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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...


NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS (1/14/2020)  New
The Board of Oil, Gas and Mining is accepting nominations for 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards now through Friday, February 21. Environmental Excellence Awards recognize reclamation projects, technological innovations, and best practices going above and beyond what is normally expected under industry practices and regulatory requirements. It is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate technical expertise and pride in their industry, and concern not only for the economics of their industry, but also for our environment.
Click here for additional information and the nomination form.


CUSTOMER SURVEY NOW OPEN (1/9/2020)  New
Please help the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining determine our current level of customer satisfaction and how we can assist you in the future by responding to this brief customer satisfaction survey. Please provide ratings based on your recent experience with the Division. Your responses will be confidential and provide valuable feedback to Division management. Thank you for your input.
To access the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019OGM.
The survey will conclude on February 14, 2020.


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.