Well Permitting and Development
The BLM recently completed a multi-year effort to upgrade its online oil and gas drilling permit processing system called the Automated Fluid Minerals Support System (AFMSS). AFMSS electronically processes Notices of Staking (NOS) and Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) as well as Sundry Notices and Well Completion Reports. If you need to set up an account in AFMSS or need assistance with your password, please submit a Help Desk Ticket.
Submitting sundry notices (sundries) via WIS is currently the preferred method until AFMSS 2 is fully developed. Submitting the Sundry Notices and Reports on Wells Form 3160-5 is another option, though less desirable than electronic submittals. The BLM processes about 50,000 sundries each year. A Subsequent report is due 30 days after operations are completed (refer to 43 CFR 3162.3-2 for regulations of subsequent well operations).