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UTAH OIL AND GAS LEASE SALES

BLM Utah conducts oil and gas lease sales quarterly in accordance with federal law. Lease parcels are made up of lands that have been determined to be open for leasing through BLM’s land use planning process, and are either nominated or requested by the public. Once parcels are leased, operators are required to submit exploration or development proposals to BLM who conducts an environmental analysis and applies measures to mitigate impacts before work begins.

Half of the royalties from mineral development and leasing goes back to the States.

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.

View current and recent oil and gas lease sale notices and results below.

2018 Lease Sales

March 2018: Internet-Based
Canyon Country District Office
(Grand and San Juan Counties)

  • EOI Cutoff:  April 3, 2017


June 2018: Internet-Based
Color Country District Office

(Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne and Washington Counties)

  • EOI Cutoff:  July 5, 2017


September 2018: Internet-Based
West Desert District

(Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Juab, Millard, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, Wasatch and Weber Counties)

  • EOI Cutoff: October 2, 2017


December 2018: Internet-Based
Green River District
(Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery and Uintah Counties)

  • EOI Cutoff: Januray 2, 2018

2017 Lease Sales

March 23, 2017: Internet-Based
Canyon Country District Office
(Grand and San Juan Counties)

 


June 15, 2017: Internet-Based
Color Country District Office

(Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne and Washington Counties)

INFORMATION NOTICE

In response to the National Park Service and interest from other parties, the Bureau of Land Management will extend the public comment period from the original end date of  February 10 to March 9, 2017, for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed oil and gas lease parcels in the St. George Field Office (FO). 

As a result of this extension, the BLM will consider offering the St. George FO parcels at the September 2017 oil and gas lease sale rather than the June 2017 oil and gas lease sale as previously proposed. The parcels in the Richfield Field Office jurisdiction are still being considered for the June 2017 oil and gas lease sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The June 2017 Notice of Competitive Lease Sale (NCLS) protest period is from March 9 to April 10, 2017. The public comment period on the environmental assessment (EA) for the Richfield Field Office closed on February 10, 2017.

Written protests may be mailed or faxed (801-539-4237) to the Utah State Office, attention Sheri Wysong by 4:30 p.m. on April 10, 2017. Specific instructions for filing a protest are contained within the NCLS. 

Note: The Bidder Registration Form and Lease Bid Form 3000-2 will be provided at https://www.energynet.com. Parcels may be viewed online at the EnergyNet website approximately 10 business days after this posting.

The associated EA, unsigned finding of no significant impacts (FONSI), and shapefiles are available on BLM Utah's Land Use Planning and NEPA Register (ePlanning) for the Richfield Field Office EA.

The link provided below will take you to the NEPA project home page where you can navigate to the above listed items.

Richfield Field Office
NEPA number DOI-BLM-UT-C020-2017-0001-EA


Week of September 11, 2017: Internet-Based
West Desert District

(Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Juab, Millard, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, Wasatch and Weber Counties)

  • EOI Cutoff: October 3, 2016
  • Tentative Comment Period for Draft EA: March 30 - May 1, 2017
  • Tentative Posting of NCLS/Protest Period Begins: June 1, 2017
  • Protest Period Ends: July 3, 2017

See the Information Notice above for information on parcels within the St. George Field Office
St. George Field Office
NEPA number DOI-BLM-UT-C030-2017-0010-EA


Week of December 11, 2017: Internet-Based
Green River District
(Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery and Uintah Counties)

  • EOI Cutoff: Januray 3, 2017
  • Tentative Comment Period for Draft EA: June 22 - July 24, 2017
  • Tentative Posting of NCLS/Protest Period Begins: August 31, 2017
  • Protest Period Ends: October 2, 2017

2016 Lease Sales

2015 Lease Sales

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Point of Contact

Sheri Wysong
Fluid Mineral Leasing Coordinator
Utah State Office
440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Emailswysong@blm.gov *
Telephone: 801-539-4067

*Please do not submit comments on Lease Sale Environmental Assessments (EA) to the above address. To ensure your EA comments are considered, follow the instructions provided under the Lease Sale Tabs.