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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Oil and Gas Leasing Information


The Minerals Management Bureau is responsible for leasing and managing approximately 1,742 oil and gas leases on 719,000 acres of the available 6.2 million acres of school trust lands and approximately 5,632 acres of other state-owned land throughout Montana.

The Department conducts four lease sales each year for oil and gas leases on state land. Tracts can be nominated by completing and returning a lease application form.

Sale Location

September 6, 2017 Oil and Gas Lease Sale - Preliminary List

Tract List (pdf)

Shape Files (GIS)

Submit a comment (oilgaspublic@mt.gov)

March 2017 Expired and Terminated

List of Open Tracts  (pdf)

Mailing List

You may also request your name be added to our mailing list to receive the same information through e-mail or mail.

Call (406) 444-4576 or e-mail your e-mail address to Julie Mason (jmason2@mt.gov) or write to:

Mineral Leasing Section
Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC)
PO Box 201601
Helena, MT  59620-1601