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Oil/Gas: Oil, Gas an dMineral Lease in Canadian County Oklahoma, royalty provision, canadian county oklahoma
royalty provision, canadian county oklahoma, adjoining landowners: I am not familiar with Somerset Development, Inc. There is no way to know if others are interested until they contact you, unless some of the adjoining landowners have been contacted. If you are able to contact them, this would be a good way to find out....

Oil/Gas: Oil and Gas Lease, meridian energy, southeast illinois
meridian energy, southeast illinois, co zip: I do not know what acreage is being leased for around your area. However, that amount sure seems low. I would certainly try to negotiate a better amount - just because when a landman makes the first offer, there s usually room to negotitate. Also, I would...

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas Lease, Woodward County, OK, professional landmen, petroleum education
professional landmen, petroleum education, woodward county: There is a very elementary book, Come Drill a Well in My Backyard , written by Vincent Scoper, Jr. Try and get a copy of this - perhaps from Amazon.com. It will give you an understanding of the whole process. As for understanding Oil and Gas Leases,...

Oil/Gas: Oil Lease Offer in Sheridan County, Kansas, Kansas
Kansas: Mary, most of the oil production is south and east of you in Sheridan County, as is the state s production in general, so I wouldn t expect too much of a bonus, but $12 per acre does seem pretty low. I m not that familiar with this area, so can t tell you...

Oil/Gas: Oil lease in Wood County Texas, acre unit, royalty interest
acre unit, royalty interest, acre tract: You have a unique situation in that there is only one company interested in your lease and he s the guy that operates on your lands. A fifty dollar bonus is just a token and if it were under ordinary circumstances I would suggest you not take the offer. ...

Oil/Gas: Owner-Lessor relations, separate property, allexperts
separate property, allexperts, heirs: If the person died intestate, the laws concerning descent and distribution of the deceased s estate will prevail. You don t state if the property was community or separate. If the deceased had children and it was their separate property, the division is...

Oil/Gas: oil and gas lease, mineral rights, east texas
mineral rights, east texas, oil and gas: I will be happy to review the lease that was submitted to you. Also, I could do some research to determine if the terms offered were in range of what is being offered in your area. If it doesn t take me too long, i will offer my services for free. If it...

Oil/Gas: oil royalties/divorce, oil royalties, separate property
oil royalties, separate property, property settlement: You don t say how you acquired the properties. If the properties are your separate property, you keep them, although the income from them has been, up until now, community property. If you acquired these through inheritance and they were deeded to you as...

Oil/Gas: Pa. gas lease, marcellus shale, lease operations
marcellus shale, lease operations, drillbit: If an Operator commences operations prior to the end of the primary term, this will hold the lease. Operations could be, preparing the site for the drilling of the well. In other words, the ground does not have to be penetrated by the drillbit to hold...

Oil/Gas: Pipe Line Lease - Right of Way Agreement, easement area, pipeline facilities
easement area, pipeline facilities, ingress and egress: I don t understand why they would want 75 feet working easement and 50 feet permanent easement unless they were building a subway system. It seems that a 30 working easement would be sufficient with a 10 permanent easement. I would ask for $150 per rod...

Oil/Gas: Pooling, oklahoma corporation commission, mr mcconnell
oklahoma corporation commission, mr mcconnell, chesapeake energy: If an operator has at least 63% of the leasehold in a section, in which they wish to form pooled units, of whatever size they need, up to and including 640 acres, they can make an application to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Conservation Division, to...

Oil/Gas: pooling order/ royaltys, heirship, unclaimed funds
heirship, unclaimed funds, trusteeship: The Secretary Of State s office keeps the unclaimed funds, which the oil companies are supposed to turn over to them. Your mother s interest is fairly simple. Prove your heirship by probate or affidavit. The Trust is another matter, as Trusteeship is not...

Oil/Gas: property to be leased in the marcellus in pa., susquehanna county pennsylvania, marcellus
susquehanna county pennsylvania, marcellus, time fee: Absolutely! Would you like me to negotiate with the 4 companies on your behalf? I do this in the area that I live/work in. Because i am a professional, in the business, I believe I can get you the best offer. Also, I would want to make sure that your lease...

Oil/Gas: Quit-Claim Deed to Father-in-Law, Quit-Claim Deed
Quit-Claim Deed: Joel, the simplest thing to do is to file a quit-claim MINERAL deed in the county where the property is located. A quit-claim deed is a legal conveyance which contains no warranty of title, but would grant whatever you have (in the minerals) to your father-in-law,...

Oil/Gas: Re-entry of existing well, surface damages, new leases
surface damages, new leases, state of oklahoma: If the landowners haven t sued you by now and no one is upset, you could probably go to the landowners and tell them what your plans are and ask them for a lease. The majority will give you a lease if you give them 3/16 and don t make a mess. Just lease...

Oil/Gas: Shallow well, acre parcels, oil survey
acre parcels, oil survey, local realtor: Exploring for and producing oil and gas can get expensive in a hurry. If you re really interested in pursuing this gas I suggest that you contact a turnkey operator to drill and complete the wells for you. Keep in mind that, you will have to pay them up...

Oil/Gas: Surface Rights, mineral owners, surface rights
mineral owners, surface rights, county cat: Yes you own the surface rights subject to the mineral owners ingress and egress to the lands. The mineral owners rights are superior to yours. There are laws that determine how far a well must be drilled from a building and things like that, but if an oil...

Oil/Gas: Am I being taken advantage of in lease, devron, landman
devron, landman, two wells: You can always hire your own independent landman or attorney and let them deal with Mr. Obnoxious. Here is a link on how to negotiate the terms of a new lease. http://www.tlma.org/oilgasleasechecklist.pdf Another option would be to hire a turnkey...

Oil/Gas: "top lease", travis peak, haynesville
travis peak, haynesville, county group: I don t know much about them except they are staffed with pros. The Landman is an old friend of mine and they had a hundred million or so to spend. I d say you were right on your Haynesville assumption. Nothing else would get a lease bonus like that....

Oil/Gas: Understanding Mineral Rights, coal oil, question the question
coal oil, question the question, mineral rights: Dear Mark: The real answer lies in the case law of your state regarding the rights of holders of real property in common. Assuming your recitation of the grant (or reservation) is complete, then, in general, you both have the same rights, no more or less.It...

Oil/Gas: Union 76 high mileage oil 10/30 W, mercury villager, google search
mercury villager, google search, high mileage: Hi Joan, Sorry to say in my opinion your getting cheated. A reputable oil supplier to Jiffy Lube would make sure they have their tanks labeled if for nothing else the advertising would be good. Local code inspectors also require that all tanks be labeled...

Oil/Gas: Urban spacing, subject tract, ohiodnr
subject tract, ohiodnr, drilling unit: Dear Shon: Oh my, I don t think so, do you? If you are an Ohio producer/operator you know the ODNR permitting section will inform you of irregularities and your surveyor might do the same. Otherwise you may want to hire counsel to advise you good luck,...

Oil/Gas: Activity near 32-5N-28W in Logan Co. AR?, Logan, Arkansas
Logan, Arkansas: Brian, most of the permitting activity in the county during the last 200 days has been in the township just to the north of your minerals (6N-28W.) One well was permitted in September in 5N-28W however, in section 26. This permit may get drilled, but I don...

Oil/Gas: barnett gathering pipeline, texas railroad commission, tarrant county texas
texas railroad commission, tarrant county texas, pipeline company: I do not know all the facts about your situation, whether it is leased or not; whether the pipeline company is laying the lease under the lease rights ; but, definitely they should not be running a pipeline so close to your home. You should contact the...

Oil/Gas: One barrel per Eight to extract from our land, ground penetrating radar, indiana bar association
ground penetrating radar, indiana bar association, gas flare: Dear Steve: Probably the Indiana Bar Association. If you are in SE Indiana, there should be someone in each county seat with oil and gas lease experience. The typical Appalachian basin land owner royalty is one-eighth , that is 12.5% proportionate to...

Oil/Gas: basic oil royalties, independent oil companies, national oil companies
independent oil companies, national oil companies, oil royalties: There are a few types of oil companies in the world, NOC s (National Oil Companies), IOC s (Independent Oil Companies) and the major integrated oil companies; the National Oil Companies control most of the oil in the world. When an IOC or major oil company...

Oil/Gas: Calculating Royalty and locating public information, Selling, valuation
Selling, valuation: Joe, your formula is basically correct if you are trying to come up with the approximate daily income. To arrive at monthly income you d take the barrels-per-month from the well (rather than per day) and multiply that by the current price of oil at the wellhead,...

Oil/Gas: THE COST OF A SMALL SCALE REFINERY, boiler feedwater, environmental impact study
boiler feedwater, environmental impact study, rohm haas: First, there are many parameters you must determine because they all become important consdierations in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the facility. A 10 MBPD ( MBPD = 1000 Barrels Per Day) might not cost a lot at first, possibly...

Oil/Gas: Coal Co. OK mineral rights, coal co, mineral deed
coal co, mineral deed, gas lease: Absolutely it is best to represent your whole family because it becomes a larger interest, that makes you stronger . As for the terms you are proposing, they are excellent. If you can get them to agree to these terms, I believe you have negotiated successfully....

Oil/Gas: Determining if OK property is producing or not, oklahoma corporation commission, royalty payments
oklahoma corporation commission, royalty payments, drilling unit: Gerald, contact the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in Oklahoma City (or search their website) and give them the section, township and range where your minerals are located. They will be able to tell you if there is any current production in the section or...

Oil/Gas: Division Order and Paid Up Oil and Gas Lease, gas lease, mineral owner
gas lease, mineral owner, legal contract: The Division Order provides the Operator with the ownership information for paying out proceeds from production. The Paid-up Oil and Gas Lease is a legal contract entered into between the mineral owner and the Lessee, which provides the terms on which the...

Oil/Gas: Easement Severed Minerals, dominant estate, mineral estate
dominant estate, mineral estate, subsurface rights: Bonnie, it seems you ve already talked to an attorney about this, which is wise if they are fighting you. The mineral estate is the dominant estate and so any landowner has to grant you (or your lessee) access across their land in order to allow you to...

Oil/Gas: Fair Bonus & Royalties & Lease Terms - Montague County, Texas, acre portion, option periods
acre portion, option periods, acre tract: David, EOG has purchased at least one other lease recently in the J Webb Survey. I don t know that the bonus was, but the royalty was 20%, substantially more than 1/8. I would ask for at least 3/16 royalty. Last year leases in the county were going for $500...

Oil/Gas: Free Gas, surface owner, gas volume
surface owner, gas volume, marietta ohio: Dear Joe, I can not say for sure about the pumping requirement because the provisions of the lease might or might not require it, but in general,the answer is no. One can not require another lose money. The shut-in rental clause in the lease could be...

Oil/Gas: Calculating Royalty and locating public information
Oil/Gas: Calculating Royalty and locating public information

Oil/Gas: THE COST OF A SMALL SCALE REFINERY, crude oil refinery
Oil/Gas: THE COST OF A SMALL SCALE REFINERY, crude oil refinery

Oil/Gas: Easement Severed Minerals, surface owner, real estate developer
Oil/Gas: Easement Severed Minerals, surface owner, real estate developer, mineral rights

Oil/Gas: lease renewal, texas railroad commission, barnett shale
Oil/Gas: lease renewal, texas railroad commission, barnett shale, mr mcconnell

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights leasing in New Mexico, new mexico energy, natural resources department
Oil/Gas: Mineral rights leasing in New Mexico, new mexico energy, natural resources department, energy minerals

Oil/Gas: OIl gas lease for Blaine Co Oklahoma, gross proceeds, drilling company
Oil/Gas: OIl gas lease for Blaine Co Oklahoma, gross proceeds, drilling company, cleanup

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas in WV, surface owner, clarksburg wv
Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas in WV, surface owner, clarksburg wv, access road

Oil/Gas: Gas wells that are not producing, viable market, gas wells
viable market, gas wells, current market: Here is a link to the orphan well program in the state of TX. http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/compliance/orphanwells/index.php Here are a couple of websites that offer turnkey and/or consulting services. http://www.drilling-partners.com/ http://www.gwdrilling.com/services/turnkey.htm...

Oil/Gas: Help Getting Minerals Leased in Oklahoma, leasing, oklahoma
leasing, oklahoma: M.M. No real recent leases have been filed in your immediate area that I can find. GHK Exploration L.P. bought a couple of leases in 31, and filed them in June..probably leased them in April or May. Nothing in 31 since then, though more current leases have...

Oil/Gas: Kansas mineral rights, KANSAS
KANSAS: Keith, if there s proven production nearby, especially from wells that have come online in the past 5 years, then I would insist on at least a 1/6 royalty, if not 3/16. $27 per acre also seems about $100 too low. However, since I don t know exactly where your...

Oil/Gas: Lease in Blaine County 17N-13W-19, mineral owner, lease language
mineral owner, lease language, blaine county: JT, if the lease language allows for it, he can simply release it back to the mineral owner and be done with it. He won t get anything out of it of course by doing this. Better to find some other party to buy the remaining time from him if possible of course....

Oil/Gas: Lease not recorded in county records, indirect consequences, state regulators
indirect consequences, state regulators, gas lease: Lura: The lease should be recorded in the county recorder s office. Whether that is on line in your county, I do not know. The lease is an agreement between the parties,whether or not it is recorded, however, failure to record can have direct and indirect...

Oil/Gas: lands/gas lease St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, development wells, parish louisiana
development wells, parish louisiana, gas lease: In order to learn about this, you can contact the Operator(s) of the wells and inquire about the wells and the land. As far as the money being paid, I would inquire with the Operator how they derived at your father s net revenue interest. Then, always...

Oil/Gas: late royalty payment, late
late: Gordon, I once waited about nine months to get a division order to sign on a new well, and it was a month after that until I actually got a check. You are correct that in Oklahoma it s supposed to take no longer than six months to get paid for first production...

Oil/Gas: lease renewal, lease renewal, mansfield texas
lease renewal, mansfield texas, second term: If you do not sign, then you will be sent an AFE, Authority for Expenditures, which will set out your portion of the costs of drilling the well. If you elect not to sign and participate, then the Operator will carry you as non-consent and the laws of the...

Oil/Gas: leasing in St. Mary parish, information thanks, legal description
information thanks, legal description, undeveloped land: Thank you - Please let me find out if one of the companies I work with can give you an offer. Thank you for the legal description. Do you own 100% of the 400 acres available to lease? If not, please let me know what your ownership is of the 400 acres...

Oil/Gas: location to residence of wells, intentional disregard, holes in the ground
intentional disregard, holes in the ground, toolpusher: Keri, most leases specify a well can be drilled no closer than 200 feet to a residence or occupied dwelling. Once they get the well finished and get the rig moved off it hopefully won t be so bothersome except for occasional trucks coming to pick up any oil....

Oil/Gas: Mineral Interests, north central arkansas, henry hub
north central arkansas, henry hub, city of clinton: You can certainly elect not to lease. At the time that the Operator proposes to drill a well, they will then send you an Authority for Expenditures (AFE) which will set out the costs of drilling the well. You can either agree to participate, or you can elect...

Oil/Gas: Mineral (oil & gas) Lease, mineral leases, gas lease
mineral leases, gas lease, barber county: You have already given up control of the negotiations. I would tell them that I would not sign a lease for less than $100 per acre and 3/16 and when they brought one to me with those terms, I would sign it. Here s the deal. You own .0625% of that tract,...

Oil/Gas: Mineral ownership, contiguous tract, origional owner
contiguous tract, origional owner, contiguity: Your mineral ownership has more to do with the contiguity of the minerals than sections. Since the minerals are in one contiguous tract, a well drilled on any part of the tract interrupts prescription for all of the tract. You will own the minerals ten years...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights leasing in New Mexico, texas railroad commission, travel to new mexico
texas railroad commission, travel to new mexico, roosevelt county: The Texas Railroad Commission is the regulatory body over the oil and gas division. You can contact them and they can assist you with determining what production is in the area. They will need the legal description (land) to assist them. The Railroad Commission...

Oil/Gas: new mexico mineral leases, mineral leases, living in new zealand
mineral leases, living in new zealand, rosevelt: If there are no royalties being paid the leases expired by their own terms years ago. You would need to research each of the counties mentioned to find out the terms of the leases. Check with the secretary of State to see if any unclaimed funds are in your...

Oil/Gas: OIl gas lease for Blaine Co Oklahoma, Blaine County
Blaine County: Betsy, I don t usually worry about warranting my title, but some people do. People that don t like to warrant title usually tell the oil company that, and in most cases they will allow them to cross out the portion of the clause that says warrant and defend....

Oil/Gas: Oil bbl to MCFE, natural gas liquids, volumetric conversions
natural gas liquids, volumetric conversions, oil condensate: Hell - my apologies for the delayed reply. Ok, part of your question wasn t fully clear, but maybe the following will help: • “Mcfe” means 1,000 cubic feet equivalent, determined using the ratio of six Mcf of natural gas to one Bbl of crude oil, condensate...

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas in WV, selling, minerals
selling, minerals, west virginia: Joyce, if you are speaking of worth as to selling your mineral rights, then your best bet would be to contact SEVERAL buyers before making a decision as to whom to sell to. That way, you d get a better picture of their actual market value. One offer from...

Oil/Gas: Oklahoma Pooling and Spacing?, FORCED, POOLING
FORCED, POOLING, SPACING: Dorah, spacing orders are common things to get in the mail, and it s just the oil company asking the state for permission to include a certain number of acres in their drilling unit for a new well they re thinking of drilling. I usually ignore them, though...

Oil/Gas: Online Production Info for Kansas, kansas geological survey, kansas production
kansas geological survey, kansas production, lease production: Charlos, you can find Kansas production info online at the following website for free: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/ The site is brought to you by the Kansas Geological Survey. You ll need to click on production from the left side of the home page (under...

Oil/Gas: oil rights, range description, courthouse records
range description, courthouse records, deceased father: Did you have a succession prepared and filed on your father s estate? If so, this information should be provided in the succession proceedings. You can get a copy of the succession proceedings in the county clerk s office where it is filed. If you did not...

Oil/Gas: old oil and gas lease, excavation company, gas leases
excavation company, gas leases, mineral leases: You do not indicate which state your property is located in. Therefore, I am unsure as to what laws the companies are conducting their operations in. However, the standard Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease does provide for mining operations. You do find sometimes...

