(If you`d like to learn more about mandatory groupings and mutuisations in NM, click here to see this registered Oseberg webinar) To drill and develop federal states, you will probably also need to familiarize yourself with communitarianization, a mandatory registration, if you break through either several federal lease-sales contracts or a mix of property. And of course, for any application filed, whether it`s a drilling permit, communitization, unification or any number of environmental or cultural provisions, you have to be prepared to hurry up and wait. If you submit z.B a drilling authorization, you can first submit an optional Notice of Acquisition (NOS)3, which provides for a 30-day due diligence period in which an on-site inspection is provided by the BLM. This results in The filing of an application authorization to Drill (APD), which, at best, can be approved within about 40 days, but can last much longer if defects are found in the notification. If a public notice period is deemed necessary, this will be in addition to an additional 30 days, plus an unspecified substantive period. A bit like on the federal side of things, if you plan to drill on multiple state leases, or a mixture of government leases and paying or federal leases, you need an (other) communitarian agreement. You might need the federal version if you drill on BLM-Land (which outperforms the state bid), but you still have to submit both. Now, if you do not have interested people in the area, you must have a mandatory pooling allowed before communitarianization can be approved. And if you don`t have enough interest in each wing you drill, your pooling must be approved before you can submit your authorization, otherwise it only needs to be approved before you can produce the well. But how much interest is there enough? Once you`ve jumped through the BLM tires, you have to run the government submission glove. The New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) handles most of the day-to-day applications for approval for oil and gas activities in the state. Permissions, finishes, transmissions, production reports, non-standard sites, applications and commands (for example.
B mandatory pooling, uniting, etc.) transit through the OCDs. For matters relating to state land, the Landesamt (SLO) deals with leasing, communitisation (there is also a taste of the state), unity (each has a unique piece of cake) and the elimination of salt water.