2016-2017 Nomination & Lease Sale Schedule 

 SALE DATE
NOMINATION PERIOD
POSTING DATE
PROTEST DATE
February 2, 2016December 22, 2014 -- March 20, 2015November 4, 2015December 4, 2015
May 3, 2016March 23, 2015-- June 26, 2015February 3, 2016March 4, 2016
August 2, 2016June 29, 2015 -- September 18, 2015May 5, 2016June 3, 2016
November 1, 2016September 21, 2015 -- December 18, 2015August 3, 2016September 2, 2016
February 7, 2017December 21, 2015 -- March 25, 2016November 9, 2016December 9, 2016
May 2, 2017March 28, 2016 -- June 24, 2016February 1, 2017March 3, 2017
August 1, 2017June 27, 2016 -- September 16, 2016May 3, 2017June 2, 2017
November 7, 2017September 19, 2016 -- December 23, 2016August 9, 2017September 8, 2017

Beginning in 2011, lease sales occur on a rotational basis, as follows:

February & August Sales

 May & November Sales

  • High Plains District
    • Buffalo
    • Casper
    • Newcastle

AND

  • Wind River/Big Horn Basin District
    • Cody
    • Lander
    • Worland
  • High Desert District
    • Kemmerer
    • Pinedale
    • Rawlins
    • Rock Springs 

Also, effective beginning with the 2011 sales, there is a 90-day posting period for the Notice of Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale. 

The 30-day protest period is at the beginning of the 90-day posting period, 60 calendar days prior to the date of the sale.