The Jicarilla Oil and Gas Administration is part of the Jicarilla Apache Nation Regulatory System as the principal regulatory authority under the provision of Title 18 - Oil and Gas, of the Jicarilla Apache Nation Code. The Department regulates private oil and gas sectors and tribally chartered entities or corporations operating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation reservation.
The Jicarilla Oil and Gas Administration mission is responsible for the diligent development of the Jicarilla Apache Nation's oil and gas resources. This includes the leasing process, Jicarilla Oil and Gas Administration operating permits, assuring prudent drilling and completion standards for operations, and compliance and inspection for lands under production.
Three core goals are: 1. Create sustainable economic returns, 2. Reinforce sovereighty in managing oil and gas resources, and 3. Protect rights with outside parties.
The major oil and gas activities of the Oil and Gas Department are: Legal Support, Administration, Business Development, Land, Operating Permits, Compliance & Enforcement, Geologic Engineering & Systems Support and Interagency/Intergovernmental Support.