The Oil Conservation Division regulates oil, gas, and geothermal activity in New Mexico. We gather well production data; permit new wells; enforce the division's rules and the state's oil and gas statutes; make certain abandoned wells are properly plugged; and ensure the land is responsibly restored.
We invite you to explore our website. It has been designed to provide you with information about doing business with the Oil Conservation Division of New Mexico, as well as access to forms and services provided by the division. Our staff is ready to serve you. Santa Fe office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located at 1220 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505. To contact a member of our professional team by phone please call: (505) 476-3460.
David Catanach, Division Director
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OCD Rules, found in Parts 1 thru 39 of Title 19, Chapter 15 of the New Mexico Administrative Code,
are periodically compiled and posted into this searchable PDF document for your convenience.
OCD Rules Index: The Oil Conservation Division (OCD) provides this index as a courtesy.
For the most up-to-date version of OCD's rules or to investigate the rules of other New Mexico state agencies
please visit our state's Commission for Public Records' official website via the links below:
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