- Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
The mission of Oil and Gas Services is to encourage the orderly production of Midland's mineral resources while enforcing reasonable and uniform regulations over oil and gas operations and development, protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Midland and quality of the environment, and to abate or prevent potential public nuisances and to minimize the potential adverse impact to surface and mineral owners
What We Do
- Review Well Drilling Applications for completeness.
- Coordinate the Applications review by the public and City Council.
- Inspect Well Drilling to verify compliance with Permit Requirements.
- Resolve any violation issues that result from the Inspection process.
- What is the closest a well can be permitted to a house under Ordinance 8769??
The Ordinance allows up to 500 feet before a variance would be required and needing the approval of the City Council.
- What is the job of the Oil and Gas Advisory Committee?
The role of the committee is to review Oil and Gas applications for:
- Technical compliance
- Administrative completeness
- Who approves the Oil and Gas Applications for a permit?
The City Council approves or denies Oil and Gas Applications. Applications are brought to City Council meeting for a public hearing and after 30 days City Council may vote at a regular meeting.
- What are the allowed working hours of the drilling rig?
Drilling is allowed 24 hours without time constraints.
- What about wells being drilled in the county?
The Ordinance 8769 has jurisdiction only for those permitted wells located in the city limits.