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Slope County, ND
North Dakota Oil and Gas Lease Sale, May 4, 2021


Property Schedule

Due Diligence Began 3/22/2021
Bidding Started 4/27/2021
Bidding Ended 5/4/2021 10:08 AM

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4/27/2021 9:08 AM MDT / 10:08 AM CDT

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5/4/2021 9:08 AM MDT / 10:08 AM CDT

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Tract Details

Lease No.


County, State

Slope, ND

Legal Description

T135N, R104W
Sec. 36: NE4

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Lease Term

5 Years (Paid Up)

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Important Notices Pertaining to North Dakota Department of Trust Land Lease Auctions

  1. The tracts available for lease are sold on an as is basis, with no representations or warranties regarding the quality of title, ownership, or the accuracy and completeness of the information provided by the State.
  2. The tracts available for lease are subject to the restrictions found in North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) Chapter 15-05, Leasing Coal, Oil, Gas, and Other Rights ( and Administrative Rule Chapter 85-06-06 (
  3. The burden of due diligence is the bidder's responsibility prior to any auction.
  4. The lease effective date will be May 4, 2021.
  5. The royalty rate for Billings, Divide, Dunn, Golden Valley, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties is three/sixteenths (3/16). All other counties are one/sixth (1/6) royalty rate.
  6. The successful bidder must make payment by wire transfer or automated clearing house (ACH) for all bonus, rental, and bidder's premium owed to the State within 10 days. The State will accept payment from only one bidder per tract; however, a bidder may make multiple payments in one wire or ACH, provided the bidder indicates which tracts are involved in the payment.
  7. EnergyNet will send the successful bidder an email after the close of the auction with the detailed payment instructions and amounts due to the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands.


P: The land covered by this oil and gas lease contains an archaeological, or paleontological resource which may need to be protected. Lessee shall not disturb the surface of the leased premises until the provisions of this addendum are satisfied. At least 20 days prior to any surface disturbance of the leased premises, the lessee shall notify the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands of the location of the intended surface disturbance and what the disturbance will entail. The Department of Trust Lands, after considering advice from the State Historical Board or the North Dakota Geological Survey will determine what, if any, protection of the resource shall be necessary before allowing access to the area intended to be disturbed. If the lessee objects to the requested protection, the lessee may present its objection to the Department of Trust Lands. The Commissioner of University and School Lands, subject to appeal to the Board of University and School Lands, shall make the final determination as to what protection or preservation measures must be undertaken before surface disturbance begins.

S: The land covered by this oil and gas lease is within an area identified as essential wildlife habitat. The lessee or lessee's operator must contact the commissioner prior to any surface activity. Operational mitigation measures to reduce impact, including timing restrictions, location adjustments and reduced or restricted surface occupancy may be required. Habitat or terrain considerations may preclude locating a well site on this tract.

Seller Acquisition Agreement(s)

The North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Forms and Policies may be found at

Successful Bidder Notification

After all auctions have closed, the successful bidder will be notified via email with closing instructions, including total amount due.

Buyer Premium

A 3% Buyer Premium, calculated as 3% of the total bonus, will be added to the cost of this lease.

North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Point of Contact

Trust Lands Minerals Department


(701) 328-2800

EnergyNet Points of Contact

Government Resources


(877) 351-4488

Bid History (Top 10)




Bidder #841

5/2/2021 2:25:33 AM