Tom Kropatsch - Commission Secretary
Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Tom Kropatsch has been with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) since 2010 and served as Natural Resources Supervisor, Deputy Supervisor, and Interim Supervisor. In 2021, he was selected to be the Oil and Gas Supervisor. During his tenure at the WOGCC, Tom has been responsible for the implementation of the agency’s environmental programs such as baseline groundwater quality; remediation and disposal of exploration and production generated wastes; recycling, reuse, and disposal of flow back and produced water; spill and incident response; pit and seismic permitting; and the bonding program. Tom was the program director for the agency’s Class II Underground Injection Control program and since 2015 has been leading the replacement of the agency’s legacy database and development of the e-permitting system. Prior to his time with the WOGCC, Tom spent approximately ten years working in the environmental consulting industry.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Masters in Geology, Tom is also a Wyoming registered Professional Geologist. Presently, he sits on the Wyoming Energy Authority board and most recently was appointed as Second Vice-Chair for the Interstate Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Wyoming Class of 2019
During his time off, Tom loves to travel, camp, and ski with his wife Dawn and their two daughters.