Department of Administration

Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Alaska Department of Administration, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
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Commission Functions & Processes

General Functions

Oversight and Surveillance Functions


  • 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