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New Mexico oil and gas data & analytics

The ‘land of enchantment’ just got more enchanting for mineral buyers, E&P companies and midstream operators everywhere.

New Mexico is rich with opportunity

Particularly within the westernmost portions of the Permian Basin is by far the largest-producing onshore oilfield in recent history. However, the regulatory landscape is extremely complex, creating confusion and limited visibility into leasing, drilling rights, royalties, ownership, and obligations.

Map showing various lease positions, well locations (active and permitted), & pooling units in Eddy County, NM.

Access to the richest datasets in the industry

In the New Mexico Permian, you’ll find:

  • ~5,400 sq. mi of Federal mineral acreage
  • ~3,800 sq. mi of State mineral acreage
  • ~3,600 sq. mi of Fee mineral acreage

Each ownership type presents regulatory and contractual challenges that can be difficult to keep up with, especially if you want/need to drill across a ‘mixed-ownership’ position.

Understanding the nuances of the various requirements in this mixed environment is critical to operating in this state and benefiting from the cornucopia of ancillary information that is available but not readily accessible from these regulatory filings.

Additionally, New Mexico supports Compulsory Pooling on Fee mineral acreage, allowing Operators to combine interests for the purposes of drilling. These Pooling Applications are sometimes filed long before a drilling permit, providing a leading indicator of activity in addition to a breakdown of Working Interest, Mineral Interest, and Overriding Royalty Interest owners in the Pooled area.

This highly valuable data from the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) is extremely difficult to access and even harder to extract. So, we did the heavy lifting for you!

Introducing oseberg’s new mexico regulatory dataset

Available DataCoverageCURRENCY
County Clerk Data​
All related instrument types
2010 - PresentMonthly
Administrative and Hearing Non-Standard Proration Unit apps, orders, exhibits, motions, & respondents
1950 - PresentDaily
Compulsory Pooling apps, orders, exhibits, and respondents
1948 - PresentDaily
Location Exception
Non-Standard Location apps, orders, exhibits, and respondents
1950 - PresentDaily
Permits2001 - PresentDaily
Approved permits, completions, transfers, pluggings and production, with images and frac details
1922 - PresentDaily
Production1993 - PresentDaily
Units1975 - PresentDaily
Communitization1942 - PresentBi-Monthly

Unearthing NM's Land Records:

Where Access is Critical (Because Who Needs a Treasure Map Anyway?)

  • In NM, where access to BLM and state land records is so critical, we have focused on providing easy access to the source documents and systems (e.g., BLM LR2000) and GIS mapping.
  • Data is accessible through our Atla and FTS (“Full-Text Search”) applications – both included in the data subscription, offering query, “Google-like” search, tabular analysis, exporting, and GIS mapping workflows.
  • “Flexible, Agnostic Access” – All our NM data is optionally accessible through dataStream (API & CSV) and map services (ArcGIS Server)
  • We provide FTS for all OCD regulatory filings & fee lease data. This allows mineral buyers, e.g., to find specific mineral owners, ORR’s, and relative ownership percentages.

The Delaware Basin doesn’t stop at the State line; this new dataset complements our existing coverage in Texas to provide the most comprehensive view of the Permian in the industry. A subscription to Atla with a license to our New Mexico data provides access to:

  • Spacing Units NEW
  • Compulsory Poolings NEW
  • State and Federal Communitization Agreements NEW
  • County Clerk Documents
  • State & Federal Leases
  • Wells and Frac Reports

Use Cases

Here’s how our customers are already taking advantage of this dataset

Market Intelligence

Who's doing what where?

With Pooling, Permits (inc. Fed APD & NOS), and County Clerk data, Oseberg provides leading indicators of drilling and leasing activity. Access Federal BLM (LR2000), State SLO and County Fee information all from one map & search engine.​

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Market intelligence

Are you being Pooled?

Is a Non-Standard Location being considered adjacent to your acreage? Stay abreast of every pertinent filing faster than the notification arrives with daily reports and alerts set to your AOI or company name.​

Oseberg Pooling Dataset
Market intelligence

Who owns what, and how much?

Extracted respondent data and direct access to documents detailing WI, MI, ORRI, and NRI by the owner reveals ownership intelligence.

Best Practices

How should spacing be used to predict development timing?

With our Spacing, Units, Permit, and Production datasets, you can follow your competitor's process from plan to production.​

Looking for space in the pool
Best Practices

What wells are associated with which Fed or state Leases?

Communitization Agreements ("CA") tie Wells API numbers to state and federal leases.

Lease Retention​

Where are leases expiring? Where are they going to Pugh out?

Pugh clause, continuous drilling clause, and other lease provision extractions help identify leases in jeopardy.​