Oil/Gas: Powhatan, La, paul messenger, anderson place
paul messenger, anderson place, haynesville: EnCana drilled an offset to the ANR Messenger No. 1 well in the Haynesville and made a nice well for a vertical well. I have no idea which Bearden well you are talking about, unless it s that one. J.T. sold the King Hill place to Paul Messenger. The ANR...

Oil/Gas: Pre Application letter, acre section, mineral owners
acre section, mineral owners, surface owners: landowners are sent a pre-application notice, even if they are just suface owners and not mineral owners . If you have not leased, and the Operator is proposing a hearing for a unit, i would tend to think that you are not the mineral owners, but merely...

Oil/Gas: Royalty-Division Order Late Payment, antero resources, oklahoma corporation commission
antero resources, oklahoma corporation commission, royalty payment: This has gotten more common over the past few years. Send the company a certified letter demanding your royalty payments and your interest for all payments due and owing to you. In your letter state that there are no title problems with your tract and if...

Oil/Gas: Searching for lessor by name, search, clerk
search, clerk, index: Deborah, best way is to go the courthouse in the county where the minerals are located (if known) and check the Grantor and/or Grantee index books in the county clerk s office, which have the names of everyone involved in real-estate transactions listed alphabetically....

Oil/Gas: Selling Mineral Rights, Selling, Minerals
Selling, Minerals: Stephen, if you d care to share the name of the company making the offer, along with the legal description of where in the county your minerals are, and whether they are open , leased, or have a producing well on them; I could give you a fairly accurate answer...

Oil/Gas: Selling OK Mineral Rights, selling, minerals
selling, minerals, oklahoma: Whitney, I would say the offer is a little low, even though prices have fallen lately. The 1/8 lease does hurt you a bit I agree, but still think you should ask for more as it can t hurt. Perhaps hit them with $2200 per acre and see what they say. Maybe they...

Oil/Gas: Sequoyah County, OK Lease Offer, Sequoyah County, OK
Sequoyah County, OK: Ellen, as you likely are aware, there s not much going on in the NW part of Sequoyah County, OK. Forced-pooling bonus amounts in the SE part of the county (the hot part) are for only about $100 per acre, and are indicative of the leasing rates somewhat....

Oil/Gas: Statutory Pugh Clause, gas leases, undeveloped lands
gas leases, undeveloped lands, court cases: Dear Chase: I ve never had this question either. The Pugh clause is a provision which terminates the lease (although held by production)as to undeveloped lands. It is not the case in Ohio in statutes, as far as I know. There is a common law implication for...

Oil/Gas: Surface Use/Drill Site, small business community, property borders
small business community, property borders, mr mcconnell: There s no easy solution, but you can be very specific how the build the pad and place the tanks for production. Make sure you specify what kind of fence to put around the location and get an indemnification and hold harmless language in your surface damage...

Oil/Gas: servered ownership of mineral rights and surface, drilling company, courthouse steps
drilling company, courthouse steps, mineral rights: You have presented alot of information here and it is my opinion, that you should contact an attorney for advice on this. There is no way you can properly represent yourself against an oil and gas company without having all the legal transactions detailed...

Oil/Gas: Arkansas Drilling Activity - Cleburne County, Arkansas
Arkansas: Ron, I m glad you liked the lease clause tips. Keep in mind however that there is no guarantee that the lessee will actually accept all of them. If you get too pushy then they may decide not to lease you after all. It s a balancing act really, and the more...

Oil/Gas: addendum, lease premises, timbercreek
lease premises, timbercreek, mineral company: Yes, five years after the primary term expires is how I read it, too; and yes, it seems they could hold ALL your lease for five years after the primary term expires. Last sentence says that five years after primary term expires you could lease your deep rights,...

Oil/Gas: calculating gas royaly income, acre unit, royalty interest
acre unit, royalty interest, mcf: Short answer: Your gross check for first month s production would be about $15,555.49. The longer answer is below, and I have posted it before on this forum (hence the 2007 gas price example): An easy way to estimate your potential royalty in a hypothetical...

Oil/Gas: Division order Gas well, Division Orders
Division Orders: No, you should ALWAYS verify your decimal interest on your division order. As is always the case, before you sign anything, make sure you know what you are signing. The information you provide above, tells me the following: That the royalty on your...

Oil/Gas: Entireities Clause in an Okla lease, Entirety Clause
Entirety Clause: The Entirety Clause found in some oil and gas leases benefits the Lessee to make it clear to the Lessor that if the lands covered by the lease are now or in the future owned in separate tracts, the lease will continued to be administered by the Lessee as one...

Oil/Gas: expired leases and land man for mineral rights owners, expired leases, new leases
expired leases, new leases, mineral acres: Dear Wayne, yes and usually does. That is the lease (original) covered certain land. It ended if no well was drilled in say 5 years, but if a well were drilled, the well held by production the lease so long as producing in paying quantities That...

Oil/Gas: Pooling unit question, entrepreneur
Oil/Gas: Pooling unit question, entrepreneur

Oil/Gas: Royalty Deeds, royalty interest, acquisition
Oil/Gas: Royalty Deeds, royalty interest, acquisition, quotes

Oil/Gas: selling mineral acres in Oklahoma, royalty interest, oil and gas
Oil/Gas: selling mineral acres in Oklahoma, royalty interest, oil and gas, oil gas

Oil/Gas: Gas lease, lease offer
lease offer: If the company drills before your family signs an OGL, then you will be sent an AFE (Authority for Expenditures) which shows the costs for drilling the Well. Then, you will be asked to either sign the AFE and elect to participate, or you can elect to go non-consent...

Oil/Gas: Gas usage from sales line, gas sales from wells
gas sales from wells: This all depends on what the lease you entered into for this property sets out. If this is one of the provisions of your lease, then certainly so. Just because lines and wells are located on your property does not mean the Producer will sell a private...

Oil/Gas: horizontal wells, salt water disposal, farming operation
salt water disposal, farming operation, t rush: I would use the form at the link below to negotiate the mineral lease; with 500+ acres you have some pretty strong negotiating power. http://www.tlma.org/oilgasleasechecklist.pdf Keep in mind that you can solicit lease offers from additional oil companies;...

Oil/Gas: Leasing Land, leasing
leasing: Many times the conditions change which make the land not as favorable for drilling. This may occur from wells that are drilled nearby not producing as much as expected; or perhaps a dry hole was drilled unexpectedly. Evidently it appears the area lies within...

Oil/Gas: MIneral Rights, john trimble, lease proposal
john trimble, lease proposal, mineral acres: Dear Kyle: 1. I can t keep up with the variety of offers across the country either. Local info (you neighbors) is a up-to-date source of what the market is like 2. The Texas RR Commission web site is a good place to start on what has been drilled. 3....

Oil/Gas: Mineral LEase, weston county, mineral lease
weston county, mineral lease, landowners: Sir, I am not familiar with the market in this area - I suggest you check with some of your neighboring landowners and see what they have been offered. I would also suggest that you not accept their first offer, but try and raise the offer a little higher...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights Definition, declaratory judgement, mineral rights
declaratory judgement, mineral rights, provision: Dear Pat No, but one can reserve what the seller and buyer agree to reserve. Timber is not usually considered mineral , so you need to 1. take a close look at the wording 2. check for other documents that explain this odd provision 3. Look for...

Oil/Gas: OIL/GAS LEASE ADMENDMENT, amending pooling clause
amending pooling clause: In order for me to draw a conclusion on this and determine what your rights are - I must review the lease in its entirety. In the alternative, the landman asking you to execute the amendment should explain all this to you. That is the obligation he has to...

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas Lease, lease offer
lease offer: 1. Can the oil company proceed with this project without me agreeing and signing? ANSWER: Yes, as long as they have the majority leased, they can proceed without you agreeing and signing. 2. Does this offer sound extremely low? I m told that this signing...

Oil/Gas: Oil and Gas Lease in Atoka, Ok, occ web, woodford shale
occ web, woodford shale, sedna energy: Cathy, Titan is the only company I see currently leasing in Section 32 recently. St. Mary and Sedna Energy are the only two currently leasing in the nine surrounding Sections that I can see. $250 per acre doesn t sound bad given the current activity...

Oil/Gas: Oil lease offer, lincoln county oklahoma, oklahoma corporation commission
lincoln county oklahoma, oklahoma corporation commission, royalty owner: Joan, if the lease is for shallow depths only (get a depth clause in your lease) then the bonus is probably about the going rate for the area. Most of the recent permits in this area are about a mile deep (not that deep) and the pooling bonus amounts for similar...

Oil/Gas: oil:gas, alternative fuels, crude oil
alternative fuels, crude oil, gallon of gasoline: Hello Lyle Thats a little turned around. Should be, How many gallons of gasoline in a gallon of crude oil Check out this link: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/eng99/eng99288.htm Follow the links, and you should get your answer. Good Luck...

Oil/Gas: oil/gas lease, arbitration clause, gas lease
arbitration clause, gas lease, shaefer: Dear Cole The lease is a contract. Typos are typically correctable. Also look for a correction clause, notice clause and arbitration clause in the lease for remedies. Did your friend ask for payment on the 13 acre? I don t know your state or its...

Oil/Gas: old oil lease, old mineral interest
old mineral interest: Yes, it appears that in 1983 when the lease was granted, your family owned an interest in the minerals. In order to determine if you currently own the interest, a mineral title examination should be done. Depending on the size of the interest, you may...

Oil/Gas: Pooling unit question, something is better than nothing, oil producer
something is better than nothing, oil producer, geologist: I suggest you let the geologist represent you for a percentage of your royalty. Something is better than nothing. He is gambling his time and expertise and should get whatever he agrees to as a fee. What are you thinking? You don t have the money to pursue...

Oil/Gas: production clause of lease, lease held by production
lease held by production: The well must be producing in commercial quantities. Now, the big question is: what is commercial quantities . Many times it is explained as: if the revenue is greater than the expenses, then it is profitable for an Operator to continue to produce. ...

Oil/Gas: Royalty Deeds, Overriding Royalty Interest Owner
Overriding Royalty Interest Owner: Dear Sir - One of the things you could do to capitalize on these Royalty Deeds is sell your interest. Are you interested in doing that? If so, if so, if you will fax me, at 318-219-2466 or email me at lfitzgerald@iliosresources.com; the Royalty Deeds...

Oil/Gas: royalty and leasing rightsa, leasing rights
leasing rights: Based on the information you set out above, you inherited 5 royalty acres which you did not have authority to lease? and then you inherited 5 acres which you did have the rights to lease. If this is the case, yes, your interest would be calculated on you...

Oil/Gas: royalty payment to lessor, gas purchasing
gas purchasing: I m going to try and answer your question, with what you have said above. First of all, I think it s important for you to understand the difference between: arms length non affiliate purchaser and non arms length affiliate purchaser. Arms length non...

Oil/Gas: Several producers hold leases in the same pool, marcellus shale, word pool
marcellus shale, word pool, lease rights: Dear Larry: First, it is far from clear what the word pool means, and especially so when few wells have been drilled. In the classic anticlinal structural trap with a defined perimeter and an oil/water or gas/water contact, a pool can be defined and mapped....

Oil/Gas: selling mineral acres in Oklahoma, mineral offer
mineral offer: John, This sounds low to me. Why don t you email or fax me over the property information and I will check on the value of it for you. Also, please let me know how much interest you own in the 40 acres and whether the property is under an Oil, Gas and...

Oil/Gas: soap looking bubbles, natural gas leaks, natural gas leak
natural gas leaks, natural gas leak, soap bubbles: Hello Robert, That s a new one on me, but, I would make sure it wasn t a natural gas leak from an underground pipe (if you have natural gas at your home). Could also be Methane gas coming from a septic tank (existing or abandoned). Could also be naturally...

Oil/Gas: Trees accidentally cut down, gas piping, mature trees
gas piping, mature trees, oil company: They are responsible for getting you back to where you were prior to the mishap. If the trees were small then they can just buy new ones to replace the ones they cut; however, if they were mature trees, then someone (perhaps a judge) needs to decide how much...

Oil/Gas: Working interest, Working Interest conversion to Royalty Interest
Working Interest conversion to Royalty Interest: No sir, a Working Interest cannot be converted to a Royalty Interest because they are created out of two separate estates of title. The Working Interest is created out of the leasehold title, while the royalty interest is created out of the mineral owner...

Oil/Gas: Acreage, pam wills, many wills
pam wills, many wills, large parcels: Pam, wills sometimes list or include property that was not actually owned by mistake. A beneficiary in such a situation would only be conveyed what was actually owned, no matter what the will said. Additionally, many wills leave out property by mistake as...

Oil/Gas: Adding dependents to mineral rights, mineral deed, timbercreek
mineral deed, timbercreek, mineral company: Myrel, you will need to prepare a conveyance (quit claim deed, mineral deed etc.) granting the minerals to yourself and wife/children in equal shares, or in whatever shares you wished. This deed would replace the current conveyance (will, deed, etc.) that...

Oil/Gas: Beckham County, OK Mineral Rights, sell, mineral
sell, mineral, rights: Barb, the minerals in Section 30 are probably worth at least $1500 per acre in my opinion. I m sure the offers you ve received are probably valid offers in that the buyers would likely keep their word and pay you that amount, however if they came to you...

Oil/Gas: Ellis County, OK Lease Offer, time ann, timbercreek
time ann, timbercreek, mineral company: Ann, doesn t sound too bad to me really. There s not too much activity in that area currently. Chesapeake is doing most of the leasing around there currently, though ConocoPhillips was in there late last year as well. Hope this helps you out. Frederick...

Oil/Gas: Fort Worth TX Area Lease Bonus, barnett shale, natural gas prices
barnett shale, natural gas prices, fort worth star telegram: Dear Frustrated ; the Barnett Shale has been declining in activity since the beginning of the year, and bonus amounts have indeed fallen quite a bit from their astronomical highs of last year. Frankly, people were pushing the companies to pay more for leases...

Oil/Gas: Longevity of a well, mcclain county, bopd
Oil/Gas: Longevity of a well, mcclain county, bopd, oil trading

Oil/Gas: Mineral Sales, royalty interest, price of natural gas
Oil/Gas: Mineral Sales, royalty interest, price of natural gas, accepting an offer

Oil/Gas: Royaltie and leases, royalty agreement, oil and gas commission
Oil/Gas: Royaltie and leases, royalty agreement, oil and gas commission, gas wells

Oil/Gas: fair 10yr. lease price, value for surface use of property
value for surface use of property: It would be the market value for the price per acre that property is sold for in this area. Perhaps you can check with a real estate appraiser s office, a tax assessor s office or a timber consultant who may be able to offer assistance with obtaining a fair...

Oil/Gas: Gas Lease Strategy, Pennsylvania, oil
Pennsylvania, oil, gas: Jon, the worth of the deal is determined mainly by location, location, location ; just as it is in real estate sales. If your mineral are in the middle of a lot of recent drilling activity, and/or some real nice wells have come in nearby, then you will...

Oil/Gas: Gas Well, ethyl benzene, natural gas wells
ethyl benzene, natural gas wells, proper filtration: Hello Dana Not knowing the exact situation with your well, I can only surmise what may be the situation. WHat I can reference in my experience is Flaring which is used to burn off excess natural gas not needed from a refinery or well site. It has been...

Oil/Gas: Hiring a Landman, how to find out what we own
how to find out what we own: Please refer to my Answers, numbered as you have set out above: 1) If you are interested in hiring a landman, my company would be glad to look into the matter for you and discuss this with you. First, be sure you are dealing with a landman that is registered...

Oil/Gas: Horizontal drilling, price of natural gas, horizontal drilling
price of natural gas, horizontal drilling, petroleum industry: Typically it is beneficial to utilize horizontal drilling when the reservoir is tight (i.e. has low porosity and/or permeability) OR if you are extending the development of a mature field (or both). By drilling a horizontal well the operating company is able...

Oil/Gas: Inherited Mineral Interest, mineral deed, gas leasing
mineral deed, gas leasing, land patent: If an individual sells land to someone, and also owns half the mineral rights under the land, but makes no mention of the minerals on the deed, then the minerals would be transferred along with the land. If the individual who sold the property to the son...

Oil/Gas: how do i know what perentage I own in mineral rights, property lawyer, land in california
property lawyer, land in california, law suits: Dear Debbie I ll try. First I am going to assume you have accurately conveyed all of the deed s reservations and there is nothing else of importance, e.g. wills, law suits etc. Secondly, suppose you own 100 acres in fee (absolutely#. Then,...

Oil/Gas: Lease Expiring, fair leasing offer
fair leasing offer: I believe your best source would be checking with your adjoining landowners who have also leased. This information is not of public record, so it s not like you can check any agencies to determine this. There still is some time, however, before the expiration...

Oil/Gas: Lease options Kay County, OK, kay county oklahoma, timbercreek
kay county oklahoma, timbercreek, mineral company: Ken, I d tell them you ll lease for $75 and 1/8, or $50 and 3/16 royalty; both three years with no extension. If they squawk about it too much remind them that Section 17 (immediately SE of your Section 7) was leased and force-pooled for those amounts in September....

Oil/Gas: Longevity of a well, oklahoma corporation commission, mcclain county
oklahoma corporation commission, mcclain county, approximate length: KB, if you d shared with me the legal description of where this well is, I probably could have given you a good estimate of its remaining life based on other wells in the area. However, you can go to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission website s database page:...

Oil/Gas: Longevity of a well
Go to the website below and click on oil and gas database; you can then search by county, township and range. It s not quite as good as the TX website, but it should help you to find what your looking for. http://www.occ.state.ok.us/Orawebapps/OCCOraWebApps.htm...

Oil/Gas: Loving County, TX Activity, Loving, Texas
Loving, Texas: Alan, wow, you re way out there in West Texas looks like! Not too familiar with the Permian Basin, though I did notice that Prize Energy Resources seems to have leased up a lot of the BNSF Railroad s minerals on the southern edge of Loving County, though that...

Oil/Gas: land owner rights to gas and oil, contractual matters, dear mary
contractual matters, dear mary, mcf: Dear Mary: There is no standard rate. A commonly used amount is 200 MCF/year (200,000 cubic feet), typically will heat a single family house. The range s from zero to unlimited . Yes there us a limit if the well drops off related to physical, ecoomic...

Oil/Gas: lease about to expire, determining what holds a lease beyond its primary term
determining what holds a lease beyond its primary term: Depending on what is provided for in your existing lease, is what determines what will actually hold the current lease. However, since they are trying to negotiate an Extension with you at this time, I would think that either a) continuous operations would...

