Minerals Management FAQ
How Do I Nominate a Tract for the Sale?
Can I Submit a Bid Electronically?
In order to bid electronically, you must first submit an account request, which can be found on the homepage of our online auction link. Once the request is submitted, the Land Office will review the request and determine approval. If approved, you will receive a password from our office via email which will allow access to electronic bidding.
All bids must be received by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the sale.
If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Rhodes at 405-521-4107 or via email at Ginny.Rhodes@clo.ok.gov.
Where Do I Submit a Paper Bid?
All bids must be delivered to the Commissioners of the Land Office no later than 11:00 a.m. on the day of the sale. Bids received after that time will not be considered. Bids are accepted in person, by mail, and by courier. The Land Office address is:
Commissioners of the Land Office
204 N. Robinson, Suite 900
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Bids should be placed in an envelope marked “Bids for Oil and Gas Lease Sale.” You may obtain a copy of the Land Office bid form here.
For bids on minerals being managed but not owned by the Land Office, please choose one of the following forms:
How Do I Monitor Sale Results?
To monitor sale results click here.
You will only be able to view sale results on the day of the sale.
Where Can I Find Out if Acreage is Available for Lease?
How Are Surface Damages Settled?
To begin the process of settling surface damages you must first make contact with Makila Fields at 405-521-4109 or via email at Makila.Fields@clo.ok.gov.
IMPORTANT: You settle permanent damages with the Land Office and crop damages with the Land Office tenant.
You will need to submit a plat showing the layout of the road and location and a copy of your intent to drill. We will accept an unapproved copy.
How Do I Obtain a Consent to Assignment?
In order to obtain a Consent to Assignment contact Philip Varghese at 405-521-4105 or via email at Philip.Varghese@clo.ok.gov.
Paragraph 14 of your lease states “No transfer or assignment of this lease, or any part thereof, shall be valid, or convey any right to the assignee without the consent in writing of the Commissioners of the Land Office.”
In order to obtain our consent, provide Philip with a copy of your assignment with the seals legible. There is a fee of $25.00 per assignment, per lease. Philip will prepare a consent and return it to you for execution. Return the executed consent to Philip. He will present it to the Secretary for signature and return the executed original to you.
What is the Process for Obtaining a Seismic Permit?
The application fee is $200.00 per permit. A separate permit is required for each county. If the Land Office owns the surface, the permit must state the going rate per shot, mile or acre. If acreage is leased, grantee must obtain approval of the mineral lessee. If acreage is unleased, the Land Office will develop a value for the permit based on appraised value.
If you have any questions, please contact Jon Hoover at 405- 521-4104 or via email at Jon.Hoover@clo.ok.gov