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District 1

District 1

1625 N. French Drive
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

OFFICE: (575) 393-6161 FAX: (575) 393-0720
Business Hours:
7:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday

This office is responsible for OCD permitting, well data, inspection, and enforcement actions in Chaves, Curry, Lea, and Roosevelt Counties in the Permian Basin of New Mexico. Public access is available to OCD's computerized data.



Maxey G. Brown - District Supervisor
Phone extension: 102
Mobile:  (575) 370-3179

George Bower - Compliance Officer
Phone extension: 107

  • Field Inspections, Well Plugging, TA Program

Vacant - Compliance Officer
Phone extension:

  • Field Inspections, Bradenhead, Step-rate, and Mechanical Integrity Tests, (UIC) Underground Injection Control, rules and guidelines in reference to field procedures

Vacant - Compliance Officer/Field Supervisor

Phone extension: 


  • Inspection Supervisor, Field Inspections, Well Testing, Field Procedure Rules and Regulations, Complaints, Temporary Abandonment Program

Patricia Martinez- Line II Manager

Phone extension: 118

  • Document Processing, Well Data verification, updates and posting, C-104 Approval, Completions, APD Approvals, ONGARD Data, RBDMS Data

Vacant - Environmental Specialist
Phone extension:

  • Environmental Permitting, Inspection, Compliance, Releases, Complaints

Paul Kautz - District Geologist
Phone extension: 104

  • APD processing, pool rules, pool mapping, geology

Jamie Keyes - Environmental Specialist
Phone Extension: 113
Mobile: (575) 370-3180

  • Environmental Permitting, Inspection, Compliance, Releases, Complaints

Vacant -
Phone Extension:

  • Reception, Records Management, Imaging System, Well Data verification, updates and posting, RBDMS Data, Document Processing

Vacant -
Phone extension:

  • APD Permitting, Document Processing, Well Data verification, updates and posting, C-104 Approval, Completions, APD Approvals, C115 error assistance, ONGARD Data, RBDMS Data

Mark A. Whitaker - Petroleum Engineering Specialist
Phone extension: 120
Mobile:  (575) 399-3202

  • Field Inspections, Plug and Abandonment, Orphan Well Plugging, P&A Site Release
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