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Drilling & Production

Drilling & Production Operations on Federal Minerals

Below you will find the necessary forms and regulations to follow when performing drilling or production activities on federal minerals.


Notification of Well Spudding
Form for notification of well spudding

3160-5 - Sundry Notices and Reports on Wells (Form)  
Submit for activities listed in regulations requiring federal approval in accordance with Onshore Orders.
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/noc/business/eforms.Par.87753.File.dat/3160-005.pdf 

43 CFR 3160 - Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; 
Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 6, Hydrogen Sulfide Operations
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title43/43cfr3160_main_02.tpl

Onshore Order #1 – Approval of Operations (for oil and gas development)
http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/energy/oil_and_gas/Onshore_Order_no1.html

Onshore Order #2 - Drilling Operations
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.53436.File.dat/Onshore%20Order%20No.%202.pdf

Onshore Order #3 - Site Security (verification of oil production and sales volumes, tank seal records)
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.52619.File.dat/Onshore%20Order%20No.%203.pdf

Onshore Order #4 -  Measurement of Oil
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.5078.File.dat/Onshore%20Order%20No.%204.pdf

Onshore Order #5 - Measurement of Gas
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.28029.File.dat/Onshore%20Order%20No.%205.pdf

Onshore Order #6 - Hydrogen Sulfide Operations 
(helps protect workers near wells & facilities having H2S gas)
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.98955.File.dat/Onshore%20Order%20No.%206.pdf

Onshore Order #7 - Disposal of Produced Water
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.97542.File.dat/Onshore%20Order%20No.%207.pdf

NTL-3A - Reporting of Undesirable Events (spills, venting of gas, accidents, etc.)
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.86049.File.dat/NTL3A.pdf

NTL-4A – Royalty or Compensation for Oil or Gas Lost 
(avoidably and unavoidably lost production, product used on lease)
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/
energy/oil_and_gas.Par.50053.File.dat/NTL4A.pdf 

CO NTL 2007-01 – Standards for the Use of Electronic Flow Computers 
Used On Differential Type Flow Meters For Gas Measurement
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/co/programs/oil_and_gas.Par.49812.File.dat/efcntlnotice200701a.pdf