News & Announcements


posted Apr 6, 2018, 3:19 PM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 3:39 PM ]

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will be conducting training for the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) at the WOGCC's facility.   A training session will be offered  April 24,  May 2, or  May 15.   Sessions will all begin at 10 a.m. and end on or before 4 p.m.   Lunch will be on your own.   If you are unable to attend one of these dates, future classes will be offered.   Dates for future training sessions are still to be determined.  Each session will include all of the following:   Electronic APDs, Baseline Water Quality Sampling, Spuds and BOPs.   You may bring a laptop, but they are not required or necessary.   Please read the following information for registration:   

Due to space limitations:
  • Training will be offered to the first 60 applicants per session.
  • Attendees must register in advance as there will be no on-site registration. 
  • Only those registered can attend. 

To register for one of the training sessions, click here.

WOGCC Job Opportunity

posted Mar 23, 2018, 11:07 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 9:25 AM ]


posted Mar 19, 2018, 8:28 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 9:19 AM ]

APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO DRILL PROCESSING POLICY  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) continues to receive an unprecedented number of applications for permit to drill (APD).  The monthly average for APDs received for 2017 was 1,050, which is an increase of 83 percent compared to the average for 2015.  In order for the WOGCC staff to efficiently process this volume of APDs,we are therefore implementing a system to prioritize the approval process.  

The staff will perform a basic completeness check prior to assigning the API number for all APDs received.  APDs to be processed for final approval will be based on an operator- submitted rig schedule every six months. 

Per Chapter 3, Section 8(h) the date an API is assigned is the date of issuance.  Further, the permit to drill (approved or unapproved) will expire two years following the issuance date effective for all APDs received on June 1, 2017 or later.  

Also note, that the rig schedule submitted by operators will be be considered confidential information.

To view the original notice, please go to Policy Memos under News and Notices on the home page or click here.   

Where To Find The WOGCC Oil and Gas Data

posted Feb 7, 2018, 9:19 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 3:44 PM ]


Please click on the "Data Website" tab along the top of the WOGCC homepage website.  This will take you where the WOGCC's data is housed.  

Information such as the WOGCC rules, hearing dockets, the Supervisor's monthly reports, facts sheets and a host of other documents can be found under each of the other tabs.


posted Jan 23, 2018, 11:49 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 12:44 PM ]

The previously proposed rules in Chapters 1 and 5, and new Chapter 6, have been adopted, effective 01/22/2018. You may access them on the WOGCC website under Rules.  They are also accessible on the Secretary of State's website. The new fees for applications set for hearing will be $250 for new applications and $125 for continuances. These fees will take effect on February 1, 2018.

Wyoming Reservoir Pilot Test Data Acquisition Program (WRPTDAP)

posted Jan 5, 2018, 3:23 PM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 3:24 PM ]

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is pleased to announce the initiation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) designed to acquire real world Wyoming reservoir operating data in partnership with various technology vendors and Wyoming operators.  Data collected from approved projects will be used by the Institute’s research, engineering and geology staff to analyze Wyoming reservoirs and technologies.  The goal being to suggest improved, economic methods for recovering larger volumes of stranded oil and gas which is at the heart of the Institute’s mission and legislative mandate.

The program offers cost sharing on a dollar for dollar basis (50% or 1:1) with successful applicants.  EORI will provide up to half of the direct costs to conduct the study until the budget of $500,000 is exhausted or until June 30, 2018. The Institute will consider a number of projects to be funded that will address a variety of research topics. This program is open to all oil and gas operators and oil and gas industry vendors doing business in the State of Wyoming producing oil and gas from reservoirs in the state.

Wyoming has a rich and varied geology and therefore a rich and varied collection of geological traps and structures that produce oil and gas. The objective of this program is to gather a diverse set of real world operating data looking at various approaches to increased oil and gas production in these varied production scenarios.  Examples might be inter-well tracer tests to determine thief zones, connectivity, and flow characteristics of a reservoir.  New technologies that hold promise for solving production problems might be good candidates for pilot tests. Of interest to the Institute is our ability to address as many production problems/issues as possible across as many Wyoming reservoirs/rocks as possible. 

For more information, please contact the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute at (307) 315-6447



posted Jan 4, 2018, 7:41 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 7:42 AM ]

We are excited to announce that RBDMS is about ready to launch!  The WOGCC will be offering RBDMS training in the next couple of months.  Be watching the website for training dates and details!

Notice to Operators

posted Nov 8, 2017, 1:16 PM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 1:48 PM ]

Extra copies submitted with Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs)

Since the Office of State Lands and Investments has advised us they no longer need a copy of any APD involving state lands, and, since APDs are scanned when they are approved or denied, we ask operators to discontinue sending in copies with the original APD packet.

The WOGCC will continue to send to the operators the receipt, the Conditions of Approval page and the horizontal application acceptance or denial when the permit is approved.  If additional information is needed, the scanned image is available from our website.

We appreciate your cooperation and hope this is a win-win compromise.

Two New Members Joining the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

posted Nov 1, 2017, 8:29 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 2:55 PM ]

Governor Matt Mead has appointed Ken Hendricks to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC). Mr. Hendricks replaces Tom Fitzsimmons who resigned. Erin Campbell will begin her duties as State Geologist on November 21 and will join the OGCC at their December 12 meeting. Campbell will replace Tom Drean whose retirement is effective November 21.

“The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, with its wealth of experience and expertise, is a special group. I know the public and the industry appreciate the OGCC’s willingness to listen and make wise decisions,” said Governor Mead. “Ken and Erin are highly qualified and will continue the OGCC’s good work. I thank Tom Drean and Tom Fitzsimmons for their contributions and service.”

Ken Hendricks has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology (Montana Tech) and has over 30 years of experience in the upstream petroleum industry, both domestic and international. He recently retired from Anadarko Petroleum. He and his family have lived in Wyoming since 1998.

“I am very honored to be appointed by Governor Mead to serve the State of Wyoming as a commissioner on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission,” said Hendricks. “In replacing Tom Fitzsimmons I have big shoes to fill, but I'm looking forward to working with Governor Mead, the other members of the Oil and Gas Commission, and the OGCC staff on the oil and gas issues that are affecting our state."

The OGCC meets the second Tuesday of each month at its office in Casper. The remaining meetings for 2017 are November 14 and December 12.  

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