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Tract #161
App #5058

Roosevelt County, MT
State of Montana DNRC Oil & Gas Lease Sale, June 7, 2022

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Tract:

Tract #161
App #5058

Gross Acres:

28.00

Net Acres:

28.00

Time Remaining:

15D 23H 36M 36S

Start Time:

6/1/2022 2:20 PM MDT / 3:20 PM CDT

End Time:

6/7/2022 2:20 PM MDT / 3:20 PM CDT

Your Bid:

-

Highest Bid:

-

Starting Bid:

$3.75/acre

Bid Increment:

Variable

Total Cost at Starting Bid:

$132.10
(Bonus + Agency Fees + Advanced Rental + 2% Buyer Premium)

Legal Description:

Tract Details

Property/Well Name

Tract #161
App #5058

County, State

Roosevelt, MT

Legal Description

T26N R59E
Sec. 13 MISSOURI RIVERBED AND RELATED ACREAGE

Gross Acres

28.00

Net Acres

28.00

Royalty Rate

16.67%

Lease Term

10 Years

Rental/Acre (Per Year)

$3.5714

MT Administrative Fee

$25.00

Buyer Premium

2.00%

Important Notice

This tract has received a nomination for $3.5714/acre per year rental. If no other bids are received, this tract will be awarded to the nominator in accordance with the State of Montana DNRC rules and regulations.

Stipulations

  • 1. Lessee shall notify and obtain approval from the Department's Trust Land Management Division (TLMD) prior to constructing well pads, roads, power lines, and related facilities that may require surface disturbance on the tract. Lessee shall comply with any mitigation measures stipulated in TLMD's approval.

  • 2. Prior to the drilling of any well on or into the lease premises, lessee shall send one copy of the well prognosis, including Form 22 "Application for Permit" to the Department's Trust Land Management Division (TLMD). After a well is drilled and completed, lessee shall send one copy of all logs run, Form 4A "Completion Report", and geologic report to TLMD. A copy of Form 2 "Sundry Notice and Report of Wells" or other appropriate Board of Oil and Gas Conservation form shall be sent to TLMD whenever any subsequent change in well status or operator is intended or has occurred. Lessee shall also notify and obtain approval from the TLMD prior to plugging a well on the lease premises. Issuance of this lease in no way commits the Land Board to approval of coal bed methane production on this lease. Any coal bed methane extraction wells would require subsequent review and approval by the board.

  • 3. The TLMD will complete an initial review for cultural resources and, where applicable, paleontological resources of the area intended for disturbance and may require a resources inventory. Based on the results of the inventory, the TLMD may restrict surface activity for the purpose of protecting significant resources located on the lease premises.

  • 4. The lessee shall be responsible for controlling any noxious weeds introduced by lessee's activity on State-owned land and shall prevent or eradicate the spread of those noxious weeds onto land adjoining the lease premises. The lesseeís methods of control shall be reviewed and approved by the Departmentís Unit Office that has jurisdiction for that locale.

  • 5. The definitions of "oil" and "gas" provided in 82-1-111, MCA, do not apply to this lease for royalty calculation purposes.

  • 6. If the State does not own the surface, the lessee must contact the owner of the surface in writing at least 30 days prior to any surface activity. A copy of the correspondence shall be sent to TLMD.

  • 13. This tract contains navigable river beds and/or related acreage. No surface occupancy is allowed within the bed of the navigable river, abandoned channels, or on islands and accretions. In addition, upon completion of a successful well, where river title is disputed, the lessee will file an interpleader action under Rule 22, M.R.Civ.P. in the Montana District Court, or other court having jurisdiction, in which the leased lands are located for all acreage within the lease in which the title is disputed. The lessee shall name all potential royalty claimants as defendants.

  • 17. If the lessee completes a successful oil and/or gas well, and if land title is disputed, the lessee shall fund professional land surveys as needed to determine the location and acreage encompassed by the spacing and/or pooling unit and the state lease acreage within that unit. Surveys shall be conducted by a licensed land surveyor acceptable to the Department, and shall be prepared pursuant to survey requirements provided by the Department.

Delayed Drilling Penalty (DDP)

Delayed Drilling Penalty Amount/Acre/Year
6th Year DDP (Delayed Drilling Penalty) $1.25
7th thru 10th Year DDP $2.50

Successful Bidder Notification

When the bids are accepted by the State of Montana DNRC, the successful bidder will be notified via email with closing instructions, including total amount due.

Payment must be made within two business days.

Buyer Premium

A 2% Buyer Premium, calculated as 2% of the total bid amount, will be added to the cost of this lease.

State of Montana DNRC Point of Contact

Mineral Leasing Specialist
Theresa Hossfeld

Email
THossfeld@mt.gov

Office
(406) 444-4576

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