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Director's Message

John Baza, Director, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining

"The Division was originally established in 1955 as the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to prevent the waste of oil and gas, encourage conservation and protect the correlative rights of oil and gas owners.

While demand, technology and pricing have changed dramatically over the past 60 years, our Division's role and commitment to regulating the industry to protect the public and Utah's environment has not. The abundant supply of oil, gas and minerals in Utah contribute significantly to the state's economic benefits and our quality of life.

Our Division is committed to the future of oil, gas and mining in Utah. As our population and demand for energy resources increase, we will continue to ensure responsible resource development, protect the public's safety, and preserve the environment while permitting access to affordable and reliable energy sources for future generations."

John R. Baza, Director
Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining

UTAH DIVISION OF OIL, GAS AND MINING - Performance Measurement

OGM Governor's ScoreCard

The Division of Oil,Gas and Mining (OGM) is committed to bringing value and innovation to Utah through service and technology. Each Quarter OGM renews their service levels to our customers via measurments of the number and timelinness of actions taken.     More >>


Division staff completed the 2016 customer satisfaction survey on October 19. Based on 136 responses, our overall service scored 4.33, an increase from 4.25 in 2015. The input and feedback received helps us better serve the needs of our customers. Thank you to those who took the time to complete the survey.     2016 Customer Satisfaction Chart



The Drill Down - October 2016

The Drill Down is the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining's (OGM) quarterly newsletter. We want to keep residents informed of Division projects, accomplishments and educate Utahns on how energy and mineral development in Utah affects our quality of life. To subcribe to our mailing list click HERE

DNR Annual Report




The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining is accepting nominations for 2017 Earth Day Awards now through January 31, 2017. Attached are the nomination forms and instructions.



Earth Day Awards recognize reclamation projects and innovations in environmental technology going beyond what is required by regulation. It is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate technical expertise and pride in their industry, and concern not only for the economics of their industry, but also for our environment.



Click here for forms and instructions