The Oil and Gas Division within the Idaho Department of Lands serves as the administrative arm of the Commission.
Mick Thomas is the Oil and Gas Division Administrator at the Idaho Department of Lands and Secretary to the Commission since 2017. He oversees a staff of four individuals, including an Oil and Gas Program Manager, Inspector, Information Specialist, and Administrative Assistant.
Mick is a native of southwest Missouri and completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geochemistry at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Mick has worked as an operations geologist in the oil and gas industry for multiple companies including serving as a geology team lead over the mid-continent with Devon Energy in Oklahoma City.
Before coming to Idaho, Mick served as head of mineral resources for the State of Hawaii. Mick is excited to plant roots in Idaho and finally have the ability to come home every night to his wife and children at their home in Eagle.