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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 (8/23/2021) -
NEW DATA EXPLORER APD FEATURE AVAILABLE!
 New
In accordance with R649-3-4.3, notice of approved APDs can now be found in Data Explorer. Click here for a short video demonstration.


NOTICE TO OPERATORS (6/4/2021) -
RULES OUTLINING PENALTIES APPROVED AND ACCEPTED BY THE BOARD

At the May 26, 2021 Utah Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining hearing, rules outlining penalties for oil and gas operations were approved and accepted. Click here to learn more.


NOTICE TO WELL OPERATORS (3/3/2021) -
CHANGES TO DRILLING OPERATIONS SUSPENDED STATUS REPORTING

Operators shall file a Sundry Form 9 requesting drilling operations suspended. Prior to drilling operations resuming another sundry shall be filed notifying the intent to recommence drilling. Click here to learn more.


NOTICE TO WELL OPERATORS (12/28/2020) -
WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR 2021 ARE DUE BY JANUARY 15, 2021
 
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.


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.