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The state of Utah is rich in oil and natural gas and was ranked 11th in the country in crude oil production and 13th in natural gas gross production during 2016 (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration). There are approximately 11,700 producing oil and gas wells statewide.

The program’s mission is to promote the exploration, development and conservation of oil and natural gas resources in Utah while creating energy-related jobs, boosting local economies and generating oil and gas tax revenues. The demand for reliable and affordable energy is essential for the well-being of our state.








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NOTICE TO OPERATORS (2/13/2018) -
FIVE YEAR E&P WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY PERMIT RENEWAL AND BOND DUE BY JULY 1, 2018
  New
Rule R649-9-8 requires operators of E&P waste disposal facilities to renew their permit and post a full-cost bond by July 1, 2018. Failure to obtain a permit renewal and post a full-cost bond will result in facility closure at the time of permit expiration on July 1, 2018. The division recommends that operators submit their permit renewal applications and bond by May 15, 2018, to ensure adequate time for review. For additional information, click here.

NOTICE TO WELL OPERATORS (01/25/2018) -
ANNUAL FLUID INJECTION REPORT AND FLUID ANALYSIS FOR 2017 DUE BY MARCH 1, 2018
  New
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 2017 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 WELL OPERATORS (11/28/2017) -
WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR 2018 DUE BY JANUARY 15, 2018

All operators of oil and gas wells (producing, shut in, or temporarily abandoned) are required to file an Annual Waste Management Plan. Rule R649-9-2.4 requires that the plan be filed each year by January 15 to account for the disposition of produced water and other E&P wastes. Failure to submit a plan by the deadline will result in a Notice of Violation. Click here to learn more.

NEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS (9/11/2017) 
Please visit the following link: Notice to Operators.

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, FracFocus, within 60 days of the work being performed. The rule can be reviewed by 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)


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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.