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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Billings Office

2535 St. Johns Avenue | Billings, MT 59102 | (406) 656-0040 | Fax: (406) 655-6015

Jim Halvorson

Administrator / Petroleum Geologist
Management, policy, and personnel matters; public and legislative liaison; technical expertise at hearings.
Ben Jones Petroleum Engineer
Technical requirements for drilling and plugging program; technical expertise at hearings; drilling permit processing.
George Hudak UIC Coordinator
Coordination and technical requirements for Class II Underground Injection Control program; EPA liaison; injection and disposal well permitting.
Dave Popp Chief Field Inspector
Supervision and coordination of field inspection activities; approval of abandonment plans, well workovers, and well recompletions; coordination of plugging program.
John Gizicki Compliance Specialist
Coordination of compliance activities; spill and incident reporting; inspector liaison for compliance matters.
Jennifer Breton Program Specialist
Scheduling, preparation, and coordination of BOGC meetings and public hearings; budget development and financial reports; personnel and policy matters; liaison with DNRC management; plugging and reclamation bonds.
Brea Frickle Permit Specialist / Office Manager
Permitting specialist; office management, oversight and procedures; production reporting.
Kris Goll Draftsman
Dry hole maps; field maps; library of well cutting samples.
Nancy Heinaman Permit Clerk
Maintenance of logs, reports, and records; compliance responsibility; bank deposits; data entry into database records.
Vacant Bond Tech

 

Production reports and injection reports; database maintenance; electronic reports and forms; special projects;  financial assurance; bond program.

Shelby Office

201 Main Street | PO Box 690 | Shelby, MT 59474 | (406) 434-2422 | Fax: (406) 434-2516

Gary Klotz Field Supervisor
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports.
John Brown Field Inspector
Well inspections and field compliance; supervision of well abandonment and reclamation projects; geophysical inspections; problem resolution (spills, leaks, fires); deficiency reports.
Amanda Miller Administrative Support
Typing; filing; data entry.

Helena Office

1539 11th Avenue | P.O. Box 201601 | Helena, MT 59620-1601 | (406) 444-6731 | Fax: (406) 444-2453

Erin Ricci Administrative Assistant
Helena office oversight, division liaison for accounting, contracting, inventory, surplus equipment, records, and safety; compiles information from transportation agency reports, refiners reports, monthly gas reports and gas or extraction reports; field inspector care and maintenance including vehicle and expense reports.
Vacant

 

Administrative Support
TBD

Robert Stutz

Attorney
Research of legal matters; legal counsel for the board.

Field Inspectors

Dave Popp, Chief Field Inspector

Billings
(406) 656-0040
(406) 698-4824

Gary Klotz, Field Supervisor

Shelby
(406) 434-2422
(406) 698-4871

John Brown

Shelby
(406) 434-2422
(406) 698-4826

Jerry Fraser

Roundup
(406) 698-4832

Russ Utter 

Sidney
(406) 697-0491

Sam Thielen

Glendive
(406) 698-4861

Robert Schmidt

Plentywood
(406) 698-5266

Board Members

NAME/ADDRESS
PHONE
QUALIFICATION
TERM of OFFICE
Ronald Efta, Chair
P.O. Box 300
Wibaux, MT 59353
406-796-2431
Public Member and Attorney
3-20-15 to 1-1-19
Steve Durrett, Vice-Chair
406-294-5990
Industry Representative
3-20-15 to 1-1-19

Paul Gatzemeier

7256 Hwy 3

Billings, MT  59106

406-696-9842
Landowner
Without minerals

3-20-15 to 1-1-19

Mac McDermott 

406 5th Ave S

Shelby, MT 59474

406-434-7049
Industry Representative
3-17-17 to 1-1-21
Peggy Ames Nerud 
P.O. Box 118
Circle, MT 59215

406-485-2403

Public Member
3-17-17 to 1-1-21

Dennis Trudell

34410 CR147

Fairview, MT 59221

406-798-3427
Landowner with Minerals
3-17-17 to 1-1-21

Corey Welter 
100 N 27th St, Ste 520
Billings, MT 59101

406-259-4878
Industry Representative
3-17-17 to 1-1-21