Oil/Gas: lease money, mineral royalties, surface owner
mineral royalties, surface owner, bonus money: This depends on which state you live in; in TX the minerals and surface are either held together or separated at some point in time. Once they are separated they will remain separate forever. Typically, the mineral rights owner gets the lease bonus money...

Oil/Gas: having lease terminated and equipment removed, surface rights
surface rights: Sir, The answers to your questions depend on what is provided and set out in the Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease covering this acreage. You should obtain a copy of this lease and email or fax it to me, so that I can answer these questions. Without this, I...

Oil/Gas: Marcellus Shale Lease and Royalty, marcellus shale, royalty check
marcellus shale, royalty check, congressional survey: Erasmo, $6000 per acre sounds pretty good to me; especially with 20% royalty. Some people will be paid more than that, some less, but I think you re on the high end. If it were me I d take the offer assuming they gave me a good lease form as well (depth clause,...

Oil/Gas: Mineral lease Dewey Co Sec 17-18 16n15w, Dewey, Lease
Dewey, Lease, Offer: Larry, calling the owner of the rest of the NE part of Section 17 is a good idea. Actually, other mineral owners in Section 17 (or 18) would be able to help you out too likely because the spacing units in that area are generally 640 acres and so anyone who...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights oil lease, oil lease, timbercreek
oil lease, timbercreek, mineral company: Jerry, there s really not much going on in this county frankly, so $75 is probably pretty good for the area. I d see if you can get them to take off the two-year extension however. Hope this helps you out. Frederick M. Mick Scott CMM RPL Timbercreek...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Sales, selling minerals
selling minerals: Sir, let me check and see what the market value is in this area. Please email me at lfitzgerald@iliosresources.com so I can furnish you this information. It s not as simple as just taking a multiple of the monthly production. Can you tell me what royalty...

Oil/Gas: Minerals - Lost acreage in a Judgement, homestead act, title attorney
homestead act, title attorney, grocery bill: Ann, if your grandparents owned the minerals at the time of the judgment, and in fact lost all the land save the homestead, then it would be my guess that the minerals under all but the homestead were lost as well. You d want to look at the actual judgment...

Oil/Gas: mineral rights, il dept of natural resources, coal co
il dept of natural resources, coal co, dept of natural resources: Dear Richard: Your situation is covered by Illinois law--you need to consult a Illinois real property attorney. Two suggestions-- 1. there may be a mineral-rights lapse statute which returns total ownership to surface owner after some years of non-use...

Oil/Gas: mineral rights deed, reservation of mineral rights
reservation of mineral rights: From what you have stated above, the Seller is reserving 95% of the mineral rights and you and your husband, the Buyers are acquiring 5% of the mineral rights. In my opinion, the last sentence provides that if the property is producing, this 95% reservation...

Oil/Gas: natural gas play in woodford shale, selling minerals
selling minerals: No sir, I do not know anything specific. I am aware that the western portion of the state of Oklahoma is of interest however. If you have an interest in acquiring a value to sell your interest in this 1.25 acre tract, please let me know. You may email...

Oil/Gas: Offer to Sell in Beckham County OK, sell, minerals
sell, minerals, beckham: Michael, $3000 per acre is not a bad offer. A couple of decent wells have been completed in the area fairly recently, but nothing super-spectacular that would justify a higher price (in my opinion.)The section just northeast of yours was pooled for $600 per...

Oil/Gas: Oil/Gas Rights, mercer county pa, decline rates
mercer county pa, decline rates, mercer pa: Dear Matt: Yes, there are ways to do it, but it requires much more info than you are reciting, plus some technical expertise. In Mercer Pa, wells usually produce from the Medina or Whirlpool. If that is the case (find out, the reservoir sands are...

Oil/Gas: Oil and gas minerals for sale, oil, gas
oil, gas, minerals: Ricky, with so many producing wells a good rule of thumb to value your producing properties would be to multiply the average monthly royalty income over the last six months by anywhere from 36 to 60 and use that as a range that you could expect to get...

Oil/Gas: Oli & Gas Lease and Division Order, verifying interest in Division Order
verifying interest in Division Order: In order for someone other than the oil company to verify that the decimal interest shown in the Division Order that was submitted to you, yes, you will need to hire a landman or attorney. My office can do this work for you if you would like for us to...

Oil/Gas: Online Mineral Deed Forms, mineral deed, sizable library
mineral deed, sizable library, warranty deed: Reid, there are in fact many companies selling ready-made deed forms online. I searched for mineral deeds just now and found several! Legalzoom.com is one site where you can buy a blank mineral deed, and there are other similar sites like uslegalforms.com...

Oil/Gas: Polk County, TX, sell, mineral
sell, mineral, rights: Terry, it would definitely depend on which part of the county your 23 acre are in. The southern half of the county is where most of the activity is currently, and there s not really all that much. Please email the legal description to me at SCOTTMINERALS@AOL.COM...

Oil/Gas: Potential ORRI I am looking to purchase!, buying ORRI
buying ORRI: If the ORRI was part of an investment package, then it would be difficult, in my opinion, to obtain the detailed information I would recommend reviewing before the purchase. You should ask for a copy of the instrument whereby the ORRI was created to determine:...

Oil/Gas: RE: Injection well on property next to us, sell, mineral
sell, mineral, royalty: Lonnie, you can contact their land department directly. I don t have their phone number handy but I m sure it s in the book. I can t tell you that they ll even want to buy your minerals. Exploration companies are usually less likely to buy minerals outright....

Oil/Gas: Royaltie and leases, selling land to drill
selling land to drill: You can check with your state Oil and Gas Commission to find out what other Operators are active in your area. Then, you can contact these other companies and inquire as to their possible interest in acquiring a lease on your property. When they approached...

Oil/Gas: Royalties - North Dakota, Project royalty revenue
Project royalty revenue: Below is how you would calculate the estimated royalty revenue, based on the information you have set out above. However, you have not stated whether the unit for the well is 160 acres, or the family owns 20 acres out of a 160-acre tract but the unit for...

Oil/Gas: royalty payment for gas as stated in lease, figuring royalty income
figuring royalty income: Sir, I m sorry but I don t understand your question because at the end of your question, you show the correct calculation for determining your Net Revenue Interest. Now, you need to take the: Net Revenue Interest and multiply it by the sum [of the...

Oil/Gas: royalty payments, royalty payments, mineral estate
royalty payments, mineral estate, mineral rights: Dear Sabrina: Assuming your description of the situation is complete, the prior owner stills owns the severed mineral estate and you do not. That was the bargain. You need to obtain copies of the deed instruments and get a lawyer in La to go over...

Oil/Gas: Suspense Accounts, inquiring about royalties due
inquiring about royalties due: If you will contact the Texas Railroad Commission and provide them with the name of the County and Survey/Abstract Name your property is located in, they can tell you which companies are operating wells within that area. At this time, you can ask them to...

Oil/Gas: Suspense Accounts, claiming royalty revenue
claiming royalty revenue: I m going to attempt to answer your questions in the order in which it makes more sense. First, if you will check with the Texas Railroad Commission, they should be able to give you the well names of the wells producing in the Survey Name you provide them...

Oil/Gas: Taxes on oil & gas royalty payments, Tax, Oklahoma
Tax, Oklahoma, Withholding: Mary, Oklahoma requires that out-of-state owners have Oklahoma state income tax withheld from their royalty checks each month. If your checks were sent to an Oklahoma address they would not withhold taxes. Oklahoma residents pay state tax on their income,...

Oil/Gas: Texas Gas Lease, mineral owner, interest owner
mineral owner, interest owner, ownership percentage: George, in Texas, if your unleased minerals are within the spacing unit, but not within the actual drill site tract of the spacing unit, you will not get any royalty or bonus unless you sign a lease, or ratify someone else s lease. Lessees generally attempt...

Oil/Gas: unleased royalty owner, royalty owner, mineral owner
royalty owner, mineral owner, mineral owners: George, it depends on what state you re in as to whether going unleased will benefit you, and in most cases it will not because you will either be forced to lease by the State, or you will have to elect to participate in the well and pay your share of drilling...

Oil/Gas: buying oil and gas royalties, buying minerals or royalties
buying minerals or royalties: Sir, there are many professional companies who seek to buy oil and gas minerals and royalties through advertising, mailouts and websites. To my knowledge there is not a sight where you can find owners who are wanting to sell. I have a mineral buying...

Oil/Gas: Determining Mineral Interest, texas railroad commission, liberty county texas
texas railroad commission, liberty county texas, mineral deed: Leslie, if your friend was awarded this mineral interest by a court as a result of divorce, then the only deed she needs is the divorce decree, which would probably be filed in the courthouse, or could be obtained from the attorney who handled the divorce....

Oil/Gas: Drillsite Distance from House, mud pits, timbercreek
mud pits, timbercreek, mineral company: I do not know whether they measure from the borehole or not, but I would think that would not be practical as most drill sites are between one and five acres, including the mud pits. It would not be practical to measure distance from the borehole. In...

Oil/Gas: executive privilege, executive rights
executive rights: I m sorry but I am unable to advise you on your rights. Your rights would be governed by the Will under which you are acting, and the State s laws. I am sorry that your family is in such disagreement - not a pleasant place to be. I m sorry I couldn...

Oil/Gas: executive rights, executive rights
executive rights: Your rights would be set out in the agreement that created them. Without having the document to interpret, I am unable to answer your question. I can tell you this though, the mineral owners have the right to full enjoyment of their interests, if the...

Oil/Gas: buying oil and gas royalties, carroll county, royalties
Oil/Gas: buying oil and gas royalties, carroll county, royalties

Oil/Gas: mineral servitudes, mineral interest, undivided interest
Oil/Gas: mineral servitudes, mineral interest, undivided interest, mineral rights

Oil/Gas: General O&G Questions, royalty interests, mineral owner
royalty interests, mineral owner, fed gov: Dear Krista: 1 usually one of the WI owners is the operator, not always. 2. yes, unless some special steps have been taken. Roy=king le roi the king s share- it is the part owed to the king--typically 1/8th 3. An ORRI is is an over-riding interest,...

Oil/Gas: Haynesville Shale, receiving revenue from wells
receiving revenue from wells: Mrs. England: Unfortunately, the situation you describe above is quite common with alot of landowners. The general public is so misinformed about revenue from a well - all thinking they are going to become millionaires overnight. Although you state...

Oil/Gas: Inherited Land Include Minerals?, timbercreek, mineral company
timbercreek, mineral company, mineral rights: Merle, if he owned the minerals at the time of his death, and you inherited the land, then you own the 40% of the minerals he owned under that land as well; even if they were not mentioned in the will. Additionally, there is probably a residual clause...

Oil/Gas: Inherited Mineral Rights, mineral estate, mineral rights
mineral estate, mineral rights, undivided interest: Dear Stacey. There may be questions of state law in your state-- I do not practice outside of Ohio, so I will just share some thoughts. Based only on your question, 1.o I suggest you get a copy of your property interest (will, certificate of transfer...

Oil/Gas: Lease - Continuing Operations, clearfield county pa, marcellus shale
clearfield county pa, marcellus shale, drill rig: Warren, I would say that they barely made it as far as beginning operations before their lease with you expired. Generally though,if the lessee comes on and does dirt work a few days before the lease expires, it will be sufficient to hold the lease past...

Oil/Gas: Leasing my Property, going rate for leasing property
going rate for leasing property: I am not actively involved in Harrison County, TX, therefore I do not know what the going rate per acre is. You should contact your neighboring landowners to see what they have been offered. Also, you may be able to contact the Harrison County Clerk...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights, mineral servitude
mineral servitude: Running seismic on property will not interrupt a mineral servitude. A mineral servitude is created when the surface estate is separated from the mineral estate, which is what you describe above. In order for a mineral servitude to be interrupted, a well...

Oil/Gas: mineral rights, unknown mineral heirs
unknown mineral heirs: Sir, I am unfamiliar with the mineral code laws of the State of Pennsylvania - and each state is different. However, I doubt that they would automatically revert to the surface owner because the proper heirs cannot be located, unless there is a prescriptive...

Oil/Gas: mineral servitudes, acre tracts, property lawyer
acre tracts, property lawyer, interest owners: Dear Bob Clearly you have a specific legal question which I cannot answer. As you state it, your business partners are co-tenants, undivided interest owners in the whole. Here is LA statute from Internet. PART 1. THE NATURE OF THE MINERAL SERVITUDE...

Oil/Gas: Neighbor getting well, royalty interest
royalty interest: Your lease should contain a provision in it that holds the Lessee responsible for drilling wells if production is found within so many feet of your property. It is usually set out as a developmental drilling obligation and provided so that your property will...

Oil/Gas: Newfield's Morgan 1H17W well in Pittsburgh Co. Okla., oklahoma corporation commission, completion report
oklahoma corporation commission, completion report, dry hole: Harold, too early to tell about the well from my end, and I don t live close enough to go check out the site in person. No completion report has been filed yet that I know of, and they have six months to do that after they finish the well. You might want...

Oil/Gas: O/G lease form, american association of professional landmen, arapahoe county colorado
american association of professional landmen, arapahoe county colorado, bradford publishing: Sir, I would suggest you contact the American Association of Professional Landmen website (AAPL) and try to obtain the lease form from there. I would be afraid to provide you with a form that you would be using to obtain a lease on, without being involved...

Oil/Gas: Oil and Lease Questions Payne County OK, assistance with determining mineral interests
assistance with determining mineral interests: Sir, I understand your frustration. I ll first tell you that an Operator is not going to spend much time trying to straighten out any of your title defects or omissions. Further, the Corporation Commission Manager, who works for the state, is not really...

Oil/Gas: Oil Production & Oil and Gas Leases, acquiring properties from deceased father's company
acquiring properties from deceased father's company: It s very wise of you to ask for assistance with this. This can be a very time consuming process to determine all the properties in which your father may own an interest. First, I would like to ask you if you have filed a Probate Proceeding for his Estate...

Oil/Gas: Ownership Check, oil, gas
oil, gas, consultant: Sam, the most accurate way to determine what you own is to go to the county courthouse in Woods county and check the land records in the county clerk s office. While it s not rocket science, it can be confusing, especially if you trace the ownership all...

Oil/Gas: Ownership of mineral rights, property attorney, mineral rights
property attorney, mineral rights, legal question: Dear Ms. Drake: It is impossible to answer this legal question without having the instruments of conveyance at hand. My first suggestion is that you all agree on something. My second and better one is to hire a real property attorney. If you wish...

Oil/Gas: $ oil lease, lease offer
lease offer: No ma m, you do not have to take the 3/16ths - You do not have to sign until they agree to offer you the 1/5th. If your neighbor received it, then you should be able to get it also. If you don t agree to sign the lease, then the company may not drill the...

Oil/Gas: oil rights, determining current mineral owners
determining current mineral owners: In order to determine the current owner of mineral rights, a mineral title abstract must be conducted. This can either be conducted by an oil and gas attorney, a landman, or a title abstractor s office. If this is something you would like to have done,...

Oil/Gas: oil royalties, heirs revenue
heirs revenue: Absolutely. Many times the heirs revenue is placed into suspense, if they do not have the current information for them. If you know the Operators who have been producing these wells over the years, you should contact the Division Order Department of these...

Oil/Gas: Ratification of oil, gas and mineral lease and co-lessor's agreement, Ratification of Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease
Ratification of Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease: Sir, A Ratification of Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease and Co-Lessor s Agreement is usually required when there is an interest open that is not covered by the Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease signed initially. It does not replace the old lease and transfer it to...

Oil/Gas: Roger Mills County, OK Leasing, Roger Mills, leasing
Roger Mills, leasing: Probably not much, but I d guess no more than $400 per acre, if that. There isn t much going on in that area currently. You might check the NARO website (www.naro-us.org) and check out their Oklahoma message board forum to see if anyone has posted bonus amounts...

Oil/Gas: Royalties from a Natural Gas Well, estimating monthly revenue
estimating monthly revenue: I will provide you with the calculation to determine your monthly royalty revenue. However, there are several factors which will not be constant and further, you have not provided me with some of the information that I need, such as: a) what will the natural...

Oil/Gas: Small Tract Lease and Royalty, lease royalty vs. lease bonus monies
lease royalty vs. lease bonus monies: Yes you are correct. A landowner owning just a few acres will not have the same negotiating power as a landowner owning 20 acres or more. The more acreage a landowner holds the greater the value it is to the company acquiring leases. You would benefit...

Oil/Gas: seeking interest in a lease, hart publications, nw pa
hart publications, nw pa, range resources: Dear Daniel-- Apparently my answer was lost in space Hart Publications is sponsoring conferences in and around Pittsburgh monthly to slake the thirst of those low on knowledge A dozen or so companies are active in NW PA Here are three: Range...

Oil/Gas: Term Royalty Conveyance Panola County, term, royalty
term, royalty, conveyance: Cheryl, a term royalty is usually for a stated length of time. The time may be fixed (e.g., for 10 years) or may state that it s for for ten years, and as long thereafter as there is any production from the premises. The latter would mean that if a producing...

Oil/Gas: top lease, slander, taking the time
slander, taking the time, good luck: Dear Cole: A top lease is no different than a regular lease except that it: is effective at time in the future, usually upon expiration of the current (bottom) lease, and is subject to the current lease (otherwise it is a slander on the current lease)....

Oil/Gas: top lease, gas leasing, new oil
gas leasing, new oil, buyer agent: Cole, Since the terminology used and the laws for each state are unique, I would prefer not to advise you on this. If you are a new oil/gas leasing buyer agent, I suggest you find someone with experience in the particular state you are working that can...

Oil/Gas: Webb County, TX, Webb, Texas
Webb, Texas, Sell: Tammy, the best way to find a fair price is to shop them around to more than one buyer. If you have definitely decided to sell (for the right price of course) and need help locating buyers, you can send me the legal description of exactly where your minerals...

Oil/Gas: 3D Seismic fees, sw colorado, landman
sw colorado, landman, oil and gas: Unfortunately I am not familiar with the going rates in your area; I would contact a local independent landman or oil and gas attorney to assist you with your transaction. Also, if you have not signed a lease then, more than likely, there is not an active...

Oil/Gas: Do they care if I sign pooled gas lease?, rrc district, texas rrc
rrc district, texas rrc, tarrant county texas: All the terms that you state above are customary in an oil and gas lease. The $1.00 per acre shut-in payment is also. You are one of the few who read the entire lease and I applaud you for this. However, you are correct in that there are many factors...

