SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Environment & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Field Offices
Contact Us

Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas Regulatory Homepage, Minerals and Mining Program

Phone (605) 773-4201 - Fax (605) 773-5286 - Staff Directory


Send Correspondence, Permit Applications, and Reports to:

Minerals and Mining Program

2050 West Main Street, Suite #1
Rapid City, SD 57702-2493

Fax: 605-394-5317

Our 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

Drilling Rig, Yellow Hair Field, Harding County.

Photo courtesy of Chris Quinn, Luff Exploration Company.



Noteworthy Items:


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.

South Dakota Geological Survey's Core and Cuttings Repository Database

Issued order indexes with links to order files. (Also available through the South Dakota Geological Survey's Oil and Gas Map-Based Data Source.)

Summary of Findings from the South Dakota Oil and Gas Development/Preparedness Executive Branch Work Groups

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 and Map-Based Data Source.



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