News & Announcements


ATTENTION INTERESTED CONTRACTORS:

posted Oct 22, 2020, 8:42 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Oct 22, 2020, 8:42 AM ]

The WOGCC requests bids for several projects associated with our Orphan Well Program throughout the year. All service contractors interested in becoming a vendor for WOGCC must first register with State Construction at  https://stateconstruction.wyo.gov/.  Once on their website, choose the "Procurement" tab along the top and scroll down until you see the “register with public purchase” tab on the left hand side after the list of current bids.

Once registered with State Construction, contractors will receive notifications of open bidding as soon as WOGCC submits a project to Public Purchase.

General orphan well package information:

WOGCC builds packages of orphan wells based on geographical and logistical elements in the field. The bidding contractor (or their declared 3rd parties) are responsible for removing surface equipment, pulling tubing and wire, setting cast iron retainers, placing cement and/or bentonite, cutting/capping, and hauling equipment to specified laydown yards.  The bidding contractors are also responsible for maintaining daily project updates to WOGCC inspection staff and other bid related details.

Please contact Casey Toner, Sr. Inspection Specialist, with any questions pertaining to this process.

Casey.Toner@wyo.gov

TO COMMENT ON DOCKET 1711-2020

posted Oct 9, 2020, 3:00 PM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Oct 28, 2020, 3:03 PM ]

For those wishing to comment on Docket Matter 1711-2020, please submit your comments via email to tom.kropatsch@wyo.gov, facsimile to 307.234.5306, or mail to Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Attn. Tom Kropatsch, P.O. Box 2640, Casper, WY  82602.  Comments should be received by Monday, November 9, 2020.  Documents for 1711-2020 can be found by going to the hearings docket under the Hearings tab on the homepage of the WOGCC website or to going to the Data tab, Orders, then type in 1711-2020.  


FINAL DRAFT OF COMMERCIAL CLASS II DISPOSAL WELL RULES (CHAPTERS 1&3) APPROVED BY COMMISSION

posted Oct 9, 2020, 7:46 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Oct 15, 2020, 2:53 PM ]

The proposed Commercial Class II Disposal Well rules found in Chapters 1 and 3 were approved with amendments by the Commission at the October 13, 2020 hearings before the Commission.  The proposed rules with amendments will now go to the Wyoming Secretary of State's office and then to the Governor's office for review. To view the comments received, the WOGCC's response to the comments, and the rules with amendments FIRST OPEN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT then click on these links:




WOGCC HEARINGS BEFORE THE COMMISSION UPDATE

posted Oct 8, 2020, 8:45 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Oct 8, 2020, 11:08 AM ]

Due to the coronavirus and until further notice, the WOGCC will continue to limit the number of people attending the monthly Commissioner hearings in person to only those that are being heard before the Commission.  This includes each company's representation (witnesses) and their attorney.   Face masks are encouraged for those attending the hearings.  We ask that those attending to social distance before, during, and after the hearings. 

In order to facilitate the hearing in a safe manner and still make it available to the public, a YouTube link will be posted on the WOGCC website under the Latest Updates section at 8 a.m. the morning of the hearings for the public to listen in and view the exhibits.  

ATTENTION OPERATORS: CONSERVATION TAX REINSTATED OCT. 1, 2020

posted Oct 1, 2020, 1:06 PM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Oct 1, 2020, 1:37 PM ]

The six month Conservation Tax Reduction ended September 30, 2020.  The tax amount will return to the .0005 (5/10) of a mill as of October 1, 2020.  Operators will again pay the tax amount starting with October production.

ATTENTION ATTORNEYS PRACTICING BEFORE THE COMMISSON

posted Aug 12, 2020, 3:03 PM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Aug 12, 2020, 3:09 PM ]

The Supervisor's new policy has requested that draft Orders be provided to the hearing examiners the week of hearings, preferably the day of. To assist attorneys practicing before the Commission the WOGCC is developing Order Templates for matters heard before the Examiners. Although many of the attorneys practicing before the Commission are using similar Orders, the WOGCC requests that the templates be used as much as practicable. This will aid staff in their review of Orders, provide consistency of form, and will result in quicker turnaround times for information being updated on Area of Review.

Updates to new policies are found on the homepage of the agency's website under News and Updates Tab/Policy Memos.  Order Templates can be found under Hearings Tab/Application and Order Templates.

Attention Interested Contractors:

posted Aug 4, 2020, 11:07 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Oct 20, 2020, 1:35 PM ]

The WOGCC requests bids for several projects associated with our Orphan Well Program throughout the year. All service contractors interested in becoming a vendor for WOGCC must first register with State Construction at  https://stateconstruction.wyo.gov/.  Once on their website, choose the "Procurement" tab along the top and scroll down until you see the “register with public purchase” tab on the left hand side after the list of current bids.

Once this is complete, contractors will receive notifications of open bidding as soon as WOGCC submits a project to Public Purchase.

General orphan well package information:

WOGCC builds packages of orphan wells based on geographical and logistical elements in the field. The bidding contractor (or their declared 3rd parties) are responsible for removing surface equipment, pulling tubing and wire, setting cast iron retainers, placing cement and/or bentonite, cutting/capping, and hauling equipment to specified laydown yards.  The bidding contractors are also responsible for maintaining daily project updates to WOGCC inspection staff and other bid related details.

Please contact Casey Toner, Sr. Inspection Specialist, with any questions pertaining to this process.

Casey.Toner@wyo.gov

Coronavirus Update:

posted Jun 22, 2020, 1:33 PM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 1:33 PM ]

Although some WOGCC staff are teleworking, the offices remain open. The agency will continue to be available to assist and carry out work in a timely manner. In order to limit the amount of outside traffic in our facilities, we ask that business needs be handled by phone or mail verses physically coming in especially if you are sick or not feeling well.  

If you have any questions, please call our offices at 307-234-7147. We know you have business to do, and we will continue to meet those needs as efficiently as possible. 

Continue to regularly check the WOGCC website’s homepage for updates as we all manage this unusual time.

WOGCC Deputy Supervisor Tom Kropatsch presents at the IOGCC Energy Resources, Research and Technology Committee Webinar

posted Jun 19, 2020, 10:00 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated Jun 19, 2020, 10:18 AM ]

Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) Deputy Supervisor Tom Kropatsch was a guest speaker during a webinar hosted by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) Energy Resources, Research and Technology (ERRT) Committee. 

The IOGCC provided surveys to state and provincial oil and gas regulators this year.  Management of produced water for reuse inside the oilfield was one of the most frequently referenced topics. As a result, the IOGCC provided the Produced Water and Reuse Webinar designed to provide an overview of the issue from technical, industry and regulatory perspectives with a focus on U.S. onshore operations.

As one of the presenters, Deputy Supervisor Kropatsch presented on the WOGCC’s expertise in managing produced water.  You may view his presentation here.  

WOGCC Commissioners Pass Reduction in Conservation Tax

posted May 8, 2020, 10:20 AM by Kimberly Mazza   [ updated May 8, 2020, 10:21 AM ]

Under Docket 1369-2020, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) voted in favor of reducing the current amount of conservation taxes assessed on oil and gas companies to .0000 mill levy under Wyoming Statute 30-5-116(b). 

The news release can be found under News and Notices tab. 

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