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By legislative mandate, the Oil and Gas Program of the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining has oversite responsibility for the following:

  • All operations for and related to the production of oil or natural gas including:
    • drilling, testing, equipping, completing, operating, producing, and plugging of wells, and reclamation of sites.
  • The spacing and location of wells.
  • Operations to increase ultimate recovery, such as:
    • cycling of natural gas,
    • the maintenance of pressure, and
    • the introduction of natural gas, water, or other substances into a reservoir.
  • The disposal of salt water and oil-field wastes.
  • The underground and surface storage of oil, natural gas, or products.
  • The flaring of natural gas from an oil well.