Oil/Gas: drill site permitting, drilling rig, fatal mistake
drilling rig, fatal mistake, single most important thing: WHERE HIRING DECISIONS ARE MADE: HOW TO INTERVIEW SUCCESSFULLY The objective of the interview is simple and singular...TO GET A JOB OFFER! Once you have the offer, you then have the opportunity to accept or reject it. This may sound pretty fundamental...

Oil/Gas: what to do lease or not, independent land, land man
Oil/Gas: what to do lease or not, independent land, land man, bad mistake

Oil/Gas: Pipe line royalty, pipeline, gas companies
Oil/Gas: Pipe line royalty, pipeline, gas companies

Oil/Gas: follow up 2, affidavit of death, oil leases
affidavit of death, oil leases, pontotoc counties: Step 1: Hire a professional, take a course in abstracting title, go to law school. The fact that you did not bother to read my profile does not bode well for your due diligence skills. This was your last follow up. You asked three questions and never...

Oil/Gas: fracking a well, landman, gas oil
landman, gas oil, oil co: There are too many unknowns to answer your question; perhaps they will fix the well, but there is also the possibility that they will plug and abandon (P&A) it. If they do decide to P&A, there is also the chance that whey will start over and drill a new well;...

Oil/Gas: Gas pipeline rate, pipeline companies, gas pipeline
pipeline companies, gas pipeline, time payment: I am not sure what the market value is for acquiring pipeline right-of-ways in the area that your property is located, or what your property value is. Check with your neighbors and see what they have agreed to sign for. The pipeline companies are regulated...

Oil/Gas: Lease Pooling/ Pugh question, acre tract, mineral acres
acre tract, mineral acres, harrison co: What a horizontal pugh clause does is release any acreage not included within the producing unit, from the lease after the primary term. If all your property is included within the unit, then it will virtually be ineffective. However, a vertical pugh clause...

Oil/Gas: what to do lease or not, elliott county kentucky, sandy hook
elliott county kentucky, sandy hook, interactive maps: I recommend hiring an oil and gas attorney or independent landman to help you with the lease; remember that you will have quite a bit of negotiating power with 300 acres. The interactive map below lists the current well permits that have been issued in the...

Oil/Gas: mineral rights, county deed, recorders office
county deed, recorders office, gas lease: Ask your attorney that drew up the buy-sell agreement if your deal covers all of the minerals and if your family member has to perform under the existing contract. If the contract was made with no encumberances such as a lease existing at the time of execution,...

Oil/Gas: oil and gas Dunn Conty ND, dunn county nd, asp https
dunn county nd, asp https, gas boom: The two links below list all the active drilling rigs in ND; I recommend using the search feature to look for your wells. https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/riglist.asp https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/confidential.asp Spud is a name used when they first...

Oil/Gas: oil/gas lease, gas lease, section 151
gas lease, section 151, statement of claim: Sir, in order to determine if this is a fair price, you must check with adjacent property owners and see if this is what they have agreed upon, as far as bonus royalty amount offered. The 1/6th royalty is low however. You should counter offer for a 3/16ths...

Oil/Gas: Pipe line royalty, marcellus shale, imminent domain laws
marcellus shale, imminent domain laws, gas pipeline: Sir, royalties are not paid for granting a pipeline right-of-way. A pipeline right-of-way is paid for using the surface of the land and is calculated on a per/rod basis or per/acre basis. The current use of the land is a factor used to value the land and...

Oil/Gas: Production or No?, robin cross, lease holder
robin cross, lease holder, royalities: Click on the link below and do a search for your county. http://www.occeweb.com/Orawebapps/OCCOraWebApps.html You could probably also call the district office closest to your property and ask them; see the locations below. http://www.occ.state.ok.us/Divisions/OG/newweb/ogdistricts.htm...

Oil/Gas: Purchase of Mineral Rights in Franklin County MS, franklin county ms, acre tract
franklin county ms, acre tract, mineral owner: Sir, I apologize, but there are many variables involved in determining the value for a mineral acre, and I am not able to give you this value with the information that you have provided me with. If you have a landman working for you, he should be able...

Oil/Gas: Royalties, monroe county ms, grandmothers and grandfathers
monroe county ms, grandmothers and grandfathers, tigrett: Have you contacted the Operating Company who your check comes from? I would call them and find out the status of this well. Is it still producing? Or is it shut-in? If it s shut-in, your lease provides that it can only be shut-in for a certain amount of...

Oil/Gas: Royalties, cabot oil gas, royalty checks
cabot oil gas, royalty checks, mineral owner: Did you own the minerals? Did you sign an Oil & Gas Lease? Because many times the surface owner does not own the minerals. If you did sign an Oil & Gas Lease, have they sent you a Division Order which is sent out once a well has been completed and it...

Oil/Gas: Royalty Interest, royalty interest, mineral owner
royalty interest, mineral owner, lessee: Royalties and bonus are negotiated between the mineral owner and the Lessee. The only factors that affect bonus or royalty is competition. If the company is the only one interested, then the price and royalty will reflect that. If other companies are interested...

Oil/Gas: Stuck between a mortgage and a GasOil company, rankin county ms, royalty interest
rankin county ms, royalty interest, mortgage holders: Stop entertaining these people and hire an attorney. Send the Morgtage company a certified letter giving them ten days to execute a subordination or provide you with a solution or you will sue them. Repeat this with the oil company. Send a certifed letter...

Oil/Gas: Waiting on Division Orders, tx rrc, johnson county texas
tx rrc, johnson county texas, mr mcconnell: Send Devon a certified letter demanding all royalty payments due and owing. Give them thirty days to comply. This letter triggers interest payments for all royalty payments due and owing for more than ninety days. If they have not paid you in thirty days,...

Oil/Gas: 840 acres of Mineral Rights in Wood County, letter in the mail, mineral acres
letter in the mail, mineral acres, gross acres: I would counter with $250 per acre and 1/5 royalty, three year pd up lease, a vertical and horizontal Pugh Clause and line out the warranty clause in the last paragraph of the lease. You re right, it is too much to sort out, but that is the landman s job....

Oil/Gas: Where Does Addendum Pages Go, leasing area, notorized
leasing area, notorized, lease form: Dear Woody: A lease is an agreement. What you agree to is what counts, however many pages it takes. Generally, changes to the printed form are acceptable as inter-lineations, additions in the margin, at the end or on a separate page. If you don t trust...

Oil/Gas: Adverse Possession, Adverse, possession
Adverse, possession: Rick, first of all, adverse possession is not very common and generally affects only small tracts of land. Second, since I haven t seen your GG grandmother s will so can t speak to what I think it said. Adverse possession of minerals is VERY rare. A successful...

Oil/Gas: Ancillary Probate, ancillary, probate
ancillary, probate: EdrieAnne, you ll need to get the estate of at least your mother probated in Oklahoma before you can really claim these rights. If she died in a state other than Oklahoma, you ll need to do what s called an ancillary probate. Any family law attorney in Oklahoma...

Oil/Gas: Attorney now or later for heirship problem?, goliad county texas, affidavit of heirship
goliad county texas, affidavit of heirship, mission resources: If you probate your father s will in Florida, You can have certified copies of it filed in Goliad County and you and and your sibling with no IRS problems could convey an undivided one third interest in and to the interest you acquired by the probate to your...

Oil/Gas: Beckham County, OK Lease Offer, offer, withdrawn
offer, withdrawn: Bob, your counter offer was technically a rejection of the original offer, and at the same time was a new offer from you (with your counter terms.) After a counter offer is made the original offer cannot be revived without the consent of the original...

Oil/Gas: Bonus for 5 acres in Coal County 29-03N-10E, Coal, Oklahoma
Coal, Oklahoma, lease: Mary, 29-3N-10E is on the SW boundary of some nice recent activity, rather than in the thick of it, though it is next to a few Devon Energy wells in adjacent and nearby sections that are pretty good. Those good sections were force-pooled for $1000 per acre...

Oil/Gas: completions, path of least resistance, open hole
path of least resistance, open hole, completions: There are multiple reasons why this can occur; more than likely, the pressure inside the well got too high and it caused a leak to form in the wrong place and then all of the fluid leaves the well at this location (path of least resistance). The operator...

Oil/Gas: Drill Site negotiations, trout river, sixteen acres
trout river, sixteen acres, surface activity: 1. The company does not have the authority under your lease to drill a well into another section, assuming that section is already unitized, from your location. You don t specify where your land is located because you did not read my profile, which makes me...

Oil/Gas: Gas & Oil Rights, marcellus shale, minerals
Oil/Gas: Gas & Oil Rights, marcellus shale, minerals, acre

Oil/Gas: Hidalgo County, TX, hidalgo county, chaka
Oil/Gas: Hidalgo County, TX, hidalgo county, chaka, hidalgo

Oil/Gas: Gas & Oil Rights, indiana county pa, property lawyer
indiana county pa, property lawyer, deceased father: Nancy: MOST ANY REAL PROPERTY LAWYER CAN DO IT. YOU NEED A COPY OF THE DOCUMENT SHOWING THE RESERVED RIGHTS. IF THERE ARE A LOT OF ACRES INVOLVED, THE NEXT STEP---EVALUATION --IS MORE COMPLICATED. TRY GOING TO MY WEB SITE ACLCENERGY.COM AHC ...

Oil/Gas: gas lease Pa, devil is in the details, gas lease
devil is in the details, gas lease, cash bonus: Dear Ann: Yes the devil is in the details. A clause requiring all your acres be included in a unit is a good idea. A Pugh clause (drill or lose undrilled part of lease) does not get you more money unless someone else is ready to drill.If they are offering...

Oil/Gas: gas rights, executor of the estate, mineral rights
executor of the estate, mineral rights, grantee: In order to determine who has the mineral rights, the chain of title for the property needs to be examined, as a whole. You cannot base the ownership on merely the last conveyance, because it is all based on what was conveyed/owned at the time you acquired...

Oil/Gas: Hidalgo County, TX, hidalgo county texas, royalty buyers
hidalgo county texas, royalty buyers, hidalgo co: Kate, the $1.25 price sounds a little strange. I have trouble believing your minerals aren t worth more than that! At any rate, I d confirm with JDMI how many acres (or parts thereof) they are offering to buy from you so you ll at least be able to make some...

Oil/Gas: Intestate Succsession and Selling, intestate
intestate: Joe, if your mother died without a will, then the laws of intestate succession in the state where the minerals are owned will determine who gets the minerals, and in what proportions. Basically, if she had no will, the state s intestate succession laws will...

Oil/Gas: Kansas Lease Offer, Kansas
Kansas: Keith, as of November, 2008 there were about 215 oil wells and 23 natural gas wells producing in Hodgeman County. The SW portion of the county has the least production, though 23S-23W is in an area where there is some production, which is good. There are a...

Oil/Gas: Lease Agreement, r p brown, harrison county texas
r p brown, harrison county texas, chesapeake energy: For future reference, the Abstract number for the Brown survey is 98. It is a small survey in the E/3 of the county, about fifteen miles NE from Marshall. There is no production or drilling within two miles of this survey at this time. You would need to...

Oil/Gas: Leasing Mineral rights on 15 acres, coal county oklahoma, royalty check
coal county oklahoma, royalty check, acre lease: I am uncertain what others in this particular area are receiving. I always suggest that you check with other owners in the area and find out what they have agreed to lease for. I would recommend however, that you request a 1/5th royalty in lieu of a 3/16ths...

Oil/Gas: Logan County, AR Lease Offer, Arkansas, Logan
Arkansas, Logan, Lease: Stacy, if the offer was to BUY (rather than just lease) your minerals, and it was for the ENTIRE 6.666 acres (rather than PER acre) then I would not sell! I also wouldn t sell it the offer was $100 per ACRE either. Matter of fact, I wouldn t even LEASE all...

Oil/Gas: Louisiana Mineral Rights, louisiana department of conservation, royalty checks
louisiana department of conservation, royalty checks, desoto parish: The Louisiana Department of Conservation is a site where you can insert your property section, township and range and obtain a list of the activity on the property. This site will also give you the location of the wells. I would be happy to perform the...

Oil/Gas: Is my lease bonus fair?, pooling
pooling: Lee, you can check with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in Oklahoma City, OK; or check out their website. Their website takes some getting used to, and is a little hard to navigate, but it is free! Whether you use the website or call their owner assistance...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights, pottawatomie county oklahoma, oklahoma corporation commission
pottawatomie county oklahoma, oklahoma corporation commission, mr mcconnell: I suggest you throw it in the garbage. Sometime in the future there will be some wells drilled that will include these minerals or there may have already been wells drilled. New Dominion LLC operates 9 producing wells in that section. Go to the Oklahoma...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights, desoto parish, undivided interests
desoto parish, undivided interests, haynesville: I m not going to answer your question because it will delay you in retaining an attorney. This is a serious issue and could involve milliuons of dollars. This is not a do it yourself project. if you don t move on this your royalties will be placed in suspense...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights expiration Ohio, licking county ohio, mineral owner
licking county ohio, mineral owner, surface owner: I am uncertain what the mineral laws are in Ohio. That will determine when/if the mineral rights expire. However, as long as there is production, the mineral rights will not expire. In some states, there is a 10-year dry period - before the minerals revert...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights/taxes, producing natural gas, deceased sister
producing natural gas, deceased sister, mineral rights: You would need to ask the attorney to answer the question, as he is the only one that would know. I would advise it because she probably wants her heirs to inherit her part and they are afraid you will sue them. You don t say if the deceased sister was married...

Oil/Gas: Minteral Servitude, g company, dry hole
g company, dry hole, haynesville: It happens all the time. The lease taken in the 40s covered and affected a number of tracts and did not have a Pugh clause. One well drilled on the lease or on lands pooled with the lease will hold the lease in force and effect for as long as there is production....

Oil/Gas: Multiple mineral rights holders, marathon oil, sw pa
marathon oil, sw pa, lease holders: It is not your responsibility to track down the undivided interest owners to the property. The leasing company knows how to track people down. However, your leads and any information you have to give them will facilitate their search. Although you and...

Oil/Gas: mineral servitude---louisiana, dry hole, ac unit
dry hole, ac unit, servitude: If your land is in the unit for the well, then the production for that unit well will interrupt the 10-year mineral servitude. Once the well ceases production, a new 10-year servitude begins anew. If a well was drilled and it was a dry hole, and the...

Oil/Gas: Newibie with questions!, pressure tests, well control
pressure tests, well control, diverters: I m sorry, but I do not have enough time to work through all of these problems; perhaps you should order a copy of the following book then work through the answers yourself. SPE Reprint Series, No. 42 1996, 215 pp., Softcover ISBN: 978-1-55563-065-2 ...

Oil/Gas: Ofuskee County Oil & Gas Lease, oil and gas prices, mineral acres
oil and gas prices, mineral acres, gas lease: Joe, the Harwell 1-7H well was spudded in section 8 last June, and I believe it is still producing, though it s bottom hole ended up in section 7 next door, so you would not be getting any royalty from this well. It s only small well anyway so no big loss....

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gal Lease Offer, dawson co, mineral interest
dawson co, mineral interest, dudley: Since you own an undivided 1/8 of the minerals in that tract, you should ask for $250 per acre and 25% royalty. Before an operator drills a well in that survey, you will get it. It may be a couple or three years down the road, because they will probably shoot...

Oil/Gas: When does an Oil and Gas Company in Pennsylvania have to start paying royalty, state of pennsylvania, gas lease
state of pennsylvania, gas lease, oil and gas company: Sir, I am not familiar with the State of Pennsylvania s mineral laws so I am unable to answer this question. However, this information should be set out in the Oil & Gas Lease that you executed which granted the Oil & Gas Company the right to drill the well....

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas Lease, frederick scott, lease companies
frederick scott, lease companies, gas lease: Jeff, on the lease, just cross out the warranty clause and you ll be all right. You probably do own them though, or they wouldn t have contacted you. They likely did a take off (quick title search) before contacting you to determine if you owned them....

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas Lease Legal Descriptions for TX, texas rrc, lease names
texas rrc, lease names, texas wells: It is required in Texas that a well sign be posted at every well giving the lease name (unit name) and the survey and abstract in which it is located. Every well permitted in the U.S. is given an API number. It would seem that there would be an invoice for...

Oil/Gas: Oil and Gas Mineral Lease OFFER, newport village, mr mcconnell
newport village, mr mcconnell, mineral acres: Your lot is probably included in a pooled unit. In Texas, unless you have executed a lease, your interest cannot be pooled voluntarily. Yes they can drill without you being leased. I suggest you execute a lease. I believe you answered your own question...

Oil/Gas: Oil/Mineral Contract Negotiation, contract negotiation, oil production
contract negotiation, oil production, oil company: Dear Brenda: 1. Assuming there are six descendants who own equal,undivided shares in the real property, one would expect each would sign a lease to receive 1/6ths of the landowner royalty. 2. But, there may be other factors involved, there probably are some....

Oil/Gas: Okfuskee County, Ok - Orion Exploration, yr lease, frederick scott
yr lease, frederick scott, okfuskee county: Jodi, you probably won t get much more than $100 per acre in this area with 3/16 royalty. The option 3 you were wondering about is simply an offer to lease (even though it says assign) your interest for 1/8 royalty and $135 per acre. I d take option 2 myself....

Oil/Gas: Oklahoma Mineral Holdings, woodford shale, coal county
woodford shale, coal county, haskell county: Russell, thanks for the legal descriptions of your minerals. Your mineral holdings are all over the place however, as to both buying and lease prices, so it would be difficult to give you an estimate off the top of my head. Pittsburg, Coal, and perhaps Atoka...

Oil/Gas: oil lease, oil lease, due diligence
oil lease, due diligence, acers: You or someone you hired would have to go to the county courthouse and run the records to make such a determination. You might think about checking for liens and encumberances too, Normally this is done as part of the buyers due diligence before buying property...

Oil/Gas: Someone owes me some money...., great grandmother, country woman
great grandmother, country woman, libery: You would need your Great Grandmother s name and a period of time in which the transaction took place. Then you could run her name in the grantor index at the Liberty County Clerk s office and find the deed or deeds. The same is true in the District Court...

Oil/Gas: Back Pay on Non-participating royalty interests, nacogdoches county texas, royalty interests
nacogdoches county texas, royalty interests, temple inland: A ratification of an existing lease covering and affecting a tract of land included in a pooled unit would be effective from the date of that lease, not the ratification. The date if the lease is in the ratification instrument, of which you should have a copy....

