Agencies on geothermal development/oversight

    Assist the CEC on Geothermal Resource Development Account project to plug andDevelopment Account project to plug and abandon idle or abandoned wells (~39)

  • California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal ResourcesCalifornia Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

    http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog

  • California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal ResourcesCalifornia Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

    http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog