Office of Oil and Gas

​​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 55,000 active and 12,000 inactive oil & gas wells.
  • It manages Abandoned Well Plugging and Reclamation Program.
  • It ensures surface/groundwater is protected from oil and gas activities.

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

Air Quality - Oil and Gas Related

Horizontal Drilling Permits Page - A page dedicated to information about horizontal drilling.


Erosion and Sediment Control Field Manual - Revised 5-2012 

OOG Jobs

Vacancy Announcements for Oil and Gas Inspectors 


Centralized Pits-Design and Construction Standards

Horizontal Well Act

Link to Full Legislation 
Penalty Memorandum Advisory

Rules and Regulations

New requirements under W. Va. Code § 22-6-22
Marcellus Shale Completion Returns Directive
Pit Reclamation Memo 3-23-10
Compositional Breakdown of Fracturing Solutions
Industry Marcellus Guidance Document - 1-8-10


General Water Pollution Con​trol Permit GP-WV-1-88

Coal Bed Methane Permit
General Water Pollution Control Permit GP-WV-1-07
Fact Sheet for GP-WV-1-07
WW-8 -Site Registration Form for Land Application of CBM produced water 



OOG Program Review Information
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.