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You can download data for production volumes, revenue, and disbursements here. All data is from the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
Data Collection and Validation
As a steward of natural resources and energy revenue, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is responsible for three main functions. These functions are: collecting the revenue, verifying the revenue, and disbursing the revenue. ONRR collects and manages data in order to accomplish its functions. This data is the foundation for the production, revenue, and disbursements data sets found on this site.
ONRR's data management processes include collection and validation.
Collection: Each month, companies report data to ONRR on the amount of resources they produced and sold, the value of their sold or used production, and the amount of royalties they owe the federal government. Oil and gas companies are required to submit two key monthly reports to ONRR; the first report is the Oil and Gas Operations Report (OGOR), specifying the total production and disposition of oil and gas. The second report is for royalties due based on sales or use of the production, the Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance, Form ONRR-2014. Solid minerals companies are only required to submit one monthly Production and Royalty (P&R) Report, Form ONRR-4430.
Validation: ONRR is responsible for verifying royalties through its compliance management program, which ensures that the royalty revenues generated from the sales of commodities extracted from leased federal lands are accurately paid and reported. The compliance program includes validation of the reported data using upfront edits, data mining, audits, and compliance reviews.
- Upfront edits: Data goes through initial upfront system edits before being accepted into ONRR’s financial systems.
- Data mining: Data mining is a partially automated activity to identify and resolve data errors prior to audits and compliance reviews. Data mining examines large sets of company-reported data for common errors, such as irregularities in the volume of oil or gas extracted. If errors are identified, ONRR staff work with companies to have them correct the data.
- Audits: An audit involves detailed examinations of companies’ royalty payments and corresponding reporting to ONRR. Audits ensure that royalty payments and other obligations to ONRR comply with lease terms, federal laws and regulations, and other policies.
- Compliance reviews: A compliance review is an analysis that determines the reasonableness of company-reported production and royalty data.
The data sets ONRR maintains and provides to the public through this site include production, revenue, and disbursements. These data sets each have their own unique attributes.
Production: Production data found on this site comes from several places. Oil and gas companies report production on ONRR’s Oil and Gas Operations Report (OGOR). Companies report solid minerals production on ONRR’s Production and Royalty (P&R) Report, Form ONRR-4430. Companies use these forms to electronically report their production information. The companies' reported data goes through initial upfront system edits before being accepted into ONRR’s financial systems.
Revenue: Revenue data found on this site comes from several places. Oil and gas companies report royalties, rents, and other revenues on Form ONRR-2014. Companies report solid minerals royalties, rents, bonuses, and other revenues on ONRR’s Production and Royalty (P&R) Report, Form-4430. Companies use these forms to electronically report their revenue payment information. This company-reported data goes through initial upfront system edits before being accepted into ONRR’s financial systems. Additional revenue comes from ONRR’s accounts receivable data. These payments are not tied to sales volumes and royalties and are submitted directly to ONRR by companies and matched to ONRR-generated receivables. The accounts receivable revenues data includes payments for interest and civil penalties.
Disbursements: Disbursement data found on this site comes from ONRR. Once ONRR reconciles the company-reported royalty data and other revenue data with the payments to Treasury, ONRR disburses the funds from the Treasury account to the appropriate federal, state, or tribal accounts. All these transactions are reported and stored in ONRR’s systems.
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