Onshore Oil and Gas Orders and National Notices to Lessees

Onshore Oil and Gas Orders implement and supplement the oil and gas regulations found at 43 CFR 3160 for conducting oil and gas operations on federal and Indian lands.
 
Order No. 1 - Approval of Operations
This Order provides procedures for submitting an Application for Permit To Drill and all required approvals of subsequent well operations and other lease operations.

Order No. 2 - Drilling
This Order provides requirements and standards for drilling and abandonment.
 

Order No. 3 - Site Security
This Order provides requirements and standards for site security.

Order No. 4 - Measurement of Oil
This Order provides requirements and standards for measurement of oil.

Order No. 5 - Measurement of Gas
This Order provides the requirements and standards for the measurement of gas.

Order No. 6 - Hydrogen Sulfide Operations
This Order provides the requirements and standards for conducting oil and gas operations in an environment known to or expected to contain hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas.

Order No. 7 - Disposal of Produced Waters
This Order provides the methods and approvals necessary to dispose of produced water associated with oil and gas operations.

National Notices to Lessees (NTLs)

NTL 3A: Reporting of Undesirable Events  

NTL 4A: Royalty or Compensation for Oil and Gas Lost