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Oil & Gas Resource Management

The Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management is the regulatory authority in Illinois for permitting, drilling, operating, and plugging oil and gas production wells. The Office implements the Illinois Oil and Gas Act and enforces standards for the construction and operation of related production equipment and facilities.

In addition, the Office regulates the injection of fluids into underground injection wells, through the UIC Program, and cleans up abandoned well sites through the PRF and Landowner Grant Programs.

Through these three programs the office ensures the protection and proper development of Illinois' oil and gas resources, while protecting Illinois' environment, land, and water resources.

The Office accomplishes this through its administrative, enforcement, permitting and technical services units. The Office has two district office, Centralia and Mt. Carmel, with its main office in Springfield.



  • CMS Testing Notice: The position title Well Inspector I  has been requested to be opened.
    This position requires an automated multiple-choice examination that will be administered throughout the week of Monday, May 6 – Thursday, May 9, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    •  Be sure to bring an updated copy of your CMS-100 to the testing center for evaluation as minimum requirements must be met in order to participate in this examination.
    • See the public notice, Class Specification, and Test Info Guide here:


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