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SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
Contact Us  Field Offices

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 BOND REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE 07/01/2020- House Bill 1025 was signed into law on March 9, 2020. HB 1025 eliminates tiered bonding based on well depth. Under the new law, all wells are subject to a $50,000 per well bond or a $100,000 statewide blanket bond. Operators may be required to post a lower bond amount equivalent to actual plugging and reclamation costs if the department determines actual site restoration cost is less than the standard $50,000 or $100,000 blanket bond amounts. In addition, HB 1025 gives the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Board of Minerals and Environment the authority to require an additional $20,000 in surety for each well that is idle or inactive for more than six months.


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.



(Click map for larger image.)