NOTICE


UPDATE: OIL CONSERVATION DIVISION OPERATIONS DURING DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
NEW GUIDANCE TO SOLVE EMERGING ISSUES


Effective April 30, 2020


The Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department’s Oil Conservation Division (OCD) appreciates the unprecedented challenges facing the oil and gas industry.

The OCD remains open for business and issues this new guidance, a supplement to the March 20, 2020 guidance document (linked below), to address real-world challenges facing operators and the public.

The OCD will continue to actively work with stakeholders to solve problems and provide the best customer service possible, while maintaining high standards of transparency, public health and environmental protections.

The OCD encourages the public and industry to contact us with any questions about this guidance or any other OCD issues.

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OIL CONSERVATION DIVISION State Fire Restrictions Notice (May 12, 2020 document)


OIL CONSERVATION DIVISION OPERATIONS DURING DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (March 20, 2020 guidance document)


Announcements:

OCD Hearings Scheduled for April 2 and April 16, 2020
Full Recording of Community Impacts Meeting Webcast, March 19
Public Notice for RFP Amendment No. 1 March 10, 2020
RFP Amendment No. 1 March 10, 2020
OCD Comprehensive Phone List
Rule authorizing Oil Conservation Division to assess civil penalties for Oil and Gas Act violations is now in effect:
Read the rule in the New Mexico Register

2020 District III Bradenhead Test Schedule

Legal Notice for RFP: Natural Gas Venting and Flaring
RFP: Natural Gas Venting and Flaring
Clarification of Notices for OCD Hearing Guidelines and Compulsory Pooling Applications
Oil Conservation Commission adopts rule authorizing civil penalties for Oil and Gas Act violations
Ground Water Protection Council Analyzes Oil Conservation Division UIC Program

Office visitation and appointment policy update
Methane Advisory Panel releases draft technical report for public comment
Request for submittal of electronic logs
Operator Notice Regarding C-104 Denial and Request for Information
Operator Notice: Update to Change of Operator (C-145) Process
Rollout of Oil Conservation Division Reorganization
Continuances of Cases Set for Hearing Before the OCD
Senate Bill 553, Establishing a Fees Schedule, Goes Into Effect July 1, 2019
Senate Fees Application FAQ, Updated July 1, 2019

The Oil Conservation Division regulates oil and gas 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) 476-3441.


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