There are three (3) factors to consider in filing a protest to an application that has been filed at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission:

1. In order to have a right to protest under WOGCC Rules and Regulations, a protestant must prove two things:

 -  First, the protestant must show that he or she is entitled to notice or relief under the Wyoming Conservation Act (WYO. STAT. ANN. §§ 30-5-101 through 30-5- 128). "Are you a mineral interest owner anywhere within a ½ mile of the area where the drilling of a well is requested?"

 -  Second, the protestant must show that he or she is seeking a remedy that is within the jurisdiction and authority of the Commission, such as drilling a well that could violate your correlative rights or drilling a well that could cause waste.

2.  A valid protest must be accompanied by a filing fee of $250 to initiate commencement of a hearing [Chapter 5, Section 2 of the WOGCC Rules & Regulation

3.  You must appear at the hearing to provide testimony and/or evidence to support your claim. The commission will not consider a complaint or request for relief without testimony from the protestant.

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