Communitization (Pooling)

Provides for the pooling of federal and/or Indian lands, with other lands, when separate tracts under such federal and Indian lands cannot be independently developed and operated in conformity with an established well-spacing program.

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  • Please mail all completed North Dakota and South Dakota Federal and any additional information pertaining to CAs to the personnel and address below. We can accept corrections or additional information via email but all the original, notarized signed documents must be received by mail.

    Bureau of Land Management
    North Dakota Field Office
    99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A
    Dickinson, ND 58601

  •  Please mail completed Indians CAs involving Fort Berthold minerals to:

          Bureau of Indian Affairs
          Fort Berthold Agency
          202 Main Street
          PO Box 370
          Newtown, North Dakota 58763

  • Please mail completed Indian CAs involving Turtle Mountain minerals to: 

          Bureau of Indian Affairs
          Turtle Mountain Agency
          BIA Road #7
          PO Box 60
          Belcourt, North Dakota 58316


Point of Contact Information

All Montana Federal and Indian CAs are processed by:

Miles City Field Office (MCFO)

Great Falls Oil & Gas Field Office (GFFO):

North Dakota Field Office (NDFO):

   Federal CAs:



   Indian CAs:

CA Information:

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