Welcome to the Oil & Gas regulatory homepage. The Minerals & Mining Program, Division of Environmental Services, Department of Environment and Natural Resources regulates oil and gas exploration and production in South Dakota.
NEW Certificate of Negotiation Posted 6/30/2014
Master spreadsheet of injection values. This spreadsheet covers 1977 to the present.
2013 Oil and gas legislation effective July 1, 2013.
Master spreadsheet of production values. This spreadsheet covers 1950 through the present and contains enhanced recovery unit specific data. Production data is also available by well through the South Dakota Geological Survey's Online Oil and Gas Database.
2013 Oil and Gas Activity
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Send Correspondence, Permit Applications and Reports to:
Minerals and Mining Program
2050 West Main Street, Suite #1
Rapid City, SD 57702-2493
Questions regarding regulation of oil & gas? Contact us at 605-773-4201 or by email (see below).
Bob Townsend - Administrator, Minerals and Mining Program (email)
Lucy Dahl - Geologist, Minerals and Mining Program (email)
Jeff Klenner - Geologist, Minerals and Mining Program (email)
Questions regarding Class II Underground Injection Control (UIC) permits?
Brian Walsh - Environmental Scientist III, Ground Water Quality Program (email), 605-773-3296
Questions regarding oil and gas taxes in South Dakota?
Information on taxation can be found on the Department of Revenue's Special Taxes Division website (Phone: 605-773-3311).
Other oil and gas questions? Visit our FAQ page to find out more!
What We Do:
Purpose: to implement the state oil and gas laws in a timely, efficient, and customer service oriented manner that will encourage exploration for and development of oil and gas; prevent waste; and protect correlative rights, water resources, the environment, and human health.
Drilling Rig, Yellow Hair Field, Harding County.
Photo courtesy of Chris Quinn,
Luff Exploration Company.