Oil and gas leases on Indian lands hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, on federal supervision of oil and gas leases on Indian lands ... by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs.

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  • Indians of North America -- Land tenure.,
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Item 1009-B, 1009-C (microfiche)

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LC ClassificationsKF26.5 .I4 1981
The Physical Object
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But not every acre of that land is being developed for energy. About 26 million Federal acres were under lease to oil and gas developers at the end of FY Of that, about million acres are producing oil and gas in economic quantities.

Oil & gas leases of Indian or Tribally owned trust minerals must be approved by the Superintendent • Advertised leases • Negotiated leases AIPRA Sliding Consent Scale Applies To O&G Leases (except those reservations who have specific authorities).

b) "Authorized Officer" (herein referred to as A.O.) means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management authorized by law or lawful delegation of authority to supervise oil and gas operations on the Indian lands covered by this Lease.

Indian lands covered by this Lease. c) "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of the xxxx Agency, >. d) "Oil" means petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons originally existing in a reservoir in a liquid state.

e) "Gas" means natural gas deposits, either combustible or noncombustible, recovered at the surface. Sample Oil & Gas Lease - Allotted Indian Lands Indian Mineral Development Act (IMDA)- Specialized tribal lease under Indian Mineral Development Act of (IMDA) 25 U.S.C.

Secs. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance must be met which may include categorical exclusion (CATEX), environmental assessments (EA), and. federal oil and gas revenue. • Indian lands contain: • % of known oil and gas reserves • 30% of the coal west of the Mississippi • % of the nation’s uranium • Wide variety of other minerals.

• Current production from Indian Lands: • 5% of domestic oil production • 8% of domestic gas production • 2% of coal production. The Standard Operating Procedures handbook is to assist the Oil and Gas Industry with the task involved in the leasing and explorati on of Indian lands.

Due to the uniqueness and diversified management, every Trib al government maintains in dealing with Mineral Development, the S.O.P. wa s conceived to. Federal and Indian (except Osage) oil and gas leases. It does not apply to approval of disposal facilities on lands other than Federal and Indian lands.

Separate approval under this Order is not required if the method of disposal has been covered under an enhanced recovery project approved by the authorized officer. [58 FRNov. 2, ]File Size: KB. The amendments made by this Act shall not apply with respect to Indian lands, and the provisions of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act shall continue to apply after such date with respect to Indian lands.

The oil and natural gas company in question, Devon Energy Corp, acquired the land leases after merging with another company. Company president David Hager surrendered the land after acknowledging.

Fluid Minerals / Oil & Gas. The Division’s oil and gas professionals provide technical support for all oil and natural gas energy resources for Indian Tribes located in the lower 48 states.

The program provides integrated geophysical, geological, engineering, and economic analysis services to Tribes with oil and natural gas resources on their lands. "The current oil & gas (O&G) boom has created sweet and sour ripples throughout Indian Country.

O&G has been a blessing in this cycle of uncertainty with the United States economy, but also has created a Black Hills gold rush assault on Indian lands. Negotiating Oil and Leases: A Book For Land Owners Chapter 1: Introduction and Definitions, Definitions in Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas Lease, Mineral Interest, Mineral Interest Implied Easement, Mineral Interest Incidents, Surface Interest, Sovereignty, Severability, Leasehold Interest, Royalty Interest, Overriding Royalty Interest (ORRI), Enforceability of a 3/5(8).

ing, the Indian is free to execute a commercial oil and gas lease or deed. Tribal lands and Indian allottees whose restrictions have not been removed are leased under departmental forms of oil and gas leases. Forms for these leases and assign-ments are available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Muskogee, Oklahoma.

A depart-File Size: KB. - Another amendment to the Mineral Leasing Act, The Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of granted the USDA Forest Service the authority to make decisions and implement regulations concerning the leasing of public domain minerals on National Forest System lands containing oil and gas.

Oil and gas lease agreements generally provide for the lessee to begin drilling for oil and gas on the property within one year after the granting of the lease. If drilling has not begun within this period of time, the lease agreement will either expire or provide for the payment of a sum of money in order for the lessee to retain the lease.

An oil and gas lease is a ‘grant in praesenti’ of oil and gas to be captured from underneath the land during the term of the lease and for the period until the substances are not found.

Generally, mineral leases do not create a fiduciary relationship between the lessor and lessee. "The time it takes to go from lease to production is three times longer on trust lands than on private land," said Mark Fox, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes in Forth Berthold, North Dakota.

Exceptions and reservations with regard to deeds is something that sets forth a limitation on the right granted by a deed. Reservation regarding oil and gas rights made in an instrument may have to be construed taking into consideration the circumstances of the case and the intention of. Firstly, Indian Reserves are federal Crown lands set aside for specific bands.

Oil and gas assets are part of the lands, and the federal government retains specific and direct control over the occupation and development of these lands. In order to develop oil and gas assets, the land, together with the oil and gas, has to be surrendered (given. Then he contacted several government agencies.

Eventually, Echo-Hawk learned the truth: Two years prior, regulators had approved 17 oil and gas leases on Pawnee lands. Echo-Hawk immediately began mobilizing fellow tribal members to fight the leases. But regulators at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Land Management said it was too late.

