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Atlas of Oil & Gas Plays on American Indian Lands

These publications provide information about the petroleum potential and leasing opportunities on many Indian reservations in the U.S. geologic data maps, cross-sections, and field production information are presented in this atlas primarily from published data. Oil and gas potential are described by the different play types, as well as non-conventional or hypothetical plays.

For more information please view our description of the Oil and Gas Outlook in Indian Country.

  Picture showing an exmple of an Oil and Gas Play document.Picture showing an exmple of an Oil and Gas Play document.

Examples of pages from the Atlas

Reservation Chapters Available for Downloading in PDF Format

The following is a list of reservation chapters which may be downloaded separately. Use Acrobat's navigation buttons to move around the atlas. (Click blue text to access files.)

  • Blackfeet Reservation, Blackfeet Nation – Montana
  • Cheyenne River Reservation, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe - South Dakota
  • Fort Belknap Reservation, Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes – Montana
  • Fort Berthold Reservation, (ABC) Three Affiliated Tribes – North Dakota
  • Fort Peck Reservation, (ABC)  Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes – Montana
  • Jicarilla Apache Reservation, (ABCD)  Jicarilla Apache Tribe – New Mexico
  • Pueblo Indian Reservations, (ABC) Various Pueblo Tribes in New Mexico – New Mexico
  • Rocky Boys Reservation, Chippewa Cree Tribe - Montana
  • Southern Ute Reservation, (ABCD) Southern Ute Tribe – Colorado
  • Uintah and Ouray Reservations, (ABC) Ute Tribe – Utah
  • Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, (ABC) Ute Mountain Ute Tribe – Colorado
  • Wind River Reservation, (ABC) Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes – Wyoming

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