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Geological Survey Office

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm

 

Surface and Mineral Owner Resources

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Phone Numbers:

Geological Survey Phone: (701) 328-8000

Geological Survey Fax: (701) 328-8010

Oil and Gas Division Phone: (701) 328-8020

Oil and Gas Division Fax: (701) 328-8022
 

For the communication impaired use Relay North Dakota

1-800-366-6888 (TTY)
1-800-366-6889 (VOICE)

 

Street Address:
1016 E Calgary Ave.,
Bismarck, ND 58503
Mailing Address:
600 E Boulevard Ave.,
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Oil & Gas Division - Bismarck Locations & Staff

North Dakota Oil and Gas Division

Bismarck Office

Mailing Address: 

600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept. 405

Bismarck, ND 58505

Office Address: 

1016 E Calgary Ave

Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: (701) 328-8020

Fax: (701) 328-8022

Email: oilandgasinfo@nd.gov

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday; 8am-5pm

(Closed 12noon-1pm Daily)

 

Lynn Helms Director of Mineral Resources
Bruce Hicks Petroleum Resource Assistant Director Oil and Gas
   
Allen Christensen Production Auditing and Gas Measurement Supervisor
Ashleigh Day Petroleum Engineer - UIC Supervisor
Bethany Kadrmas Legal Assistant
Brandi Schafer Engineering Tech UIC Permitting & Treating Plant
Brendan VanEckhout Developer
Brock Wahl GIS Technician
Christy Davis Oil and Gas Production Analyst
Cody VanderBusch Reclamation Specialist
Dan Jacobsen Info Technology Admin
Daniel Kuchar Engineering Technician - Permitting
David Tabor Field Supervisor
Dawn Marquardt Engineering Technician - Permitting
Derrick Lindemann Oil and Gas Meter Systems Specialist
Donna Schmidt Account Budget Specialist II
Emma Neigum Engineering Technician - Logs and Surveys
Evan Romuld Reclamation Specialist
Jackie Espy Office Assistant
Jared Thune Petroleum Engineer
Jeanette Bean Human Resources Technician II
Jess Koch Administrative Assist I - Pipelines Program
Katie Haarsager Public Information Specialist ll
Kevin Bean StoreKeeper I
Mark Bohrer UIC Manager and Treating Plant Manager
Mark Miller Engineering Technician - Logs and Surveys
Melissa Herz Production Analyst
Michael Ziesch Engineering, Geology, and IT Support Staff Officer
Nathan Kirby Data Design Analyst / RBDMS
Nathaniel Erbele Petroleum Engineer - Permitting
Noelyn Meckle Safety Officer
Rachel Morris Administrative Assistant II - Bonding
Randy Schiermeister Programmer Analyst II
Reyne Kadrmas Office Assistant
Rhonda Fisher Engineering Technician-Directional Surveys
Richard Suggs Petroleum Resource Geologic Analyst
Robyn Loumer Accounting Manager I
Sandra Splonskowski Production Temp
Sara Forsberg Administrative Assistant
Stephen Fried Petroleum Resource Geologic Analyst
Tamara Madche Pipeline Supervisor
Todd L. Holweger Permit Manager/Geophysical Supervisor
Trudi Hogue Account Budget Specialist I
Tyler Haugen Engineering Technician - GIS Pipelines Program
Oil & Gas Division - Dickinson Location & Staff

North Dakota Oil and Gas Division

Dickinson Field Office

Office Address: 

926 E Industrial Drive

Dickinson, North Dakota 58601

Phone: (701) 227-7436

Office Hours: 

Call for appointment, staff may be in field.

 

Nicole Ewoniuk District Supervisor
   
Clark Shackelford Field Technician
Doug Dolyniuk Field Inspector
Kelly Kadrmas Pipeline Technician
Monica Bleess Field Inspector
Nicholas Stroh Pipeline Technician
Tasha Jensen Field Technician
Tom Torstenson Seismic Field Inspector

 

Oil & Gas Division - Minot Location & Staff

North Dakota Oil and Gas Division

Minot Field Office

Office Address: 

7 3rd Street SE, Suite 107

Minot, North Dakota 58701

Phone: (701) 857-7646

Office Hours: 

Call for appointment, staff may be in field.

 

Scott Dihle District Supervisor
   
Alan Clark Field Technician
Calob Werre Field Technician
Dan Wigen Field Technician
Jaden Holweger Pipeline Technician
Jason Hicks Field Inspector
Jim Potts Field Inspector
Lance Johnson Pipeline Technician
Lisa Tonneson Field Technician
Mandy Olson Field Inspector
Mark Ritzke Field Technician
Scott Ladner Field Inspector
Oil & Gas Division - Williston Location & Staff

North Dakota Oil and Gas Division

Williston Field Office

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 11450

Williston, ND 58803

Office Address: 

2112 4th Ave W, Suite 101

Williston, ND 58801

Phone: (701) 774-4380

Office Hours: 

Call for appointment, staff may be in field.

