2015-2016 Nomination & Lease Sale Schedule 

 SALE DATE
NOMINATION PERIOD
POSTING DATE
PROTEST DATE
February 3, 2015December 23, 2013 -- March 21, 2014November 5, 2014December 5, 2014
May 5, 2015March 24, 2014-- June 27, 2014February 4, 2015March 6, 2015
August 4, 2015June 30, 2014 -- September 19, 2014May 6, 2015June 5, 2015
November 3, 2015September 22, 2014 -- December 19, 2014August 5, 2015September 4, 2015
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

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.