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Oil and Gas Energy Department

    1041 WOGLA Hearings are being held in person. Due to space limitations, we encourage only essential personnel to attend in person, such as applicant and staff. OGED will continue to offer a remote option for attendance. If you would like to attend remotely, via Skype and would like to receive information regarding how to attend these meetings, please contact our office

      Oil and Gas Energy Department Building

      Approved by the Board of Commissioners on July 8, 2019, the Weld County Oil and Gas Energy Department (OGED) was created to firmly establish the county's local control over mineral resources in unincorporated Weld County - a delegation included in Senate Bill 181 and accepted by the commissioners upon the bill being signed into law on April 16, 2019.

      With the goal of serving residents and the energy industry, the OGED is where to file and get more information about 1041 Weld County Oil and Gas Location Assessment (WOGLA) permits, Location Assessment for Pipeline (LAP) permits and more. The OGED can also assist residents who have questions regarding oil and gas activity in Weld County. You can find many of the documents you need and the answers to many questions you may have throughout this website. 

      The OGED is responsible for permitting, regulating and enforcing surface regulations related to oil and gas operations for drilling sites located in unincorporated Weld County. The department is currently staffed with 12 employees who will enforce regulations to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment. 

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      Weld County is the number one producer of oil and gas in the State. 88% of all crude oil production and 40% of all natural gas production in Colorado comes from Weld County! Please use this page as a resource regarding oil and gas production in Weld County. It contains information regarding oil and gas wells, pipelines, application process, and many other items.

      June 2020 Production Report

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      CONTACT INFORMATION

      Oil and Gas Energy

      1301 N 17th Ave
      Greeley, CO 80631

      Phone: (970) 400-3580
      Fax: (970) 400-3635
      Email: oged@weldgov.com

      Hours of Operation
      Monday - Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


      Jason Maxey

      Director
      Local Government Designee (LGD)

      Phone: (970) 400-3580
      Email: oged@weldgov.com