Lease Qualification FAQs

  • Qualification is required prior to applying for, being issued, or holding an oil and gas lease, exploration license, or permit.

    Lease Qualification Frequently Asked Questions

    For which Division of Oil and Gas programs must I or my company be qualified?

    An individual or company must be qualified in order to participate in any of the following Division of Oil and Gas activities:

    State of Alaska regulations 11 AAC 82.200 and 11 AAC 82.205 specify qualification requirements.


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    Who can qualify?


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    When do I need to qualify?


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    How can I qualify as an individual?

    You must submit a signed, dated statement including your name, address, telephone number, and certification that you are the age of majority. The Division of Oil and Gas has a blank form available for download here.


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    What do I need to do to qualify as a legal guardian/trustee/legal representative of an individual?

    You must submit:


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    What does my corporation need to do to qualify?

    If this is the first time your corporation is filing for qualification with the Division of Oil and Gas, the corporation must first be qualified to do business in Alaska with the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED). You may apply online here.

    Once qualified with the DCCED to do business in Alaska, you must submit to the Division of Oil and Gas:

    If this is not the first time your corporation is filing for qualification with the Division of Oil and Gas, you must submit:


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    What does my partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, or other unincorporated association need to do to qualify?

    Please submit:

    Before transacting business in this state, a business entity shall register with the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. (AS 3.1.420) Please contact Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development or 907-465-2550 for information concerning registration, forms, and fees.


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    How long will I be qualified?

    Individuals and legal guardians/trustees/legal representatives will be qualified indefinitely, but must inform the Division of Oil and Gas in writing if there is new pertinent information (i.e. a change of address, etc.).
    Corporations are qualified only as long as their information is current. A Certificate of Compliance is only valid for the calendar year in which it is issued, thus a new certificate may be required depending on when the last certificate was issued and the timing of your current activity. Also, you must inform the Division of Oil and Gas in writing if the following changes occur:


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    How and where do I submit my qualification documents?

    With the exception of powers of attorney, which must be original or original certified copies of notarized documents, qualification documents are acceptable in electronic form. Documents may be e-mailed, faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered to:

    Division of Oil & Gas
    Phone: 907-269-8800
    Email: dog.qualifications@alaska.gov

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