Oil and Gas Energy

Oil and Gas Energy Department Building


Approved by the Board of Commissioners on July 8, 2019, the Weld County Oil and Gas Energy Department (OGED) was created to firmly establish the county's local control over mineral resources in unincorporated Weld County - a delegation included in Senate Bill 181 and accepted by the commissioners upon the bill being signed into law on April 16, 2019.

With the goal of serving residents and the energy industry, the OGED is where to file and get more information about 1041 Weld County Oil and Gas Location Assessment (1041 WOGLA) permits, Location Assessment for Pipeline (LAP) permits and more. The OGED can also assist residents who have questions regarding oil and gas activity in Weld County. You can find many of the documents you need and the answers to many questions you may have throughout this website.

The OGED is responsible for permitting, regulating and enforcing surface regulations related to oil and gas operations for drilling sites located in unincorporated Weld County. The department is currently staffed with 7 employees who will enforce regulations to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment.

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Weld County is the number one producer of oil and gas in the State. 80% of all crude oil production and 50% of all natural gas production in Colorado comes from Weld County! Please use this page as a resource regarding oil and gas production in Weld County. It contains information regarding oil and gas wells, pipelines, application process, and many other item

 May 2023 Production Report(PDF, 421KB)