News and Announcements...
NOTICE TO WELL OPERATORS -
PDF WELL LOGS MAY NOW BE SUBMITTED ONLINE (8/19/2015)
PDF copies of well logs are now being accepted online. Operators may submit such logs via our ePermit program through the “Submit PDF Well Log" option (on main menu) or as attachments to a Well Completion Report. Operators submitting their well logs as PDF images will no longer be required to submit paper copies of their logs to the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining.
EXECUTIVE ORDER ON GREATER SAGE-GROUSE (7/20/2015)
Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse in Utah was issued in February 2013 with the goal to protect, maintain, improve and enhance sage-grouse populations and habitats within Utah's 11 sage-grouse management areas (SGMA's). Thereafter, Governor Herbert's Executive Order
Implementing the Utah Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse was approved in February 2015, wherein DOGM shall coordinate with the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) on all regulatory actions proposed for issuance within the SGMA's. Also, DOGM shall implement the recommendations of DWR subject to the statutory requirements to avoid waste of the mineral resource and protect correlative rights on private property. The Oil & Gas Program will invite DWR to participate in the onsite pre-drill evaluation for proposed locations within SGMA's.
- Conservation Plan
- Executive Order
- SGMA Maps
NOTICE TO WELL OPERATORS -
REPORT OF WATER ENCOUNTERED DURING DRILLING DUE UPON WELL COMPLETION (7/13/2015)
This is a reminder to well operators that they must submit a Report of Water Encountered During Drilling, Form 7, along with their Well Completion Report, Form 8, for all wells drilled in Utah. Click here to learn more.
OPERATORS MUST REPORT
ALL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING DETAIL TO FRAC FOCUS (5/15/2014)
The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining approved a hydraulic fracturing rule which became effective November 1, 2012. Rule R649-3-39 requires all operators to report the amount and type of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations to the national registry website, clicking here. To read Associate Director John Roger's Notice to Operators, 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 (Independent Petroleum Association of America)
- Hydraulic Fracturing (American Petroleum Institute)
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.