Geology & Well Technology Section


Mike Cochran, Professional Geologist
Chief, Geology & Well Technology Section
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66612-1367
Office:  (785) 296-5560
Fax:  (785) 559-4258
Mike.Cochran@ks.gov |
http://kdheks.gov/geo

Geology & Well Technology Section Staff

  • Mailing Address:  KDHE - Geology & Well Technology Section, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612-1367

General Information

The Geology & Well Technology Section within the Bureau of Water administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC), the Underground Hydrocarbon Salt Cavern Storage, and Water Well Licensing, Water Well Construction and Abandonment Programs.  These programs protect public health and safety, and the environment.  The UIC Program regulates injection well activities.  Injection well activities include the disposal of industrial wastes into deep geologic formations, the solution mining of salt formations, and the shallow injection of non-hazardous fluids below the land surface.  The Underground Hydrocarbon Salt Cavern Storage Program regulates the storage of hydrocarbons, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas, in salt caverns formed by solutioning in the Hutchinson Salt.  The program also regulates the brine ponds associated with the underground storage facilities.  The Water Well Program regulates water well contractor licensing, water well construction, and water well abandonment.  The Geology and Well Technology Section also provides hydrogeological and technical support for other programs in the Bureau of Water.

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  Monday, May 28, 2018   Memorial Day
  Wednesday, July 4, 2018   Independence Day
  Monday, September 3, 2018   Labor Day
  Monday, November 12, 2018   Veterans Day
  Thursday, November 22, 2018   Thanksgiving
  Friday, November 23, 2018   Thanksgiving
  Monday, December 24, 2018   Christmas
  Tuesday, December 25, 2018   Christmas

KDHE Geology and Well Technology Fall 2017 Fall Seminar/Tech Fair - August 29-30, 2017

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