Our purpose is to implement the state oil and gas laws in a timely, efficient, and customer service oriented manner that will encourage exploration for and development of oil and gas; prevent waste; and protect correlative rights, water resources, the environment, and human health.
NEW BOND REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE 07/01/2020 - House Bill 1025 was signed into law on March 9, 2020. HB 1025 eliminates tiered bonding based on well depth. Under the new law, all wells are subject to a $50,000 per well bond or a $100,000 statewide blanket bond. Operators may be required to post a lower bond amount equivalent to actual plugging and reclamation costs if the department determines actual site restoration cost is less than the standard $50,000 or $100,000 blanket bond amounts. In addition, HB 1025 gives the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Board of Minerals and Environment the authority to require an additional $20,000 in surety for each well that is idle or inactive for more than six months.
NEW Certificate of Negotiation. Posted 6/30/2014
Master spreadsheet of injection values.. This spreadsheet covers 1977 to the present.
South Dakota Geological Survey's Core and Cuttings Repository Database
Summary of Findings from the South Dakota Oil and Gas Development/Preparedness Executive Branch Work Groups
Master spreadsheet of production values.. This spreadsheet covers 1950 through the present and contains enhanced recovery unit specific data. Production data is also available by well through the South Dakota Geological Survey's Online Oil and Gas Database and SDGS Interactive Data Map.
There are five different approval processes that apply to oil and gas operations: 1.) Orders for spacing, pooling or unitization requests; 2.) The Notice of Recommendation procedure; 3.) Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) for drilling, deepening, or reentering requests; 4.) Underground Injection Control Class II Permits to Inject; and 5.) Sundry Notice Requests for administrative approvals.
The current operator of any oil, gas, or Class II injection well shall submit to the department a completed notice of transfer of ownership or operation (Form 12) by certified mail within ten days of the closing date of the transfer. If not already on file with the department, the transfer form must be accompanied by an organization report, a plugging and performance bond, a certification of applicant form, and a permission to inspect form. The transfer is effective upon approval by the secretary.
If the ground surface is not penetrated during seismic exploration, no permit is required. However, if seismic shot holes are drilled, an exploration permit must be obtained from the department. Before any seismic exploration is conducted, 7 days written notice should be provided to the landowner.
The following legislation became effective July 1, 2013.
In accordance with ARSD 74:12:02:17, the DANR will hold electrical, geophysical, and sample descriptive logs, drill-stem test reports, core analyses and reports, water analyses, production data, and any other important geologic and engineering data as confidential for six months if requested by the operator in writing. Confidentiality is maintained according to the following schedule:
Operators must submit a written request in the form of a letter or a Sundry Notice and Report on Wells (Form 6).
Find your property of the Map-Based Data Source. The map will display any recently permitted drill sites and existing oil and gas test holes located near your property. The map provides links to a wide variety of information about each drill site.
Although a valid lease is generally required before an oil or gas well permit, mine permit, mine license, or mineral or uranium exploration permit is issued, the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources does not regulate or have any data pertaining to mineral rights, lease availability, or requirements for leasing state, federal, or private lands. The Register of Deeds office in the county where the property is located should have all the documents that have been filed in regard to the mineral rights on the land. You may also contact the following agencies for more information.
South Dakota Codified Law 43-30A is the South Dakota law pertaining to severed mineral estates and abandoned mineral interests.
While the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Geological Survey Program conducts research and publishes information to promote development of oil and gas resources in South Dakota, the department does not test or explore for oil and gas. Oil and gas exploration is an ongoing process undertaken by private oil and gas production and exploration companies. The Oil & Gas Operators section on this page contains a list of the oil and gas companies currently active in the state that you could consider contacting to see if they have an interest in your property.
Clark Blake Production, LLC
10523 Collins Rd.
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Citation Oil and Gas Corp.
14077 Cutten Road
Houston, TX 77069-2212
Continental Resources, Inc.
P.O. Box 269000
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Bert C. Corwin
5048 Carriage Hills
Rapid City, SD 57702
Gulf Exploration, L.L.C.
9701 N. Broadway Extension
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
L & J Operating, Inc.
201 W. Lakeway Rd., Ste. 800
Gillette, WY 82718
Luff Exploration Company
1580 Lincoln St., Ste. 850
Denver, CO 80203
Murex Petroleum Corporation
363 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Ste. 200
Houston, TX 77060
Remuda Energy Development
2708 1st Ave. N., Ste. 200
Billings, MT 59101
RIM Operating, Inc.
5 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Peter K. Roosevelt
3333 South Bannock St., Ste. 650
Englewood, CO 80110
Sands Oil Company
P.O. Box 373
Billings, MT 59103-0373
c/o PO Box 3001
Fargo, ND 58108
13231 Champion Forest Drive, Suite 401
Houston, TX 77069
Zenergy Operating Company, LLC.
PO Box 34753
Tulsa, OK 74153