MINES AND MINING
OIL AND GAS LEASES ON STATE AND SCHOOL LANDS
47-801. Lease of state or school lands for oil and gas development — Surface rights. The state board of land commissioners is hereby authorized and empowered to lease for a term of up to ten (10) years, and as long thereafter as oil, gas, casinghead gas, casinghead gasoline or other hydrocarbons, or any of them, is produced in paying quantities, or as much longer thereafter as the lessee in good faith shall conduct drilling operations thereon, any state or school lands that may contain oil, gas, casinghead gas, casinghead gasoline, or other hydrocarbons, together with the right to use and occupy so much of the surface of said land as may be required for all purposes reasonably incident to the prospecting for, exploration for, drilling for, production, refining and marketing of said oil, gas, casinghead gas, casinghead gasoline or other hydrocarbons produced from said lands, including the right to construct and maintain thereon all works, buildings, plants, waterways, roads, communication lines, pipe lines, reservoirs, tanks, pumping stations, or other structures necessary to the full enjoyment thereof for the purposes of the lease.
[47-801, added 1937, ch. 130, sec. 1, p. 200; am. 1949, ch. 128, sec. 1, p. 226; am. 2017, ch. 119, sec. 1, p. 272.]