The State of Alaska Division of Oil & Gas is a branch of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The department s duties are to develop, conserve and enhance natural resources for present and future Alaskans. The division of oil and gas is responsible for carrying out this mission with regard to the management of the state's oil and gas and geothermal resources. The division's primary objective is to maximize the physical recovery of the state's oil and gas resources in an environmentally sound and safe manner and the economic revenue from these resources. The division fulfills this objective by developing and implementing oil and gas leasing and exploration licensing programs; managing exploration, development and production activities on active leases; and timely and accurately collecting, verifying and distributing revenues from leases.