Montana-Dakotas Oil and Gas Lease Sales
BLM Montana/Dakotas conducts quarterly oil and gas lease sales, as required by the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, and the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947, as amended, when eligible lands are available for leasing. Lease sales are held on a quarterly basis to allow field offices sufficient time to conduct an environmental analysis. However, the BLM has the discretion to offer or defer any parcel during any sale.
Not all lands that are leased become developed. Leasing enables companies to secure rights to mineral resources before investing in geophysical testing and other kinds of exploratory techniques to determine if development is economically feasible. Less than one percent of all BLM-lands is developed for oil and gas resources.
The BLM conducts lease sales online via www.energynet.com. Please refer to each sale notice for more information on how to register, bid and spectate at online oil and gas auctions.
If you would like to nominate lands for a lease sale, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). As of June 2, 2018, BLM Montana/Dakotas requests all Expressions of Interest (EOI) be submitted through the National Fluid Lease Sale System (NFLSS) at https://nflss.blm.gov/. No filing fee or rental is required to submit an EOI. Click here for more information about submitting EOIs. NFLSS is a public portal system managed by BLM’s National Operations Center (NOC); therefore, if you have issues with submitting the EOIs through NFLSS, please do not contact our office, instead, we recommend you submit a help desk ticket @ https://phd.blm.gov/
To view upcoming and recent oil and gas lease sale notices and results, click on the links below.