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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: (405) 286-9326
Fax: (405) 600-3400

Surface Owner Reports

Whether it is for wind turbines, cell towers, pipelines or oil and gas wells, Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. can provide Surface Ownership Reports. Various maps can also be provided to aid in project assessment and planning.  Please contact Jennifer Krieg at jkrieg@rsenergysolutions.com  for more information.

BLM/BIA Ownership Reports and Title Research

Researching Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regulated interest can be difficult and time consuming.  It is easy to forget to check the BLM and BIA records after checking the courthouse.  Often times the title records and the records of the courthouse do not match.  Title records are maintained at various regional offices and are often difficult to access.  Due to increased penalties and timing issues, it is very important to determine early in your project if you have BLM or BIA regulated tracts in your unit. If you are acquiring BIA or BLM leasehold please contact us to ensure that the proper due diligence has been performed.

Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. has developed an extensive database listing BLM and BIA managed lands throughout the country.  Through years of experience in BIA leasing, we have also developed a database of restricted mineral owners.  We also work closely with all the regional offices that maintain the title records.  We are able to prepare ownership reports and maps to assist in project planning.  Please contact Jennifer Krieg at jkrieg@rsenergysolutions.com  for more information. ​

BLM/BIA Title Curative

The Bureau of Land Management and The Bureau of Indian Affairs do not recognize assignments or other documents filed at the county courthouse.  These agencies only recognize transactions filed on the correct form and approved by their office.  Many operators and working interest owners overlook this fact when conducting transactions that affect BLM/BIA managed tract.  Due to the massive amount of mergers and acquisitions which take place in the oil and gas industry, units that contain BIA or BLM tracts often have title deficiencies. Prior to purchasing BLM/BIA regulated lands, Reagan Smith will ensure that due diligence is performed with the proper agencies records.  Also, we can prepare and file all documents to clear title discrepancies and reduce liability in future transactions.  Please contact Jennifer Krieg at jkrieg@rsenergysolutions.com  for more information. 

Designation of Successor Operator

Designation of Successor Operator forms are required by the Bureau of Land Management when an operator wishes to assign a Communitization Agreement.  This only applies when an operator is assigning all of their operations and their entire interest in the unit covered by the Communitization Agreement.  Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at msmith@rsenergysolutions.com  for more information.

Designation of Operator

If an operator intends to operate a well on Bureau of Indian Affairs regulated lands and is not a working interest owner in the BIA lease, the operator must obtain consent from at least 51% of the working interest owners in the BIA lease.  The working interest owners designate the operator of BLM Designation of Operator forms and file with the appropriate office.  Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at msmith@rsenergysolutions.com  for more information.

Assignments

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Land Management do not recognize assignments or other documents filed at the county courthouse. All assignments of BIA and BLM managed lands must be completed on agency specified forms and approved by the appropriate agency.  This must be done to maintain clear title and to obtain the release of bonds. If you are acquiring BIA or BLM leasehold, please contact Monica Smith Griffin at msmith@rsenergysolutions.com to ensure that the proper procedure is followed when transferring interest.

Regulatory Due Diligence Reports

Operators are faced with a multitude of regulations from county, state and federal governments for each well they drill.  Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. produces Regulatory Due Diligence Reports which provide a detailed account of how to comply with all regulations that may affect each well.  The report includes a list of all permits required and the agencies from which to obtain the permits.  The report also addresses timing issues with regards to permitting and provides solutions to avoid any obstacles that could arise.  Maps can also be provided to assist in project planning including topographic maps, ownership maps, constraint maps, and floodplain maps.  Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. is then able to work with the client to develop a comprehensive regulatory strategy for the project.  Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at msmith@rsenergysolutions.com  for more information.  

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