 

Gunther Harms District Supervisor
   
Charles Chappell Field Technician
Dennis Knudson Field Technician
Devin Quick Field Inspector
Jessica Gilkey Field Inspector
Josh Holton Pipeline Technician
Marc Binns Field Inspector
Richard Dunn Field Inspector
Richard Ryan Pipeline Technician
Rob Stafford Field Inspector
Samuel Skurupey Field Inspector
William Ryan Field Technician
Geological Survey Staff

North Dakota Geological Survey

Mailing Address: 

600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept. 405

Bismarck, ND 58505

Office Address: 

1016 E Calgary Ave

Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: (701) 328-8000

Fax: (701) 328-8010

For the communication impaired use Relay North Dakota

1-800-366-6888 (TTY)
1-800-366-6889 (VOICE)

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday; 8am-5pm

(Closed 12noon-1pm Daily)

 

Lynn D. Helms Director of Mineral Resources
Edward C. Murphy North Dakota State Geologist
   
Becky Barnes Paleontologist
Christopher Maike Geologist
Clint Boyd Paleontologist
Donna Bauer Publications and Maps
Fred Anderson Geologist
Jeff Person Paleontologist
Ken Urlacher Drafting Technician
Levi Moxness Geologist
Marina Gasser Administrative Assistant
Navin Thapa GIS Specialist
Ned Kruger Geologist (Non-fuel Minerals, Coal Exploration, UIC Class III)
Travis Stolldorf Geologist (Subsurface Geology & Mapping)
Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library - Grand Forks

North Dakota Geological Survey

Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library

 

Address: 

2835 Campus Road

Grand Forks, ND 58202-8156

 

Phone: (701) 777-2231

Email: corelab@nd.gov

For the communication impaired use Relay North Dakota

1-800-366-6888 (TTY)
1-800-366-6889 (VOICE)

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday; 8am-5pm

(Closed 12noon-1pm Daily)

 

Jeffrey Bader Geologist
Jonathan LaBonte Lab Technician
Kent Hollands Lab Technician
Tim Nesheim Geologist

Department Background

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Department Background

The Legislature created the Industrial Commission of North Dakota in 1919 to conduct and manage, on behalf of the State, certain utilities, industries, enterprises, and business projects established by state law. The North Dakota Industrial Commission is made up of :

  • Doug Burgum, Governor

  • Drew H. Wrigley, Attorney General

  • Doug Goehring, Agriculture Commissioner

The Industrial Commission has jurisdiction over oil and gas resources, the investigation and publication of geological information and the regulation of coal exploration, geophysical exploration, geothermal energy, paleontology resources, subsurface minerals, geophysical exploration, underground storage and retrieval of nonhydrocarbons, high-level radioactive waste disposal, and carbon dioxide underground storage in North Dakota through the Department of Mineral Resources Geological Survey and Oil and Gas Division.

The Industrial Commission appoints the Director of the Department of Mineral Resources, who serves as Director of the Oil and Gas Division and appoints the State Geologist and Assistant Director of the Oil and Gas Division.

 

1895 - Geological Survey

The North Dakota Geological Survey and the position of State Geologist were created by an act of the North Dakota Legislature in 1895, six years after statehood. During the first half of the 20th Century, the NDGS focused their studies on the coal and clay resources of North Dakota.  With the discovery of oil near Tioga in 1951, the NDGS grew rapidly to both research the geology of the petroleum-bearing formations and regulate the exploration, and production of the resource. The Department of Mineral Resources offices are located in Bismarck.  The NDGS also operates the Johnsrud Paleontology Laboratory and the Geologic Time Gallery in the North Dakota Heritage Center as well as the recently expanded Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library located on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

 

1981 - Oil and Gas Division

The Oil and Gas Division was established by the 1981 Legislature to assume the oil and gas regulatory duties of the NDGS. In 1989 the State Legislature moved the NDGS from the jurisdiction of the Board of Higher Education to the Industrial Commission. Regulation of geophysical exploration was added to the duties of the Oil and Gas Division on July 1, 1997. Regulation of underground gathering pipelines was added to the duties of the Oil and Gas Division on July 1, 2013. The Oil and Gas Division was approved by the EPA for primacy over Class VI injection wells on April 24, 2018.  The Oil and Gas Division operates field offices in Williston, Dickinson, and Minot.

 

2005 - Department of Mineral Resources

The 2003 (58th) Legislature passed an amended Industrial Commission appropriations bill, calling for a merger of the NDGS and the Oil and Gas Division to be accomplished by July 1, 2005.  On July 1, 2005, legislation passed during the 2005 (59th) Legislative Session placed the NDGS and the Oil and Gas Division into the newly created Department of Mineral Resources.