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Well Permitting Process

Well Permitting Requirements to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back and Convert for Oil, Gas, Solution Salt Mining and Other Regulated Wells

An owner with an approved Oil and Gas Organization Report and adequate financial security on file with the Department must submit to the appropriate Division of Mineral Resources regional office:

  1. An application for a Permit to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back or Convert a Well, and
  2. A description of the proposed drilling program, three copies of a plat, the permit fee, and an Environmental Assessment Form (EAF)

Issuance of a Permit to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back or Convert a Well by the Department is required prior to commencement of operations.

The permit grants the owner/operator permission to carry out operations for which the permit is granted.

The operations must be commenced within the 180 day permit period.

All well owners drilling wells under permits issued by the Division of Mineral Resources must use a drilling contractor that is registered with the Division. A listing of registered drilling contractors and well plugging contractors can be obtained from the DMN searchable database.


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