DMR Hot Topics:
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, Dept. 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.
Mark F. Bohrer
Assistant Director, Oil and Gas Division
Mark Bohrer has been with the NDIC Oil and Gas Division since April 1986. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of North Dakota. Mark has been involved with the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program since 1991. Mark currently serves as Assistant Director of the Oil and Gas Division.
Edward C. Murphy
Edward C. Murphy has a B.S. in Geology and an M.S. in Geology from the University of North Dakota. He has worked as a geologist for the North Dakota Geological Survey and the Department of Mineral Resources for 43 years and 19 as State Geologist.