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EMNRD’s Oil Conservation Division settles enforcement action with Hilcorp Energy Company for failing to remediate unauthorized releases and not meeting the written operational and reporting conditions of approval


Santa Fe, NM – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD) Oil Conservation Division (OCD) announces that it has settled a notice of violation (NOV) issued to Hilcorp Energy Company (Hilcorp) for failing to comply with conditions of approved remediation plans and failure to submit quarterly reporting documentation and remediate at six Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) sites in northwest, New Mexico. To settle the alleged violations Hilcorp agreed to pay a civil penalty of $932,500 and to take actions to correct the violations and prevent the violations from occurring again at other sites.

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