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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...


NOTICE TO OPERATORS (4/24/2018) -
WASTE DISPOSAL AND LANDFARM PROCEDURES
  New
The Division has observed that some waste streams are inappropriately being applied to landfarm disposal facilities. Guidelines for the use of such facilities are available under Publications/Handbooks & Guidance Documents. For additional information, click here.


SECOND NOTICE TO OPERATORS (4/19/2018) -
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. Permit renewal applications may now be submitted online via Utah ePermit. For additional information, 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 - What is Hydraulic Fracturing? (Independent Petroleum Association of America)
- 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.