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12-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Quick question.... Does the state or the Feds issue oil drilling permits on private land?

12-05-2012, 09:08 AM
The state (via the OCC) issues an intent to drill permit on all lands, private or public.

The federal government (via the BLM among other agencies) issue a permit when the well is located on public land, or in the case of horizontal wells, the wellbore goes through public land. In a state like Oklahoma where the vast majority of public land is Indian Trust allottments, the BIA may sign off on permits as well.

12-05-2012, 09:38 AM