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Oil and Gas Operations Regulations (43 CFR 3160) These regulations govern operations associated with the exploration, development and production of oil and gas on federal and Indian lands.

Indices of Federal Oil and Gas Regulations

Onshore Oil and Gas Orders  Onshore Oil and Gas Orders implement and supplement the regulations found at 43 CFR 3160 for conducting oil and gas operations on Federal or Indian lands.

Notice-To-Lessees (NTL) Notice-to-Lessee(s) implement and supplement the regulations found at 43 CFR Part 3160 for conducting oil and gas operations.

Drilling Operations on Federal and Indian Lands

Production and Abandonment
The following links contain Onshore Oil and Gas Orders (OOGOs), Notice-to-Lessees (NTLs), and BLM Manual Guidance that outlines the procedures needed to file applications for operations.

Operations on Private (Fee) and State Lands
For operations on private (fee), and state lands in the Montana/Dakotas, the state oil and gas regulatory agencies should be contacted. The following are the websites link to these regulatory agencies:

Montana - Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation
North Dakota - North Dakota Industrial Commission
South Dakota - South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment