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The Hearing Process

Two hearings are conducted by a Division examiner each month (OCD Hearings), and one hearing is held each month by the Oil Conservation Commission (OCC Hearings).  Examiner hearings consist of applications for exceptions to the Division's rules that cannot be approved administratively.  The Commission hears cases on appeals from the examiners' decisions, rulemaking, and precedent-setting cases.  Both types of hearings begin with an application to bring the matter to hearing.  The application is set to a specific hearing date, and a docket of the cases scheduled for the hearing is prepared.  Each case is resolved by the issuance of an order which may be viewed in the OCD Online Imaging System. The public may attend these hearings.

Please email correspondence pertaining to Division cases to: and Commission cases to:


To manage the growing caseload with the limited resources available to OCD, the OCD will set future dockets as follows:

The FIRST DOCKET of each month will be reserved for NEW CASES filed 30 days before the hearing dates.

Applications for new cases filed after the 30-day deadline will be set on the following month’s first docket.

The SECOND DOCKET of each month will be reserved for CONTINUED CASES from prior dockets and any other cases determined by the OCD.

Requests for “special” hearing dockets will be docketed based on OCD availability. 

Please contact Terry Warnell at (505) 476-3084 or via email: with any questions.

Oil Conservation Division

Hearing Date Notices and Dockets

NOTICES: (Division) (pdf format) These are NEW Cases that will go before the Examiners. The Notice is the paragraph describing the Proposed Project.


DOCKETS: (Division) (pdf format)

Oil Conservation Commission

Hearing Date Notices and Dockets

NOTICES: (Commission) (pdf format)


DOCKETS: (Commission) (pdf format)

OCC/OCD Orders

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

OCC Minutes

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Hearing Dates

2019 OCD Examiner Hearing Dates 

2019 OCC Hearing Dates



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