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General EFile Information


The below listed items must be completed before credentials can be provided to allow the electronic submission of Permit, Pipeline and/or Report forms or documents.
  • Become an Operator in ND
    1. Must be registered with the Secretary of State.
    2. Submit by mail the original completed (Organization Report) along with the certification from the Secretary of State to the address at the top of the Form 2.

  • There are two types of bonds Cash or Surety with a dollar value of $50,000 or $100,000. The Bank of North Dakota only accepts Cash Bonds. Letters of credit are not accepted.
    • Oil and Gas wells
      • Can be a single or multiple well bond.
      • For surety bonds
        • Well depth less than 2,000 feet complete a Form 3.
        • Well depth in excess of 2,000 feet compete a Form 3A.
        • Multiple well surety bond complete a Form 3C.
    • Saltwater Disposal wells: A commercial SWD well only has sources from wells not operated by the SWD operator.
      • Commercial use requires a $50,000 Bond.
    • Pipeline : Gathering Systems
If you have questions about becoming an operator in ND or Bonding please call 701-328-8020 and ask for Rachel Morris.

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EFile Permitting

All APDs (Application for Permit to Drill) are submitted electronically. A username and password are required to access the eFile system. These credentials are separate from the other EFile and Fee Service usernames.

Please complete the ePermit Authorization Form to request credentials or to update the list of ePermit authorized individuals.

All authorized individuals will receive the username and password via email for the below link.

File Forms 1 and 1H online.

Please list each individual that is authorized to submit an APD. If your company has multiple individuals submitting Oil and Gas permits and other individuals submitting Saltwater Disposal permits ALL individuals need to be listed on this form. If there is not enough room on the form for all authorized individuals please attach an additional sheet with the needed names and emails. Submitting a new authorization form replaces previously authorized users.

The Authorized Signature must be someone who is listed on the Form 2 (Organization Report) we have on file for your company.

The eAuthorization Form can be mailed:

NDIC Oil & Gas Division
600 East Boulevard Dept 405
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840

Faxed: 701-328-8022 or Emailed to : Nathan Kirby

If you have questions about submitting an Oil and Gas permit call 701-328-8020 and ask for Todd Holweger or if the questions relate to a Underground Injection Control permit ask for Ashleigh Day.

Additional regulatory agencies to consider prior to submitting an application for permit to drill:
US Fish and Wildlife Service North Dakota Field Office Oil & Gas Page
Bureau of Indian Affairs Home Page
USDA Forest Service - Dakota Prairie Grasslands
US Bureau of Land Management - Montana-Dakotas Area
North Dakota Department of Health - Air Quality Division Oil & Gas Well Emissions
North Dakota State Water Commission Home Page
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Maps and Data Page

EFile Underground Gathering Pipeline Reporting

Beginning January 1, 2017 all underground gathering pipeline owners must have login credentials (i.e. username and password) in order to submit all required data and information.

Please complete the ePipeline authorization form to request credentials or to update the list of ePipeline authorized individuals.

All authorized individuals will receive the username and password via email for the below link.

File Pipeline Forms online.

Please list each individual that is authorized to submit pipeline related forms and documents. If your company has multiple departments or personel submitting pipeline related information ALL individuals need to be listed on this form. If there is not enough room on the form for all authorized individuals please attach an additional sheet with the needed names and emails. Submitting a new authorization form replaces previously authorized users.

The Authorized Signature must be someone who is listed on the Form 2 (Organization Report) we have on file for your company.

The eAuthorization Form can be mailed:

NDIC Oil & Gas Division
600 East Boulevard Dept 405
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840

Faxed: 701-328-8022 or Emailed to : Nathan Kirby

If you have questions about pipeline related forms call 701-328-8020 and ask for Kevin Connors.

EFile Production and Injection Reporting

Please complete the eReport authorization form to request credentials or to update the list of eReport authorized individuals.

All authorized individuals will receive the username and password via email for the below link.

File forms 5, 5B, 16, 17, and 17A online.

Please list each individual that is authorized to submit forms 5, 5B, 16 and 17 electronically. If your company has multiple departments or personel submitting electronic form information ALL individuals need to be listed on this form. If there is not enough room on the form for all authorized individuals please attach an additional sheet with the needed names and emails. Submitting a new authorization form replaces previously authorized users.

The Authorized Signature must be someone who is listed on the Form 2 (Organization Report) we have on file for your company.

The eAuthorization Form can be mailed:

NDIC Oil & Gas Division
600 East Boulevard Dept 405
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840

Faxed: 701-328-8022 or Emailed to : Nathan Kirby

If you have questions about the Form 5 or Form 5B call 701-328-8020 and ask for Annette Fetzer or if the questions relate to Form 16 or Form 17 ask for Tia Cook.

Electronic Filing FAQ

ND Oil & Gas has two types of electronic submission formats, PDF or XML.

Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is the only supported PDF plugin.
  • Any browser that supports the Adobe Reader plugin.
    • Microsoft Edge (Windows 10) is not supported, because of the inability to load the Adobe Reader plugin. If you have windows 10 please use another browser to submit PDF forms.
  • Chrome requires special configuration to use the Adobe Reader Plugin instead of the default PDF plugin.
  • Please be sure that all security software, windows updates and Adobe Reader plugin is current and up to date. If the PDF Form says "Loading Please Wait" that typically indicates a pending update or reboot is required.