BILLINGS TECHNICAL OFFICE

2535 St. Johns Avenue
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: (406) 656-0040
Fax: (406) 655-6015

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Website, Data Access -Jim Halvorson

Jim Halvorson Administrator / Petroleum Geologist
Management, policy, and personnel matters; public and legislative liaison; technical expertise at hearings
Ben Jones Petroleum Engineer
Technical requirements for drilling and plugging program; technical expertise at hearings; drilling permit processing
George Hudak UIC Coordinator
Coordination and technical requirements for Class II Underground Injection Control program; EPA liaison; injection and disposal well permitting
Jennifer Rath Program Specialist
Scheduling, preparation, and coordination of BOGC meetings and public hearings; budget development and financial reports; personnel and policy matters; liaison with DNRC management and the legislature
Brea Frickle Permit Specialist / Office Manager
Permitting specialist; office management, oversight and procedures.
Kris Goll Draftsman
Dry hole maps; field maps; library of well cutting samples
Nancy Heinaman Permit Clerk
Maintenance of logs, reports, and records; ; compliance responsibility; bank deposits; data entry into database records
Vacant Bond Tech

 

Production reports and injection reports; database maintenance; electronic reports and forms; special projects;  financial assurance; bond program

SOUTHERN DISTRICT FIELD OFFICE

2535 St. Johns Avenue
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: (406) 656-0040
Fax: (406) 655-6015

Dave Popp

 

Chief Field Inspector
Supervision and coordination of field inspection activities; approval of abandonment plans, well workovers, and well recompletions; coordination of plugging program

John Gizicki

 

Compliance Specialist
Coordination of compliance activities; spill and incident reporting; inspector liason for compliance matters.

Jerry Fraser

 

Field Inspector
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports

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HELENA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

1539 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601
Phone: (406) 444-6731
Fax: 444-2453

Erin Ricci Administrative Assistant
draft docket coordination, preparation of docket files, coordination of monthly reports (forms 7, 9, 10 and 13), preparation of historical hearing files for microfilm/scanning, phones and general office duties
Vacant

 

Administrative Support
Compiles information from transportation agency reports, refiners reports, monthly gas reports, gas or extraction reports; and authorizes transportation of oil and gas from leases
Robert Stutz Attorney
Research of legal matters; legal counsel

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NORTHERN DISTRICT FIELD OFFICE

PO Box 690
Shelby MT 59474
Phone: (406) 434-2422
Fax: (406) 434-2516
Gary Klotz Field Supervisor
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports
John Brown Field Inspector
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports
Amanda Miller Administrative Support
Typing; filing; data entry

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EASTERN DISTRICT FIELD INSPECTORS

 

Russ Utter
Sidney, MT
Phone (406) 697-0491

Field Inspector
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports

Clay Mercier
Glendive, MT
Phone: (406) 698-4861

Field Inspector
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports

Robert Schmidt
Plentywood MT
Phone: (406) 698-5266

Field Inspector
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports

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BOARD MEMBERS

NAME/ADDRESS
PHONE
QUALIFICATION
TERM of OFFICE
Ronald Efta
P.O. Box 300
Wibaux, MT 59353
796-2431
Public Member and Attorney
3-20-15 to 1-1-19
Steve Durrett, Vice-Chair
294-5990
Industry Representative
3-20-15 to 1-1-19
Paul Gatzemeir
696-9842
Landowner
Without minerals

3-20-13 to 1-1-19

Mac McDermott
434-7049
Industry Representative
3-17-17 to 1-1-21
Peggy Ames Nerud
P.O. Box 118
Circle, MT 59215

974-4405

Public Member
3-17-17 to 1-1-21

Dennis Trudell

798-3427
Landowner with Minerals
3-17-17 to 1-1-21
Corey Welter
100 N 27th St, Ste 520 Billings, MT 59101
259-4878
Industry Representative
3-17-17 to 1-1-21