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ePlanning DOI-BLM-NM-F010-2018-0069-EA (December 2018 Farmington Field Office Oil and Gas Lease Sale)  
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To view the December 2018 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale Noitce, click here.
 
 
 
Project Description

The Proposed Action is to lease 7 parcels of Federal minerals, nominated by the public and administered by the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office, for oil and gas exploration and development. Standard terms and conditions as well as stipulations listed in the 2003 Farmington Resource Management Plan (as amended) would apply.

The lease purcchaser would have the exclusive right to use as much of the leased mineral estate as necessary to explore and drill for oil and gas, subject to the stipulations attached to the lease (43 C.F.R. 3101.1-2).

Oil and gas leases are issued for a 10-year period and continue for as long thereafter as oil or gas is produced in paying quanitities. If a lessee fails to produce oil and gas, does not make annual rental payments, does not comply with the terms and conditions of the lease, or relinquishes the lease, exclusive right to develop the leasehold reverts back to the Federal government and the lease can be reoffered in another sale.

Drilling of wells is not permitted until the lease owner or operator submits a complete APD package following the requirements specified under Onshore Oil and Gas Orders listed in 43 C.F.R. 3162, and the APD is approved. An APD would not be approved until site-specific NEPA analysis is conducted.

 More information on BLM New Mexico lease sales is available at: https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/oil-and-gas/leasing/regional-lease-sales/new-mexico