Announcements and Notifications
THE OIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION HEARING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 11, 2017 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 4, 2017.
Notice to Operators: Vented & Flared Volumes Reporting Communication (posted3/8/2017)
Notice to Operators: Prohibition of Certain Annular Additives for Use in Restoring Mechanical Integrity of UIC Wells
The Oil Conservation Division is posting a notice reminding operators of UIC wells who are considering the use of annular additives to seal wells in order to successfully conduct mechanical integrity tests. Please review the content of the notice. Failure to comply with the prohibition of these products in UIC wells shall result in the loss of injection authority. (posted 12/16/2016)
Oil Conservation Division Meetings for 2017 - REVISED - Click Here For Memorandum - REVISED
JAN 05, JAN 19, FEB 02, FEB 16, MAR 16, MAR 30, APR 13, APR 27, MAY 11, MAY 25, JUN 08, JUN 22, JUL 06, JUL 20, AUG 03, AUG 17, AUG 31, SEP 14, SEP 28, OCT 12, OCT 26, NOV 09, NOV 30, DEC 21 ... JAN 11, 2018, JAN 25, 2018,
Oil Conservation Commission Meetings for 2017 - Click Here For Memorandum
JAN 11, FEB 09, MAR 9, APR 11, MAY 18, JUN 13, JUL 13, AUG 10, SEP 21, OCT 19, NOV 9, DEC 14
Notice to Operators: The Use of Diesel Fuel in Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Activities
The Oil Conservation Division is posting a notice for operators who are considering the use of diesel fuel (in any amount) as part of hydraulic fracturing fluids for well stimulation. Please review the content of the notice and incorporate its requirements as part of any proposed well stimulation program that includes the use of diesel fuels. Failure to comply with the requirements for notice and permitting may result in enforcement action. (posted 7/28/2016)
Notice to OCD Online Registered Users: Changes are now in place to allow users to manage the passwords and information for their account. To reset a password, you must have a valid email address associated with your account. Please make sure you are up to date by checking with your OpAdmin associated with your organization. If you are an OpAdmin, new features are available to help you manage your organizations users. If you have trouble getting the page to load properly, you may need to remove the existing cookie related to our site. (posted 7/8/2016)
Effective July 1, 2016 regulatory authority over high temperature geothermal resources (i.e. greater 250 degrees Fahrenheit) while remaining within the Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department, transitions from the Oil Conservation Division to our Energy Conservation & Management Division. A link to their Renewable Energy – Geothermal webpage is provided below:
Oversight of low temperature geothermal resources remains with the New Mexico Environment Department’s Groundwater Quality Bureau at https://www.env.nm.gov/gwb/ (posted 6/29/16)
Notice to OCD Online Registered Users: OCD will be implementing security changes for registered users who access OCD Online. The Security Changes are to ensure our systems are up to date with current security practices. Further information will be provided in the near future on what to expect from a user perspective along with how to get help if needed. (posted 6/23/16)
Notice to Operators: The OIl Conservation Division has been tasked to study flaring and develop a Gas Capture Plan with the ultimate goal to reduce natural gas emission. (posted 4/13/16)
EMERGENCY ORDER: Order No. E-42 Case No. 15487. Application of the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division through the supervisor of District II for an emergency order suspending certain approved applications for permits to drill, and for adoption of special rules for drilling in certain areas for the protection of fresh water, Chaves and Eddy Counties, New Mexico.
Notice to Operators: Flaring Code Addition to Form C-115 Production Report. (posted 10/20/2015)
Administrative Compliance Order: Enterprise Products Operating, LLC, WQA-OCD-CO-2015-1. (posted 05/04/2015)
Request for Information: (posted 3/23/15)
The Oil Conservation Division is requiring all operators to provide information relating to wellbore(s) that have communicated with another wellbore(s) to the appropriate OCD District Office within thirty (30) days of this request.
OCD EXAMINER HEARING REQUIREMENTS: In order to streamline and expedite hearings and applications before the Oil Conservation Division (OCD), OCD reminds applicants that, ten business days prior to any examiner hearing after November 15, 2014, all applications and exhibits, should be submitted in their entirety. OCD reminds applicants to submit a proposed draft order with their applications. Any delay in the submittal of materials to OCD may result in the continuance of an applicant's hearing. By providing OCD with all hearing materials and complete applications prior to hearing, including a copy of any proposed affidavits and return receipts of notice, OCD anticipates greater efficiency in the application, hearing, and decision processes.
Notice: (posted 3/26/15) Tentative Decision Regarding Commercial Surface Waste Management Facility Permit NMl-60 for a Produced Water Treatment Facility in Unit Letter F of Section 27, Township 20 South, Range 32 East NMPM; Lea County, New Mexico.
Aztec District III - Request for Information The Oil Conservation Division's District III Aztec office is requesting operators to provide them with information relating to wellbore(s) that have communicated with another wellbore(s) to the OCD District III Office within thirty (30) days of this request. (posted 10-22-13)
NOTICE OCD Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Form Required (posted 10-01-13)
NOTICE of Re-use of Produced Water, Drilling Fluids and Other Liquid Oil Field Waste. (No OCD Permit is Required for Re-use of Produced Water) (posted 9-9-13)
PIT RULE PRESENTATION MATERIAL Power Point Presentation (Updated)
NOTICE to Oil and Gas Facilities and Operators Flaring Gas in New Mexico (updated 6-9-16)
C 133 Processing: Please send C-133 forms to Brad Jones in the Environment Bureau.
TEST GAS ALLOWABLES - Operators may produce and sell gas encountered during drilling, completion, or re-completion provided that the operator has filed and received OCD district office approval of a Form C-104, Request for Allowable and Authorization to Transport, stating REASON FOR FILING CODE as “Test Allowable” and specifying the anticipated date of first sale for each proposed formation from which it will be produced. All administrative and regulatory approvals; i.e. NSL, NSP, DHC, etc., are required to be approved prior to producing the well. (Click on the link above for more details and information)
OPERATORS WHO ARE SUBJECT TO PART 5.9 due to violations of an order requiring corrective action, or because they have entered into an order placing them under 5.9 until they complete corrective action.
New Mexico Inspection of Public Records
Please submit IPRA requests to Florene Davidson (505) 476-3458.