Oil/Gas: Pipeline ROW, acre track, duke energy
acre track, duke energy, oil operator: Pipeline ROW Agreements are not for a specific length of time such as 5-10 years; the term is usually for as long as the pipeline is in use - and after a stated non-use period, it reverts back to landowner. $165/rod is fair; I m not sure what other landowners...

Oil/Gas: Prior to Offering Mineral Leasing, gas present, seismic operations
gas present, seismic operations, sound waves: Dear Scott: Taking your question from back to front: 1. Satellite images would not in general be sufficiently specific for a well location, but are useful in area evaluation,especially for structure. 2. Offset production is very important, in some cases...

Oil/Gas: Pugh clauses, lease clauses, fayette county pa
lease clauses, fayette county pa, mr mcconnell: If you own an undivided interest in a tract and you have a Pugh clause, whatever land is not included in a producing unit at the end of the primary term of the lease is released. If you are an undivided owner of a tract and you don t have a Pugh clause and...

Oil/Gas: Reasonable lease provisions for Montezuma County, CO?, montezuma county colorado, bill barrett corp
montezuma county colorado, bill barrett corp, montezuma county co: Tell your friend to sign the lease and enjoy a nice dinner and forget about it. One day they may be pleasantly surprised by receiving a division order indicating that a well has been made and they are entitled to some money. Your friend does not own enough...

Oil/Gas: Release of Lease, royalty payments, lessee
royalty payments, lessee, acre parcel: Example: Company drills seversl wells to develop a field, A portion of your leased premises is pooled with other lands or leases into a pooled unit. Your lease had a primary term of 5 years and provided for a delay rental of $25 per acre, per uear. Before...

Oil/Gas: Revenue from Inherited Mineral Rights, suspense, pooling
suspense, pooling: Scott, you are correct that there was some production from a couple of wells back in the 1970 s and 1980 s, but those wells have since stopped producing. The name of the wells were Stanton ; probably named after the surface owner at the time. I m assuming...

Oil/Gas: Royalty Payments, royalty payments, rrc
royalty payments, rrc, pipeline: Each of these companies picks a percentage to deduct for other or miscellaneous expenses. I think it is a rip off because there are ample ways to measure exactly what gas is used on the lease in processing gas for delivery into the pipeline. The companies...

Oil/Gas: Seminole County offer to purchase, Buy, sell
Buy, sell, Oklahoma: Tracy, first off, thanks for all the information. It helps me answer your question more completely. You are correct that the section may be force pooled. Right now New Dominion has a pooling application before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, as...

Oil/Gas: shosk wave formation, e mail address, shock waves
e mail address, shock waves, petroleum engineering: AN interesting and intriguing question. Will take some serious research. However AllExperts will not give me enough time, keep sending me What the heck notifications. Can you send me an actual E Mail address So I can contact you directly? petrohawk@gmail.co...

Oil/Gas: spacing, texas railroad commission, barnett shale
texas railroad commission, barnett shale, energy education: I am not sure what the spacing is in the Barnett and it may change depending on the location. I would contact the BSEEC (see below); they will know the answer to your question. Barnett Shale Energy Education Council 777 Taylor St., Suite 900 Fort Worth,...

Oil/Gas: Top Lease, frederick scott, oil lease
frederick scott, oil lease, company contacts: Bobbi, this just means that if some other company contacts you while your current lease is still in force with an offer to lease you, you must run the offer by your current lessee in order to give them a chance to beat it. This clause is only applicable...

Oil/Gas: transfer of oil/mineral deed/title, talk to the lawyer, mineral deed
talk to the lawyer, mineral deed, dear kelly: Dear Kelly: Whoever inherited the property from your grandparents is the likely owner of the mineral rights. If the rights wee severed, those should have passed through the will or probate. Talk to the lawyer who handled these. If none of these happened,...

Oil/Gas: Unclaimed/Unpaid Royalties, unclaimed property section, oklahoma corporation commission
unclaimed property section, oklahoma corporation commission, mineral owner: Geneva, in Oklahoma, it is not required that a mineral owner sign a division order (especially for gas) in order to be paid. Assuming your husband owned these minerals, you would first want to check if the well in question is even still producing. There is...

Oil/Gas: unknown wells on our land, time judy, megalopolis
time judy, megalopolis, latimer: A reasonable person would pay the $600 and get the accurate mineral ownership report. There are no short cuts. You could perform medical procedures on yourself and save money, but instead you hire a pro. $600 is cheap. Latimer, OK is not some thriving...

Oil/Gas: Wood County, TX Offer, letter in the mail, mineral acres
letter in the mail, mineral acres, gross acres: Shannon, I would guess you all received the offer to lease the 63.5532 acres from Weber Energy Corporation, since they are the only company I ve found that s leasing in the area of the McNutt Survey currently. They ve actually been leasing around there since...

Oil/Gas: Working Interest Lease, interest owner, lease rights
interest owner, lease rights, mineral rights: If you are a Working Interest Owner in a well, you pay your apportioned share of costs to drill the well, which has tax benefits. You do not own the property you only own the lease rights . If a landowner has an option to lease their mineral rights ...

Oil/Gas: WY Tenancy by the Entireties, Joint tenancy, Tenancy by the Entireties
Joint tenancy, Tenancy by the Entireties: Marcia, are you getting half the minerals on the property Mom is giving to your sister? If not, then why should she get half of yours? Guess you ll have to work that out. Basically though, no matter who owns the minerals, you will not be able to stop a...

Oil/Gas: water well testing / contamination / etc, magnesium ions, groundwater investigation
magnesium ions, groundwater investigation, chloride calcium: Dear Dick: Your question is simple enough--yes contamination can travel and slowly. But only a groundwater investigation will show the likelihood. The easy thing to do is have the water tested at your expense. Without knowing more, it is hard to say what...

Oil/Gas: "At well Head" lease contract, well head, lease contract
well head, lease contract, transportation charges: Hire an attorney...

Oil/Gas: year 1962 oil and gas lease portage co ohio, parents name, gas lease
parents name, gas lease, mineral rights: Dear Ralph: Yes, the matter is stale. It could be traced. One question is are the wells worth the bother? Yes, get a lawyer AHC Dear Ralph==sorry, I did not see the well is in Portage Co. , so am I, maybe can help. See my website to contact me. ACLCenergy.com...

Oil/Gas: 1/4 royalty vs. full share royalty, pittsburg co, mineral interest
pittsburg co, mineral interest, interest owners: First off you have confirmed a long held belief of mine that the companies do little due diligence in locating mineral interest owners, especially in small tracts with many owners. Once they get their 64% of a section leased, they ask for a heaing and force...

Oil/Gas: 232 acre mineral rights in wood county texas, business climate, mineral rights
business climate, mineral rights, slim to none: Ann, I really don t know how to tell you this and not have you be offended. There is no production around your survey for miles. I would say that the chances of you getting a lease in the present business climate are slim to none. Most of the country does...

Oil/Gas: Blow out, catoosa oklahoma, rogers county
catoosa oklahoma, rogers county, specialty company: A blowout can be a very dangerous situation, you need to report this situation to your local police/fire department so they can send someone out to monitor the area and make sure no gas is settling out around the homes. Also, there is always the potential...

Oil/Gas: Bodcau Wildlife Management Areas leases, wildlife management areas, oil gas exploration
wildlife management areas, oil gas exploration, state leases: You aren t going to get much help until you know more specifically about what you are talking about. www.sonris.com is a good place to begin. You can match up the WMA maps with the interactive oil & gas maps which have a legend for state leases. But even...

Oil/Gas: Coal County, OK Lease, oklahoma corporation commission, well completions
oklahoma corporation commission, well completions, fair market values: Victor, no one is currently leasing in that immediate area right now. There have been a couple of well completions in adjacent sections recently however, so if and when you receive another lease offer feel free to contact me and I ll see if I can help you...

Oil/Gas: Correlative Rights, correlative rights, acre tract
correlative rights, acre tract, royalty payments: Bill, I am not sure of the statute of limitations in Louisiana; your best bet would be to check with an expert there. The Louisiana Conservation Department s Website is: http://sonris-www.dnr.state.la.us/www_root/sonris_portal_1.htm Frederick M. Scott CM...

Oil/Gas: Cost of Drilling and Logging Oil Wells, atlas resources, logging tools
atlas resources, logging tools, evaluation formation: There are a few different ways to log a well. The operator can drill the well and then run the logging tools on E-line after the hole is drilled OR there are special LWD (logging while drilling) tools which allow the operator to log the well while the hole...

Oil/Gas: What are the consequences of a no surface rights Nat Gas lease, surface rights, gas lease
surface rights, gas lease, nat gas: I will answer your questions, as you have asked them: 1) First question/confirmation: They can drill in any part of the unit that does not have a no surface rights clause, and I get a royalty? Answer is yes . They can drill on any other lands within...

Oil/Gas: Division of Interest, crook county wyoming, reconciliation statement
crook county wyoming, reconciliation statement, mr mcconnell: If you have executed a Joint Operating Agreement with the operator your rights are spelled out in that agreement. without such an agreement you are at the operators mercy. You can write the operator a letter and ask to audit their books, which you would...

Oil/Gas: Division Orders on Address Change, royalty owner, practice thanks
royalty owner, practice thanks, owner requests: LaRee, I have changed my address with several oil companies and have never been asked to sign another division order for doing so. I don t see a problem with it unless it attempts to change any terms of your lease, but you may want to contact them and simply...

Oil/Gas: Drilling activity, rig count, workover rigs
rig count, workover rigs, shallow wells: The production rates can vary considerably, but most shallow wells do not produce at very high rates or for very long; however, there are exceptions! If you click on the links below you can research some of the data for the oil and gas wells in the state...

Oil/Gas: executive rights, goliad texas, royalty rights
goliad texas, royalty rights, pipeline road: The person with the executive rights executes the lease. The one with the executive rights decides who, what terms and when to lease. In other words, the one with the executive rights makes all of the leasing decisions and those without it receive the bonus...

Oil/Gas: Forced pooling without knowledge, royalty rate, mineral owners
royalty rate, mineral owners, drilling rig: Mr. Stevens, though it may seem awfully low compared to last year, $4000/acre and 25% seems about right these days, even in the hot areas. Five years ago $4000 would have been a whole lot! However, the fact that you perhaps did not receive timely notification...

Oil/Gas: forced pooling into a bigger pool, alternate unit, new pool
alternate unit, new pool, ellis co: If the pooling agreement for a formation is 160 acres, perhaps the larger unit of 640 acres is for a deeper formation. Without reading all the documents in effect, I have no way of determining this. If your lease provides for only 160 acre pooling provision,...

Oil/Gas: gathering charge, royalty checks, legitimate charge
royalty checks, legitimate charge, lessee: Dear Larry: On its face, it would appear that the charge is not justified, of course, there may be intermediate documents that explain it. For example the gas company may have made an agreement which newly costs more for gas sales, so the total amount...

Oil/Gas: hooking up to a gas well, texas railroad commission, oklahoma corporation commission
texas railroad commission, oklahoma corporation commission, pressure gauge: First, you will need to get a permit from your local regulatory agency; when you apply for this permit you will have to demonstrate how you will complete the well. Typically, production tubing is run into the bottom of the well and a packer is set near the...

Oil/Gas: Inherited Mineral Rights, royalty payments, way things work
royalty payments, way things work, lease terms: Your father s interest was forced pooled and in Oklahoma the State essentially leased for you. You don t have any choices, they were made for you. Sign the check and deposit it. Ask the guy if they have drilled any wells and do they owe you any royalty...

Oil/Gas: inheritance guidance, affidavit of death, desoto parish
affidavit of death, desoto parish, mr mcconnell: You should open your father s succession if he died testate. If he died intestate you should have prepared and filed for record in the Clerk of Court s Office an Affidavit of Death, Heirship and Marital History for your father and including all of your siblings...

Oil/Gas: LEASING LAND, louisiana law firm, mr mcconnell
louisiana law firm, mr mcconnell, leasing land: From the time the first well is spudded until the last well is plugged is the life of the unit. In the Haynesville play, where it takes 8 wells to develop a unit, this could be as long as 30 to 40 years. I noticed today that Petrohawk had made an application...

Oil/Gas: Lease Bonus, van buren county arkansas, van buren county
van buren county arkansas, van buren county, royalty payment: It means that you own an undivided interest of .078 net mineral acres in a 5 acre tract which is .0156 interest in the tract for the four of you and your uncle owns .0624 interest in the tract. $78.00 is .0156 of $5000, the total bonus paid on the 5 acre tract...

Oil/Gas: getting a lease, bossier parish, deceased name
bossier parish, deceased name, arces: Yes you can. If you will fax me the copies of the Bill of Sale, the Quitclaim Deed that is recorded in Bossier Parish, LA - I may be able to help you get the property leased. My fax no. is 318-219-2466 - Please put, Attn: Laura on it. Thank you. You...

Oil/Gas: lease extention bonus Atoka, Co, OK, atoka county oklahoma, woodford shale
atoka county oklahoma, woodford shale, nma: Trena, I d ask them for $500 per acre. Tell them that section 9 was pooled by Continental a few months ago for $900 per acre. Even though that order was eventually vacated, I would still think that a lease is worth more than $325 per acre now. Section 17 had...

Oil/Gas: How can I get a lease in this situation ?, bossier parish clerk of court, licitation
bossier parish clerk of court, licitation, death cert: Buy out as many undivided interests as you can and then have an attorney file a petition in Disterict Court for a partition by licitation. This is far too complicated for me to explain on this site. You will need an attorney. In a partition by licitation,...

Oil/Gas: leasing city lots in the Haynesville Shale, gas royalty, town neighborhood
gas royalty, town neighborhood, interest owners: Sir, it appears that your interpretation has left out some very important factors, and they are as follows: 1) Once an Operator decides to drill a well, they will send out an Authority for Expenditures (AFE) to all Working Interest Owners and Unleased Owners....

Oil/Gas: McClain County, OK Leasing, bonus amounts, mc clain
bonus amounts, mc clain, landman: Jill, currently I would expect no more than $250 per acre for a lease. I would not lease for more than five years at a time. I would ask for 3/16 royalty. If they have not offered at least $250, tell them you would like to get $250, and tell them that section...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights, Oil Leases, oklahoma corporation commission, oil leases
oklahoma corporation commission, oil leases, title checks: Donald, in order to find out for sure what she owns she d need to go the courthouse and check the records. While she may have a fairly good list at home already, going to the courthouse would verify it. Title checks do take time to do properly however, and...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights that were my Moms and she died, affidavit of death, marital history
affidavit of death, marital history, heirship: If your mother died intestate her heirs are those designated by law in the Oklahoma descent and distribution statute that was in effect at the time of her death. You will need to file an Affidavit of Death, Heirship, and marital history for all of the heirs...

Oil/Gas: MT probate proceedings, xto energy inc, probate proceedings
xto energy inc, probate proceedings, xto energy: 1. Send a certified letter to the operator of the well and explain what tou own and explain how you own it and demand payment of your royalties due and owing within thirty days. 2. Since there is no probate filed in the county in which the land is located,...

Oil/Gas: mineral/gas rights, legal heirs, undivided interest
legal heirs, undivided interest, mineral rights: Without reviewing the Will of your father s, I cannot tell you what rights the heirs have, insofar as selling the property. However, I do believe that the heirs who want to sell can sell their undivided interest in the property. If you would like for...

Oil/Gas: mineral rights, colorado township, gas co2
colorado township, gas co2, undivided interest: Yes, I believe if your interest is .055556, it would be worth your time to look into this ownership. You can contact a local oil and gas attorney to research this for you. You own your interest independently of the other family members, so you can act...

Oil/Gas: mineral rights (inherited), apache corp, gaston sc
apache corp, gaston sc, southwest quarter: In 1982 Apache Corp. drilled a 23,300 well in the NW/4 of that section and plugged the well in 1990. It s the only well thats been drilled for miles around. there were some leases taken in the section in 2005 and 2006, but they are all expired. I have no...

Oil/Gas: net revenue interest/working interest, interest owner, loes
interest owner, loes, royalty: Yes, in order to determine your Net Revenue Interest, as a Working Interest Owner, you must net out the lease royalty. Based on your information above, if your WI is .08 and the lease royalty burden is .24 then your net revenue interest is: .08 x .76 = .0608...

Oil/Gas: OIL & GAS WELL IN WYOMING, petroleum engineer, pump operator
petroleum engineer, pump operator, risky venture: It would appear by your question that the well was still in the completion and testing phase of operations. There is the possibility the operator could re-frac the well or put the well on pump, which would entail the installation of a pumping unit and...

Oil/Gas: Oil and Gas in Coal County OK, selling, minerals
selling, minerals, snakes: Whitney, to find out if the price offered is reasonable ; get offers from SEVERAL unaffiliated buyers before agreeing to sell. I can help with that if needed (see below.)The reasonableness of the offer also depends on whether the $1000 offer was for ALL...

Oil/Gas: Oil and Gas lease involving minors, straight forward procedure, gas lease
straight forward procedure, gas lease, tarrant co: I understand your reasoning and until now you haven t had a reason to have yourself appointed guardian of your natural minor child. It should be a fairly straight forward procedure of a motion filed to have you appointed as guardian and an order signed by...

Oil/Gas: Oil, Gas & Mineral Lease on property, global economic crisis, southeast fort worth
global economic crisis, southeast fort worth, drastic drop: Save all of your correspondence and try to get a tape reording of the landman telling you what they were going to do. It s not enough money to sue them over, but you could and win. But, document this as much as possible because they are pooling in bad faith...

Oil/Gas: Oil, Gas & Mineral Lease State MS, acre lease, mineral acres
acre lease, mineral acres, bonus 4: (1) a little more than a half acre. (2) It must be their minimum payment as your bonus would equal $88.69 at (3) $175 per net mineral acre lease bonus. (4) Three sixteenths (3/16) is a fraction of a whole. If the whole is small, the fraction will be small....

Oil/Gas: oil and gas lease, opionion, two wells
opionion, two wells, investment income: Dear Gayle As I read your question, your parents bought working interests in two wells. Or did they sign leases on property they owned? In the case of purchased working interests, they would receive return on investment income after expenses. If they signed...

Oil/Gas: oil and gas lease, gary manley, amy lewis
gary manley, amy lewis, gas lease: Oh Mr. Manley, Please do not stress, I will help you, I promise. If you can call my office and speak with Amy Lewis and give her ANY information you have, such as: 1) how did you acquire your interest, through what transaction, about what year, etc. This...

