WOGCC FAQ


·         What do I do if I have not received my royalty check(s)?

-       The Wyoming Royalty Payment Act, Wyo. Stat. Ann. 30-5-301 through 305 requires royalty payments to be made to the royalty interest owners within certain            time frames. That act also provides a penalty of 18% interest if the statutes are not followed and the payments are not made within the prescribed time                  frames. You can find more information regarding the Wyoming Royalty Act on the Wyoming Attorney General website.

-       You may want to seek legal advice.  The Wyoming State Bar website may be helpful in locating a Wyoming attorney with oil and gas law experience. 


·      What is the role of the WOGCC?


·         How do I update ownership of my surface or mineral rights?

-       Typically, this is the responsibility of the County Clerk and Recorder in the county where your property is located.

 

·         Where can I find a Wyoming attorney for oil and gas matters?

-       The Wyoming State Bar website is one option in locating a Wyoming attorney with background in oil and gas law. 

 

·         What are my minerals worth? 

                          -     There are many factors that can play into the value of your minerals. Please click here for helpful information to help you with research on our website.  


·         How do I find information on the WOGCC website about oil and gas activity near me?  

                           -    Please click here for helpful information to help you with research on our website.


·         My Grandparents passed away and left me a mineral estate. How can I find if there are any wells on or nearby?

-       The WOGCC website can help you research the activity surrounding your property.  Go to the wogcc.wyo.gov and click on the Data tab.  From there, click                    on Area of Review.  You will need to enter your property’s section, township and range (just numbers, no letters).  Area of Review provides information from a              bird’s eye view of the nine sections that surround your property and can help you know what type of activity, if any, is happening near your minerals.  Be sure to          have the Code and Symbol page handy to help understand the various symbols.  You can find that information under the Resources tab on the WOGCC                      website’s homepage.

-     In all of these instances, we also recommend considering contacting a Wyoming attorney versed in oil and gas law.      


·         How can I see if the oil/gas well on my property is producing?

-       You can find reported production on the WOGCC website. Go to the Data tab, click on Wells, enter location, API number, well name.  Once the well information is        displayed, click on Production.

 

·         How do I protest oil and gas activity. 

-       There are specific guidelines to filing a protest.  You can find “Criteria for Filing a Protest” under the Hearings tab on the WOGCC website

 

·         I’ve leased my minerals, but haven’t received any information.

-       We recommend you contact the lessor or an oil and gas attorney. 

 

·         How do I ensure my water well is protected from nearby drilling activity?

-       The WOGCC has a Groundwater Baseline Sampling, Analysis and Monitoring rule.  Please see Chapter 3, Section 46 of the WOGCC Rules. 

-       If your water well is not one of the four wells selected to be tested by the operating company, there are steps you can take.  To read more about what you can do,        please click here.

 

·         How do I find information on wells

-       You can find well information on the WOGCC website. Go to Data tab, click on Wells.  You can search by location, API number, or well name.  Once the well                information is displayed, click on Production.

-     Download the WellFinder App (Apple Store or Google Store).  WellFinder acts like google map having a map base with filters that can be selected.  The map will        show where the user is in proximity to the well or permit, or it can provide directions to a specific site.  By zooming into a well on the map, basic information on the       well can be pulled up.  Users can then use that information to do more in-depth research on the the WOGCC website. 

  

·         How can I find monthly production on a well?

-        You can find monthly production on our website. Go to Data tab, click on Wells , enter location, API number, well name.  Once the well information is displayed,            click on Production.  Click on Rate Vs Time Oil & Gas under Table. 

 

·         How do I find production for Wyoming?

-       You can find production stats on our website. Go to Data tab, click on the bronco by Quick Look Production Graphs on the left side of the page. 

-       For a more detailed report, go to County, Production by Minerals, select:  County (or Wyoming for statewide production), select Production and Year.

 

·         When is a well classified as confidential and how long can it remain in that status? 

-       Please see Chapter 3, Section 21(d) of the WOGCC Rules

 

·         Where can I find the WOGCC Rules?

-       Under the Rules tab on the homepage of the WOGCC website, or on the Wyoming Secretary of State website.