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. If a party is filing an APD protest, the protest must be accompanied by a filing fee of $250 per APD to initiate commencement of a hearing [Chapter 5, Section 2 of the WOGCC Rules & Regulations].

An APD protest must be filed with the Commission "within fifteen (15) days after the required mailing is shown to have been made" [Chapter 5, Section 15(c)(ii)].

2.  If a party is protesting a matter before an examiner, the protest must be filed with the Commission by 5:00 PM on the Thursday prior to hearings [Wyo. Stat. 30-5-106: Chapter 5, Section 11(b); Section 26(a)].

3.  If a party is protesting a split estate bond, the protest must be filed with the commission within thirty (30) days of service receipt of notice of bond from the commission [Wyo. Stat.30-5-404(c)].

Please note:  A protestant must appear at the hearing to provide testimony and/or evidence to support the protest.  The commission will not consider a protest or request for relief without testimony from the protestant.  

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