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BLM schedules 2012 industry-government conference in Wyoming

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Rawlins, Wyo., field office said it will hold its 2012 oil and gas industry-government conference on Mar. 14 at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center in Rawlins.

The field office, which was designated a pilot office under the 2005 Energy Policy Act and hosts the conference annually, posted an agenda and other information online as it announced the conference on Mar. 1.

Scheduled presentations include: well information systems, communitization agreements, when a right-of-way is needed, transportation planning, greater sage grouse habitat management policy on BLM administered lands in Wyoming, and drilling operations onshore oil and gas orders.

The BLM field office said it expects industry and other agency presentations to cover preconstruction reclamation planning, pygmy rabbits and energy development, regulatory aspects of closing pits, the war on weeds, remote sensing, geospatial mapping/GIS, Migratory Treaty Act and Bald/Golden Eagle Act, and oil and gas filing and agreements.

It said in conjunction with the 2012 industry-government conference, the Monitoring Without Borders (wildlife meeting) will be held Mar. 13 at the Rawlins field office, and the Transportation Planning Meeting will be held Mar. 15 at the field office. It asked persons planning to attend the industry-government conference to RSVP by e-mail to

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