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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.






News and Announcements...


ANNOUNCEMENT (3/16/2020) -
COVID-19 RESPONSE - STAFF TELEWORKING - STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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In our efforts to address COVID- 19 and per direction from the Governor's Office, the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is implementing teleworking where possible immediately through Friday, March 27. If you have business with the Division, please call or email before coming in to make sure necessary staff is available. If you need to leave a message, staff will get back to you as soon as possible. We are taking all steps necessary to ensure we provide the same level of service, while protecting the health and well-being of our staff. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.


NOTICE TO OPERATORS (3/9/2020) -
WORKOVER TAX CREDIT APPLICATION PROCESS REVISED
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Utah House Bills 389 and 1003 made statutory changes to the process of requesting severence tax credits for oil and gas well workovers and recompletions. The process now requires that an independent CPA report on the accuracy and validity of the expenditure amounts claimed on the Designation of Workover or Recompletion, Form 15. Details of these changes are explained in the attached documents: Click here to learn more


NOTICE TO OPERATORS (9/25/2019) -
REMINDER TO SUBMIT ALL LOGS WITH WELL COMPLETION REPORT
 
This is a reminder to operators that a copy of all electric and radioactivity logs that are run must be filed with a Well Completion Report, Form 8, within 30 days after the completion of of any well drilled or redrilled. This is in accordance with Rule R649-3-21. Failure to submit ALL logs within 30 days may result in the Division pursuing enforcement action.


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 70 years to increase production in oil and natural gas wells. Here are a few websites that will help you learn more about this process:
- Energy in Depth - What is Hydraulic Fracturing? (Independent Petroleum Association of America)
- FracFocus (Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission)
- Hydraulic Fracturing (American Petroleum Institute)




Office Hours
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.