OERB pushes ahead with well cleanup projects


The chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Relations Board says his group is tightening its belts just like oil and gas companies are because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a June 2020 newsletter, Mike McDonald explained the OERB is looking for new ways to efficiently support education and cleanup historic well sites.

“Despite low oil prices and a massive decline in production, Oklahoma oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners are still providing voluntary funding which allows us to continue our industry-leading programs. By placing a priority on completing smaller well site cleanup projects first, our goal is to reach the same number of landowners from previous years,” he wrote this week.

McDonald said OERB is offering new online resources including its 17 virtual classroom lessons and as a result is finding ways to continue reaching teachers and students.

” We are also developing a digital Ambassador Program to empower the men and women of our industry to educate their friends and neighbors about the importance of oil and natural gas to our state and nation,” said McDonald.

Source: OERB