News and Announcements...
SYSTEM CHANGES COMING ON 5/25/2017 (5/23/2017)
The following applications will be shut down on Thursday, May 25, at 4:00 p.m. (MDT), in preparation for swithcing to our new database on June 1:
- eReport (for filing of production, disposition, UIC, and gas plant reports)
- ePermit (for filing of APDs, sundries, completion reports, and logs)
- Incident Report eForm (for reporting spills and other field events)
Additionally, the following web resources will not be updated again until June 1:
- LiveData Search
- Map Resources
- Well Files
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
WE ARE AIMING FOR JUNE 1 (5/3/2017) -
We are aiming to bring our new database and all associated applications online on or around June 1, 2017. We hope to avoid slowing your work or causing you any stress. There are a lot of moving parts involved, however, and great potential for problems. We'll try to fix problems and shortcomings as quickly as possible.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR eFORM (5/3/2017) -
One of the changes coming on June 1, 2017, will be a new program called 'eForm.' It will replace our current 'eReport' program, which has been in service for about 12 years. Using eForm, oil and gas operators will be able to create and submit the following reports:
Form 10 - Monthly Oil and Gas Production Report
Form 11 - Monthly Oil and Gas Disposition Report
Form 13A - Summary of Gas Processing Plant Operations
Form 13B - Gas Processing Plant Product Allocations
UIC Form 2 - Monthly Report of Enhanced Recovery Project
UIC Form 3 - Monthly Injection Report
The program will be accessible on the Electronic Reporting page of our website.
Users who currently have an 'eReport' login, will automatically be registered to use eForm. There is no need to re-register.
If you are currently not registered to use eReport, but would like to use eForm, hurry now (before May 25) and register by going to the eReport login screen. Your login information will be migrated to eForm.
There are several methods for an operator to prepare and submit a report:
1 - The report can be opened online in the eForm program, completed, and submitted;
2 - The report can be downloaded from eForm in Excel format to the user's computer, completed, and then uploaded to eForm.
3 - A batch report can be created by the operator's computer system using an Excel format and then uploaded to eForm.
The following links provide an overview of each report, eForm instructions, and templates for preparing the Excel batch files, if desired:
Forms 10 & 11 (UDOGM10_11) - Production & Disposition Reports
Forms 13A & 13B (UDOGM13) - Gas Plant Reports
UIC Form 2 (UDOGMUIC_2_1) - Enhanced Recovery Project Report
UIC Form 3 - Injection Report
ADDTIONAL eFORM NOTES (Click here) -- PLEASE READ!!!
Please submit your APRIL 2017 Production Reports by Thursday, MAY 25!!
NOTICE TO OPERATORS (3/20/2017) -
CHANGES COMING SOON TO ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS
The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining will soon begin using a new oil and gas database. It will replace all of the Oil and Gas Program's current databases and will impact most of our electronic operations. Additional changes will be rolled out to oil and gas operators sometime during the next 6 to 12 weeks. Some of the changes include:
- The use of 14-digit API numbers.
- The collection of more detailed wellbore information.
- A few modifications to our ePermit permitting program.
- The replacement of our eReport program for monthly production, gas plant, and UIC reporting.
- Changes to our website, including some LiveData Search functionality.
- The addition of a web data mining tool and map (which will replace our current well locator map).
- The installation of new servers.
For more detail, please read Associate Director John Roger's Notice to Operators.
We are working to minimize potential problems and hope the transition will go smoothly for everyone.
Any additional instructions and announcements will be posted here.
NOTICE TO WELL OPERATORS (12/15/2016) -
ANNUAL FLUID INJECTION REPORT AND FLUID ANALYSIS FOR 2016 DUE BY MARCH 1, 2017
Rule R649-8-21 requires that all operators of disposal wells, storage wells, or enhanced recovery projects file UIC Form 4, Annual Fluid Injection Report, within 60 days following the end of the year. Rule R649-5-5 requires that the fluids injected into each disposal well or project be sampled and analyzed no less frequently than once a year and a copy of the analysis be submitted with UIC Form 4. The report and analysis for 2016 are due by March 1. Failure to submit these by the deadline will result in a Notice of Violation. Click here to learn more.
NOTICE TO OPERATORS (10/27/2016) -
AMENDED INCIDENT REPORTING RULES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2016
The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining, on October 26, 2016, approved changes to rule R649-3-32, Incident Reporting. The effective date of the changes is November 1, 2016. Rule R649-3-32 pertains to the reporting of events involving such things as accidents, injuries, fatalities, fires, blowouts, loss of control of wells, and the unauthorized release of oil and natural gas-related product, by-product, or waste through flaring, venting, and spills. The rule can be reviewed by clicking here.
OPERATORS MUST REPORT
ALL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING DETAIL TO FRAC FOCUS (5/15/2014)
The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining approved a hydraulic fracturing rule which became effective November 1, 2012. Rule R649-3-39 requires all operators to report the amount and type of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations to the national registry website, clicking here. To read Associate Director John Roger's Notice to Operators, click here.
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING - What Is It? (2/8/2012)
There are a lot of stories in the media these days about hydraulic fracturing - a method used for nearly 65 years to increase production in oil and natural gas wells. Here are a few websites that will help you learn more about this process:
- FracFocus (Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission)
- Energy in Depth (Independent Petroleum Association of America)
- Hydraulic Fracturing (American Petroleum Institute)
The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact us if you have questions.