North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Oil & Gas Lease Sale FAQs

When will I receive the invoice for the parcels I won?

Approximately 30 minutes to an hour after the last parcel closes, you will receive an email containing the invoice showing the total amount owed to the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands. If you do not receive the emails within one hour, please call EnergyNet at 877-351-4488.

When is the invoice due?

You are required to submit payment to the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands within 10 (ten) days.

What are the payment options?

Payment by wire transfer or automated clearing house (ACH) for all bonus, rental, fees, and Buyer Premium, is to be paid directly to North Dakota Department of Trust Lands. Remittance instructions will be provided with the invoice.

What if the payer is different than the bidder?

If the payer differs from the bidder, simply reference the parcel information with the payment.

What if the bidder name is different from the entity that will hold the lease?

If the name for the leases will be different from the bidder name, please designate the appropriate Lessee name on the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Bidder Sheet, for each tract won within 2 (two) days. The Bidder Sheet will be provided by EnergyNet via email upon close of the auction and must be completed and returned to the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands within 2 (two) days.

Where can I find more information about the Nomination process?

Click Here to View Government Agency Nomination Information

Where do I find out more about placing bids?

Visit the EnergyNet YouTube page to view a video on Bidding Practices and Tips.

If you have questions, you may contact the Government Resources Team at

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