At direction of Congress, BLM will collect $6,500 processing fee for each new oil and gas drilling permit application. - Press Release

Electronic Permitting

Well Information System (WIS) allows approved oil and gas operators to submit permit applications and reports electronically using the Internet. This includes the BLM forms for Notice of Staking (NOS), Application for Permit to Drill (APD), Well Completion Report, and Sundry Notice. Operators can also attach the required documents in PC files for these permits/reports.

Onshore Orders

Order NumberOrder Title

Order # 1

Approval of Operations

Order # 2


Order # 3

Site Security

Order # 4

Measurement of Oil

Order # 5

Measurement of Gas

Order # 6

Hydrogen Sulfide Operations

Order # 7

Disposal of Produced Water

Order # 8

Well Completions/Workovers/Abandonment (Proposed Rule)

Order # 9

Waste Prevention and Beneficial Use of Oil and Gas (Proposed Rule)

Notice to Lessees (NTL)

NTL Number


Area Covered

Effective Date

NTL ES-2008-1

 Standards for the Use of Electronic Flow Computers Used On Differential Type Flow Meters For Gas Measurement Eastern States09/17/2008 


Reporting of Undesirable EventsNationwide03/01/1979


Royalty or Compensation for Oil and Gas LostNationwide01/01/1980



  • 3160-003 - Application for Permit to Drill or Reenter
  • 3160-004 - Well Completion or Re-completion Report and Log
  • 3160-005 - Sundry Notices and Reports on Wells
  • 3160-008 - Designation of Operator
  • 3160-021 - Notification of Well Spud


  • 3160-10 - Suspension of Operations and/or Production