Official Nebraska Government Website

2024 Public Hearing Dates - Posted 2/16/2024

The 2024 Public Hearing Schedule of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is now be available for public download.

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Announcement - Posted 10/20/2022

The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has recieved funds under "Infrastructure Investment and Job Act- Section 40601- Orphaned wells" to assist producers and/or landowners with the plugging and remediation of abandon oil and gas wells in the state. If you need assistance with these properties please contact our office. Our staff will be happy to discuss these opportunities with you.

To determine wells already identified and entered into this program you may enter AB into the search field of our GIS DataMining site. Future coverage will include a specific layer to identify these properties.

2022 Mill Levy Decrease - Posted 3/25/2022

On May 1, 2022 the Conservation Tax mill levy will decrease to 7.0 mills per dollar.

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Commission Orders Now Available Online - Posted 3/12/2018

NOGCC Commission Orders and Case Files are now available through GIS Data Mining Searches. Any search that intersects a Commission Order will be populated into the search category "Commission Orders / Cases" at the bottom of the search categories. We are currently working to get all case files scanned. These images will become available as soon as they have been scanned and indexed.

GIS Data Mining Generation 3 - Posted 12/6/2016

Announcing Generation 3 of our GIS Data Mining Site. Bigger Maps - Better Mobile Device Experience - More Layers - Better Data Export - Saved Wells and Searches - Remember Me - and Lots of other usefull new features. The help file for this site has not yet been updated so please call if you need assistance.

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Enhancements to our site

We have added new features and applications to this site to make managing your exploration and operation simpler.

1) Nebraska eReports has been updated to version 2. This update is required by new server hardware and software that makes the original application obsolete and inoperative.

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2) GIS Data Mining has been updated to work with most modern browsers and mobile devices. The only known exception is Internet Explorer version 8. This application will continue to evolve with time as new features and functionality become available. You can now drag the map and use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out. Please wait for the pumpjack to quit pumping before you try another pan or zoom. We have included new base map layers for Google and Bing that allow you to turn on aerial/satellite imagery, layers for unit, field and storage boundaries. Additional layers have been added from external sources to the Contour Overlays. These should assist geologists with the exploration for resources across the state. We have added the ability to export data from this appliction into several popular formats. Every place you see a printer icon embeded in the page you will be able to export data by clicking on the icon. Please see data mining requirements and the online help resources if you are having troubles.

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3) Coming Soon...
a) Education Resources. This section will provide opportunities for you to educate yourself on the many facets of the oil and gas industry and the regulatory process.
b) Professional Publications. This section will provide many hard to find publications and conference presentations for geologists.
c) Expanded Links. This section will include many national and international links to sites engaged in the regulatory process.

Drilling Permits

Scanned drilling permits and location information are available from our Data Mining site.  Enter 'pw' in the text search area and click on find.  An expandable list of all currently permitted wells will show in the search pane.  Click on Nebraska Wells to expand the list and then click on the well you are interested in.  The map will zoom to that location and the Details Pane will show you details about well location and other pertinent information. Scanned copies of the drilling permit may be obtained by clicking on the Images Tab in the Details Pand and then choosing View Image next to the document you wish to view.


Our Mission

The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was founded in 1959. Its mission is to permit the development of Nebraska's oil and natural gas resources up to the maximum efficient rate of production while promoting the health, safety, and environment of the residents of Nebraska.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is to regulate the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry in such a manner as will prevent waste, protect correlative rights of all owners, and encourage and authorize secondary recovery, pressure maintenance, cycling, or recycling, in order that the greatest ultimate recovery of oil and natural gas may be obtained within the state while protecting the environment.