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Gonzales County, TX - Oil & Gas Discussion


Gonzales County, TX - Oil & Gas Discussion

Oil & gas discussion group for those interested in Gonzales County, TX. Share your experience regarding lease bonus, royalty rates, drilling activity, and oil & gas news.

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Gonzales County TX Oil & Gas Permits

Started by Dave Thompson. Last reply by Clint Liles Mar 31. 353 Replies

Post, discuss and share information related to Gonzales County Oil & Gas permits in the replies below.Thank you to Clint Liles for championing the effort to keep us all up to date.Continue

Spahn Farms Unit

Started by Phil Clark. Last reply by Bradfield Dubose Mar 19. 1 Reply

In July 2017 we signed an additional pooling agreement in Spahn Farms. We were told additional wells would be installed. Does anyone have any information if new wells have been installed. We have not…Continue

EOG's new Sequoia Unit in Gonzales county (Feb 2018) Beall and Barre combined ?

Started by Chandler Ragsdale Mar 15. 0 Replies

I've noticed EOG filed 4 new well permits for the Sequoia Unit in Feb, '18.  It's south of Gonzales near Hamon on 183.  Any idea what is going on there ? This appears to be a new unit. The plat leads…Continue

A-36 Byrd Lockhart League

Started by Dawn J Patterson. Last reply by RAY WILLIAMS Oct 24, 2017. 21 Replies

Hello Darrell, my name is Dawn Patterson, my mother Ora Lee O'Neal-Patterson is also an heir to byrd lockhart league A-36 in gonzales county texas. She lives in Minnesota and has never been to…Continue

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Comment by Chandler Ragsdale on May 1, 2017 at 2:17pm

Anyone have information about the Austin Chalk leasing going on in Gonzales county May 2017 ?  I am hearing of companie(s) looking to lease Austin Chalk for horizontals, but in the process asking for "100 feet below the lowest producing layer".  Assuming the Austin Chalk is what they plan to produce from, 100 feet below it is a good portion of the Eagle Ford Shale.

Comment by Cynthia M on November 6, 2015 at 6:49am
I have land for lease in Nixon Texas if anyone is looking for a place to park, office out of or just needs more space. Call 8302998735 if interested. land located off 87 and 2922 close to town, but out of city limits.
Comment by Cynthia M on August 6, 2015 at 1:54pm
Any more offers in the Nixon area for oil companies picking up leases that has expired? If so I still my land up for lease if company is interested and would like to talk more about it
Comment by Clint Liles on June 30, 2015 at 10:38am

K J,

Sorry but I have heard nothing.

Clint Liles

Comment by KJ Johnson on June 29, 2015 at 11:17pm

clint, have you heard anything in regards to a-36 byrd lockhart?

Comment by Alexandra Hopkins on November 19, 2014 at 11:00pm

So, I have an interesting opinion by a landman to relay. I spoke with a landman at Tracker Services, which is leasing mineral rights on behalf of Enervest Oil in the area northeast of Waelder and just west of Fayette County. I mentioned to him the offers of $1,300 bonus and 25% royalties that some people in the Waelder area are talking about. He said that type of offer is being made by people hoping to flip the lease and sell it to Enervest or another oil company. However, he said that unless Enervest were getting 5,000 barrels of oil a day from a well, it wouldn't consider leasing with terms of $1,300 bonus and 25% royalty. I don't have any independent info about this other than what the landman told me. 

So, I'm going with an attorney that a few of you recommended. He'll be negotiating with the landman, and, hopefully, he'll negotiate up the landman's offer of a bonus of $700 for 3 years, with a second bonus of $775 for an additional 2 years, plus 20% royalties. Also, we hope to make other terms of the lease more favorable. Will let you know. 

Thanks for all your help--you've really helped me to get oriented. 

Comment by Alexandra Hopkins on November 14, 2014 at 2:04am

Thanks, Bigfoot, will do.

Comment by Bigfoot on November 13, 2014 at 3:44pm


Send me a friend request and I can send a lot of information on these guys and what I perceive to be their plans. 

Mapping is the word that is listed on all four of the well permits and IMO, mapping is another way of saying these are exploratory wells just to verify what's down there.  They will learn a lot from analyzing the core samples and then have a better idea how to approach their overall plan.  Of course, these might be mapping wells; but, that sure doesn't mean they aren't going to do their best to get the best production they can as well.

Comment by joshua on November 13, 2014 at 3:18pm

I think the buda has potential but it still is a tricky completion design that even still can stump eog on wells. Just as always use caution and on a horizontal always push for 25%

Comment by Alexandra Hopkins on November 13, 2014 at 3:11pm

Joshua, we have a 12.5% interest in mineral rights only on 188 acres. It's a mile west of the Fayette County line, with one landmark being Copperas Creek. (I just e-mailed you to take you up on your kind offer of data.)

We had no idea about these mineral rights. My husband's family comes from Waelder. In fact, Hopkinsville (now just a historical landmark, if that) was named for someone in his family. The Kerrs were also in the family--I see that name mentioned in documents about the area. The mineral rights came down through my husband's grandmother. 

A landman with Tracker Services, Rod Hunter, was tracing the mineral rights and wasn't able to find contact info for us. He found my husband's cousin, who got the landman in touch with us. We're out in California, and when we first got the letter from his cousin, my husband thought it was a scam. I have faith, however. So, I followed up and now, my husband is amazed, but it looks like at the least a signing bonus will materialize. 

If anyone knows about oil and gas potential in this area or lease terms being offered or that we should negotiate for, I'm interested. We'll definitely go with an attorney, but the more we understand, the more we can work well with the attorney and save his time. 

Warm regards,



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