News and Announcements...
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.