RKI Explorations & Productions LLC (RKI) was awarded for its efforts to conserve land in the Permian Basin.
According to a press release on Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) awarded RKI, based out of Oklahoma, with the “Restore New Mexico” award. BLM has given the award to companies, individuals, and organizations who work to restore public lands back to their natural, healthy habitats.
Currently, RKI is producing 266 wells in the Permian Basin. Their conservation efforts include restoration of “legacy wells, abandoned well locations and recent abandonments of 12 depleted wells.”
RKI has contracted with a reclamation team to analyze the efforts it has made at new and old sites in New Mexico, according to the BLM.
BLM’s New Mexico State Director, Jesse Juen, expressed how appreciative BLM is with RKI’s efforts:
“The BLM is pleased with participation from industry as we continue to work together toward a common goal in doing what is best for public lands… This is an important endeavor in restoring and sustaining public land health.”