Oil and Gas (South Dakota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place South Dakota


Name Oil and Gas Conservation (South Dakota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://legis.sd.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Statute=45-9

Last Review 2014-08-01
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source http://denr.sd.gov/des/og/oghome.aspx

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources also administers the South Dakota Oil and Gas Initiative, which provides mapping and database tools to assist with the exploration and development of South Dakota's Oil and Gas Resources: http://www.sdgs.usd.edu/sdoil/


The Minerals and Mining Program oversees the regulation of oil and gas exploration, recovery, and reclamation activities in South Dakota. Permits are required for drilling of oil or gas wells, and the SD Codified Laws contain provisions pertaining to well testing, classification, metering, operation, and spacing. Additional regulations are contained in the SD Administrative Rules section 74:12.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Bob Townsend
Department South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Division Division of Environmental Services, Board of Minerals and Environment

Phone (605) 773-4201

Fax (605) 773-5286
Email DENRINTERNET@state.sd.us
Website http://denr.sd.gov/des/og/oghome.aspx

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: SDCL 45-9

Authority 2: SDAR 74:12