James Martin, Chief
Office of Oil and Gas
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV  25304-2345
Phone: (304) 926-0450
Fax: (304) 926-0452

Pollution and Emergency Spills:  1-800-642-3074

The Office of Oil and Gas is responsible for monitoring and regulating all actions related to the exploration, drilling, storage and production of oil and natural gas.

  • It maintains records on over 40,000 active, and 25,000 inactive oil & gas wells.
  • It manages Abandoned Well Plugging and Reclamation Program.
  • It ensures surface/groundwater is protected from oil and gas activities.

On-going programs and projects:

  • Large Volume Pit Inspection Directive 12-16-08 **NEW ITEM**   
  • CBM Produced Water Permit 4-17-07
  • CBM Revised Fact Sheet 4-17-07 for CBM General Permit
  • CBM Produced Water Permit Form 4-07
  • OOG Phone Numbers and Phone Extensions for the Kanawha City Offices.
  • Oil and Gas Regulatory and Technical Support – Oil and Gas regulatory and technical support is the environmental regulatory program for the oil and gas production and transportation industry in West Virginia.
  • Abandoned Well Program – The Abandoned Well Program will inventory, assess the environmental risk, and plug abandoned wells to mitigate their environmental impact and remove their impediment to mineral development.


  • Certified Lab List – Office of Water Resources Laboratory Quality Assurance Program

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