Department of Administration

Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Alaska Department of Administration, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
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Welcome to the AOGCC


  • Prevent waste of Alaska's oil and gas resources
  • Protect correlative rights of the mineral interest owner
  • Maximize recovery of oil and gas for the benefit of Alaska's citizens
  • Protect freshwater from contamination by oil/gas/mud during drilling, production, and abandonment operations
  • Administer Alaska's Underground Injection Control program for oil and gas wells
  • Inspect oil field drilling, production, metering, and abandonment activities
  • Evaluate, modify, and approve drilling and workover operations
  • Evaluate, modify, and approve oil pool development rules
  • Adjudicate disputes between owners
  • Maintain state production records
  • Maintain well history files and well records


  • Oil and gas industry
  • Concerned citizens and organizations
  • Alaska Department of Natural Resources
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Alaska Department of Revenue
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Who we are:

The Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the State of Alaska. It is established under the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Act (AS 31). Its regulatory authority is outlined in Title 20, Chapter 25 of the Administrative Code.

If you wish to contact the Commission directly please send an email to:

Customer Service

The Commission oversees oil and gas drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion and metering operations on all lands subject to the state's police powers.

The Commission acts to prevent waste, protect correlative rights, improve ultimate recovery and protect underground freshwater. It administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program for enhanced oil recovery and underground disposal of oil field waste in Alaska. It serves as an adjudicatory forum for resolving certain oil and gas disputes between owners, including the state. The Commission carries forth statutory mandates consistent with the protection of health, safety and the environment. It strives for cooperation with industry, while maintaining well-defined and essential regulatory requirements.