Dec. 5 BLM gas lease sale includes 11,765 acres in Sublette County
Moving northwest and southeast of the Pinedale Anticline
by Pinedale Online!
November 12, 2006
The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct an oral oil and gas lease auction on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 in Cheyenne. The BLM will offer a total of 213,819 acres in 194 parcels in Wyoming. This sale includes over 11,765 acres in Sublette County in parcels.
One large group being offered is on BLM managed land located in the Beaver Creek drainages areas northwest of the Daniel Junction and west of US Highway 191 and the Green River.
Another group of parcels is located east of US Highway 191 approximately 10-20 miles southeast of the intersection of the Big Piney 351/US 191 cutoff, on the east side of US 191. These parcels are a few miles east of the concentrated area of the Jonah Field, in a general direction extending southeasterly from the southern end of Pinedale Anticline. They are north of the Big Sandy Recreation Area and reservoir and on both sides of the Big Sandy River.
All parcels listed are on BLM designated lands. None of the leases being offered for sale are on Bridger-Teton National Forest. Habitats are high-desert, dry rolling aagebrush-covered hills to the south by Big Sandy Reservoir, and sagebrush/aspen hills to the north in the Beaver Creek drainages.
Sublette County parcels include:
Beaver Ridge/Middle Beaver/North Beaver/South Beaver Creek, Webb Draw areas, approximately 5-7 miles northwest of Daniel Junction and 4+ miles west of US Hwy 191:
T35N, R112W, Sections: 2,10, 11, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24 = 2,239.99 acres (page 82)
T35N, R112W, Sections: 26, 27, 34, 35 = 2,000 acres (page 83)
Middle Beaver Creek drainage, Cow Gulch/Crooked Creek area, 2 miles west of US Highway 191, appx. 11 miles northwest of Daniel Junction and appx. 4 miles northwest of where the Green River crosses Hwy 191 at Warren Bridge:
T36N, R112W, Sections: 27, 32, 33, 34 = 2,200 acres (page 84)
T36N, R112W, Section 31: 159.76 acres (page 85)
T36N, R112W, Section 32: 160.00 acres (page 85)
Appx. 2 miles northeast of the north side of Big Sandy Recreation Area and Reservoir, approximately 10-20 miles south of the WYO 351/191 Cutoff, 2-3 miles east of US Hwy 191:
T27N, R106W, Sections: 14, 15 = 1,280 acres (page 77)
T27N, R105W, Sections: 18 = 620.20 acres (page 75)
Approximately 2-5 miles south of the Big Sandy River, 2-6 miles east of US Highway 191, 5 miles north of Big Sandy Recreation Area and Reservoir, and 16 miles south of WYO 351/US 191 intersection:
T28N, R106W, Sections: 29, 30, 31 = 1,505.01 acres (page 78)
T28N, R106W, Sections 32, 33 = 1,280.00 acres (page 79)
Approximately 2 miles north of the Big Sandy River, 2 miles east of US Highway 191, approximately 10 miles south of the WYO 351/US Hwy 191 intersection:
T28N, R106W, Sections: 32, 33 = 1,280.00 acres (page 79)
Approximately 5 miles north of the Big Sandy River, 1 mile east of US Highway 191, approximately 9 miles south of the WYO 351/US Hwy 191 intersection:
T29N, R107W, Section 24 = 320 acres (page 81)
Leases are for a primary term of ten years, and will be continued as long thereafter as oil or gas is produced in paying quantities.
BLM has mailed out a notice of sale to potential federal oil and gas lease bidders. It contains a complete list of the parcels, conditions of the sale and lease stipulations. Copies will be available at the sale, and can be purchased for $5 from the State Office at 5353 Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne, or by writing: BLM, Attn: Copy Work, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyo. 82003. Copies are also available for purchase from each BLM field office in Wyoming.
The complete list of parcels is available on the Wyoming BLM web site at: http://www.wy.blm.gov/minerals/og/leasing/oilgasleasing.html. This BLM web page has a list of links to the Competitive Sale Notice (154 pages, 2.41MB PDF), downloadable GIS dataset, and two public information notices. This web page also has links to the public notices of earlier sales in Wyoming and the results.
Interactive maps showing the location of the upcoming lease sale parcels in Wyoming can be found at www.geocommunicator.gov.