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Oil & Gas Lease Sale February 6
Near Daniel, Signal Hill, Cottonwood Creeks, North & Dry Piney Creeks
by Pinedale Online!
January 2, 2007

The next Bureau of Land Management (BLM) competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The sale will include oil and gas lease offerings in Wyoming and Nebraska. 6356.88 acres are being offered in Sublette County, Wyoming.

1-4 miles East and Southwest of Daniel, Wyoming: 398.68 Acres
Page 88 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T33N, R111W, Sections 1, 16
Section 1 is 1 mile east of Daniel, Wyoming, near the road going in to DeSmet Monument, west side of the Green River.
Section 16 is 3 miles southwest of Daniel, Wyoming, approximately 2 miles west on the Ryegrass Road, on the south side.

4 miles West of Daniel, Wyoming: 237.21 Acres
Page 89 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T34N, R111W, Portions of Section 31
This section is 2 miles south of Old Fort Bonneville Historical Site.

8 miles South of Big Piney on US Highway 189: 2,482.24 Acres
Pages 91-98 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T28N, R112W, Portions of Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19. 23, 24, 26, 31
These sections are along, or very near, US Highway 189 where Dry Piney Creek flows into the Green River, across the river from Reardon Draw. Five of the sections in this parcel have the Green River running through them. Five sections have US 189 going through them. The other sections are from 1-3 miles on the west side of US Hwy 189. These parcels have riparian and flood stipulations, and biological recommendations for Colorado River fish species.

8 miles Southwest of Daniel: 1,080 Acres
Page 99 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T33N, R112W, Portions of Sections 8 and 10
These two sections are approximately 2 miles south of the Ryegrass Road and 2 and 4 miles east of Ryegrass Junction, one mile north of North Cottonwood Creek.

Ryegrass/Cottonwood Road, Southwest of Daniel: 1118.75 Acres
Page 100 and 101 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T33N, R112W, Portions of Sections 18, 19, 20 and 30 (878.75 Acres)
T33N, R112W, Portions of Sections 31, 32 (240 Acres)
These parcels are on the east side of the South Cottonwood Road, with North Cottonwood Creek, Killpecker Creek and South Cottonwood Creeks running through some of them.
Section 18: 2 miles east of Ryegrass Junction, North Cottonwood Creek runs through it.
Section 19: Between North Cottonwood Creek and Killpecker Creek, mile east of South Cottonwood Creek Road.
Section 20: Between North Cottonwood Creek and Killpecker Creek, 1 mile east of South Cottonwood Creek Road.
Section 30: Borders east side of South Cottonwood Creek Road. Has Killpecker Creek flowing through it. On NE corner of School Section, mile north of South Cottonwood Creek and 1 mile from Triple Peak Guest Ranch.
Section 31: East side of School Section. Has South Cottonwood Creek flowing through it. Ball Ranch.
Section 32: 1 mile east of State School Section. Has South Cottonwood Creek flowing through it. Ball Ranch.

Signal Hill, South of The Rim: 240 Acres
Page 102 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T36N, R112W, Section 15
This section contains Signal Hill. It is approximately 1.5 miles west of US 191, between Daniel and Bondurant, and 2.5 miles south of The Rim, 2.5 miles north of Middle Beaver Creek.

South of Signal Hill, South of The Rim: 560 Acres
Page 103 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T36N, R112W, Section 22
This is the section just south of the Signal Hill parcel described above.

1 mile South of Signal Hill, West of US Hwy 191: 120 Acres
Page 104 of the Notice of Lease Sale.
T36N, R112W, Section 26
This parcel is just southeast of the two described above.

12 Miles West of Sublette Co Fairgrounds: 120 Acres
Page 105 of the Notice of Lease Sale
T31N, R113W, Sections 17, 28, 33
These three sections are 12 miles west of the Hwy 189/351 intersection. Approximately one mile south of North Piney Creek.

The minimum bid the BLM can accept is $2 per acre or fraction of an acre. The BLM reserves the right to withdraw any or all parcels before the sale begins.

If the United States owns less than 100% of the oil and gas mineral interest for the land in a parcel, they indicate that information with the parcel, and when the lease is issued, it will be for the percentage or fraction of interest the United States owns.

Leases issued as a result of this sale have a primary term of 10 years. It will continue beyond its primary term as long as oil or gas is produced in paying quantities on or for the benefit of the lease. Once a lease is producing, companies must pay a royalty of 12.5 percent of the value or the amount of production removed or sold from the lease. Parcels that do not receive a bid at the competitive sale are available for noncompetitive offers to lease beginning the first business day following the day of the sale. If not withdrawn, these parcels are available for noncompetitive offers to lease for a period of two years following the day of the sale.

The next four competitive lease sales are tentatively scheduled for April 3, 2007, June 5, 2007, August 7, 2007 and October 2, 2007. Sale notices, and the results list, will be available at the BLM internet site: http://www.wy.blm.gov. A digital and printable version of the February 6, 2007 Notice of Lease Sale is available at the BLM home page: http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm (138 page PDF).

Anyone who wishes to protest the sale must notify the BLM of the protest no later than the close of business on the 15th calendar day prior to the date of the sale. The protest must include a statement of reasons to support the protest. The BLM will dismiss a late-filed protest or a protest filed without a statement of reasons. Protests must state the interest of the protesting party in the matter. Protests can be filed either by mail or fax, but may not be filed by e-mail. A protest filed by fax must be sent to 307-775-6203.


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