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Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Act:
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Alaska Administrative Code: Legislative Site
Title 20 - CHAPTER 25
Drilling (20 AAC 25.005 - 20 AAC
Abandonment and Plugging (20 AAC
25.105 - 20 AAC 25.172)
Production Practices (20 AAC 25.200 -
20 AAC 25.290)
Reports (20 AAC 25.300 - 20 AAC
Enhanced Recovery (20 AAC 25.400 - 20
General Provisions (20 AAC 25.505 -
20 AAC 25.630)
Geothermal Resources (20 AAC 25.705 -
20 AAC 25.740)
Definitions (20 AAC 25.990)
Recently Amended Regulations:
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
The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) has revised its regulations dealing with hydraulic
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,
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
Land Owner Notification
Land Owner notification under 29 AAC 25.283 to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR):
Industry Guidance Bulletins