Employee Highlight – Spring 2018

Dayne Doucet is a petroleum engineer and was recently selected to oversee the well permitting in the oil and gas program. As the permit manager, he reviews all applications to drill (APDs) verifying requirements of the Division rules are met and that development is done responsibly.

He utilizes his engineering skills by assisting with shut-in temporarily abandoned (TA) wells, and reviews well designs. Dayne also participates in Board hearings by providing technical expertise in Division matters. He often fields questions from both the public and operators and does his best to provide answers and education on what the Division does and why.

According to Dayne, the best part of his job is the people with whom he works. Whether meeting with internal staff or working with operators in the field, he feels lucky to be involved with smart, passionate, and hardworking people. He also values working for an organization that uses responsible development, protecting public health and safety, and preserving the environment as the guiding objectives for doing business.

Dayne has worked for the Division since February 2015. Before working for the state, he worked in the oil and gas industry in Wyoming, Texas, Colorado, and Utah. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana.

When Dayne isn’t working, he enjoys everything Utah Jazz, golfing, reading, fishing, and spending time with his wife and family.