Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:00 amCategories: Department of Mineral Resources, Geological Survey, Oil and Gas Division, Paleo/Fossil
DMR and IT support staff are continuing to work on bringing the DMR website to full strength.
Monday, January 31, 2022Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, State of North Dakota
State of North Dakota Comments on Proposed Standards of Performance for New,Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review (86 Fed. Reg. 63,110) (November 15, 2021)[EPA–HQ–OAR–2021–0317; FRL–8510–02–OAR]
Wednesday, October 28, 2020Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
The North Dakota Emergency Commission and North Dakota Legislative Budget Section have approved reallocating 1% of the state’s CARES Act Funding to a grant program which will provide additional short- and long-term economic support statewide from a previously approved Oil and Gas Division orphan well site reclamation program. The $16 million reallocation will move a portion of dollars from the reclamation of orphan well sites to a grant program that will support the employment of frac crews to complete drilled but uncompleted (“DUC”) wells.
Bakken Restart Task Force established to outline plan forward to strengthen North Dakota's energy future
Wednesday, May 6, 2020Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
The Department of Mineral Resources has established the Bakken Restart Task Force to facilitate rapid recovery of the oil and gas industry and supporting sectors impacted by COVID-related demand shock.
Monday, April 13, 2020Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division has launched “North Dakota Oil and Gas,” a podcast which includes the Division’s monthly “Director’s Cut” in a easily accessible and modern platform for North Dakota citizens.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
The Department of Mineral Resources was directed today by the North Dakota Industrial Commission to immediately reinstate guidelines that promote the prevention of waste of the state’s natural resources of oil and gas during the current economic climate. The Not Completed Well Waiver guidelines allow operators to apply for Not Completed Well Status.
Monday, March 9, 2020Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
Director of North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Lynn Helms, issued the below statements today following an oil price drop of more than 20% between Friday March 6th and Monday, March 9th. Over the weekend the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil was down as much as a 34%, one of the largest price drops in decades.
Friday, July 13, 2018Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
North Dakota has reached new records in both oil and gas production. May preliminary data released by the Oil and Gas Division indicates North Dakota is now producing 1,244,629 barrels of oil per day -an increase of 17,146 barrels from the last record set in December 2014.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
Tuesday, April 18, 2017Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
Governor Doug Burgum last week signed House Bill 1347 into law to continue appropriations from the state’s Abandoned Oil and Gas Well Plugging Site Reclamation Fund (AWPSRF).