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Oil Theft Unit

OIL Drilling Bits - 2softOIL big Lufkinsoft The OSBI has statutory authority to self initiate oil field theft investigations. Agents assigned to this highly specialized unit investigate a wide range of criminal activity including equipment theft, crude oil and natural gas theft and oil and gas investiment fraud. Oilfield agents regularly conduct certified law enforcement training in Basic Oilfield Theft Investigation and Oilfield Theft and Intelligence not only in Oklahoma but in surrounding states as well. The oilfield agents work closely assisting state and local law enforcement agencies as well as district attorneys, federal authorities, petroleum industry officials, the Oklahoma Tax Commission and Oklahoma Corporation Commission who request OSBI investigative assistance with suspected oilfield crimes. The oilfield agents take a very proactive approach in identifying, locating and prosecuting offenders engaged in committing oilfield crimes. The OSBI maintains a data base of reported oilfield crimes and shares this information upon requests from law enforcement officials nationwide.