Oil/Gas: Pay rights - Grandfather's 'mystery' Mineral Rights, mr mcconnell, time william
mr mcconnell, time william, mineral rights: why don t you call an attorney in the county in which the minerals are situated and ask them how you could accomplish the task. You haven t given me enough information to make any kind of answer, such as is your father deceased, if so did he die intestate...

Oil/Gas: Pipeline lease, crude oil pipeline, texas refineries
crude oil pipeline, texas refineries, safety brochures: You bought the land subject to a right-of-way agreement, which is a covenant running with the land until such time as it expires by its own terms, which is usually the termination of use of the pipeline for a specified period of time. You have no direct relationship...

Oil/Gas: Pontotoc County Activity, oklahoma corporation commission, uncle shirley
oklahoma corporation commission, uncle shirley, production drilling: Shirley, only about 20 of the 80 or so wells drilled in Pontotoc County, OK since the year 2000 are still producing. Most of that, and other current production in the county is along the northern border, and the rest is mostly SW of the town of Stonewall...

Oil/Gas: Prescriptive Servitude, prescriptive period, acre tract
prescriptive period, acre tract, dry hole: Based on the information you have provided - and without any independent research on it myself, the 31 acres, which was in a producing unit up until 2002, does not expire until 2012; i.e., 10-years after the date it ceased to produce. The 17-acre tract...

Oil/Gas: Pugh Clause, acreage, interval
acreage, interval, good luck: Yes sir, in order for the deep rights to be released from a lease, where the shallow rights are producing, there must be a pugh clause. This pugh clause will probably be inserted within the lease, on an Exhibit page to the lease. It will be identified as...

Oil/Gas: pugh clause, amy lewis, gas co
amy lewis, gas co, oil gas: A Pugh Clause is not exactly as you have set out. A Pugh Clause provides that any lands, not included within a Producing Unit, at the time the primary term of the lease expires, becomes open . Please call my office and speak with Amy Lewis, (318) 219-2464...

Oil/Gas: Royalty Interest, salt water disposal, royalty interest
salt water disposal, royalty interest, cash flow issues: If you have not received any royalty payments and the production does not hold the lease, I would be very skeptical on executing an Extension of the OGL. I would be happy to look into this company for you and handle it. If you would like - fax me over...

Oil/Gas: Royalty Purchase, royalty company, desoto parish
royalty company, desoto parish, acre tract: Lisa, I can tell by your question that you do not know what you have in the way of an offer. You say you have a letter from a royalty company and then you state they want a lease. See an attorney and have him explain it to you or fax it to me 713-524-3153...

Oil/Gas: Sale mineral rights in Washita county, Oklahoma., washita county oklahoma, mineral rights
washita county oklahoma, mineral rights, duffey: I can possibly find a buyer for your minerals - please provide me with the legal description of the property, and if it is leased, a copy of the lease. Another question is, are the minerals producing? You can fax me all the information to: 318-219-2466,...

Oil/Gas: saleing mineral rights, fannin county tx, mineral rights
fannin county tx, mineral rights, property description: Sir, I am unsure at this time, but I can do some research and find out. If you would like for me to find you any buyers, please fax the property description to me, and any details that you have about it such as: 1) Is it leased, and to whom? 2) What...

Oil/Gas: Taxes on oil royalties, percentage depletion allowance, gross royalties
percentage depletion allowance, gross royalties, oil royalties: Kay, royalties on the federal level are taxed as regular income; however, there is (for now anyway) a depletion allowance that can be deducted from the gross royalties. The percentage depletion allowance has been in the federal tax code since the 1920...

Oil/Gas: Texas Division Orders, Texas, Division Order
Texas, Division Order: Dawn, A good article on Texas minerals, surface rights, and royalty payments (includes division orders) can be found at: http://recenter.tamu.edu/pdf/840.pdf ...and I think the article will answer your questions very well. The article was written...

Oil/Gas: Verbal contract, union county arkansas, land evidence
union county arkansas, land evidence, verbal contract: Dear Bill: Your question is whether a contract was actually formed under the law of Arkansas (or elsewhere). Here are some thoughts in general--not Arkansas law. 1.a contract requires a promise for a promise with consideration. If consideration ($)was...

Oil/Gas: Waiver of Surface Rights, novice research, mr mcconnell
novice research, mr mcconnell, surface rights: If you can get the restrictions in the deed where the seller agrees to lease the lands for oil & gas subject to limiting the use of the surface to only those places approved by the surface owner, such approval no to be unreasonably withheld, it should suffice....

Oil/Gas: Working Interest vs Share of Lease Charges, royalty owner, bookkeeping department
royalty owner, bookkeeping department, royalty owners: You are a working interest owner which means you pay your part of the bills and your part of the royalty. You own a working interest of 7.5% which means you pay the bills for 7.5% and the .9375% royalty which leave you with a 6.5625% net revenue interest....

Oil/Gas: Arlington, Tx gas lease, central arlington, gas lease
central arlington, gas lease, arlington property: The landman is telling you the truth. You should have made the landman aware of the problem when the big offer was on the table. they could have helped your family work around it, as that is a common problem. I would imagine that Carrizo is the only game...

Oil/Gas: Conservation Commission Units, surface acreage, haynesville
surface acreage, haynesville, revenue adjustments: What has been the case here in regard to the Haynesville units, is that the units are set up before the wells are drilled. Since the Haynesville Shale is a blanket formation , meaning it is not only in certain spots , but blankets the whole parish, chances...

Oil/Gas: Depth Clause after lease expiration, desoto parish, royalty interests
desoto parish, royalty interests, lease expiration: yes, according to the facts you have set out above, your rights, 100 below the deepest depth drilled, would be unleased , at the end of the primary term. It would be necessary for me to read the entire language contained in your lease, and then review...

Oil/Gas: Division Order, meridian, convergence
meridian, convergence: David, a Township consists of 36 sections of land. Your section 5 is in Township 8N-9W. Section 5 is on the northern boundary of that township. Sections of land on the northern and western sides of townships will never be exactly 640 acres square. This can...

Oil/Gas: drilling mud, drilling mud, mud systems
drilling mud, mud systems, mud system: Mud systems can vary considerably and typically they get more complex as the well gets deeper. If you are asking about a water based spud mud it would probably be ok to line your tank with it; however, if it is a treated mud system then this type of mud...

Oil/Gas: Engineers are Crazy, cruve, lift valve
cruve, lift valve, degs: I think oil and gas wells are very complex in nature; hopefully the engineering team has evaluated all of the options available to them and chosen the completion system that will create the highest flow-rate for the amount of money and time they have invested...

Oil/Gas: Finding mineral Rights in W.V., monies in suspense
monies in suspense: You will have to have someone qualified to examine the mineral title to the property in order to ascertain if you remain the current owner of the mineral rights. You can either contact a title abstract company or a title attorney who can research this...

Oil/Gas: leasing mineral rights in colorado, weld county, mineral rights
Oil/Gas: leasing mineral rights in colorado, weld county, mineral rights, oil company

Oil/Gas: Royalty related to unmarketed gas of nonoperator, interest owner, chesapeake
Oil/Gas: Royalty related to unmarketed gas of nonoperator, interest owner, chesapeake

Oil/Gas: Uintah Co, Utah offer, mineral rights, sure what kind
Oil/Gas: Uintah Co, Utah offer, mineral rights, sure what kind, tops

Oil/Gas: Gas Revenue Sharing, different mineral and surface ownership
different mineral and surface ownership: Absolutely. The Transfer Deed should stipulate that the parties desire for the minerals to remain undivided and further, state that the ownership is owned, 50% by _______________ and 50% by ______________. Also, in your Transfer Deed, you must Reserve...

Oil/Gas: Gas Well Division Orders-Do's & Dont's, division order, royalty payments
division order, royalty payments: A division order merely states the decimal interest in the oil or gas unit, and does not provide if the interest is not subject to certain deductions. The Oil, Gas & Mineral Lease provides the language as to what deductions are or are not allowed. When...

Oil/Gas: grady& comanche co. ok, comanche co, drilling activity
comanche co, drilling activity, computor: Beverly, though they have all been drilled in the past; 9-4N-8W has had no recent drilling activity; nor has 27-4N-9W. There is no current production in either section. Section 10-3N-10W has had no recent drilling activity either, though the section does...

Oil/Gas: Heirship forms, de soto parish louisiana, affidavit of death
de soto parish louisiana, affidavit of death, births deaths and marriages: The purpose of the affidavit is to set out the heirs of a person that died intestate. If the said person died with a will a Succession or probate would be necessary to put the will into effect. You need someone with a knowledge of the death, heirship...

Oil/Gas: How to Lease Mineral RIghts?, grantor grantee, xto energy
grantor grantee, xto energy, xto: C.J. To find out for sure whether you own the minerals or not, you d need to check the county courthouse and search the records. If you determine that the person who sold the property to you owned the mineral rights at the time of the sale, and the deed to...

Oil/Gas: leasing mineral rights in colorado, weld county colorado, royalty rate
weld county colorado, royalty rate, mineral interests: Petro Canada, which was bought by Noble Drilling on Jan 5, 2010 has a well permitted in section 26 and 2 wells permitted in section 21 which are close to you. I suggest you wait until they come to you and then ask for $200 and 25% royalty and wait until you...

Oil/Gas: letter from R. A. (Cash) Petty, professional landman, professional landmen
professional landman, professional landmen, aapl: Nancy, sorry for the delay in answering, I ve been out-of-town for a few days at a conference. I checked my AAPL list, and there is a Randall A. Petty listed as a member of the Association. If you d like to confirm this with the AAPL you can probably just...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights N.D, dry holes, dry hole
dry holes, dry hole, dunn county: If only one dry hole has been encountered then this is not necessarily true; sometimes you can move over only a short distance and make a well. However, if multiple dry holes are drilled in an area, then that is a sign that there is a very small chance that...

Oil/Gas: Mineral & Royalty Deed, monies in suspense
monies in suspense: The question I have is, why are the monies being held in suspense and not being paid to your mother? Did they have the incorrect address and they were being returned? Had she been receiving them previously and then for some reason they stopped? If you...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights, mississippi attorney, mineral owner
mississippi attorney, mineral owner, surface owner: Dear Nate: First there may be specific laws in Mississippi which require input from the surface owner in a new lease situation. If not, the mineral owner generally deals with the company land department. The oil company generally is familiar with real property...

Oil/Gas: mineral deed assignments/caddo parish, la, mineral deed, prescriptive period
mineral deed, prescriptive period, surface ownership: Louisiana law provides for the minerals to revert to the surface owner after ten years, unless there are drilling operations which interrupt this ten year prescriptive period. The way you set out your ownership, the interest was acquired through a mineral...

Oil/Gas: neighbors oil well, royalty payments
royalty payments: I would advise you to contact the Oil & Gas Commissioner s office for the State of Kentucky - to determine what the unit is for these wells - you will need to provide them with the section, township and range of your property - and then they should be able...

Oil/Gas: Oil & Gas Lease Offer, Lease, Oklahoma
Lease, Oklahoma: William, Usually, as you may already know the first lease offer you get from a company is often not the highest or best they’re willing to give, especially if you own 80 acres of minerals in their proposed unit. That said, these days companies are not as much...

Oil/Gas: Oil and mineral lease, oklahoma corporation commission, oklahoma tax commission
oklahoma corporation commission, oklahoma tax commission, coal county: The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has a free website that will list production from any well in Oklahoma once it s reported. In addition you could contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission, sign an affidavit, and ask them to send you the production information;...

Oil/Gas: my oil and gas lease, mineral rights, oil and gas
mineral rights, oil and gas, assessor office: I am not able to answer this question because I am not familiar with the laws of your county and state. Please contact your county s tax assessor office and inquire. As to whether oil or gas will be found , there is no way for me to advise you on this....

Oil/Gas: oil wells, exploratory activities, confidential status
exploratory activities, confidential status, petroleum industry: First they have to determine if oil is even there, and then they have to determine if they can get it out of the ground, and if both of these are true, they will complete (and probably frac) the well and attempt to extract the hydrocarbons from the reservoir....

Oil/Gas: old gas oil lease, gas attorneys, oil and gas commission
gas attorneys, oil and gas commission, gas oil: The State of W. Virginia has an Oil and Gas Commission. You can check with them to find out about the production on the wells. As for the problems with your minor child not receiving the revenue, it sounds like you are on the right track in presuming...

Oil/Gas: Production Payment Burden, mineral lease, oil and gas company
mineral lease, oil and gas company, lease terms: If you agree to these terms then sign and return the order; otherwise, you need to re-negotiate your lease terms (see web link below). http://www.tlma.org/oilgasleasechecklist.pdf You can also send a certified letter to the company asking for this information...

Oil/Gas: Pugh Clause, shell oil co, crowley louisiana
shell oil co, crowley louisiana, louisiana supreme court: There are many issues that have not been presented due to the amount of time needed to truly understand their complexities but I will attempt to give you some information and a better understanding of the Pugh Clause . The “Pugh clause” is named...

Oil/Gas: Ratification of Oil and Gas Lease w/Separate Track Clause, royalty interest, gas contracts
royalty interest, gas contracts, gas lease: Monica, A ratification simply confirms a lease, but does not necessarily mean the person ratifying actually owns the minerals covered by the lease. Usually the person ratifying is a concurrent owner of the minerals, but not always. Sometimes ratifications...

Oil/Gas: Recording of Extension of OGL, depository bank, lessor
depository bank, lessor, affidavit: There is no requirement to record anything but the lease. If the lease provides for an extension by automatically paying an extension bonus of $xxx, which will extend the lease for and additionnal 2 or 3 years, the lease is sufficienr notice. You would need...

Oil/Gas: Residential Gas Line from a Oil & Gas Well, oil field supply, hubbard township
oil field supply, hubbard township, apples to apples: Dear Bill: Well, the folks who drilled the well usually are in a position to hook up a house gas supply, but here are two oil field supply companies: Ken Miller Supply, Wooster 330-264-9146 McJunkin Appalachian Supply, 614-854-4214 (Renoldsburg) they...

Oil/Gas: Royalty related to unmarketed gas of nonoperator, royalty owner, royalty payments
royalty owner, royalty payments, strange things: Why don t you send Chesapeake a certified letter, giving them thirty days to pay you all that is due and owing within 30 days. Don t elaborate as to the reasons. Consult an attorney about this and bring a copy of your letter with you. Chesapeake has been...

Oil/Gas: royalty and mineral interests, chancery clerk, royalty interests
chancery clerk, royalty interests, royalty interest: You should contact the Operator of any of the wells currently producing and provide them with a copy of the Judgment that was rendered in your father s succession, immediately. As a precautionary measure, I would put all this in writing - and send this letter...

Oil/Gas: seismic testing, geokinetics, dear tony
geokinetics, dear tony, mineral rights: Dear Tony: The lease offers run from very low to very high depending on the quality of the drilling prospect and other factors. As to seismic testing-- 1. If seismic testing is proposed it means the company really wants to know what s down there and precisely...

Oil/Gas: Taxation of severed mineral rights in Mississippi, raw land development, severance tax
raw land development, severance tax, surface rights: Dear Joe: I do not know--try asking the question again. Generally, severed interests are not taxed unless they are producing, then there is production tax (severance tax. Taxes are collected on real property by the county and sometimes the state. Property...

Oil/Gas: TOP LEASE FOR GAS/OIL, burleson texas, negotiating power
burleson texas, negotiating power, railroad commission: This depends on how much negotiating power you have and it is directly related to the size of your land and the activity level in your area (among other things). It is also related to the success rate of the wells in your area. Ask around at your local...

Oil/Gas: Transfer of mineral interest, Ancillary
Ancillary: Diane, sorry for the delay...been out-of-town at a conference. It is my belief that you should have the estate probated in OKLAHOMA in order to LEGALLY transfer the title successfully. Title standards in Oklahoma actually require formal ancillary probate for...

Oil/Gas: transfer of heirship, affidavit of heirship, affidavit of death
affidavit of heirship, affidavit of death, mineral deed: Cindy, you really should (if you haven t already) ask the company EXACTLY what kind of conveyance they need to see in order to convince them that you and your sisters now own your mother s interest. Alternatively, you could ask an attorney the same question....

Oil/Gas: Uintah Co, Utah offer, uintah county utah, landowners
uintah county utah, landowners, royalty: I am not sure what the market is in this area. I would contact some of the adjacent landowners and find out what they have been offered. As a rule, I would not accept their first offer though, I would counter with a higher amount, for example: $125/acre...

Oil/Gas: Well Spacing, acre tract, lease line
acre tract, lease line, foot depth: In the field order for the particular field this well is located in there are regulations which set out how close to the lease line a well can be located. I am not sure what this field sets out. At 7,500 ft., I believe one would encounter the Hosston...

Oil/Gas: water well, making water, regulatory authorities
making water, regulatory authorities, water wells: Question #1: The idea sounds good, but this procedure would have to be included in the well permit, and oil companies are not interested in making water wells, so it is very unlikely that they would include this procedure in their permit application. In...

Oil/Gas: Blaine County, OK Lease Renewal Offer, chesapeake energy, blaine county
chesapeake energy, blaine county, lease renewal: Jim, Chesapeake just completed the Mark #1 well in Section 2 last December. They also have drilled and completed as producing wells several others in that same section, and other sections surrounding your section 4 since 2006. There are also older wells that...

Oil/Gas: where to begin, oil and gas development
oil and gas development: You do not indicate what state you reside in, nor how many acres this tract is comprised of. Unless you want to spend the money to drill the well yourself, you must rely on an Oil and Gas Operator to have interest in developing it themselves. You could...

Oil/Gas: Division Order Amendment, transfer of ownership
transfer of ownership: Hard to believe that no company has a clue . This is actually an easy situation to fix. Have you conducted Probate Proceedings on your father s estate? If so, you would merely need to obtain a certified copy of the Judgment of Possession filed in his...

Oil/Gas: estimating FMV of non-producing rights, having an appraisal, rules of thumb
having an appraisal, rules of thumb, rule of thumb: Dear Tony-- Short of having an appraisal done, is there a way to?------ No, basically because you have no sense of the market , but if itis just a few acres, it probably makes no real difference. There is a reason why it is non-producing. Why is it...

Oil/Gas: Offer to purchase minerals, best time, minerals
Oil/Gas: Offer to purchase minerals, best time, minerals, economy

Oil/Gas: gas lease chaves county NM, chaves county nm, natural gas prices
chaves county nm, natural gas prices, engenieer: Negotiating leases is like playing poker, if you want a sure thing, take the offer on the table. If you want to take my advice and just hold out for awhile, that s fine too. You can t dribble bits of information and expect a clear answer. This is the last...

