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Monday, October 12, 2020 at 08:00 am - Friday, October 23, 2020 at 05:00 pmCategories: all, Surface
Notice of Postponement of Fall Surface Lease Auctions Online with EnergyNet - Updated Dates!
Bidding will commence on October 12th and tracts will begin closing on October 20, 2020 ending on October 23, 2020. Open and closing of tracts is staggered. Adams County will open the auction and it will continue in alphabetical order by county.
Due to COVID-19, Governor Burgum issued an Executive Order on April 8, 2020 , allowing the Department of Trust Lands to hold their fall surface lease auction online partnering with EnergyNet.
Please call EnergyNet with any questions. Heather Fugger and her team at 877-351-4488 are dedicated to assisting you with the registration process and are available to answer any of your questions. The Department can be reached at 701-328-2800 for specific tract questions.
- Step by step instructions for the bidding process can be downloaded.
- Direct link to register to bid
- The Department has received several questions regarding the new process. A frequently asked questions document can be downloaded to assist in answering your questions.
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Upcoming Events -
Nomination Deadline September 18, 2020 for the October 27 - November 3 2020
Nomination Deadline December 18, 2020 for the January 26 - February 2 2021
Categories: all, EIIO
At the July 29, 2020 Land Board meeting the Board awarded the following EIIO Contingency Grants.
On June 25, 2020, the Board adopted the acreage adjustment survey on a quarter-quarter basis or government lot basis above and below the ordinary high water mark as delineated by the final review findings of the NDIC except T152N R93W Section 11 Lot 2, Section 10 Lot 6 and T153N, R102W Sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, and 36.
If you are an operator and have questions regarding the acreage adjustment survey please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Minerals Director David Shipman at 701-328-1949.
If you are a private mineral owner and have questions regarding the acreage adjustment survey please contact your legal counsel or your operator.
DTL begins Smart Restart with phased reopening on June 10