Oil and Gas

The Nevada Division of Minerals is the state’s regulatory authority for all oil and gas wells drilled in Nevada. Oil and gas wells drilled within Nevada, on either private or federally managed lands, must be permitted by the Nevada Division of Minerals. The associated drilling and completion programs must be approved by the Division before either program is implemented. The Division oversees the drilling and subsequent completion operations through daily reporting to the Division by the operator, as well as inspect the wells after they are completed. The Division must also approve all maintenance and work-over operations during the life of the well, as well as the final plugging and abandonment of a well at the end of its useful life. Oil and gas production and injection information is submitted to the Division on a monthly basis, where the information is tabulated both monthly and annually.