News Release

For release: Monday, August 27, 2007    
Contact: Leslie Cone,  (303-236-0815)

BLM Reconnection of Non-Indian Well Information System (NIWIS) Website

The Bureau of Land Management recently reconnected a modified version of the Well Information System (WIS), now known as Non-Indian Well Information System or NIWIS. This Web-based application is used for submitting and tracking oil and gas permits on Federal lands only. The Web address used to access the NIWIS is https://www.blm.gov/wispermits/niwis/SP. Once at this Website, instructions are given on receiving log-in and password information.
 
To comply with new security requirements, only Application for Permits to Drill, Notice of Staking, Well Completion Reports, and Sundry Notices for Non-Indian wells (Federal) can be submitted into NIWIS. Historical transactions were reviewed and only Non-Indian well-related transactions were loaded into the application. 
 
BLM Deputy Director Jim Hughes welcomed the reconnection to the NIWIS Website, saying: “This Website helps the BLM provide important information to our customers by once again providing a means for submitting and tracking oil and gas permits and reports electronically. It will also streamline the process for approving permits required for development.”
 
For more information on the Non-Indian Well Information System, please contact:
 
Leslie Cone, BLM Land & Resources Project Office Manager, WO-330D
P.O. Box 25047 – Denver, CO 80225
(303) 236-0815
 
The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages more land – 258 million surface acres – than any other Federal agency. Most of this public land is located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplished this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical cultural, and other resources on the public lands.
 
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