Oil/Gas: gas well fraced, robertson county texas, production enhancement
robertson county texas, production enhancement, royalty check: Only time will tell; there are many procedures available to try to increase the well s production rate (in addition to fracturing). They may try a few more procedures or they may decide to abandon the well, it all depends on the economics ($$$) involved....

Oil/Gas: Initial production, proper infrastructure, royalty payments
proper infrastructure, royalty payments, lease holders: No sir, Mike, it is not uncommon for landowners to be unaware of the status of the drilling process. Remember, as an Operator is drilling a well, the information is considered proprietary information. Once a well has been drilled and completed, then...

Oil/Gas: Land Purchase without mineral rights, buying property without mineral rights
buying property without mineral rights: A well cannot be located within so many feet of a residence in the state of Louisiana. Also, I would certainly determine from the Department of Conservation, State of Louisiana, whether a well permit has been filed for this particular section, township...

Oil/Gas: Lease Offer Carter County, OK, carter county oklahoma, royalty interest
carter county oklahoma, royalty interest, camarillo ca: Carol, don t let them rush you. They may apply for a pooling order on June 24, but it will take at least 30 days after that to be approved so June 24th is not really a deadline. You will be notified by mail of the pooling application as well. This will give...

Oil/Gas: Lease offer - Okfuskee County, lease offers
lease offers: yes, you should attempt to counter for a better offer. If you would like for me to see if some of the companies that I work with are interested in making an offer, I will be happy to do so. Please contact my office at (318) 219-2464 and speak with Holly,...

Oil/Gas: Lease Primary Term and Shut In Questions, gas lease, acre land
gas lease, acre land, couple miles: Jess, the operations must be reasonable, and not merely done to hold the lease forever. If they abuse this clause you could certainly take them to court; but they probably won t abuse it to that point. They just want to be sure that if they start a well,...

Oil/Gas: Leased Mineral Rights, pittsburg county, mud pit
pittsburg county, mud pit, frederick scott: Philip, they have technically staked a well already, so as long as they continue to move towards actually drilling it with due diligence then the current lease expiration date will be automatically extended to allow them to finish drilling the well,...

Oil/Gas: Looking for a lost abstract, custer county, co phone
custer county, co phone, mineral rights: Dear Cheryl: Not sure you got my reply. There should be a recorded copy of what ever your grandmother signed (a lease). If the lease was drilled, and there is still a well, the lease is held by production in most cases. The well and lease can be sold. ...

Oil/Gas: lease conveyance, royalty interest, mineral acres
royalty interest, mineral acres, lease document: Dale, it s likely that the currently producing wells are held by a lease document that had a depth clause in it, or some other clause limiting their access to various depths. I would assume that the current offer is for depths or formations not covered by...

Oil/Gas: lease for oil, offers to lease
offers to lease: I can check numerous reports I receive to see who is operating in the area you own property in. I will be happy to do this for you. Also, you did not mention how many net acres you own in the property. I also need this information. If you would like...

Oil/Gas: lease road rental, lease road
lease road: Your email indicates the property is heavily wooded and consequently, you should have a timber appraiser give you a value of the timber that will be destroyed - so that the company can pay you the amount of the timber in damages , along with the damages...

Oil/Gas: leasing mineral rights to the oil company, drilling firm, mineral owners
drilling firm, mineral owners, owners permission: Linda, if you want to lease your mineral rights to a company, you don t have to ask the current landowner for permission first. The landowner cannot prevent you from drilling your minerals, nor prevent you from leasing them to a company who will drill them...

Oil/Gas: Marcellus Shale Northern PA, oil gas exploration, marcellus shale
oil gas exploration, marcellus shale, estate purposes: Dear Jeff: Frankly, no one can say what it is worth that will fulfill the criteria for an appraisal. The closest is that it is the value of the lease--that is the right to drill, which is to another. I do this kind of work and can tell you this: Any...

Oil/Gas: Mineral RIghts on property originally owned, mineral deed, mineral interests
mineral deed, mineral interests, mineral rights: The controlling document is the Cash Sale Deed or Deed which transfers the surface and reserves the minerals. This Deed is filed in the County records, correct? If you furnish the Operator with a certified copy of this document, this should be all you...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights, grand prairie tx, mother inlaw
grand prairie tx, mother inlaw, mineral rights: Sir, I would first inquire with the realtors around your area to see if they are familiar with the mineral right values in this particular area. If there has been activity with other homeowners selling their homes recently, this should give you an idea....

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights In La Plata County Colorado, selling minerals
selling minerals: I am not sure - if you want me to do some resarch to determine what the market value is and then, make you another offer - I will be happy to do so - However, if you wanted me to do something like this, I would need you to call my office and speak with Holly...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights Lease, pooling, north dakota
pooling, north dakota: Jeffrey, in areas where there is lots of competition for leases, it is not uncommon for companies to offer to top lease a current lease. To find competitive quotes you could call some of the other companies leasing in the area and ask if they d better...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights, columbia county ar, webster parish
columbia county ar, webster parish, leasing activity: Bob, you could go to the courthouse in the county or parish where your minerals are located and look up your name in the Index book and find the conveyance that gave you the minerals. It would have the legal description. You could also check for recent leasing...

Oil/Gas: mineral rights, selling your minerals, selling minerals
selling minerals: Hello - Thank you for allowing me to assist you in your question. Minerals revert to a surface owner after ten years of non-production. However, if there has been production for 5 years and then there is no production for the following 2 years, but after...

Oil/Gas: New Homeowner, mineral lease, lessee
mineral lease, lessee, buying a house: If you had read your title policy you would have known before closing that you were buying a house subject to an oil, gas and mineral lease. As is required by the terms of the lease, you must notify the Lessee in writing of any change in ownership of the minerals....

Oil/Gas: O & G Bid Package/Lease Contract, draft, lease
draft, lease, bonus: Walter, it s very common for lessees to accept signed leases back from lessors after only a cursory check of the title. In fact, most lease offers come after only a cursory check of the title. They rarely would pay the bonus without checking more thoroughly...

Oil/Gas: Offer to purchase minerals, mineral sale fell through
mineral sale fell through: Unfortunately as the world economy is currently, this has happened over and over again in the last 6 months to both parties, those that sell and those that buy . If a sale falls through, it is a great disappointment for both parties, I am sure - but...

Oil/Gas: Oil Lease Arkansas, acre homestead, acre unit
acre homestead, acre unit, oil lease: Dear Eric: Last year I would have said it is is a low offer. Now, the prices have changed and activity dropped off. The amount per acre per year is low over 5 years. The renewal means a well might be drilled in 10 years. Also important is how many of your...

Oil/Gas: Oil Procurement, determining mineral ownership
determining mineral ownership: In answer to your question about whether you would have been contacted by an oil company if they were of the opinion that oil was located under your property - it is my opinion that you would have been sir. If there are wells in close proximity to your...

Oil/Gas: Old Gas & oil lease, value to leases
value to leases: That s a very open-ended question. Many things need to be determined: a) Are the minerals in production? If so, where is the property located? What kind of well activity surrounds the property? b) Are the minerals still owned by the family, or have...

Oil/Gas: oil and mineral rights, mineral rights, title company
mineral rights, title company, larson: Did you file a succession proceeding on your father s estate? If so, the attorney who handled the succession would be able to advise you on this. If you did not file a succession proceeding, then, you could ask a title company to run the title to this particular...

Oil/Gas: Pipeline installed under my property without my consent, louisiana coast, undivided ownership
louisiana coast, undivided ownership, newfield exploration: Sir, I am uncertain what rights you have to the production running through the pipeline. Anytime operations are conducted without the permission or agreement of the landowner, the Operator is, in my opinion, in violation of the landowner s rights. I would...

Oil/Gas: Property in Oklahoma, minerals, selling
minerals, selling, sale: Richard, I would always advise people who are selling their minerals to get MORE THAN ONE offer before agreeing to sell, especially if they are not familiar with the prices in their area. Only by getting offers from several unaffiliated buyers, can you determine...

Oil/Gas: Question concerning Oil, Natural Gas, and Mineral Rights Lease, lease in production
lease in production: Well, I m glad you started here. First, it s not clear to me and I need you to clarify something: You wrote that: Your mother gets royalty checks but your grandfather, who owns the mineral interest does not receive any royalty payments. Did your...

Oil/Gas: Ratification of Oil and Gas Lease, gas lease, recourses
gas lease, recourses, several letters: Amanda, it s not too terribly unusual these days (unfortunately) for lessees to either not pay on time, or to ask the lessor (you) to accept a lesser payment. Oil companies, especially the ones that drill in the continental U.S. these days aren t as rich...

Oil/Gas: Second thoughts about a lease signed yesterday., oil and gas exploration, contract situation
oil and gas exploration, contract situation, kind man: Dear ALAN: Generally, no. Unless there is a specific state law covering buyer s remorse , failure of consideration, an actual misrepresentation in the leasing process, something that points to a no contract situation etc. the lease is probably valid....

Oil/Gas: Specific Gravity of Diesel, hydrocarbon compounds, specific gravity of diesel
hydrocarbon compounds, specific gravity of diesel, density of water: Yes to both. Specific gravity is the ratio of density of a material to the density of water at a specified temperature. Therefore, as temps change so does sg. Moreover, diesel is a term for a variety of hydrocarbon compounds of different densities...

Oil/Gas: Surface rights only, fayette co pa, mineral owner
fayette co pa, mineral owner, dominant estate: Dave, in Oklahoma at least (where I live) though seismographic operations may aggravate the surface owner and cause occasional damage to the surface, they are considered to be a reasonable exercise of the mineral owner s easement. The mineral estate in...

Oil/Gas: Getting started, affidavit of heirship, texas railroad commission
affidavit of heirship, texas railroad commission, leasing activity: James, I would first try to determine what s going on around the property. If there s some drilling activity, or leasing activity, then it s worth paying attention to. You could take a trip to the courthouse in the county where the minerals are located and...

Oil/Gas: Texas Paid up Oil and Gas Lease, Rental, Paid up
Rental, Paid up, Texas: David, the lease is probably titled OIL, GAS, AND MINERAL LEASE or something similar. If you like you can cross out the word mineral and replace it with the words associated hydrocarbons. This would limit the lease to only to oil and gas and related...

Oil/Gas: texas oil royalty purchase procedure, transfer of minerals
transfer of minerals: then you should be able to obtain a form Conveyance of Mineral Interests where you can just fill in the proper information, which will need to be executed by the Seller before a Notary Public and two witnesses, then have the original document recorded in...

Oil/Gas: Washita Co, OK leasing, frederick scott, washita
frederick scott, washita, cmm: Margaret, I would take the $300/acre and 3/16 royalty. You may want to also contact Chesapeake, Richland Resources, Key Production Company, and Ward Petroleum if you haven t been contacted by them already. They are also leasing in the area and all have Oklahoma...

Oil/Gas: Well number limit in a minimum 40 Acre Tract, texas railroad commission, acre tract
texas railroad commission, acre tract, mineral owner: Sir, The Texas Railroad Commission is the governing authority that sets out the spacing rules for a particular zone. As a landowner or mineral owner, you should have received some type of communication which notified you how many acres the particular reservoir...

Oil/Gas: West Virginia Lease Offer, West Virginia, Lease
West Virginia, Lease: Debra, if possible, I d get together with the other heirs and negotiate as a group; perhaps choosing someone to represent you from among the heirs, or even hiring an attorney or landman to represent the group of heirs. The oil company would probably give you...

Oil/Gas: well location road and pipeline, timber damages
timber damages: In my opinion, they have breached their agreement with you. I would suggest you enlist an attorney to handle this for you immediately. Otherwise, this may not be handled as your agreement set out. There are times during the negotiation process when...

Oil/Gas: withheld royalties, rusk county texas, goodrich petroleum
rusk county texas, goodrich petroleum, treble damages: Send the company a certified letter, demanding payment within thirty days for all royalties due and owing to you. State that there are no title problems of which you are aware and if there are to send you that portion of the title opinion that sets out the...

Oil/Gas: #2 heating oil, home heating oil, cloud point
home heating oil, cloud point, degrees fahrenheit: The freezing point of oil is called the cloud point. A Definition of The Cloud Point for Home Heating Oil - No. 2 heating oil: Heating oil or diesel fuel waxing or clouding or gelling begins to occur at about -9 degC or about 16 degF. The cloud point...

Oil/Gas: 20-8N-19W Washita County, OK Production, sell, minerals
sell, minerals: Mark, there is no current production in Section 20, or any of the surrounding sections. Most of the currently producing wells in the area are to the north of your minerals by several miles. The further north (and east) you go, the more wells there are. Yours...

Oil/Gas: ACTIVITY IN PECOS COUNTY NEAR FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS, pecos county, drilling area
pecos county, drilling area, haslet texas: Click on this link http://gis2.rrc.state.tx.us/public/startit.htm Select Identify Wells from the drop-down menu on the right. Select Pecos county. Zoom into the Fort Stockton area. Click on the well of interest on the map and a new box will pop...

Oil/Gas: average price per foot on pipeline right of way, pipeline company, gas pipeline
pipeline company, gas pipeline, good luck: Dear Pat: the correct economic answer is: the fair market value. In other words, how much will they pay? how much will you sell for? If you do not know what the local price has been ( comparable sale ) then you need to figure out how much it is needed...

Oil/Gas: lease vs. easement definition, etc., eminent domain attorney, contingency basis
Oil/Gas: lease vs. easement definition, etc., eminent domain attorney, contingency basis, gas lease

Oil/Gas: How to find oil, soil conservation service, fish population
soil conservation service, fish population, oil deposit: Dear Lisa: The circumstances you describe are not likely to be indicative of a commercial oil deposit. Having said that, oil (tar) seeps have been a good place to start drilling. First you need to know what this oily substance really is; Ask the EPA,take...

Oil/Gas: force majeure, oil and gas terms
oil and gas terms: Force Majeur is defined as: an Act of God . A natural disaster or other obstacle beyond the control of the party charged with the duty to fulfill an obligation under a contract which prohibits the obligation from being fulfilled in the manner...

Oil/Gas: force majeure/covenant clauses in leases, marcellus shale, devonian age
marcellus shale, devonian age, river reservoirs: Dear Sue, Sorry I can not answer questions about New York Law nor the applicability of lease terms I have not seen. I can tell you that the Marcellus Shale (Devonian Age) overlies the Trenton and Black River reservoirs. By the way, the Marcellus is...

Oil/Gas: Garfield Co. CO Lease Offer, bonus, lease
bonus, lease: Sharon, a paid up lease means they will not have to pay any delay rentals for each year of your lease that they delay drilling a well. In the old days rental was paid each year (usually $1 per acre) on the anniversary of the lease date, if a well was...

Oil/Gas: Gas Pipeline Right Of Way, pipeline matters
pipeline matters: Sir, Your situation certainly needs to be examined. I am glad that you have taken the time to examine this matter in lieu of signing an Agreement that would close the door on your options at this time. In my opinion, you should seek an oil and gas attorney...

Oil/Gas: gas royalties, royalty revenue
royalty revenue: Below are listed the wells that have been permitted/drilled in the section, township and range you indicate above. You should contact Seeco and Lion Oil Company about your royalty revenue. API Well No Permit Operator Well Name Well Type 03-141-10568-...

Oil/Gas: gas well--new pipe, surface damages, timber appraisal
surface damages, timber appraisal, timber value: Usually, your lease has provisions in it which specify the compensation for any future surface damages resulting from using your property for their operations. If you do not have any specific provisions in your lease form, or included as a Special Provision,...

Oil/Gas: Haskell Co. OK Lease Offer, haskell co, what your neighbors
haskell co, what your neighbors, section 19: David, the best way to find out what others have received is to ask them. Their bonus info will not be recorded with the lease, and so the only way to find out is to ask really. If the section is ever force-pooled, then the bonus amounts offered in the pooling...

Oil/Gas: Horizontal Well Royalty, frederick scott, mineral rights
frederick scott, mineral rights, perforations: George, yes, you will be paid if the well has any producing perforations (production from holes in the pipe) in your section. This assumes your part of the section is within the spacing unit of the well. In Arkansas, most gas spacing is 640 acres so it s...

Oil/Gas: Are they harvesting gas from my Land?, marcellus shale, commonwealth web
marcellus shale, commonwealth web, pa commonwealth: Dear Mario--I ll try to answer some of your questions. 1. If the well was permitted as a directional well ( horizontal ), then the drilling permit would show it. 2. See Pa Commonwealth web site for offices where you could get copy of permit 3. You...

Oil/Gas: Lincoln County, OK, lincoln, oklahoma
lincoln, oklahoma, lease: Sara, I believe you are referring to a spacing order filed for Section 8 concerning Applicants CBL Resources and Glacier Petroleum. CBL thought that one well should drain 320 acres in the Section for certain formations (depths,) while Glacier had their own...

Oil/Gas: Listing of Royalty Interest owners, royalty owners
royalty owners: Unfortunately the production companies will not provide you with their royalty owners data. They would also like to buy anyone s interests for sale, so they would actually see you as a competitor. I am unaware of a public listing of royalty owners in Arkansas,...

Oil/Gas: lease vs. easement definition, etc., natural gas storage, easement definition
natural gas storage, easement definition, declaratory judgment: Dear Dick: I will give you general, non-specific information, the kind you could get from Wikipedia, not necessarily related to Ohio law or your situation. In other words I am not offering or providing you with legal advice. A lease is essentially a...

Oil/Gas: Mineral rights in Seminole county, seminole county oklahoma, 0000000
seminole county oklahoma, 0000000, approximate value: Andrew, a small gas well came in on January, 2008 in Section 12, just north of your Section 13. It produced 4600 MCF of natural gas in January of this year, and 8920 MCF in February. Not a great well, but not horrible either. It s also producing about a truckload...

Oil/Gas: Minerals, jasper tx, magnolia springs
jasper tx, magnolia springs, royalty rate: The amount can vary greatly. The best way to find out is to utilize the TX Railroad commission website (link below) to search the production rates for similar wells in that area. Once you figure out the average production rate per well, then multiply that...

Oil/Gas: natural gas royalties, gas royalties, sacramento basin
gas royalties, sacramento basin, mineral owner: It is the responsibility of the mineral owner to notify the Operator of a change in ownership. There is a statue of limitations as to how far back the Operator must go back and pay production on. This is different from state to state. You should contact...