WYW Prior Closed - Oil and Gas Lessee Oil and Gas ( Reform Act) Competitive Lease on Public Land Campbell, WY - Case Closed 8/29/ WYW Prior Closed - Oil and Gas Lessee 40 Oil and Gas ( Reform Act) Competitive Lease on Public Land Goshen, WY - Case Closed 7/31/ WYW Prior Closed - Oil and.

Get this from a library. Oil and gas leases on Indian lands: hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, on federal supervision of oil and gas leases on Indian lands.

[United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs.]. The key federal statutes and regulations governing oil and gas exploration on Indian lands are the Indian Act, Indian Oil and Gas Act (R.S.C.

I-7) and Indian Oil and Gas Regulations (, S.O.R./). Regulatory bodies The following are the key Alberta regulatory bodies governing oil and gas exploration:File Size: KB. The Royalty Management Act affirmed the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to administer and enforce all rules and regulations governing oil and gas leases on Federal or Indian Land, and established a policy aimed at developing a comprehensive system to manage royalties derived from leased oil and gas operations.

It is essential to observe at the outset that, although it is called a "lease," the common-law doctrines governing real-property landlords and tenants do not apply to an oil and gas lease The oil and gas lease is sui generis; it is part conveyance, part executory contract The oil and gas lease is a conveyance, as it is through the lease that the mineral owner conveys a propertyFile Size: KB.

Find Your Unclaimed Oil and Gas Royalty, It’s Easy With today’s technology, it is easy and quick to check your name or your company name for unclaimed royalty funds that may be owed you.

You’ll have to jump through a few hoops with the state to get your unclaimed money, but the process is generally not too burdensome.

article provide an overview of federal oil and gas leasing and lease maintenance with the Bureau of Land Management (Section VI) and state oil and gas leasing and lease maintenance with the State Land Office (Section VII).

RE-STATEHOOD. Ancestors of the Pueblo Indians occupied portions of New Mexico asAuthor: Turner, C Thomas. Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege. Native Americans on an oil-rich reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by schemes to buy drilling rights.

Designation of First Nation Reserve Land for Oil and Gas Designation of Existing Reserve Lands. When a First Nation wants to lease its reserve land, the Indian Act requires the land to be designated for leasing.

A designation identifies an area of land for a certain use or purpose and for a certain period. Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) is a special operating agency that is responsible for managing and regulating oil and gas resources on First Nation reserve lands across Canada.

IOGC currently manages the oil and gas resources of more than 45 First Nations with active oil and gas agreements. And last December, anotheracres of BLM land across the West were auctioned for oil and gas extraction.

In southeast Utah, all but one parcel sold. The Pueblo of Acoma, a tribe in New Mexico, argued in a formal protest letter to the BLM that the lease sales were taking place within their ancestral homeland, a cultural landscape "that. The increase in Indian lands oil production was attributable mostly to gains on tribal lands in North Dakota (Bakken formation) and, to a lesser extent, gains on tribal lands in New Mexico and Utah.

Sales of natural gas from Indian lands remained at billion cubic feet in FY (Table 4). Oil & Gas Leases: 10 Common Mistakes During Mineral Lease Negotiation – 10 common mistakes to avoid when negotiating an oil & gas lease. Oil & Gas Oil and Gas Basics for the Mineral Owner – Article explaining the basics of oil and gas production written for mineral rights owners.

Topics include drilling, production, pricing and marketing. leasing the proposed parcels, although the final decision is made by the BLM authorizing official.

The BLM issues and administers oil and gas leases on Forest Service, SRA, or BOR lands only after the agency authorizes leasing for specific lands. Once a Federal lease is issued on Forest Service lands, the. Colorado oil and gas leases on public land listed in The Drillings™.

Of these leases, % are authorized while % are now closed. Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Weld are the most authorized counties in Colorado. Quick BLM Facts. The Responsible Federal Oil and Gas Lease Act (), also called the "Use It or Lose It" bill (HR IH), proposed prohibiting the Secretary of the Interior from issuing new federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not either diligently develop the lands subject to such existing leases or relinquish such leases.

Get this from a library. Development of oil and gas mining leases on Indian reservations: hearings before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Sixty-ninth Congress, first session, on S.

and S.bills to authorize oil and gas mining leases upon unallotted lands within Executive order Indian reservations, and for other purposes. As part of its review of new oil and gas leases in this area, the Bureau of Land Management posted an archaeological resources report that some believe disclosed too much detail about the.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is issuing its final revisions to the regulations addressing mineral development of the Osage minerals estate. This rule updates the leasing procedures and the rental, operations, safety and royalty requirements for oil and gas production on Osage mineral lands.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for administering public oversight over million acres (1, km 2), it governs one eighth of the country's landmass. President Harry S.

Truman created the BLM in by combining two existing agencies: the General Land Office and the Headquarters: Main Interior Building, C. The Interior Department on Wednesday announced a settlement with Devon Energy for the cancellation of leases in Montana for oil and gas drilling on lands considered sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe.Any restricted Indian lands, whether tribally, or individually owned, may be leased by the Indian owners, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, or business purposes, including the development or utilization of natural resources in connection with operations under such leases, for grazing purposes, and for .

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