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
- WV Geological & Economic Survey
- Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia
- West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association
- West Virginia Copy Service – Weekly Plat Service
- The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
- Energy Information (Gas Prices)
- Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
- Gas Research Institute
- Petroleum Technology Transfer Council
- Geotechnology Research Institute
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization