OERB honors Corporation Commission with land restoration award


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s (OCC) Director of Administration Brandy Wreath accepted the Land Restoration Partnership Award from the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) during its inaugural Impact Awards banquet, held Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Wreath attended the event on behalf of the OCC’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division (OGCD) which was recognized by OERB for the division’s efforts to identify and inform the uniquely Oklahoma program of land restoration opportunities.

In a small gathering at the OCC Wednesday morning, and broadcast agency-wide, Wreath recognized OGCD Director Robyn Strickland and presented the OERB award to OGCD’s Field Manager Brad Ice, crediting his leadership of field inspectors to go above and beyond their assigned job duties to identify and notify OERB of possible environmental and health concerns at abandoned oil and gas sites. Ice has worked at OCC for more than 26 years.

“We are proud of the work our Oil and Gas field inspectors are doing to balance production with conservation,” Wreath said. “This work is impacting Oklahomans across the state, both directly and indirectly. Thanks to your direction, the OCC is able to live up to the high standard of keeping our land grand. We are OCC!”

The actions of the OCC OGCD field inspectors have aided OERB in the efforts to clean up just over 1,100 well sites on private property in the state during the last year. This has allowed private landowners in the state the opportunity to save agriculture-related businesses and homes that would otherwise be negatively impacted by these abandoned sites.

Source: press release