Federal Unit Benefits:

  • Fair and equitable benefit for mineral owners
  • Minimized surface disturbance of the lands within the unit
  • Allows for optimal development

Unit Formation Process:

  1.  Unit Pre-Approval from the Federal Indian Minerals Office (FIMO) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  2.  New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (NMOCD) hearing held in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  3.  Final unit approval from FIMO and BLM
  4.  After receiving final approval, WPX can drill the first well in the unitcre
  5.  After WPX drills a well and establishes production in the unit, WPX will submit Allottee royalty payments directly to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR)

Questions regarding payment should be directed to the OST Office in Gallup, N.M, by calling 505-863-8238.

For more information also visit www.onrr.gov/IndianServices/fimo.htm


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