Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Stuart Ellsworth has thirty years of diverse engineering and geologic experience. He is the engineering manager for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). His responsibilities include managing a 15-member staff, who review drilling permits, completion reports, workover plans, cementing and casing repairs, plugging and abandonment procedures, spacing orders and reservoir economics for Commission approval. His group has implemented programs including the Bradenhead Testing Program, East Mamm Creek Study, and the Adjacent Wellbore Policy. Before working for the COGCC he worked for engineering and oil and gas companies throughout the Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, Saudi Arabia, and Algeria. He is a Colorado Professional Engineer and a North Carolina Licensed Geologist with bachelor’s degrees in geology and civil engineering.