DMR Hot Topics:
Press Release: A Critical Mineral Deposit Discovery in North Dakota
PSC to Hold Four Public Hearings for Proposed Carbon Pipeline Project
CO2 Storage - Class VI in North Dakota
North Dakota's Subsurface Salts - Underground Storage
Critical Minerals - Below North Dakota's Oldest Landscapes
IIJA Letter Sent to Landowners Regarding Abandoned Wells
Pipeline Authority - provides data analytics and production forecasting for the transportation and processing industry.
Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) - develops new technologies and practical solutions to critical energy challenges.
Unified Spill Reporting System - spill reporting
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) - contact for North Dakota’s air, land, and water resources.
Fraq Focus - data and resources regarding hydraulic fracturing.
Public Service Commission - statutory authority over gas pipeline safety.
ND Mediation Services - mediation services are available to address many energy development-related issues.
Lynn D. Helms, Ph.D., Director Department of Mineral Resources
Lynn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Lynn has served as Director of the North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil & Gas Division since July 1998, then Director of the Department of Mineral Resources since it was formed in July 2005.
Bruce E. Hicks, Assistant Director Oil and Gas Division
Bruce Hicks has an Engineering Degree from the University of North Dakota. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state and has been employed with the ND Industrial Commission for many years. He has held several positions, including Water Injection Supervisor, and Manager of Horizontal Drilling, and currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Oil and Gas Division.