New Mexico Upcoming Oil and Gas Lease Sales

The Oil & Gas Lease Sales map below shows parcels proposed to be offered for lease by the Bureau of Land Management. This interactive map shows current and upcoming lease sales and their conflicts with wildlife and natural areas. More information on upcoming leases is shown below the map.

Advice on how to use the map: Zoom in to see conservation conflicts. Click on parcels or conservation conflict areas for more information. Scroll through pop-ups for multiple overlapping areas by clicking on the right triangle/arrow.

May 21, 2020 Lease Sale

Scoping (posted 11/25/2019)

  • Comments are due Monday, December 9, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field OfficeFarmington Field Office, and Roswell Field Office . Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Press Release and Documents, BLM is analyzing 111 parcels / 52,575 acres in New Mexico.The parcels in New Mexico include 85 in Chaves County, 6 in Eddy County, 10 in Lea County, 7 in Rio Arriba County, and 3 in Roosevelt County. The parcels are in the Carlsbad, Farmington, and Roswell Field Offices. They are also analyzing one parcel in Texas.
  • Conflicts identified include a parcel that overlaps with Gypsum wild-buckwheat designated critical habitat, a parcel in or adjacent to Gallinas Wells #6 State Habitat or Species Management Area and parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration (pronghorn and multi-species).
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Scoping, ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

February 6, 2020 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 12/9/2019)

  • Protests are due Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Information about the proposed sale and important information about how to protest is available in the Lease Sale Notice (pdf format). More information is available on the the February 2020 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease e-planning website. General information about leasing is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage
  • According to the sale documents and GIS Data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 72 parcels/17,670.82 acres with 57 parcels/14,951.54 acres in the Carlsbad, Farmington and Rio Puerco Field Offices in New Mexico. The remaining parcels are in Oklahoma and Kansas. The parcels in New Mexico consist of 46 in Eddy County, 3 in Lea County, 1 in Rio Arriba County and 7 in Sandoval County.  
  • Conservation conflicts identified include parcels adjacent to the Huey State Wildlife Area and in big game (pronghorn and multi-species) corridor priority regions.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 10/15/2019)

  • Comments are due Monday, October 28, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field Office, Farmington Field Office, and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Press Release and Documents, BLM is analyzing 57 parcels / 14951.54 parcels in New Mexico. The parcels in New Mexico include 46 in Eddy County, seven in Sandoval County, three in Lea County and one in Rio Arriba County. The parcels are in the Carlsbad, Farmington, and Rio Puerco Field Offices. They are also analyzing parcels in Kansas and Oklahoma.  
  • Conflicts identified include parcels adjacent to the Huey Wildlife Area (managed by New Mexico Game and Fish) and parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration. The parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park identified at scoping were not included in the EA analysis.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Draft EA (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Draft EA, ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Scoping (posted 8/26/2019)

  • Comments are due Monday, September 9, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field Office, Farmington Field Office, and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available in the Press Release and on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Press Release and Documents, BLM is analyzing 60 parcels / 16,071.54 parcels in New Mexico. The parcels in New Mexico 48 in Eddy County, eight in Sandoval County, three in Lea County and one in Rio Arriba County. The parcels are in the Carlsbad, Farmington, and Rio Puerco Field Offices. They are also analyzing parcels in Kansas and Oklahoma.
  • Conflicts identified include parcels adjacent to the Huey Wildlife Area (managed by New Mexico Game and Fish), parcels within 10 miles of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and parcels in regions identified as important for big game migration.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmz | Zipped shapefile
  • Lease Sale Scoping, ABI Screen (New Mexico only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

November 7, 2019 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 9/9/2019)

  • Protests are due by close of business Friday, September 20, 2019. Information about the proposed sale and important information about how to protest is available in the Lease Sale Notice (pdf format). More information is available on the the November 2019 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease e-planning website. General information about leasing is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale webpage
  • According to the sale documents and GIS Data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 16 parcels/ 7,619.46 acres with 14 parcels/6253.86 acres in New Mexico and the rest in Oklahoma. The parcels in New Mexico consist of 5 in Eddy County, 5 in Lea County, and 4 in Sandoval County.  
  • Conservation conflicts identified include parcels in big game (pronghorn) corridor priority region.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Sale Notice (New Mexico): Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile
  • ABI Screen (Montana only), a spreadsheet showing conflicts between the proposed parcels and important wildlife, wilderness and other resource values.

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 7/15/2019)

  • Comments are due Friday, July 26, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the EA documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/6244 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 5 in Eddy County, 5 in Lea County and 4 in Sandoval County.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

Scoping (posted 5/28/2019)

  • Comments are due Monday, June 10, 2019. Comments must be submitted through the Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Carlsbad Field Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Scoping documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/6254 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 5 in Eddy County, 5 in Lea County and 4 in Sandoval County.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

September 5, 2019 Lease Sale

Lease Sale Notice (posted 7/8/2019)

Draft Environmental Assessment (posted 5/13/2019)

  • Comments are due Friday, May 24, 2019. Comments must be submitted through Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Pecos District Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the EA documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/4048 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 1 in Chaves County, 3 in Eddy County, 9 in Lea County and 1 in Mckinley County.
  • Parcels overlap with general habitat for big game.
  • Lease Sale Parcels EA: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

Scoping (posted 4/1/2019)

  • Comments are due Friday, April 12, 2019. Comments must be submitted through Documents section of the BLM ePlanning site for each field office/district: Pecos District Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. Additional information about the sale is available on the BLM New Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales web site.
  • According to the Scoping documents and GIS data, NM BLM is proposing to offer 14 parcels/4048 acres in New Mexico (with additional parcels in Oklahoma). The parcels in New Mexico include 1 in Chaves County, 3 in Eddy County, 9 in Lea County and 1 in Mckinley County.
  • Parcels overlap with general habitat for big game.
  • Lease Sale Parcels Scoping: Google Earth kmzzipped shapefile

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