Rules and Regulations Changes
UPDATED 8/20/2014 - The Revised Rules and Regulations for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, approved by
the Nebraska Governor's Office on June 10, 2014 have now been updated on this website. You may also access a full copy of these rules available by following the link below. If you have any questions please contact the
commission at 308-254-6919.
Conservation Tax Mill Levy Decrease - Updated 2/4/2014
The present mill levy of four (4.0) mills per dollar will be decreased to three (3.0) mills per dollar on April 1, 2014.
Memorandum 135 may be viewed in PDF format from the following link.
2014 Public Hearing Schedule - Updated 11/20/2013
The 2014 Public Hearing Schedule of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is now available for public download.
Memorandum 134 to all interested parties may be viewed in PDF format from the following links.
ALERT (GIS Data Mining) - Updated 10/30/2013
GIS Data Mining has been updated to work with most modern browsers and mobile devices. The only known exceptions are Internet Explorer versions 8 and 11. These browsers will not work with GIS Data Mining.
You can now drag the map and use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out. There have been some issues reported with some wireless mice not allowing for smooth map movement. Please wait for the
pumpjack to quit pumping before you try another pan or zoom. We have included new base map layers for Google and Bing that allow you to turn on aerial/satellite imagery and a layer for unit boundaries.
Enhancements to our site
We have added new features and applications to this site to make managing
your operation simpler.
Introducing eForms. This application allows you to file our required
regulatory forms quickly and without the need for postage and/or fax
expense. Initially you are able to submit your well completion (Nebraska
Form 5) reports. In the future all of our regulatory forms will be available
through eForms. The tried and true PDF Forms will remain available for those
of you who prefer that approach. Please request your eForms username and
password by calling our office at (308) 254-6919.
Our GIS Data Mining has a new tooltip features that makes it easier to
identify wells and allows you to access and print scout
tickets with fewer clicks. Just hover over a well for 1 or more seconds to see
the tooltip. You will also notice that we have added a utility to view and
print wellbore diagrams to the tooltip. This utility is also available
through a new Wellbore tab in the Details Pane. In the near future you will
be able to export data from GIS Data Mining to use in your local management
application(s). Just look for a printer icon next to tables and lists throughout the site.
Additional plans for the future include the addition of
orthographic photos map layer, Field - Unit - Lease map layer, Quarter/Quarter map layer and much more. The
GIS Data Mining site has been tested and
certified with Internet Explorer versions 7 and higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.
Please see data mining requirements if you are having troubles.
Scanned drilling permits and location information are available from our Data Mining site. Enter
'pw' in the text search area and click on find. An expandable list of all
currently permitted wells will show in the search pane. Click on Nebraska Wells to expand the list
and then click on the well you are interested in. The map will zoom to that
location and the Details Pane will show you
details about well location and other pertinent information. Scanned copies of
the drilling permit may be obtained by clicking on the Images Tab in the Details
Pand and then choosing View Image next to the document you wish to view.
The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was founded in 1959. Its mission is to foster, encourage and promote the development, production and
utilization of natural resources of oil and gas in the state. The mission will be accomplished in such a manner as will prevent waste, protect correlative
rights of all owners, and encourage and authorize secondary recovery, pressure maintenance, cycling, or recycling, in order that the greatest ultimate
recovery of oil and gas may be obtained within the state while protecting the environment. To this end the landowners, producers, and the general public
will realize and enjoy the greatest possible good from these vital, irreplaceable natural resources.