Alaska Department of Administration

Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Alaska Statutes


Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Act: Title 31.05


AOGCC Regulations



Alaska Administrative Code: Legislative Site


Title 20 - CHAPTER 25
  1. Drilling (20 AAC 25.005 - 20 AAC 25.080)
  2. Abandonment and Plugging (20 AAC 25.105 - 20 AAC 25.172)
  3. Production Practices (20 AAC 25.200 - 20 AAC 25.290)
  4. Reports (20 AAC 25.300 - 20 AAC 25.320)
  5. Enhanced Recovery (20 AAC 25.400 - 20 AAC 25.460)
  6. General Provisions (20 AAC 25.505 - 20 AAC 25.630)
  7. Geothermal Resources (20 AAC 25.705 - 20 AAC 25.740)
  8. Definitions (20 AAC 25.990)

Recently Amended Regulations:


June 2014

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) has amended 20 AAC.25.030(c)(3). The proposed change is in response to the AOGCC conducting a statewide review of wells and finding that the regulation needed to be amended to add the phrase “below the base of permafrost”.

The Lieutenant Governor signed and filed the regulation changes on June 18, 2018, with an effective date of July 18, 2018. The regulations will appear in Register 227, October 2018, of the Alaska Administrative Code. For further information or to obtain a copy of the amended regulations, contact Jody Colombie at (907) 793-1221, fax (907) 276-7542, or e-mail Customer Service.


December 2014

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) has revised its regulations dealing with hydraulic fracturing. Specifically, the AOGCC has amended 20 AAC 25.005, 20 AAC 25.280, 20 AAC 25.990, and added a new section 20 AAC 25.283 in order to define hydraulic fracturing, require notice to nearby owners and operators prior to commencement of hydraulic fracturing, require water sampling and analysis, require disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids and additives, increase wellbore integrity and assure containment of hydraulic fracturing fluids.

The Lieutenant Governor signed and filed the regulation changes on December 8, 2014, with an effective date of January 7, 2015.

The regulations will appear in Register 213, April, 2015, of the Alaska Administrative Code. For further information or to obtain a copy of the amended regulations, contact the AOGCC at (907) 279-1433, fax (907) 276-7542, or e-mail Customer Service.

Land Owner Notification

Land Owner notification under 29 AAC 25.283 to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR): DNR Notification ( DNR.notifications@alaska.gov)

Regulation Changes