The Trust Lands 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 State Trust Lands and approximately 5,632 acres of other state-owned land throughout Montana.

Online Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The Department conducts four State Land oil and gas lease sales each year. Tracts can be nominated by completing and returning a lease application form.

Lease sales are conducted online and hosted by EnergyNet. Sign up online to submit a bid.

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March 7, 2023, Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Sale Period March 1 through March 7, 2023 - Preliminary List

The quarterly oil and gas lease sale conducted by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is scheduled to be hosted by EnergyNet the week of March 1 – March 7, 2023. The March sale includes tracts in the following counties:  Dawson (4) and Toole (1). The only action proposed at this time is the issuance of leases for possible future exploration and production. Before any activity occurs, DNRC will prepare an environmental review.  The state Board of Oil and Gas must also review and issue permits before any activity can occur.

Tract List (pdf)
Shape Files (GIS)

Expired and Terminated Tracts

Additional Oil and Gas Information

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

Phone: (406) 444-4576 or

You can send your e-mail or mailing address to:

Email: Theresa Hossfeld at THossfeld@mt.gov 

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