Oil/Gas: Oil and Gas Lease, leasing land
leasing land: If you could provide me with the section, township and range of the property, or legal description, I can review the well activity and apprise you of what is going on. Is it correct that you do not have a copy of the lease? If you had a copy that would...

Oil/Gas: Oil Lease, lease offer
lease offer: I certainly would recounter their offer. 12.5% royalty is a 1/8th fraction. I would counter at 3/16ths royalty. Secondly, they are offering $100/acre - I would counter at $175/acre. You did not indicate the term of the lease; is it for 3 years or...

Oil/Gas: oil and gas lease, renegotiating lease terms
renegotiating lease terms: No sir, once you sign your lease, and they drill within the primary term of the lease (in your case, 3 years), that lease and the terms you agreed to at the time you signed it, stay in effect for as long as the well produces. There is no re-negotiating of...

Oil/Gas: oil and gas leases, gas leases, deal with the devil
gas leases, deal with the devil, nearby property: Dear JM Well, you do not say where you are located, so a specific answer is not possible. Here are some thoughts. 1. In state where there are well spacing regulations, there commonly also are mandatory pooling provisions to allow well development on...

Oil/Gas: Reservations of oil gas and mineral rights on a deed dated 1962., determining mineral owner
determining mineral owner: I am uncertain as to the Mineral Code Laws of Washington state and what the laws regarding a mineral reservation stipulate. For example, in the state of Arkansas, once minerals are reserved, they are owned in perpetuity by the reserving party; while in the...

Oil/Gas: We received an offer for a mineral lease in Seminole county Oklahoma, lease offer in Oklahoma
lease offer in Oklahoma: It appears from the amount of the bank draft that was sent to you, that you do not own 100% of the minerals underlying the 30 acre tract. Therefore, the $5.26 represents your net mineral ownership out of the 30 gross mineral acres. $125 per acre would...

Oil/Gas: Salt Water Disposal Well, salt water disposal, price negotiations
salt water disposal, price negotiations, disposal wells: The link below includes some good information related to injection wells. http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/about/faqs/saltwaterwells.php As far as the questions go, I would ask them about the anticipated volume to be pumped into the well and also about truck...

Oil/Gas: Surface Rights, mineral owner, surface rights
mineral owner, surface rights, mineral rights: dear Mike: You do not say if your land is under lease. A company taking a lease from the other 75% mineral owner usually would be able to access the surface. The actual answer to your question depends on the wording of the mineral reservations, deeds, leases...

Oil/Gas: should i sell minerals or wait for royalties?, sell, sale
sell, sale, minerals: Ashley, there have actually been about nine wells completed in section 6 over the years, though only one is currently producing, and it s not producing much. If you owned in the NW/4 of this section you d be getting a little income from it likely. It s a small...

Oil/Gas: How to value Mineral rights in Ohio, coal mines, professional analysis
coal mines, professional analysis, dear dave: Dear Dave-assuming the ownership is secure, not subject to mineral lapse statute and, assuming two wells on the property would gross $2 million, then 1/3rd of that times a 12.5% royalty would be worth a total of $82,500. over say ten years i is...

Oil/Gas: Baron Exploration wants to lease my mineral interests, royalty money, mineral acres
royalty money, mineral acres, mineral interests: Dear Emily- They are asking because they need your OK. Your acres are minor. It would have to be a terrific well for you to get much royalty money. If I were you, I d say-- well, just give me cash now and you can have a lease -- or for more...

Oil/Gas: Beckham County, OK, sell, minerals
sell, minerals, oklahoma: M.L. This is a pretty good area of the county really. Some of the biggest gas wells in recent history have been completed in the two Townships above. The Buffalo Creek 1-17 was completed in 2002 but is still, at over 200,000 MCF per month, producing more...

Oil/Gas: Buying property with mineral rights, brecksville ohio, gas lease
brecksville ohio, gas lease, buying a property: Dear Jan: There are several approaches-- 1. the Purchase agreement should specify fee simple title with no reservations 2. If current owner has a title opinion from his purchase, see if there were any reservations 3. Check Cuyahoga Co. records for chain...

Oil/Gas: Choctaw County, OK, choctaw county, oil and gas drilling
choctaw county, oil and gas drilling, gas database: Gene, Choctaw County, OK is certainly not one of the hot spots for drilling activity in the state. There is really nothing going on in most of the county, and definitely nothing going on near where your minerals are located. My estimate is that they might...

Oil/Gas: Coal County Oil and Gas Lease, sell, minerals
sell, minerals: Leslie, that bonus of $4000 is equal to about $142 per acre. I m assuming that s a 3/16 royalty? I would not lease for that amount unless they limit the depth to 5000 feet or less, which I doubt they ll want to do. I would ask for at least $500 per acre and...

Oil/Gas: Cost Overruns in drilling oil and gas wells, colorado school of mines, petroleum engineering
colorado school of mines, petroleum engineering, equipment failure: Cameron - I posted your question on the Drilling TIG at the SPE website. I ll send the responses in a follow-up within the next few days. If you are already a member of the SPE you can login and review the feedback yourself. Click on Drilling http://www.spe.org/spe-app/spe/groups/tigs/index.htm...

Oil/Gas: gas well metering, electronic flow, satellite communication
Oil/Gas: gas well metering, electronic flow, satellite communication, orifice plate

Oil/Gas: lease extension through force majeure, marcellus shale, man shortage
Oil/Gas: lease extension through force majeure, marcellus shale, man shortage, force majeure

Oil/Gas: National Royalty Data, oil royalties, yates field
Oil/Gas: National Royalty Data, oil royalties, yates field, royalty owners

Oil/Gas: Ohio Gas Lease, acre lease, natural gas prices
Oil/Gas: Ohio Gas Lease, acre lease, natural gas prices, gas prices rise

Oil/Gas: Post production costs, mineral interests, two cents
Oil/Gas: Post production costs, mineral interests, two cents

Oil/Gas: Gas compressing facility, lease contracts, contract negotiation
lease contracts, contract negotiation, reduction steps: Dear Chris: I am afraid I will not be of much help. There are libraries full of info related to your questions. Are you concerned principally with price? with safety? with looks? Price--will they pay enough so you can happily move away? if...

Oil/Gas: gas lease, royalty revenue
royalty revenue: You need to find out who the Operator of the well is and contact them regarding royalty revenue. Each state has an Oil & Gas Commission. In Texas, it is the Texas Railroad Commission; in Louisiana it is the Louisiana Department of Conservation. You...

Oil/Gas: gas well metering, differential pressure, accurate flow
differential pressure, accurate flow, frequency one: Dear Dale--this has been the traditional, useful practice for decades. It permits reading of the line pressure (and changes) with the differential pressure (gas flow) continuously With a knowledge of the plate orifice and cycle frequency, one can get useable...

Oil/Gas: Lease in Lincoln County, OK, lincoln county oklahoma, directional wells
lincoln county oklahoma, directional wells, bottom hole: Cynthia, Altex has actually received a couple of drilling permits in your section since you leased to them back in 2008. Both wells were completed recently. Depending on the unit size of these wells your minerals in the SW/4 may or may not have been included...

Oil/Gas: Lease terms, pottawatomie county, royalty rates
pottawatomie county, royalty rates, courthouse records: Patricia, I checked, and there are no other companies leasing in your immediate area currently. The leases in the good areas of the county are going for about $100 to $120 per acre currently I believe. I still think yours is worth more than $35 per acre....

Oil/Gas: Leasing, release of OGL
release of OGL: Bill, Unfortunately, an issue like this is not easily resolved. You can attempt to have your lease released, by sending a written letter, certified mail, return receipt requested, if you choose to do so; but, there is probably a caveat in the finer print...

Oil/Gas: lease extension through force majeure, marcellus shale, force majeure
marcellus shale, force majeure, generic answer: Dear Ken: First, the situation comes up rarely. 2. There is no generic answer that fits all leases in all states. 3. One needs to understand the rest of the story. 4, Basically, you are asking for a legal interpretation of lease a provision in an unknown...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights, leasing company, dear ryan
leasing company, dear ryan, mineral rights: Dear Ryan: Leases are filed in the Recorder s office of the county--try that. To determine if you own mineral rights will require you have the title examined by a title company or oil and gas lawyer. If there is a lease, the lessee (gas company) thinks...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights, mineral royalties, deeded acres
mineral royalties, deeded acres, abstract company: You should contact a Title Abstract Company and request an Abstract of Mineral Title on your lands. This will provide you with all transactions covering the property since the issuance of the Patent from the U.S. It will costs quite a bit, I am sure, but...

Oil/Gas: Mineral Rights, van buren county arkansas, van buren county
van buren county arkansas, van buren county, mineral rights: Aaron, There is much research needed before I can offer you advice on this. I am very interested in researching this for you however. If you will give Holly Lawrence a call at my office (318) 219-2464, she can provide you with some information that...

Oil/Gas: National Royalty Data, royalty owner, royalty owners
royalty owner, royalty owners, national royalty: Dear Jeff: There is an organization on line related to royalty owners. Ownership info is public, filed in tax and court records, but not typically tabulated. Indeed, a logical as your argument is, who cares but the tax collector! If state oil and...

Oil/Gas: New Home on Leased Property, mortgage subordination
mortgage subordination: I am sorry that you and your husband have this disappointment, but hopefully it won t be as bad as it sounds. First, my experience in the past has been that banks will subordinate their mortgage to an Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease if the mortgagor (you and your...

Oil/Gas: New oil, gas & mineral lease, texas, lease
texas, lease, naro: Hollis, I m not that familiar with your area of Texas so can t tell you whether the bonus of $100 per acre is fair or not; however, most of the terms and clauses that you mentioned in your question are fairly standard for Texas leases. The bonus is really...

Oil/Gas: nonproducing royalty interest, sell, offer
sell, offer, minerals: Dixie, email the legal description (Section, Township, Range, and Parish) directly to me at scottminerals@aol.com and I ll be better able to tell you what I think of your offer. Works out to about $8300 per acre, which is pretty good in most areas really....

Oil/Gas: Ohio Gas Lease, gas lease, unitization
gas lease, unitization, landman: Dear Mark: It is typical of what they are offering. Does it have an automatic 5 year renewal? Does in provide for pooling (unitization) with other lands? How much? 5 years at 50 dollars is not much more than being offered 20 years ago. There are lots...

Oil/Gas: Oil and Gas Lease, leasing property
leasing property: A dry hole could have been completed near by which changed their course of operations; their title work could have turned up different ownership than what they initially paid you for. But if no one is returning your phone call, I would bet that their nearby...

Oil/Gas: Oil Leases in North Central/West North Dakota, oil leases, gas leases
oil leases, gas leases, reply thanks: I do not know what the terms are being offered in this area. I suggest you check with landowners in your area and find out what they have been offered. You should always counter with their first offer, however. Shoot high (but be reasonable) - and see...

Oil/Gas: Oil Well Working Interest Legal Rights, operating agreement, oil production
operating agreement, oil production, operating expenses: I am assuming you are a party to a Joint Operating Agreement for the wells in question. If you are, your remedies are spelled out in the agreement. If you are not, you should retain an attorney to make demand on the operator to find out what is going on,...

Oil/Gas: Okmulgee County, OK Lease Offer, lease collection, gross proceeds
lease collection, gross proceeds, mineral acres: John, the spacing is pretty small in that section, so it s likely that they are just wanting to lease some of your minerals, rather than all 120 acres. Part of that section was actually pooled in April for $100 per acre, so that is probably all you can expect...

Oil/Gas: oil lease, leaseing, tlma
leaseing, tlma, law of supply and demand: This decision is totally up to you and your family. You may want to wait for the economic conditions to improve OR you may want to sign a new lease right away; you have to decide if the timing is right for YOU. However, don t wait too long because, if the...

Oil/Gas: Post production costs, rusk county texas, royalty owners
rusk county texas, royalty owners, royalty payments: David, if they won t agree to a clause limiting or eliminating post-production deductions from your royalty, then you could of course refuse to lease to them. You run the risk of being left out of the unit in that case, but some people prefer it. The chances...

Oil/Gas: Pottawatomie Cnty, OK Lease Offer, pottawatomie county ok, royalty rates
pottawatomie county ok, royalty rates, leasing activity: Nana, I d counter with $100/acre and 3/16. Perhaps they will counter with $75/acre and 3/16. If so, I d take it. Most of the leasing activity currently is to the south, and 11N-3E is not that active currently. Additionally, there are several companies leasing...

Oil/Gas: pipeline, interstate pipeline, benefit tax
interstate pipeline, benefit tax, hunting season: I would be happy to discuss this with you further. In order for me to properly advise you I need to know more about the property insofar as location is concerned. If you will kindly call Holly Lawrence at my office 318-219-2464, I will ask her to obtain...

Oil/Gas: production / mcf, mcf, ahc
mcf, ahc, cubic feet: Dear Gary: Well-- 10mcf/d@2.75 =$27.50/10 days or about $82/month Mmcf=1000mcf. Sounds like $82,000/month. Ten thousand MCF/day is a lot of gas, it is 10 million cubic feet/day. Ten mcf/day is a stripper well, barely worth producing. So, I...

Oil/Gas: Reduction for other charges, gas leases, royalty interest
gas leases, royalty interest, acre farm: You should contact the Operator of the wells and ask them to list the deductions specifically as to what they are for. Then, the definition of post production charges should be set out on either the Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease that you signed, or your...

Oil/Gas: Rights Without a Gas Lease, leasing property
leasing property: There is no way you can protect yourself from a well on adjacent property draining reserves under your property if you are unleased. If you were leased and this occurred, you would be protected by your Lessee who would be obligated to drill a well in order...

Oil/Gas: Royalty Calculation, royalty, calculation
royalty, calculation, decimal: Terry, the answer to your question really depends on how big the drilling unit is (how many acres the well will drain)and how many of your acres are included in the unit. If you owned 100 acres of minerals in a 160-acre drilling unit, then at 1/8 royalty your...

Oil/Gas: Where do I start?, outskirts of town, surface ownership
outskirts of town, surface ownership, regulatory division: You should contact the Mississippi State Oil & Gas Regulatory Division and find out who is operating this well. Then, you can contact the Operator of the well in hopes that they will answer some of your questions. One question that comes to my mind is:...

Oil/Gas: Texas - Heir to Mineral Rights, mineral deed, bonus check
mineral deed, bonus check, suspense account: Cheryl, if her father was alive in 1994 then of course he would have received the lease bonus (if any.) If he leased without a bonus (i.e. 1/4 royalty and no bonus) then there would be no bonus. No easy way to determine what bonus terms he leased for if any,...

Oil/Gas: term periods, automatic extension, term lease
automatic extension, term lease, term time: Dear Mark: You have a long question here-- 1. Leases usuallly are for a primary term (e.g. 5 years) and so much longer thereafter as well is producing etc. The later is called held by production . 2. A first and secondary primary term lease sounds...

Oil/Gas: Wildcat drilling, gulf of aden, northern somalia
gulf of aden, northern somalia, petroleum business: First you will have to get access to the land and secure a lease agreement with the landowner and permits from the regulatory agencies/government. For this step I would hire an attorney familiar with both the oil and gas industry and the laws of the Somalian...

Oil/Gas: 640 acre production pools, drilling units
drilling units: Each State s oil and gas regulatory division has hearings which provides these rules. The unit size and configuration for a particular zone/formation has been studied by reservoir engineers to determine how many acres should be allocated for drainage from...

Oil/Gas: Can I Get Out of My Arkansas Lease?, cleburne county arkansas, mineral interests
cleburne county arkansas, mineral interests, southern arkansas: Mike, many people signed leases in Arkansas in 2007 for 1/8 royalty and even less bonus. You ve done better than a lot of folks. True, some lessees were paying $800 or more per acre in certain areas in 2007, but most of that was really in 2008. Frankly,...

Oil/Gas: activity in grayson county, tx, texas railroad commission, grayson county tx
texas railroad commission, grayson county tx, elizabeth jones: Unless I research the well activity I do not know what the activity is. You can visit the Texas Railroad Commission and see if you can determine this. This is the state s oil and gas regulatory commission and it provides all the well activity within the...

Oil/Gas: Beinville Parish Lease Offer, bienville parish louisiana, bonus amounts
bienville parish louisiana, bonus amounts, entering into this agreement: Rene , to confirm what rights you own for sure, you d want to check the land records in the county where the minerals are located. All documents relating to the property should be filed there, from current ownership all the way back. The lessee of course will...

Oil/Gas: CALIF REAL ESTATE OIL RIGHTS, oil royalties, oil royalty
oil royalties, oil royalty, real estate in california: If you reserved the minerals when you sold your property, then you should still be the current owner. You should contact the Operator of the well(s) that are producing and speak to the Division Order Dept. and find out why they are now trying to assert...

Oil/Gas: Columbia County, Arkansas, columbia county arkansas, ouachita counties
columbia county arkansas, ouachita counties, lubrication engineer: Sorry I couldn t have been of more help. I really have no experience in situations such as these. I m a lubrication engineer in that I solve problems with the application of lubrication products after the fact. Always wanted to get on a rig and play John...

Oil/Gas: change in unit size, royalty owner, gas wells
royalty owner, gas wells, recourse: It is not necessary for the Division Order to be executed by the royalty owner. By executing the Division it verifies the owner s interest, but it is not necessary to distribute payments. The Operator does have the right to increase the size of the unit...

Oil/Gas: Division Order, van buren co, proportionate share
van buren co, proportionate share, section 23: James, the formula they gave you is your net acres divided by the unit size of 640 acres, multiplied by the royalty. The result is your total decimal interest (.009375)for both sections and this decimal represents your proportionate share of the proceeds and...

Oil/Gas: Drilling activity in Section 6-10N-15W Washita County, Okla, Oklahoma, selling
Oklahoma, selling, mineral: Martha, not much new activity going on near your minerals. A small gas well was completed in 2007 in section 9 that is currently producing about 4,500,000 cubic feet of gas per month (not that much really.)If you owned 10 acres there your checks would be...

Oil/Gas: Finding all of our mineral ownerships, royalty payments, land description
royalty payments, land description, ownerships: Dear Kay-- Great. 1. By residue, I just meant stuff left over , undone. 2. If your mother had just a life estate, the the owner, subject to the life estate, is now the owner without that limitation. By informing the oil companies, showing the death record,...

Oil/Gas: Can I Get Out of My Arkansas Lease?, cleburne county
Oil/Gas: Can I Get Out of My Arkansas Lease?, cleburne county