Communitization in Montana and the Dakotas

Communitization 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.

Please mail all completed Communitization Agreements 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.

Miles City Field Office Federal CA's

Bureau of Land Management
Miles City Field Office
111 Garryowen Road
Miles City, MT 59301

Montana Indian CA's 

Bureau of Indian Affairs 
Rocky Mountain Region
2021 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101

North Dakota Field Office CA's

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

Communitization Forms

Montana-Miles City Field Office

North Dakota & South Dakota Federal CA Contracts:

North Dakota Indian CA Contracts: 

          Contracts are being updated. Please check back for updated links to N.D. Indian CA Contracts. 

North Dakota & South Dakota Federal and Indian CA Contract Exhibits: 

Designation of Successor of Operator form

Point of Contact Information

All Montana Federal and Indian CAs are processed by:

Miles City Field Office (MCFO)
Leanne Waterman: (406) 233-3166  

North Central Montana District Division of Oil & Gas:
Peter Davis: (406) 791-7716 

North Dakota Field Office (NDFO):

Federal CAs:

Marrin Hafner: 701-227-7771

Indian CAs:

Elizabeth Berndt: (701) 627-6523