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Bureau of Oil & Gas Permitting and Management

Peter S. Briggs, Director
(518) 402-8056

The Bureau of Oil & Gas Permitting and Management in the Division of Mineral Resources oversees permitting of all regulated wells in New York, and is responsible for issuance of well permits in DEC Regions 1-5. The Bureau is also responsible for permitting of underground gas (natural and liquefied petroleum) facilities in the state, well spacing issues and orders, compulsory integration and data management.

Contact us by e-mail: for inquiries about regulated wells.

Permits Section

Phone (518) 402-8056
Fax (518) 402-8060


  • Compulsory Integration Hearings
  • Well Spacing and Production Allocations
  • Underground Gas Storage Permitting
  • Well Permitting and Field Inspections for Regions 1-5
  • Enhanced Recovery
  • Solution Salt Mining

Typical tasks of this section are:

Develop, implement and enforce statewide regulations, policies and procedures to ensure that oil, gas, gas storage, solution mining, brine disposal, stratigraphic, geothermal and waterflood wells are drilled, operated and plugged so that the environment, correlative rights, and public health and safety are fully protected.

  • Manage monthly schedule of compulsory integration hearings.
  • Review applications for non-conforming spacing units and variances for regulatory well spacing.
  • Manage full regulatory permit programs for underground storage of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas and for enhanced recovery of oil and gas resources.
  • Review applications and issue permits to drill wells in DEC Regions 1-5.
  • Perform technical review of solution mining well proposals and coordinate with other involved state and federal agencies regarding solution mining and brine disposal wells.
  • Investigate and resolve citizen complaints and non-routine incidents.
  • Provide technical assistance and information to the regulated community, local governments, the public, other state agencies and other units within DEC.

Permits Section Staff

Thomas E. Noll, Section Chief
Carrie Friello
Alexa Stolorow
Eric Rodriguez

Technical Assistance Section

Phone (518) 402-8056
Fax (518) 402-8060


  • SQL Server database administration for Oil & Gas and Mining programs
  • Annual well production reporting
  • Statistical analysis and reporting
  • Support technical requirements for Division projects and initiatives
  • GIS dataset administration for both Oil & Gas and Mining programs
  • Coordinate with nationally relevant groups such as GWPC (Ground Water Protection Council)
  • Perform field inspection of wells and storage/solution mining facilities

Typical tasks of this section are:

Maintaining and supporting the Division's electronic information systems and technology, and providing electronic data and computer-generated maps to customers and stakeholders.

  • Responding to information requests and providing technical assistance to the regulated community, local governments, the public, other state agencies and other units within the DEC.
  • Developing resources for continued improvement of information management related to both oil & gas and mining programs.
  • Provide current, functional, and user-friendly databases designed to convey relevant and timely information on both the mining and oil & gas industries.
  • Coordinate with contractors to support Division projects and initiatives.
  • Coordinate and contribute to work on GWPC projects and initiatives.

Technical Assistance Section Staff

Vacant, Section Chief
Amanda Trotter
Thomas Walker


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