§ 38-09-01 Interest in oil, gas, and mineral rights to be reserved on transfer of state lands
§ 38-09-01.1 State lands may be conveyed to United States free of reservations
§ 38-09-01.2 Reservations may be released to United States
§ 38-09-01.3 Sale of state lands to former owner, spouse, or lineal descendants free of reservations
§ 38-09-01.5 Instrument evidencing release to be furnished – Fees
§ 38-09-01.6 State may continue to lease reserved minerals – Assignment of unexpired leases upon release
§ 38-09-02 Township, city, school district, or park district may lease land for oil and gas development
§ 38-09-03 Provisions may be inserted in lease for consolidation of adjoining lands – Royalty – How shared
§ 38-09-04 Leases and occupancy not to interfere with use of land by subdivision – Drilling wells – Limitation
§ 38-09-05 Board of county commissioners may adopt oil and gas leases on lands subject to delinquent taxes
§ 38-09-06 Oil and gas leases adopted by resolution of board of county commissioners – Addition of new provisions to leases
§ 38-09-07 Certified copies of resolutions adopting oil or gas leases may be recorded – Constructive notice
§ 38-09-08 Land forfeited to county – Lease binding upon county and lessee
§ 38-09-09 Payment of bonuses, rents, royalties on lands subject to taxes – Crediting amount paid to county
§ 38-09-10 Payment of bonuses, rents, and royalties after termination of county’s interest in lands
§ 38-09-11 Board of county commissioners may demise or let lands for drilling or mining purposes
§ 38-09-12 County may not engage in mining or oil business
§ 38-09-13 Disposition of moneys collected by counties and political subdivisions on mining, oil, and gas leases
§ 38-09-14 Public lands – Leasing for exploration and for production of oil and gas – Method
§ 38-09-15 Public offering of leases – State
§ 38-09-15.1 Sale of private mineral interests at public offerings for state mineral leases
§ 38-09-16 Public offering of leases – Counties and political subdivisions
§ 38-09-17 Bidding or offers
§ 38-09-18 Terms of lease – Unit operation
§ 38-09-19 Lease void if not let as provided herein – Exceptions
§ 38-09-20 Rules and regulations
§ 38-09-21 Approval of oil and gas leases

Terms Used In North Dakota Code > Chapter 38-09 - Exploration and Production on Publicly Owned Lands

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Individual: means a human being. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Person: means an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • written: include "typewriting" and "typewritten" and "printing" and "printed" except in the case of signatures and when the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See North Dakota Code 1-01-37
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See North Dakota Code 1-01-33